Thursday, 11 February 2010

Health issues

Diane Taylor , Guardian, Spiritual Healing: Mosques play key role in raising awareness about hepatitis C, 10 Feb 2010 "Mosques across the UK have been ­doubling as makeshift medical centres, with queues of worshippers lining up to have saliva swabs taken, in what could prove to be a model for identifying future health problems. In a unique collaboration, a team from the Royal London hospital in east ­London – led by Graham ­Foster, a professor of hepatology and a leading authority on viral liver disease – embarked five years ago on a mass viral hepatitis screening programme of apparently healthy people of south Asian origin in mosques and community centres."