Médecine

HIV response affected by "Prevention crisis" -UNAIDS

HIV response affected by Out of the 30 hourly infections in 2017, about 20 were girls aged 15 to 19, which represents a "crisis of health as well as a crisis of agency", according to UNICEF. An alarming number of teenage girls are also contracting HIV via forced sex, or being powerless when it comes to negotiating around sex. This requires limiting infections to 500,000 per year by 2020, yet last year they numbered 1.8 ... [Full Article...]

Trump 'open' to visiting Moscow for meeting with Putin

Putin said Friday he is ready to invite Trump if conditions are right, and he is also ready to visit Washington. Trump had initially invited Putin to Washington this fall for a follow-up meeting to their Helsinki summit, but Trump national security adviser John Bolton changed the timeline this week, saying Trump now believes it should take place "after the Russian Federation witch hunt is over... [Full Article...]

Global standoff against malaria intensifies with GSK's new 'cure'

Global standoff against malaria intensifies with GSK's new 'cure' Recurring form of malaria is hard to get rid of as it remains dormant in the liver for years before relapsing again. The approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States is seen as a shot in the arm for the fight against recurring malaria. [Full Article...]

SINGAPORE: Cyberattackers steal 1.5m citizens’ details, including PM’s

SINGAPORE: Cyberattackers steal 1.5m citizens’ details, including PM’s No other patient records, such as diagnosis, test results or doctors' notes, were breached", Singapore's Ministry of Health said in the statement . How vulnerable is Singapore to hacking? " Singapore ranks among the leaders in cyber security, and we would like to see more governments follow its lead in disclosing breaches". [Full Article...]

CVS Pharmacist Fired After Refusing to Fill Trans Woman's Prescription

CVS Pharmacist Fired After Refusing to Fill Trans Woman's Prescription She says she left a complaint with a CVS corporate office several times. "I was finally going to start seeing my body reflect my gender identity and the woman I've always known myself to be", said Hall, who declined through an ACLU spokesperson to be interviewed for this article. [Full Article...]

Trump Thanks Novartis, Pfizer for Putting Off Drug Price Hikes

Trump Thanks Novartis, Pfizer for Putting Off Drug Price Hikes President Trump once again honed in on the high cost of USA prescription drugs on Thursday morning, praising Novartis and Pfizer for their recent decisions not to raise prices. In addition, Merck said it would not increase the average net price of other medications by more than the inflation rate. "We thought that was prudent, given the dynamic environment we're now in", he said. [Full Article...]

Man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating bad oysters

Man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating bad oysters Florida Department of Health Sarasota County Steve Huard says that the man got Vibrio vulnificus from eating the oyster. The news comes from the Florida Department of Health, which revealed that the raw oysters were tainted with a bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus , commonly mislabeled as the " flesh-eating bacterium ". [Full Article...]

Timing of dinner may affect breast and prostate cancer risk

Timing of dinner may affect breast and prostate cancer risk Manolis Kogevinas, of ISGlobal, in Barcelona. Participants were interviewed on timing of meals and sleep, and they completed a Food Frequency Questionnaire. Experts believe eating late at night causes inflammation in the body and alters blood sugar levels, both linked to cancer. The Spanish researchers asked more than 1,800 people with prostate and breast cancer, and more than 2,000 healthy peop... [Full Article...]

Portillo's offering 2 hot dogs for $5 all week

Portillo's offering 2 hot dogs for $5 all week Chow down: The average American eats 50 hot dogs a year. As the Chicago-style hot dog - a tentpole of the city's identity - turns 125, the sixth annual Chicago Hot Dog Fest rolls into Lincoln Park next month. Love's Travel Stops : Get a free hot dog or roller grill item with a coupon that will be posted on Love's Facebook , Twitter or Instagram pages from 12:01 a.m.to 11:59 p.m. [Full Article...]

FDA recalls common heart drug due to cancer concerns

FDA recalls common heart drug due to cancer concerns There has been an impurity found in valsartan called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Officials say NDMA is a probable human carcinogen, or something that could cause cancer , and is believed to be related to how the products were manufactured. [Full Article...]

Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS

Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS The public is urged to remove standing water to reduce the risk of getting insect bites and stings. "A couple of these were infected bites from horseflies". "Horseflies and mosquitoes are interesting because they rely on aquatic larvae in wet and marshy areas, which won't have necessarily dried up yet, even after the last four weeks of hot and dry weather conditions". [Full Article...]

Heinrich: Trump Administration's Health Care Sabotage Will Increase Premiums For New Mexicans

Heinrich: Trump Administration's Health Care Sabotage Will Increase Premiums For New Mexicans But Senator Ron Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said encouraging navigators to promote plans that don't comply with the ACA is "federally funded fraud: paying groups to sell unsuspecting Americans on junk plans that allow insurance companies to deny care on a whim and charge whatever they want is nothing but a scam". [Full Article...]

Alberta Health Services reminding locals to protect themselves from West Nile infection

Alberta Health Services reminding locals to protect themselves from West Nile infection Lead Medical Officer of Health for the South Zone, Dr. Vivien Suttorp, says with exposure to mosquitoes comes the risk of West Nile virus. Culex tarsalis is the mosquito that carries the west Nile virus. Employees regularly count mosquitoes caught in traps located in half a dozen areas in Huron, including Winter Park, Ravine Lake Park, Kunhart Field, Sportsman's Club, the new Southtown water tow... [Full Article...]

Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules

Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules While evidence that glyphosate - the active ingredient in Roundup - can cause Hodgkin's lymphoma is "rather weak", the opinions of the three experts are not "junk science" that should be excluded from a trial, Chhabria ruled. Monsanto brought in its own expert, Lorelei Mucci, a cancer epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who praised the 2017 study. [Full Article...]

Jury awards $4.7 billion in talcum powder case

Jury awards $4.7 billion in talcum powder case The trial was the largest test for J&J's talc defense to date and combined the claims of 22 women, six of whom have died. The company's products don't contain asbestos and don't cause ovarian cancer , she said. The company has, since then, been sued by thousands of women and in August 2017, it was ordered by a Los Angeles jury to pay damages of Dollars 417 million to a hospital receptionist... [Full Article...]

President Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh

President Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh Left-wing groups have mobilized against Kavanaugh, with Democrats and progressives signaling they will fight tooth-and-nail against his confirmation to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy . "The Republicans have enough senators for a confirmation, and the Republican senators have not signaled any real appetite to say no", he said, adding that even if Kavanaugh were blocked, it's unlikely T... [Full Article...]

Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh woos Senate

Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh woos Senate The Yankees GM signed a letter endorsing Brett Kavanaugh , the conservative stalwart who if confirmed by the Senate will further shift the court to the right in the midst of Justice Anthony Kennedy's sudden departure from the bench. Alabamians will be hearing a lot about Kavanaugh in the coming days. Photo by Loop Images/UIG via Getty Images. Neither faces re-election this year, and both ... [Full Article...]

Polar’s popular fitness app inadvertently revealed military personnel’s addresses

Polar’s popular fitness app inadvertently revealed military personnel’s addresses Investigators fear that any Polar Flow user who has made their profile public could be unearthed, raising an worldwide security risk. Spies living in Britain unwittingly leaked their names and likely home addresses by using a fitness tracking app . [Full Article...]

Profiles of Possible US Supreme Court Justices

Profiles of Possible US Supreme Court Justices Attorney Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society, who is advising Trump on the process, said Blumenthal's remarks were "insulting and offensive". "I'm getting very close to making a final decision", Trump said, adding that he would "probably" have a decision by Sunday evening or Monday morning. [Full Article...]

Coffee may help you live longer, study finds

Coffee may help you live longer, study finds A new study suggests that drinking coffee may boost your chances for a longer life . More than half a million people volunteered to give blood and answer detailed health and lifestyle questions for ongoing research into genes and health. [Full Article...]


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