Saturday August 24-th, 2019

Research reveals stigma remains as Australia marks World AIDS Day Research reveals stigma remains as Australia marks World AIDS Day

Minister Aamer Mehmood Kiani said that Pakistan has an estimated 150,000 people living with HIV while only 25,000 are registered at the 33HIV treatment centres across the country. Adebayo while lamenting low rate of HIV testing, disclosed that only 2...

Hematite Health Clinic offers health tips for flu season Hematite Health Clinic offers health tips for flu season

According to the department, flu vaccination rates tend to decrease after the end of November, but flu activity is usually highest between December and January. It may also make your illness milder if you do get sick. Give yourself a Christmas gi...

Ocasio-Cortez tells Mike Huckabee to leave 'false statements' to his daughter Ocasio-Cortez tells Mike Huckabee to leave 'false statements' to his daughter

Rep. -elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday referred to "death panels", which was popularized nearly a decade ago by Sarah Palin, saying they exist in the private health insurance market. Because in every moment when our country has reach...

World's First Baby Born Via Womb Transplant From Dead Donor World's First Baby Born Via Womb Transplant From Dead Donor

The baby girl was born almost a year ago to a 32-year-old woman who wasn't born with a uterus, according to the report detailed in the medical journal Lancet on Tuesday. Five months after the surgery, the medical team observed no signs of rejecti...

Blood test to detect cancer within just 10 minutes developed by scientists Blood test to detect cancer within just 10 minutes developed by scientists

He said that they initially believed that each cancer would need a separate test for detection. He said, "We never thought this would be possible, because cancer is so complicated". Tests in the lab showed that the scientists could distinguish normal...

HUL On Buyout Hunt To Boost Food Category Share In Business HUL On Buyout Hunt To Boost Food Category Share In Business

Interestingly, the 140-year old Horlicks will be owned by HUL's parent company, Unilever, and it will have to pay royalties on sales. The all-stock deal, which is valued at ₹317 billion ($4.5 billion), will see HUL take over GSK's consumer heal...

Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type

Donors need to be exclusively of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, meaning both parents must be 100 percent of one of these ethnicities. OneBlood says that Zainab's blood is extremely rare because she is missing a common antigen that most peo...

OraSure rings NASDAQ opening bell to mark World AIDS Day OraSure rings NASDAQ opening bell to mark World AIDS Day

The Health Minister, who had conducted his self-test in Parliament on Friday, stressed that HIV testing is essential for reaching those that need treatment and ensuring that all people living with HIV can lead healthy and productive lives.

Maine CDC encourages people to get tested on World AIDS Day Maine CDC encourages people to get tested on World AIDS Day

The good news is that there are many new ways of expanding access to HIV testing. The future success of the HIV response requires us to look beyond HIV care and empower better linkages with broader health care. The Maine CDC says individuals who don'...

NIH Investigating Gel Formulation as Once-Daily Male Contraceptive NIH Investigating Gel Formulation as Once-Daily Male Contraceptive

Investigator and NICHD Contraceptive Development Program chief Diana Blithe, PhD, noted in a statement how many women are incapable of using hormonal contraception, while men's methods are severely limited. The gel is applied daily to the back and sh...

For Your Health: Flu season is here - fight it by getting vaccinated For Your Health: Flu season is here - fight it by getting vaccinated

People who are sick with the flu often feel the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, tiredness, and sometimes, vomiting or diarrhea. Each flu season is unique; the timing of...

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

Despite the country's successful antiretroviral programme and a successful prevention programme of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV , "the war against HIV and Aids still rages on relentlessly", he said. "Know your status", while also emphasisin...

Measles cases rise 30pc worldwide Measles cases rise 30pc worldwide

Measles is a highly contagious disease that in severe cases can lead to complications such as blindness, pneumonia and infection and swelling of the brain. Now global measles coverage stands at just 85 per cent, which represents real progress on...

Student's head doubled in size after suffering allergic reaction to hair dye Student's head doubled in size after suffering allergic reaction to hair dye

The woman, identified only as Estelle , claims a chemical in the dye called Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) caused her allergic reaction, she told French publication Le Parisien , according to Yahoo Lifestyle's translation . "I nearly died, I don't ...

CDC: Opioid crisis leads to decline in average life expectancy CDC: Opioid crisis leads to decline in average life expectancy

Holly Hedegaard, a CDC injury researcher. By comparison, only about 17,000 people died of overdoses in 1999, the earliest year for which the CDC offered data Thursday. Men saw a 26 percent jump while women experienced a 53 percent increase. These ...

Rotating into Defensives?: CVS Health Corporation, (NYSE: CVS)

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CVS . Guild Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in CVS Health during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $3,764,000. CVS Health has a 12-month low of...

Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says

The WHO's emergencies chief, Dr. Peter Salama, called it a "sad toll" as the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry announced Thursday that the number of cases has reached 426. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. said in a press releas...

Vermont overdose rates rank 22nd in nation Vermont overdose rates rank 22nd in nation

Rates increased both for men (from 8.2 in 1999 to 29.1 in 2017) and women (from 3.9 in 1999 to 14.4 in 2017). Kentucky had a death rate of 37.2, which is above the national average. The US is the only country in the Organization for Economic Cooperat...

Global warming will increase heat-related deaths Global warming will increase heat-related deaths

The experts have looked in details at the progress the country has made in terms of taking action against climate change. Hugh Montgomery, co-chair of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change and director of the Institute for Human H...

British MP reveals he is HIV positive British MP reveals he is HIV positive

Health officials have confirmed that there are now 72 people living with HIV in the Cayman Islands, after seven new infections were diagnosed between January and September of this year and one person died. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was present when...

Amazon launches machine learning-powered toy car Amazon launches machine learning-powered toy car

It will help them better "read" data and identify information such as patient diagnosis, treatments, dosages or symptoms. It then determines the relationship among the data analyzed. This heralds the company's initial foray into space-linked hardware...

British MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I am HIV Positive British MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I am HIV Positive

I know the whole Labour Party is proud of him. "His dignity and hope will inspire people across the country and around the world - those with HIV , and also those of us who will always stand together with them". He is only the second MP to announ...

Life expectancy in the USA continues to fall

The death rate rose 10 percent from the previous year, smaller than the 21 percent jump seen between 2016 and 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there were more than 2.8 million deaths nationwide in 2017. Life expec...

AFM outbreak up to 116 cases in 31 states, CDC says AFM outbreak up to 116 cases in 31 states, CDC says

The illness is called acute flaccid myelitis and the CDC warns that over 90 percent of the cases affect children. There appears to be an every-other-year spike in AFM cases. Though it is similar to polio, the CDC said it is not caused by polioviru...

United States life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report United States life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC director, called the trend tragic and troubling. " Life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the nation's overall health , and these sobering statistics are a wakeup call that we are losing too many Americans, too early an...

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