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British MP reveals he is HIV positive

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle, 32, told his fellow lawmakers that he had been diagnosed HIV positive when he was aged 22. Lloyd Russell-Moyle is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDS, which works within Parliament on a cross-party basis to further the cause of HIV prevention and treatment. Read More »

Why global warming is so harmful for your heart and kidneys

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The report was authored by people from 27 organisations, including doctors, academics and policy professionals, who relied on written works and primary data reports from various countries. On average, each person was exposed to an additional 1.4 days of heatwave from 2000 to 2017, compared with 1986-2005. Following release of The Lancet report, the Global Climate and Health Alliance, an worldwide coalition of health and development organizations, called on world leaders to take the ... Read More »

State’s first case of AFM confirmed in Nebraska child

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Last month, the number of suspected cases was at 155. It's not clear whether there is more of a risk of AFM in states that have a higher number of cases or if those states are just better at identifying and reporting patients. Gillibrand said there have been two confirmed cases in NY state so far. There is no known cause and no cure, as of yet. While the illness resembles polio, patients test negative for polio virus. Read More »

AWS Announces 13 New ML Services and Capabilities, Including a Custom Chip

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The new service will let satellite operators get access to a ground station at short notice on a pay-as-you-go basis. "We're starting out with a pair of ground stations today, and will have 12 in operation by mid-2019". VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts allows, well, customers to run VMware Cloud on AWS locally on AWS Outposts , and is geared at users who want to use the same VMware control plane and APIs they've been using to run their infrastructure up until now. Read More »

BRITAIN: MP Discloses HIV+ Status To Fight Stigma

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We now know of cases of young men who have tried to gain access to PrEP, who have been turned away and who have subsequently contracted HIV . "The government must now act to prevent this from happening again". "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. Read More »

British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive

Lloyd Russell-Moyle, 32, told his fellow lawmakers that he had been diagnosed HIV positive when he was aged 22. "I hope that my coming out serves to defy the stigma around the disease". He said he had chose to speak out to help others to seek treatment, fight the stigma surrounding the disease, and because this Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of World AIDS day. Read More »

FDA gives OK to eat some romaine lettuce

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Now, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has issued a statement yesterday (26th November), confirming that Malaysia does import Romaine lettuce from the US and the ministry has been screening the imported lettuce using the "Stop, Test, and Release" protocol that was initiated on 23rd November. Read More »

Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

Overall, there were more than 2.8 million USA deaths in 2017, or almost 70,000 more than the previous year, the center said . Redfield tied the drop in overall life expectancy , which averaged 78.6 years in 2017, a decrease of 0.1 from the year before, to the rise in deaths from overdose and suicide. Read More »

Life expectancy in the USA continues to fall

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The " statistics are a wake-up call that we are losing too many Americans, too early and too often, to conditions that are preventable ", said CDC Director Robert Redfield. Officials attributed the decrease to the highest annual increase in suicides in almost a decade, a rise in opiod overdose deaths and diseases like diabetes , pneumonia and influenza . Read More »

HIV Numbers In Europe At Record High, Says Report

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That left Europe's overall increasing trend less steep than previously. "Any reduction in HIV prevention or the care of patients with HIV threatens these incredible achievements". Dr Baseer said that HIV testing was essential for expanding treatment and ensuring that all people living with HIV could lead healthy and productive lives. Read More »

US life expectancy drops again, overdoses climb

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Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display in Norwich, Conn., March 23, 2016. Almost four times as many men died by suicide than women in 2017, but the rate for women has seen a higher rate of increase over the last 18 years. Read More »

Police 'swamped by calls about mental health', claims report

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The Inspector said that police officers are having to intervene in mental health incidents and sometimes having to sit with people in Accident and Emergency waiting rooms for hours until they can be assessed by a health professional. Police have been left to pick up the pieces amid a national crisis in mental health care , a watchdog report has warned. But put simply, the police can not plug the gap in mental health support for those most vulnerable in our society. Read More »

Chinese Scientist Reveals He Helped Create First Genetically Edited Babies

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Jiankui's claim has not been backed up in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, nor is there any independent confirmation. Jiankui's research has not been independently verified or published though he feels confident in his findings: "I feel a strong responsibility that it's not just to make a first, but also make it an example", he told the AP. Read More »

It's OK to eat some romaine, look for labels

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Last week , the FDA said the strain of E. coli O157:H7 causing the current outbreak is genetically link to the strain the caused an outbreak last fall in the USA and Canada Twenty-five people got sick - including one death and two incidents of hemolytic uremic syndrome - in 15 states. Read More »

Own-goal put Newcastle ahead against Burnley

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The Premier League said in a tweet that he was in a conscious state. The mentality of the game I'm very pleased with. But Burnley scored against the run of play in the 40th minute when Vokes looped a header over Martin Dubravka , with the Newcastle goalkeeper a long way off his line. Read More »

Chinese scientist claims to have made world's first genetically edited babies

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He used a powerful new gene editing tool called CRISPR-cas9, which has the ability to rewrite DNA, according to the report . \While editing the DNA of a human embryo is not now allowed in the USA, in 2017, an global committee of the National Academy of Sciences called for loosening the moratorium and allowing trials of CRISPR in human embryos , under strict oversight, to treat rare genetic diseases that can't be addressed in any other way. Read More »

Insulin shortage to affect 40 million people by 2030

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This type of diabetes was earlier seen only in adults but it is now also occurring in children. Assuming insulin access remains the same in 2030 as it is today, the study found that type 2 diabetics in Africa and Asia will have the greatest unmet needs. Read More »

Do not eat romaine lettuce, officials urge after E. coli outbreak

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So for now, any and all romaine lettuce should be thrown out, the agency says. One person has developed HUS in the current outbreak. The alerts, issued as millions of Americans plan their Thanksgiving Day menus, covered all forms of romaine, including whole heads, hearts, bags, mixes and Caesar salad. Read More »

Boston Scientific to acquire United Kingdom firm for $4.2B

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Boston Scientific said BTG's interventional medicine products, which use devices to deliver drugs to affected organs, would augment its capabilities in important areas of unmet need such as cancer and pulmonary embolism. The company has 1,600 employees globally, located in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Boston Scientific, a maker of stents that hold open damaged blood vessels, will pay 840 pence in cash per share, a 37 per cent premium over BTG's Monday closing price, according ... Read More »

98 million Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet study

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The rate at which people are developing diabetes has experts anxious that we will not be able to keep up with the demand for insulin. Insulin Shortage Predicted Basu and colleagues developed a microsimulation using data from the International Diabetes Federation, which covers 221 countries. Read More »

How unsafe is Sydney's 'hazardous' dust storm?

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Although the woman had planned to take photos once every hour, the storm was moving so fast she changed her plan as the sky was quickly darkened with dust. He said the greatest protection would be offered by staying in air-conditioned premises, while drivers cou;d reduce the amount of dust entering their vehicles by switching the air intake to recirculate. Read More »

Will Peanut Treatment Guard Against Peanut Allergy?

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The study found two-thirds of those studied could tolerate consuming two peanuts a day after nine-to-12 months and half could eat up to four peanuts a day. "This is not a quick fix, and it doesn't mean people with peanut allergy will be able to eat peanuts whenever they want", said allergist Dr Jay Lieberman, Vice Chair of the ACAAI Food Allergy Committee and study co-author. Read More »

Romaine Lettuce Is Not Safe To Eat Whatsoever, CDC Warns

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Dillons stores said late Tuesday it will fully refund shoppers who have bought romaine lettuce from one of its stores following an E. coli outbreak in 11 states tied to the leafy green . Stores and restaurants should not sell or serve it. However, the CFIA has said if the contaminated food products are identified in Canada, they will take the necessary steps to protect the public, including recalling the product. Read More »

CDC warns: Do not eat romaine lettuce

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Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday said the public should not eat romaine lettuce as a result of a multistate E. The last illness was reported on October 31. There are two people ill in MA, the CDC says. In a message posted to the CDC's website, the agency said, "CDC is advising that USA consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn ... Read More »

That’s why adults need to suck a pacifier

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To come to this conclusion, researchers with the Henry Ford Health System asked 128 different mothers how they cleaned their baby's pacifier. Since they only tracked the babies for 18 months, they have no way of knowing if their antibody levels continue to be lower into early childhood and beyond. Read More »

Call for responsible use of antibiotics in treatment plan

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And it's not just patients and doctors who are at fault: decades of liberal use of antibiotics to promote the health of farm animals headed for our tables and environmental contamination by the ubiquitous drugs have led to so-called superbugs like MRSA and VRE that have developed resistance to their effects. Read More »

NHS risks 350,000 staff gap by 2030 - thinktanks

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Following the publication of research from Nuffield Trust, King's Fund and Health Foundation - which indicates that unfilled vacancies across the National Health Service look set to skyrocket to 350,000 by 2030 - Michael Johnson-Ellis, Managing Director of Healthier Recruitment, has warned that Trusts must take a more strategic approach to workforce planning today to mitigate against future catastrophe. Read More »

128 people died of overdoses in B.C. in September

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In September of this year, 19 people died from overdose in the Interior Health Authority. The BC Coroners Service says there were 128 suspected overdose deaths in September, up eight per cent compared to August and an increase of 38 per cent over September of previous year. Read More »

‘Rabid’ raccoons turn out to be drunk on fermented crabapples

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The Milton Police Department said on Facebook that they've had calls on suspected rabid raccoons twice over the past two days. Police captured the raccoons on November 11. The officials blamed the copious amounts of fermenting berries on the early frost this region experienced, which expedited the fermenting process. And in 2014, a squirrel went viral after gorging itself on too many fermented crab apples, much like the raccoon in West Virginia. Read More »

Call for UK ban on ‘grotesquely sugary’ freakshakes

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Action on Sugar is now calling for mandatory traffic light coloured nutrition labelling across all menus, while the United Kingdom government is consulting on menu calorie labelling. "These high calorie milkshakes need to be reduced immediately below the 300kcal per serving". The health group has called for transparency and consistency of nutritional information - some chains do not publish it in their outlets or online - and criticises those which engage in "unacceptable marketing" which ... Read More »