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'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'

<b>Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say campaigners.</b><p>A UK study, on 545 high-risk men, found one case of HIV could be stopped for every 13 men treated for a year.<p>The research team says it would be similar to the pill for women and would not encourage risky …

We're Fat and Sick and the Broccoli Did It!

The ink hadn't yet dried on the report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee before the assaults began. I guess in this day and age, that's not much of a big, fat surprise.<p>Despite all the over-heated rhetoric I've seen about not trusting this report because the "government" can't be …

Nutrition

Dr. Oz Hosts Joe Mercola On His Show. Does Oz Endorse Mercola's Anti-Vaccine Views?

After a series of studies showing that vitamins and supplements are usually a waste of money, including my recent article on the top 6 vitamins you shouldn’t take, internet supplement salesman Joe Mercola is worried. He should be: his Internet-driven empire is largely based on sales of vitamins and …

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'Be the Generation' Campaign Pressures Global Leaders To Deal Death Blow To AIDS, Malaria and TB

The planet has never been closer to defeating AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The Global Fund -- the Geneva-based financing organization leading the fight against these three deadly diseases –- is poised to help achieve this extraordinary goal. But it needs money from the governments who fund it to …

Preventing Malaria by Protecting Mosquitoes | WIRED

Mosquitoes suck. And malaria sucks even more. The disease—caused by the <i>Plasmodium</i> parasite, which is transmitted by mosquitoes—infects more than 300 …

Drug-resistant malaria on the Cambodian border: case studies

Stories from the frontline of the battle against malaria<p><b>Local interventions: the village malaria worker who protects her community</b><p>In the blue-tinged dawn light, Cambodian workers carrying their clothes in reused fertiliser sacks and plastic bags wade across the river at Ou Cheukrom village to …

Drug-resistant malaria on the Cambodian border: a new health challenge

Malaria programmes have seen death rates plummet in south-east Asia, but some experts warn radical action is needed to protect the world from an emerging strain<p>This trip was hosted by Malaria Consortium<p>All day long, rickety wooden boats cross the muddy Moie river that separates Burma and Thailand. …

How To Do A Plank

A plank is one of the simplest, most effective bodyweight exercises out there—if you do it right. Because while you could hold a plank for an hour (figuratively, don’t try that), it’s isn’t worth anything if your form is off. “The plank is a great exercise for strengthening your deep inner core: …

Design Icon: Revisiting The Sticky Lamp, A Light That Sticks To Anything

Designer Chris Kabel’s Sticky Lamp can be stuck to any wall, ceiling, or just about any other convenient surface.<p>Sometimes the proverbial light bulb just flicks on, and an idea strikes you with immediate force. Other times, you have to throw all your thoughts at the wall and see what sticks. …

Do You Have a Photography Checklist? You Should. Here is a Quick Start

Modern DSLRs have so many features that it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the settings. One of my biggest concerns is that a shot will …

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