Public Health

‘I don’t feel like I’m a threat anymore.’ New HIV guidelines are changing lives.

Last year, Chris Kimmenez and his wife asked their doctors a simple question. Could Chris, who has been HIV positive since 1989 but keeps the virus in check through medication, transmit it sexually to Paula?<p>They were pretty sure they knew the answer. Married for more than 30 years, they had not …

News (U.S.)

Call for all children to receive MMR vaccine after measles outbreak

Public health authorities say Leeds and Liverpool cases a reminder of vulnerability of those who have not been immunised<p>Public health authorities are calling on parents to ensure their children get the MMR vaccine after a measles outbreak in Leeds and Liverpool.<p>Officials believe the virus was …


Why Tobacco Companies Are Paying to Tell You Smoking Kills

The biggest tobacco companies in the United States will start running prime-time television commercials and full-page ads in national newspapers on Sunday — but the campaign is unlikely to spur enthusiasm for their products.<p>“More people,” one ad says, “die every year from smoking than murder, AIDS, …

News (U.S.)

Put down that cake batter: Uncooked flour may have E. coli

<b>(CNN) —</b> Think twice before licking that spoon as you prepare cake batter or cookie dough for holiday treats. Salmonella from raw eggs is no longer the only concern in baking.<p>A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine details an outbreak of E. coli in 2016 linked to flour and …


Almost 50 Percent Of Cancer Deaths In U.S. Are Due To Lifestyle Choices, Study Finds

Cigarettes, alcohol, and the Western diet – this trifecta of risk factors has often been blamed for many a health event. And it would now appear that …


Measles could sweep Britain as outbreaks hit Leeds and Liverpool

<b>An outbreak of measles could be about to sweep the country after the highly-contagious virus spread to two major cities.</b><p>Cases of the bug have been …


Public health officials warning of powerful new opioid now in New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s acting chief medical officer of health is warning the public about a deadly drug that’s far more powerful than fentanyl.<p>Dr. Jennifer …

Canadian News

Before You Swat That Mosquito, Record It on Your Cell Phone

That’s the strategy behind Abuzz, a crowdsourcing project designed to track mosquito activity around the world<p>Comment on this Story


Norovirus: Patients with winter vomiting bug urged to stay home after cases confirmed in North East

People have been warned not to come to hospital if they have norovirus symptoms after confirmed outbreaks in the North East.<p>Northumbria Healthcare …


‘Gay men were dying of Aids at a terrifying rate’: visiting my friend on the HIV ward

Chris Mazeika sits with Steven David in Middlesex hospital, London, March 1993<p>Steven and I were neighbours in Deptford, south London; although he was never my partner, he was, in a way, the love of my life. Every time I got home and switched on the lights, my landline would ring: “Why am I being …

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation

CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela (Reuters) - On a recent morning in Venezuela’s southern jungle state of Bolivar, Amanda Santamaria, her two sons, one daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter lined up in front of a shabby community health center in the hope of receiving treatment for malaria.<p>People gather …


Human form of 'mad cow' disease detectable in skin: study

Abnormal proteins involved in the brain-destroying Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a human form of "mad cow" disease, are detectable in the skin, …


Dengue outbreak in Bengal matter of concern, more steps needed, says Calcutta High Court

By: PTI | Kolkata |<p>Calcutta High Court. (File)<p>Sagarika Ghatge weds Zaheer Khan: Post registered marriage, the newlyweds host cocktail party<p>Mysterious …


Seoul seeks to impose higher taxes on smokeless e-cigarettes

South Korea is seeking to impose higher taxes on smokeless tobacco e-cigarette products and adopt graphic health warning


Health Canada finds low number of rare cancer cases linked to breast implants

A Health Canada safety review has found a low number of cases of a rare cancer associated with breast implants.<p>The federal department conducted the …


Vaccine opt-outs worry Michigan health officials

Parental mandates have helped discourage vaccine waivers, but some advocates and lawmakers want to undo Michigan rule


US states to regulate electronic cigarettes and 'vaping'

The US state of New York is joining 10 other states in banning 'vaping' in areas where tobacco smoking is already prohibited<p>The US state of New York is joining 10 other states in banning 'vaping' in areas where tobacco smoking is already prohibited, but with e-cigarettes becoming an increasingly …


How Technology Can Reduce Tobacco Harm

The conference, themed <b>“Tobacco harm reduction: Towards a smoke free world</b>” identified the urgent need to quickly adopt and promote reduced-risk …


Statement from Michael R. Bloomberg on the Tobacco Industry’s Court-Mandated Corrective Advertisements on the Health Effects of Tobacco Products

In response to a new series of “corrective” television and newspaper advertisements by cigarette manufacturers explaining how they willfully misled …


Avoid Chinese zoos if you’re a greyhound, the Indonesian military if you’re not a virgin | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

PHILIPPINE POLICE READY TO RETURN TO FRONT LINES IN DRUG WAR<p>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called on police to once again take the lead …

News (China)

1RupeeClinic to offer free HIV testing at 2 stations in Mumbai from December 1

Starting December 1, free of cost diagnostic facilities for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection will be offered at two railway stations in …


There’s no better time than Christmas to give blood

A FRIEND of mine went to the doctors for a blood test and afterwards the practice nurse gave him a slip of paper stating it was “Type A.”<p>“I thought …

Nelson Mandela

ACA Round-Up: Third Open Enrollment Snapshot; Distributional Effects Of Individual Mandate Repeal

On November 22, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its third weekly enrollment snapshot for the 2018 open enrollment …

Health Care

Dementia ravaged David Cassidy — and it’s going to devastate the world

David Cassidy, a teen idol from the 1970s and one of the stars of the hit television show the “Partridge Family,” died Tuesday, after suffering from …


Ancient Bacterial DNA Could Thwart a Devastating Disease

The unique bacterial DNA of CpG oligonucleotides will —reinforce the hepatitis B vaccine—and could drop liver cancer rates.<p>Hepatitis B affects around …

Molecular Biology

5 Common Vaccinations You Should Get When Traveling Around the World

If you’ve decided to travel abroad, one of the wisest things you can do is immunize. Staying healthy and not picking up a foreign disease is an …


How the world forgot to sleep

<b>Both sides of the pillow</b> have become irritatingly warm. It's now light outside as your mind races with thoughts of work, thinking about thinking and replaying that one time you called your boss "mum". In the daytime you feel and look like your face is melting. You are jealous of babies and cats …


Ottawa vet warning dog owners about potentially deadly disease

Leptospirosis can also be passed from animals to humans<p>An Ottawa veterinarian is sounding the alarm after treating a dog for leptospirosis at his …


3 charts that show how climate change threatens your health today

• <b>The irreparable harm humans are causing the planet may be causing irreparable harm on our health.</b>• <b><br>Heat waves, now more frequent due to climate change, cause many premature deaths.</b>• <b><br>Allergy season is three weeks longer than it was a little more than two decades ago.</b>• <b><br>Warmer temperatures are causing more</b> …

Climate Change

Indians ordered 9.56 lakh condoms in 69 days, emptying this free online store’s inventory

Indians ordered 9.56 lakh condoms in 69 days, emptying this free online store’s inventory<p>You may be one of the lucky few who never had to face that …