Viruses

Amsterdam's red light district without a condom? 'Not for a million!'

AMSTERDAM (AFP) -<p>"If they don't agree to using a condom, I kick them out," says Foxxy Angel, a 47-year-old platinum blonde sexworker, sporting some fearsome tattoos, in Amsterdam's notorious red light district.<p>The Netherlands' biggest city is almost synonymous with the sexshops, brothels and …

Women's News

Trial data suggest Abivax’ drug may clear latent HIV

<b>French biotech Abivax has new data for its HIV drug candidate ABX464 that suggest it may suppress latent HIV in reservoirs – raising hopes that it</b> …

Pharma

Yoga Mats Can Be Breeding Grounds For Germs — Here's How to Clean Yours

The euphoric feeling of knowing that you're about to get your zen on for an awesome yoga session can evaporate quickly when you reach for a stinky, bacteria-ridden mat. And chances are they're <i>all</i> going to be relatively stinky and bacteria-ridden. As necessary as mats are for a comfortable practice, …

Yoga

China Panics Over Substandard Vaccine Scandal

The Chinese internet has erupted in outrage after a pharmaceutical company was found to have produced and sold hundreds of thousands of vaccines that …

Public Health

West Nile virus claims first NC victim this season

A person in southeastern North Carolina died last week from a West Nile virus infection, according to state health officials.<p>This is the state’s …

Public Health

Why Vaccine Opponents Think They Know More Than Medical Experts

Matthew Motta, <i>University of Pennsylvania</i>; Steven Sylvester, <i>Utah Valley University</i>, and Timothy Callaghan, <i>Texas A&M University</i> One of the most …

Public Health

Richard Bacon: Bug left me close to death for two days

<b>Richard Bacon has said he was "quite close to death" for two days after suffering a mystery lung infection.</b><p>The former Blue Peter presenter described being told he needed to be put in a medical coma as "the most shocking moment of my life".<p>The 42-year-old had been taken ill on a transatlantic flight …

Bird Flu

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and I'm still around

We have made a lot of progress against AIDS, but the fight is not over yet.<p><i>The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health issue in the world. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of</i> …

Public Health

The surprising new revelation about 'man flu'

Men are often portrayed as complaining loudly whenever any cold or flu symptoms take hold – but a study of men and the flu found something rather …

Public Health

Zim's pill-popping president has 'bad cold': spokesperson

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been fighting off "a bad cold", hence his use of medication, his spokesperson said, after pictures of the president …

Robert Mugabe

The Observer view on the need for boys to be given the HPV vaccine | Observer editorial

The news that hundreds of thousands of British teenage boys could soon be given the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine is to be welcomed. For a decade, schoolgirls have been given it to ward off cervical cancer and, as the <i>Observer</i> has reported, many doctors believe boys should be similarly …

Public Health

Authoritative voice needed amid vaccine fear

News about the vaccine scandal involving Changchun Changsheng is flooding the internet with public anger and panic. Vaccines directly concern the …

News (China)

Biker nun on a mission to free Tanzania from grip of HIV

Sister Kate is one of a team promoting testing and treatment that could save millions of lives<p>It is mid-afternoon and, in a field in rural Tanzania, a meeting about HIV services has turned into an impromptu karate lesson. Families laugh as people take turns to practise with Sister Kate. This is not …

World Health Organization

Maine CDC: Norovirus at beach sickened 97

BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — Maine state scientists say the highly contagious norovirus sickened nearly 100 people who swam at Woods Pond Beach or had contact with someone who did.<p>The Portland Press Herald reports that the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it found 97 people …

Environmental Health

Transparency can help ease panic over vaccine scandal

The State Drug Administration’s statement on July 15 that Changchun Changsheng Bio-tech Company had fabricated the production records for its human …

Public Health

Mabuza to lead delegation to AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam

PRETORIA - Deputy President David Mabuza will lead a South African delegation to the 22nd International Aids conference (Aids 2018) under the theme …

South Africa

Are you sneezing wrong? Expert reveals the mistakes which spread disease

As winter temperatures continue to drop a disease expert has warned that simple errors like sneezing incorrectly, touching your face too much and …

Immune System

Dutch pull Pfizer infant vaccine after deaths

Dutch health authorities have yanked a batch of Pfizer's Prevnar following the deaths of three infants.<p>Prevnar, which is known as Prevenar in Europe, …

Public Health

Drone delivery system for medicines

Imagine a situation where urgent vaccines need to be delivered to a remote village in the State. Or, transport blood samples from villages to labs in …

Public Health

BC-CfE Guidelines

Primary Care<p>There has been a significant decrease in the morbidity and mortality of HIV-positive individuals in the province of British Columbia …

Public Health

Maharashtra: 19,799 children died in a year

As many as 19,799 children died in Maharashtra between April 2017 and March 2018 due to various reasons, including poor weight and respiratory …

Public Health

Readers Write: The 2018 campaigns of Tim Pawlenty, Keith Ellison; Russian interference, vaccinations

Two political veterans show how not to do it.

Public Health

Center for Family Health column: Getting ready for kindergarten easy as 1, 2, 3

<b>By Colleen Goetz, PA-C</b><p>JACKSON, MI - Getting your child ready to go to kindergarten is as easy as 1, 2, 3.<p><b>One</b> - make sure you son or daughter has a …

RPGs

How the British doctor struck off for linking autism to a measles jab exported his dangerous ideas

March of the MMR charlatan: How the British doctor struck off for falsely linking autism to a measles jab is exploiting US celebrity to export his …

Public Health

GlaxoSmithKline shares jump after report of possible break-up

Shares of GlaxoSmithKline jumped as much as 4 percent in intraday trading Friday after the Financial Times reported that the British pharmaceutical …

Breakups

New report from UN warns we have 'miles to go' in fight against HIV

Rates of HIV infection are on the rise in 50 countries with more than 1.8 million people becoming infected in 2017, a far cry from goals established …

Public Health

Airline employees may be grounded for three months when diagnosed with HIV

Airline employees who are diagnosed with HIV may be grounded for three months when they are diagnosed.

Employment

GSK Shares Climb as Board Is Said to Mull Breakup of Pharma Giant

GlaxoSmithKline plc's (GSK) American depository receipts surged on Friday, July 20, following a Financial Times report that the pharmaceutical …

Vaccination

Why there's finally a drug for smallpox even though the disease no longer exists

<i>This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every</i> …

Public Health

Men with same-sex partners 28 times more likely to get HIV - U.N.

Stigma and discrimination against sexual minorities remain barriers to wider health and sex education<p>By Hugo Greenhalgh<p>LONDON, July 18 (Thomson …

Public Health