• Finland's government to resign after healthcare reform fails
Finland's government to resign after healthcare reform fails

Finland's President Sauli Niinisto accepted Sipila's resignation, though he will continue to serve in a caretaker role until the upcoming election next month produces a new government. The government will hold a news conference at 0845 GMT. He added that resigning had been "his personal decision". The head of the opposition Social Democrats, An...

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  • Second HIV-positive Adult Cleared Of Virus
Second HIV-positive Adult Cleared Of Virus

But just like the protease inhibitors and triple therapy were not a cure in 1996, the eradication of HIV from the bodies of two men across more than a dozen years undergoing stem cell or bone marrow transplants with cells that have the CCR5 genetic mutation is simply not the promise of an impending cure for HIV for at least four important reaso...

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  • British man with HIV becomes second person ever to enter remission
British man with HIV becomes second person ever to enter remission

Similar therapy has been successful once before with " Berlin Patient ", a United States man treated in Germany 12 years ago who is still free of HIV. But the current news "does teach us a great deal about the HIV virus and how we can possibly create other ways to eradicate it", says Dr. Rosenthal.

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  • DRC: Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand on the epidemic
DRC: Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand on the epidemic

Two of her organization's treatment centers were attacked in the last two weeks, prompting the group to close them. DRC health officials have stepped up community talks in Butembo to better understand the gap between health workers and community members, and Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MD, has acknowledged that using response teams acco...

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  • Here's What Facebook Is Doing to Prevent the Spread of Vaccine Misinformation
Here's What Facebook Is Doing to Prevent the Spread of Vaccine Misinformation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which have identified vaccine hoaxes that have been publicly proven as false. The company said it would reduce the ranking of groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations in its News Feed and Search features and would also reject ads spreading such information.

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  • FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson's Nasal Spray Antidepressant | INN
FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson's Nasal Spray Antidepressant | INN

Data so far indicates that esketamine is safe to use, "but it has to be used in a very well-regulated way to prevent issues related to addiction/substance use", Dr. He said the approval legitimizes the approach he and other doctors have been taking. The second trial considered in support of the drug was a withdrawal study, and FDA said its division...

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  • Ethan Lindenberger Testifies About Getting Vaccinated Despite Anti-Vaxxer Mother
Ethan Lindenberger Testifies About Getting Vaccinated Despite Anti-Vaxxer Mother

He also pointed out the role social media has played in shaping the antivaccination movement. Health experts and advocates on Tuesday called on the federal government to create a national media campaign to counter false claims about vaccine safety that have been blamed for a rise in parents opting to not vaccinate their children.

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  • London patient in long-term HIV remission after stem cell transplant
London patient in long-term HIV remission after stem cell transplant

Until now, Timothy Ray Brown from the USA was the only person thought to have been cured of HIV after undergoing a transplant in Berlin 12 years ago. They had found that northern Europeans descendents possess a genetic make-up that make them immune to HIV infection. The donor had this double copy of the mutation.

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  • Second patient ever in HIV remission after stem cell transplant
Second patient ever in HIV remission after stem cell transplant

Brown was given two stem cell transplants and radiotherapy for leukaemia, which is considered a much more aggressive form of treatment. "This second documented case does reinforce the message that HIV cures are possible", says infection and immunity researcher Anthony Kelleher from UNSW in Australia, who wasn't involved with the study .

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  • States sue to keep tax money going to Planned Parenthood
States sue to keep tax money going to Planned Parenthood

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and a group of 20 states announced separate lawsuits Monday against the Trump administration's "Protect Life" rule which will partially defund Planned Parenthood along with other abortion providers due to new requirements that federal Title X family planning funds can not go to abortion facilities....

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  • Hmmm: Danish study shows vaccinated children less likely to develop autism
Hmmm: Danish study shows vaccinated children less likely to develop autism

The study is yet another piece of evidence to debunk claims by anti-vaxxers that vaccinations are unsafe and can leave children with life-long challenges. Measles is an acute respiratory virus characterized by a fever as high as 105 F, cough, rash, conjunctivitis, and fatigue. Measles is both highly contagious and comes with serious complicat...

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  • London Patient cleared of HIV raises hope for cure
London Patient cleared of HIV raises hope for cure

The man, who has been HIV positive since at least 2003, now appears to have had the virus driven from his system by a very special genetic mutation present in the stem cells of a donor. The London Patient suffered from Hodgkin's lymphoma and got a transplant from a donor with CCR5 mutation. CCR5 is a white blood cell receptor that acts...

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  • Blood pressure medication recall expands again to include losartan
Blood pressure medication recall expands again to include losartan

The medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. But patients should speak with their doctor to discuss the recall before they stop taking the drug. None of the companies have received reports of "adverse events" related to the recalls. This is the first ARB recall resulting from the presence of NMBA, which is the...

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  • Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant
Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

IN 2016, he agreed to undertake bone marrow stem cell transplant from a donor, a common but expensive procedure to treat cancer. About 37 million people worldwide now have HIV, and the AIDS virus has killed about 35 million since taking off in the 1980s.

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  • 31 new measles cases identified in Brooklyn: New York City Health Dept.
31 new measles cases identified in Brooklyn: New York City Health Dept.

In Ukraine alone, there were 35,120 cases - almost 30,000 more than in 2017. This data disparity is generally related to reporting timing. The Philippines recorded 15,599 cases in 2018 up from 2,428 the year prior. Just ten countries were responsible for three-quarters of a global surge in measles cases previous year, the UN children's agency s...

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  • CT to join legal battle over new Trump abortion policy
CT to join legal battle over new Trump abortion policy

As a legal point, Ferguson said the rule-which would boot Planned Parenthood and any other clinic that offers abortions from the network and prohibits direct referrals for abortion-violates the Affordable Care Act's mandate against limiting what information clinicians can give to their patients.

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  • Ontario PC government to announce sweeping healthcare reform Tuesday
Ontario PC government to announce sweeping healthcare reform Tuesday

Today, Christine Elliott , Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, delivered the Government of Ontario's long-term plan to fix and strengthen the public health care system by focusing directly on the needs of Ontario's patients and families.

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  • Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos
Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos

Several spliced-in videos with problematic content have been flagged and removed, but the numerous others have been found by Free Hess, a pediatrician and mother. Dr Nadine Kaslow, a past president of the American Psychological Association, told The Post that it is a "tragic" situation in which "trolls are targeting children and encouraging chi...

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  • Planned Parenthood Cut Off From Federal Funding Under Trump Rule
Planned Parenthood Cut Off From Federal Funding Under Trump Rule

The rule advances President Trump's promise to stop taxpayer funding of abortion businesses and comes as no surprise after Trump's February 5 remarks at the State of the Union Address: "Let us reaffirm a fundamental truth - all children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God".

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  • Flu season may play a role in kidney failure deaths
Flu season may play a role in kidney failure deaths

On Thursday, the health department announced that since the flu season began, 31 people have died in Oklahoma from the flu and there have been more than 1,200 hospitalizations. "These deaths are tragic and are a reminder of the dangers of flu and the importance of flu vaccination, our best protection against illness". The teen's death is the seco...

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