“So the past few weeks, we’ve seen increases in numbers of patients who have contracted the flu, predominantly more influenza B, and we’re seeing a lot more cases in the pediatric population,” said Dr. Katie Schultes, with the Inspira Mullica Hill Emergency Department. … [Read more...] about 2 Children Die From Flu In New Jersey As Health Officials Warn Infections Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better
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(CNN)The second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has taken the lives of more than 1,800 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Save the Children reports that the virus has killed hundreds of children, and the number of people infected is growing daily. There are several nonprofits working to stop the epidemic. … [Read more...] about Help efforts to fight the Ebola crisis
Another argument goes that Truvada is doomed to fail because to be its most effective, users must take one pill a day. These critics fail to acknowledge that for women, the most popular way to prevent pregnancy is the pill, which must also be taken every day. The pill has been among the most popular forms of contraception in the US since 1982. … [Read more...] about Truvada has been called the ‘miracle’ HIV pill – so why is uptake so slow?
Today’s reality is profoundly different. HIV is no longer a death sentence, but a chronic condition treatable with a combination of drugs. Max Pemberton, a doctor, says he would prefer a diagnosis of HIV to diabetes: a welcome evidence-based riposte to the stigmatisation of HIV-positive men and women. That is not to belittle HIV – it is a life-changing condition, and some of the treatments have their side-effects – but, as HIV expert Prof Jonathan Weber put it to me, the treatment regimens developed in the mid-1990s are “so successful it’s like a miracle”. … [Read more...] about Can this HIV drug help to end 30 years of blighted lives?
The government of the province of Cebu in central Philippines banned imported products and those from the main Philippine island of Luzon to avoid swine fever. More than 60,000 pigs have died or been culled in Luzon because of the disease. The Philippines Department of Agriculture also banned garbage feeding that included leftover food from airports, airlines and seaports. … [Read more...] about Disease that killed millions of China’s pigs poses global threat