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The battle has been fought for years to tackle the epidemic that is HIV and, in just over 30 years, outcomes have changed from the virus being a death sentence to being able to live a healthy life. So far this year alone, 57 HIV cases have been detected. We are also one of the countries that originated UNITAID in 2006, financing 60% of its work on innovative treatments, diagnosis and prevention.
  • Unusual number of Minnesota children diagnosed with rare, paralyzing disorder

    Unusual number of Minnesota children diagnosed with rare, paralyzing disorder

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) said there have been a confirmed 38 cases across 16 states in 2018 so far. "In addition to investigating the outbreak, the state health department has issued alerts to health care providers on how to test for the viruses and enhanced guidance to child care centers on infection prevention".
  • Nobel prize awarded to former UC Berkeley research director

    Nobel prize awarded to former UC Berkeley research director

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    Checkpoint inhibitors now available to patients can be used to treat lung, kidney, bladder, head and neck cancers as well as aggressive skin cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma, reports Denise Grady for The New York Times. Houston, Oct 2 James Allison , the victor of the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize , has said he never dreamed that his research would take the direction it has.
  • NJ man contracts brain eating amoeba at Texas resort

    NJ man contracts brain eating amoeba at Texas resort

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    Page organizer Stephanie Papastephanou wrote that while Stabile was mowing his lawn on the afternoon of Sunday September 16, he suddenly experienced a severe headache and went to lie down. On their site, the people from the CDC say that "four people in the USA out of 143 have survived infection from 1962 to 2017". According to the Associated Press , Fabrizio Stabile had visited BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort soon before his death.
  • White House wobbles on US flag after McCain death

    White House wobbles on US flag after McCain death

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    In a letter to Trump on its Facebook page, the American Legion veterans group had urged the White House "to follow long-established protocol following the death of prominent government officials". Others in the administration - Chief of Staff john Kelly, Defence Secretary James Mattis and National Security Adviser John Bolton - will also represent the administration.
  • Woman Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Receive Face Transplant

    Woman Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Receive Face Transplant

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    Katie Stubblefield lost her face at 18, when she attempted to take her own life, shooting herself in the face with a rifle. "That's number one, but beyond that, I'd like her to have some level of normalcy". Katie Stubblefield is the youngest person ever to receive a full face transplant, after surviving a record-breaking 31 hour operation. Katie was discharged from Cleveland Clinic on August 1, 2017.
  • West Nile case year's 1st in state

    West Nile case year's 1st in state

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    Infections may result in fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes. These areas include standing water in rain barrels, bird baths, unused tires, gutters, and boat or pool covers. WNV cycles between wild birds and mosquitoes . Live chickens were placed in many locations throughout Kenner by Mosquito Control in order to carry out regular tests for the West Nile Virus .
  • West Nile fever confirmed in Kozhikode

    West Nile fever confirmed in Kozhikode

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    The majority of people who develop this type of West Nile virus recover completely, but fatigue and weakness can last for weeks or months. West Nile Virus symptoms can appear three to 14 days after an infection. Be particularly careful at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Officials also say that they have been getting more mosquitoes than usual in traps that are set out around the county.
  • Moments that defined the Danforth shooting

    Moments that defined the Danforth shooting

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    A statement from the group's Amaq agency, translated from Arabic, reads in part: "The person who carried out the attack on the city of Toronto in south-east Canada on Sunday evening is one of the soldiers of the Islamic State and he carried out the attack in response to calls for targeting citizens of the coalition countries".
  • CVS pharmacist fired after refusing to fill transgender woman's hormone prescription

    CVS pharmacist fired after refusing to fill transgender woman's hormone prescription

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    She said she chose the medication instead of undergoing an invasive medical procedure. Hall wrote that she's lucky that her family and friends accept and support who she is. The conduct of the pharmacist, who is no longer employed by CVS, violated company policies and does not reflect our values or our commitment to inclusion, nondiscrimination and the delivery of outstanding patient care.
  • Trump administration freezes

    Trump administration freezes "risk adjustment" payments to health insurers

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    That's why Obamacare included several provisions to help insurers cover the costs of the sickest patients - among them, the risk adjustment program. As insurers gauge how the freezing of $10.4 billion in risk-adjustment payments could impact their financial performance, it's clear that their exposure varies significantly across the industry.
  • You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

    You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

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    The FDA said on Thursday it would follow up with retailers to prevent the sale of the product. The cases have been reported in 33 states , including New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Maryland and Virginia. It takes on average two to four weeks between when a person becomes sick and when their illness is reported. The agency is urging consumers to check their homes for the recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks.
  • Thousands join India's Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

    Thousands join India's Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

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    The Chief Minister, along with Power Minister R K Singh, took part at the state celebration in Raipur. The way to lead a calm, creative and content life is yoga . Yoga increases the flexibility of the body, makes it toned and supple, and also helps maintain a good body weight. Modi said yoga presents a ray of hope for future of the world.
  • Gaming addiction 'a mental health disorder'

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    Researchers across the world use it as reference for data, whereas doctors and other medical practitioners use it to diagnose disease and other conditions. Director of WHO's Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Shekhar Saxena, describes some of the warning signs of addictive Gaming behavior.
  • DOJ calls Obamacare preexisting condition protection unconstitutional

    DOJ calls Obamacare preexisting condition protection unconstitutional

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    While the ACA has been the target of a sharply divided and partisan debate for almost a decade, pre-existing protections are one of the most popular actions Congress has taken in modern times. "Congress in 2010 may have thought that a mandate may have been an essential component of the ACA, but a subsequent Congress indicated otherwise by eliminating the penalty without altering the other parts of the law".