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World AIDS Day 2018, "Know your status", celebrates 30th anniversary

World AIDS Day 2018, Today, more than 59 countries have policies on self-testing, with 28 of countries fully implementing the policies. "We need to expand community-based options and innovations to reach beyond health facilities". In order to step up efforts towards ending AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030, PAHO/WHO, along with UNAIDS, recommends the implementation of combination HIV prevention, which ... [Full Article...]

New Male Contraceptive Gel Enters Clinical Trials

New Male Contraceptive Gel Enters Clinical Trials The experimental treatment is a gel, applied to the back and shoulders, that combines two types of hormones to halt the production of sperm while maintaining the energy and libido benefits of testosterone. "The progestin blocks natural testosterone production in the testes, reducing sperm production to low or nonexistent levels". Between condoms and female birth controls, we now can make 99 perc... [Full Article...]

Hundreds make their way to Dobsonville Stadium to mark World Aids Day

Hundreds make their way to Dobsonville Stadium to mark World Aids Day He added that one-in-four people living with HIV did not know that they had the virus, keeping them from making informed decisions on prevention, treatment and other services. government; adding that the Nigerian government was treating additional 60,000 people in Abia and Taraba states. We need laboratories to confirm community-led HIV screening tests. [Full Article...]

First flu death of the season is reported in Los Angeles County

First flu death of the season is reported in Los Angeles County The department could not release any information, such as whether the person was male or female, the age of the victim and when the death occurred. National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is December 2-8, and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) encourages all Georgians 6 months of age and older to get a yearly flu vaccine . [Full Article...]

Measles cases soar in Brazil, Venezuela: UN agency

Measles cases soar in Brazil, Venezuela: UN agency In a statement today, Soumya Swaminathan , MBBS, MD, deputy director-general for programs at the World Health Organization said measles resurgence is concerning, especially in countries that had achieved or were close to achieving measles elimination. [Full Article...]

CDC: Opioid crisis leads to decline in average life expectancy

CDC: Opioid crisis leads to decline in average life expectancy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today, demonstrate once again the folly of trying to tackle this problem by reducing access to prescription pain pills. For decades, life expectancy was on the upswing, but it dropped between 2014 and 2015, stayed level in 2016 and fell again in 2017. The suicide rate was 14 deaths per 100,000 people. [Full Article...]

As Ebola outbreak worsens, health experts urge Trump administration action

As Ebola outbreak worsens, health experts urge Trump administration action So far this outbreak, declared on August 1, has 198 confirmed deaths, DR Congo's health ministry said . Ebola is said to be more prominent in North Kivu and Ituri provinces where attacks by armed groups and community resistance to health officials have hampered the response, IRC said in a statement. [Full Article...]

CDC: Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation for 2017 overdose deaths

CDC: Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation for 2017 overdose deaths Men could anticipate a life span of 76.1 years, down a tenth of a year from 2016. From 2015 to 2016, the rate of increase was 26 percent, but from 2016 to 2017, it was 10 percent. The Washington Post notes that other factors contributed to an increased death rate previous year, including a spike in influenza deaths as well as fatalities from chronic low respiratory diseases, Alzheimer's disease ... [Full Article...]


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