Medical

Pharmac widening access for Truvada for the prevention of HIV infection

Pharmac widening access for Truvada for the prevention of HIV infection New Zealand is about to take a pioneering approach to fighting HIV/AIDS-by publicly funding pre-exposure prophylaxis ( PrEP ) medication Truvada , manufactured by USA biotech giant Gilead . The medicine, brand name Truvada , now costs $33 per day, but it'll be available for under $5 for a three-month supply from March 1. Insurance companies typically negotiate discounts with pharmacies. [Full Article...]

President Trump's Four Pillars for Immigration Reform

President Trump's Four Pillars for Immigration Reform McCain added that their bill would "address the most urgent priorities of protecting Dreamers, strengthening border security, alleviating the backlog in immigration courts, and addressing the root causes of illegal immigration". Democrats and some Republicans want to give "Dreamers" a pathway to citizenship, but oppose cuts Trump would make in the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter... [Full Article...]

Super Bowl LII Ratings Are In: Down 3% From Last Year's Game

Super Bowl LII Ratings Are In: Down 3% From Last Year's Game As this helpful chart from Sports TV Ratings shows, Eagles-Patriots was roughly in line with (but on the lower end of) the previous nine Super Bowls . The top 10 markets for the game? The halftime performance, put on by Justin Timberlake, outperformed the game with a 48.1/70 rating. That makes it the tenth-most watched program in US television history. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong: Court overturns unjust jail terms for young pro-democracy activists

Hong Kong: Court overturns unjust jail terms for young pro-democracy activists Hong Kong's High Court sentenced Joshua Wong, a student activist who became the face of the city's pro-democracy protests in 2014, to three months in prison. The court of appeal later imposed jail terms. However, the government denied this, saying there was "absolutely no basis" to claims of political motives. [Full Article...]

Victims Shifting Focus After Nassar Sentenced

Victims Shifting Focus After Nassar Sentenced Nassar previously pleaded guilty to a combined 10 counts of sexual assault in two MI counties, in addition to pleading guilty to the other state and federal charges. The case focused on sexual assaults at Twistars, a gym for elite gymnasts in Eaton County, Michigan. Cunningham says Nassar's conduct "spans the country and the world". [Full Article...]

Top health officials knew about quack reusing syringes in 2017

Top health officials knew about quack reusing syringes in 2017 Meanwhile, area councillor Sunil Bangarmau said if proper tests are done, at least 500 cases of HIV would come up. India has a severe shortage of doctors and it is not uncommon for poor villagers to seek help from people like Yadav. The investigation revealed that the quack in a neighbouring village had used a single syringe for injection in the name of cheaper treatment. "Villagers are ignorant... [Full Article...]

'Brilliant' Frasier star John Mahoney dies aged 77

'Brilliant' Frasier star John Mahoney dies aged 77 Mahoney was so well-respected that, in 1993, Paramount reportedly pre-approved the actor to be cast as Martin Crane in Frasier . He won a SAG Award and received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal. Actor Gary Sinise , who co-founded Steppenwolf, said: he remembered "so many wonderful plays together over the years". The veteran actor died yesterday, February 4, in Chicago,... [Full Article...]

Eight Year Old Corona Girl Dies Of Flu

Eight Year Old Corona Girl Dies Of Flu The health department said test results confirmed the girl - who was reported to have flu-like symptoms - died from the influenza virus. It did not release details around the first case but encouraged people to get flu shots. "We urge parents to protect themselves and their families by getting this potentially life-saving vaccine today", a rep for the Health Department said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Florida Department of Health: Flu activity remains high throughout Hillsborough County

Florida Department of Health: Flu activity remains high throughout Hillsborough County Of those testing positive, 180 were positive for Type A (H3), 53 were positive for Type A (H1). Officials said there had been a marked increase in flu activity since mid to late December. The flu season ends in May. The Health Department still maintains about a third of the 122 deaths got their flu shot, based on responses from 60 percent of their families. [Full Article...]

Bristol-Myers Squibb Revenue Fueled By Eliquis -- Earnings Review

Bristol-Myers Squibb Revenue Fueled By Eliquis -- Earnings Review The total volume of 11.72 Million shares held in the session, while on average its shares change hands 5549.41 shares. Since the start of the year, we note that shares have seen a change of 3.59%. BMO Capital Markets set a $49.00 target price on Bristol-Myers Squibb and gave the company a "sell" rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Stephens upgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Thursday,... [Full Article...]

Precinct caucuses for DFL, Republican Party start Tuesday night

Precinct caucuses for DFL, Republican Party start Tuesday night Martin said the caucuses are important for campaigns to flex their "political muscle" ahead of state party conventions. For many Minnesotans, it will be the first opportunity to formally act on political passions since the 2016 election, a statement of opposition to or support for President Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

Encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes, says Gwent AM

Encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes, says Gwent AM Health officials promote e-cigarettes authorized by the government officials at the Public Health England and urged to bring e-cigarettes on prescription. Increasing perceived harms of e-cigarettes and e-cigarette vapor were associated with lower odds of susceptibility to using e-cigarettes and current use of e-cigarettes. [Full Article...]

Logan Paul's Return to YouTube Was as Controversial as You'd Expect

Logan Paul's Return to YouTube Was as Controversial as You'd Expect If you've somehow managed to avoid hearing about the recent foibles of 22-year-old YouTube star Logan Paul , well, lucky you. In the 12-minute video simply titled " Logan Paul is Back! " posted on Sunday, February 4, Paul first appears as a bearded man washed up shirtless on shore. [Full Article...]

Should the Portland Trail Blazers trade for Aaron Gordon?

Should the Portland Trail Blazers trade for Aaron Gordon? Gordon is also withdrawing from the Dunk Contest, which is unfortunate for the former runner up in 2016. This season, Mitchell has exploded onto the scene and into the NBA's Rookie of the Year conversation. Mitchell said he's been working with dunk coach Chuck Millan to flawless his routine. Mitchell will join IN guard Victory Oladipo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr . [Full Article...]

Russia Can't Confirm US Fulfilled Limits on Strategic Arms Within START Treaty

Russia Can't Confirm US Fulfilled Limits on Strategic Arms Within START Treaty Russia has fully fulfilled its commitments under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), signed by Washington and Moscow in 2010, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The ministry also reaffirmed Russia's commitment to the treaty and urged to continue the search for solutions to the existing problems around the document. [Full Article...]

It's not too late to get a flu shot

It's not too late to get a flu shot What to do if you get sickMost people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs, says the CDC . This may be a sign of secondary infection such as pneumonia. The CDC said there were an additional 16 flu deaths among children last week, bringing the nationwide total this season for youngsters to 53. Children are especially at risk during flu season . [Full Article...]

$560M Powerball victor refuses to claim prize as she fights for anonymity

$560M Powerball victor refuses to claim prize as she fights for anonymity She thought she was required to do so as directed by information on the state lottery commission's website. Her lawyer, Steven Gordon, said his client is "an engaged community member" and doesn't want to walk around town being known as a lottery victor. [Full Article...]

Why you may want to avoid drinking piping-hot tea

Why you may want to avoid drinking piping-hot tea However, tea aficionados do not have much reasons to worry as the researchers found that in the absence of both excessive alcohol consumption and smoking, daily tea drinking was not associated with esophageal cancer risk. In a 2016 review in The Lancet Oncology, drinking beverages this hot was classified as "probably carcinogenic to humans". In people who didn't have those two vices, however, dr... [Full Article...]

Researchers discover planets beyond our galaxy for first time

Researchers discover planets beyond our galaxy for first time There are few methods to determine the existence of distant planets. It's a highly nuanced process that looks at frequencies emitted by moving celestial objects, meant to observe how they distort and magnify light that comes in from the objects near them. [Full Article...]

California Girl Scout sells 312 boxes of cookies near pot dispensary

California Girl Scout sells 312 boxes of cookies near pot dispensary A 9-year-old Girl Scout in California discovered a strategic spot to sell cookies - in front of the Urbn Leaf marijuana dispensary in San Diego , The San Diego-Union Tribune reported. Have a friend that wants to #tagalong? "Whether it be giving a token of gratitude, a reminder of home, or simply a delicious snack, we encourage everyone to participate in Operation Cookie Drop to show support... [Full Article...]


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