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  • UK's Boots 'truly sorry' over morning-after pill campaign response

    July 22, 2017 7:54 AM 4

    LONDON (Reuters) - British pharmacy chain Boots has apologized for its response to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of one of its morning-after pills and said it was looking for cheaper alternatives. Boots, part of U.S.-listed Walgreens Boots Alliance, was criticized by health campaigners and lawmakers after refusing to cut the cost of the emergency

  • Latest scan makes sad reading, Charlie Gard’s parents are told

    July 22, 2017 7:00 AM 3

    The parents of Charlie Gard walked out of court yesterday after hearing that a new scan, which they had not seen, on their 11-month old baby made for “sad reading”. At the High Court in London Chris Gard called Katie Gollop, QC, representing Great Ormond Street, “evil” and Connie Yates, Charlie’s mother, broke down in tears and said: “We haven’t even read it.” The couple

  • New Charlie Gard scan makes for 'sad reading'

    July 21, 2017 3:22 PM 6

    Charlie's mother storms out of the court and father says "evil" as judge hears preliminary reports before a hearing on Monday. Barrister Katie Gollop QC broke the news on Friday during the latest stage of the couple's legal fight over treatment for the terminally ill baby. Ms Gallop said: "Almost all the medical evidence in this case makes for sad reading

  • Charlie Gard: High Court judge could rule over tot’s US treatment next week

    July 21, 2017 12:26 PM 2

    A JUDGE could decide next week whether terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard can travel to the United States for treatment. Connie Yates and Chris Gard were back at London’s High Court today as their battle to convince a judge to allow their 11-month-old tot to undergo treatment in America. The youngster suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain

  • India, China, Pakistan among 10 nations accounting for 95% of HIV infections, says UN report

    July 21, 2017 6:47 AM 5

    India, China and Pakistan are among the 10 countries that accounted for more than 95 per cent of all new HIV infections in the Asia and the Pacific region in 2016, according to a UN report. The report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, ‘Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90¬-90-90 targets’, gives a comprehensive analysis of the 2014 targets

  • Amid Turning Tide, AIDS Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016: UN

    July 21, 2017 6:47 AM 4

    Paris: AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report Thursday proclaiming "the scales have tipped". Not only are new HIV infections and deaths declining, but more people than ever are on life-saving treatment, according to data published ahead of an AIDS science conference

  • Motsoaledi hails great progress made in fight against HIV/Aids

    July 21, 2017 6:37 AM 5

    JOHANNESBURG – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says while great progress has been made to stop the spread of HIV and Aids, there’s still much more work to be done. A new UNAIDS report has revealed that for the first time, more than half of people living with HIV around the world are taking treatment. The report also shows that Aids-related deaths halved

  • France Lifts Ban On Embalming HIV Deceased

    July 21, 2017 2:31 AM 4

    Paris, France: France on Thursday lifted a ban on embalming the bodies of HIV-positive people, ending three decades of discrimination in death against people infected with the AIDS virus. Since 1986, the process of embalming bodies to delay their decomposition a custom used in about one in three deaths in France has been denied to people with HIV/AIDS

  • AIDS treatment wins as deaths almost halve since 2005, United Nations report shows

    July 20, 2017 1:22 PM 8

    The scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005 and more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment, the United Nations has said. In its latest global report on the pandemic, which has killed about 35 million people worldwide since it began in the 1980s, the UNAIDS agency said there

  • How to Prevent Dementia: Managing Smoking, Hearing Loss and Depression Can Ward off Condition

    July 20, 2017 10:03 AM 8

    People can reduce their risk of developing dementia by effectively managing certain lifestyle and health factors, such as smoking, obesity and depression. In a report published in the Lancet, an international team of scientists found that up to a third of dementia cases across the globe could be prevented through non-pharmacological interventions, such as exercise