Category Archives: Healthcare

31Jan/17

Trump meets with drugmakers, seeks lower prices, U.S. production

Trumps calls on pharmaceutical execs to cut prices and move production back to U.S. and vows to work to streamline FDA approval process.

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17Jan/17

Zimbabwe bans street vendors to stop typhoid outbreak

Authorities in Zimbabwe have ordered street food and produce vendors operating in the capital, Harare to cease operations in efforts to curb a typhoid outbreak.

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16Jan/17

Feed peanut products to babies to cut allergy risk, doctors say

New U.S. guidelines advise parents to feed their babies peanut products – though never whole peanuts – to help lower the risk of developing potentially life-threatening allergies. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

17Dec/16

U.S. surgeon general claims e-cigarettes harmful for young people

The U.S. surgeon general is calling for action on the use of e-cigarettes among young people, and has released a report emphasizing its harmful effects.
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27Nov/16

Commemorating World AIDS Day in West and Central Africa with new push for innovative prevention efforts

November 25, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ – This year, West and Central Africa will be commemorating World AIDS Day in the context of a powerful commitment to the new HIV Emergency Plan for the region. The focus is on HIV prevention under the theme Hands up for #HIVprevention.

“We are happy to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day in the full knowledge that regional leaders have committed to a new plan that will multiply by three the number of people on HIV treatment,” says the UNAIDS Director of the Regional Support Team for West and Central Africa, Dr Djibril Diallo.

World AIDS Day is held each year on 1st December. It is an opportunity for every community to unite against HIV, show support for people living with the disease and remember those who have passed away due to AIDS.

A series of activities are planned across the 25 countries of West and Central Africa, including conferences, discussions on innovative approaches to prevention and treatment, including voluntary HIV testing and counselling in health centres, on the streets, markets and other places. A strong social media engagement is underway to link people living with HIV, young people, women and girls’ networks and associations with decision makers at all levels.

The UNAIDS Regional Support Team for West and Central Africa has organised a Media Breakfast to take place in Dakar on 30 November to provide detailed information on this year’s World AIDS Day and offer insight into how the region plans to put countries back on track toward the 90 90 90 target by 2020.

“We will be commemorating this year’s World AIDS Day at an important moment in history and I am looking forward to sharing with the news media the successes we have had in West and Central Africa as well as the strategic actions we need to end AIDS by 2030,” says Dr Diallo.

Distributed by APO on behalf of United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

03Nov/16

Russians queue for HIV tests as health authorities warn of epidemic

Health authorities in Russia’s fourth largest city say one person out of every 50 in Yekaterinburg is HIV-positive and call on citizens to get tested.

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31Oct/16

HIV-infected South African children have rare resistance to AIDS

Scientists have discovered more than 100 African children who appear to be resistant to the human immunodeficiency virus.
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04Oct/16

Cyber bug in J&J’s insulin pump

Johnson & Johnson is warning users of a cyber security bug in one of its insulin pumps that could allow a hacker to overdose diabetic patients, Reuters has learned. Fred Katayama reports.
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05Sep/16

Detecting food allergens on the go

A California startup has developed a portable technology that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go.
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