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Facebook steps up fight against vaccine misinformation

Facebook steps up fight against vaccine misinformation Last month, Facebook removed hundreds of Indonesian accounts, pages and groups from its network after discovering they were linked to an online group accused of spreading hate speech and fake news . Ms Bickert said the social network was also looking into ways of providing more information on the topic to users of Facebook. An investigation by the Guardian newspaper found that Facebook search... [Full Article...]

Battle against Ebola in Congo being lost amid militarised response, MSF says

Battle against Ebola in Congo being lost amid militarised response, MSF says Dr. Nguyen also noted that when Ebola teams were accompanied by security forces, they were met with fear and distrust, especially of forced vaccination. Even after almost seven months, she says more than 40% of the deaths are still taking place in communities rather than at Ebola treatment centres. The second largest Ebola outbreak in history is now taking place in the Democratic Republic of Co... [Full Article...]

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Announces He Will Resign

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Announces He Will Resign Reportedly, the reason for Gottlieb's resignation this time around is his desire to spend more time with his family. Public Citizen called the approval a "reckless decision" along with the "withdrawal of a proposed rule that would have allowed generic drug companies to promptly update their labels with new warnings". [Full Article...]

Trippy ketamine-like drug approved for severe depression

Trippy ketamine-like drug approved for severe depression There's a new ally in the ongoing battle against depression that doctors say works faster and more efficiently than previous drugs. People who are now struggling with MDD are considered to have TRD if they have not responded adequately to at least 2 different antidepressants of adequate dose and duration in the current depressive episode. [Full Article...]

AIDS cure: London man becomes second to be 'cured' of HIV

AIDS cure: London man becomes second to be 'cured' of HIV Doctors say a British man who previously tested positive for HIV might be the second person ever to be cured of the AIDS virus. The team also found that his white blood cells now can not be infected with CCR5-dependent HIV strains, indicating the donor's cells had engrafted. [Full Article...]

Fitbit launches lower-cost fitness devices to combat Samsung, Apple

Fitbit launches lower-cost fitness devices to combat Samsung, Apple It costs $160, making it Fitbit's least-expensive smartwatch ever. The former has essential health and fitness features such as sleep and exercise tracking, reminders, and goal celebrations, whereas the latter is a more fleshed out activity tracker offering Sleep Stages tracking, guided breathing exercises, and connected Global Positioning System. [Full Article...]

Teen Tells US Senate Why He Defied Anti-Vaccine Mother

Teen Tells US Senate Why He Defied Anti-Vaccine Mother An Ohio teenager who defied his anti-vaccine mother and received shots against several risky diseases was the star witness at a Senate hearing Tuesday. I'm also afraid I'd go somewhere that up-charges vaccines way more than somewhere just down the street. "But I still do not favor giving up on liberty for a false sense of security". [Full Article...]

A man in London has been reportedly cured of HIV

A man in London has been reportedly cured of HIV According to reports , the patient is only the second person ever reported to have been cleared of the virus using this method. Bone marrow transplants are inherently risky and are considered a last resort treatment, so it is unlikely they could be used en masse to treat HIV patients. [Full Article...]

HIV Eliminated By Bone Marrow Transplant In Cancer Patient : Shots

HIV Eliminated By Bone Marrow Transplant In Cancer Patient : Shots Gupta said the London patient was "functionally cured" and is in remission, but said it was too early to officially say he is cured. After HIV-resistant cells from the transplant replaced the men's vulnerable cells, both men stopped taking the ARV therapy that had been suppressing their infections. [Full Article...]

For the Second Time in History, Someone Has Been Cured of HIV

For the Second Time in History, Someone Has Been Cured of HIV Hans-Peter Kiem, co-director of the defeatHIV research group at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle. It was only in 2016 that he was able to access the stem cell donation because he was seeking treatment for the cancer, not the HIB. [Full Article...]

States, D.C. To Sue Trump Administration Over Abortion 'Gag Rule'

States, D.C. To Sue Trump Administration Over Abortion 'Gag Rule' More than 37,000 patients passed through Title X clinics in OR in 2017, a lot of them below the federal poverty level. "As a doctor, I can not imagine withholding information from my patients". The plan, announced by the Department of Health and Human Services in February, would require "clear financial and physical separation" between Title X-compliant facilities and those that provide abortion... [Full Article...]

A new study once again proves: No, vaccines do not cause autism

A new study once again proves: No, vaccines do not cause autism The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not cause autism . The study , published in Annals of Internal Medicine , found that children who had siblings with autism were seven times more likely to go on to be diagnosed with ASD than children without a family history of the disorder, and boys were four times more likely to be diagnosed than girls. [Full Article...]

Second person in history reportedly cured of HIV

Second person in history reportedly cured of HIV The transplanted stem cells can also produce immune cells that go on to attack their new host, a problem called graft vs. host disease. While some commentators are calling this a "cure" for HIV, the scientists who performed the experiment say it's too soon to say that. [Full Article...]

Blood pressure medication recall expands again to include losartan

Blood pressure medication recall expands again to include losartan Camber Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling 87 lots of the blood pressure drug Losartan due to traces of a potential carcinogen. Since last summer, drug companies have recalled hundreds of lots of blood pressure and heart medication drugs after tests showed small levels of potentially cancer-causing impurities. [Full Article...]

Fresh hope as another man is cured of HIV/AIDS

Fresh hope as another man is cured of HIV/AIDS Nearly three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resistsHIV infection - and more than 18 months after he came off antiretroviral drugs - highly sensitive tests still show no trace of the man's previous HIV infection . [Full Article...]

What Do MDs Say About the Measles Outbreak of 2019?

What Do MDs Say About the Measles Outbreak of 2019? Herd immunity refers to how a disease can be kept from easily spreading through a community based on the proportion of people in that community who are immune to the disease, such as through vaccination. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , there are already 159 reported measles cases from 10 states in 2019", he said. According to the CDC, those people should be receiving at least one ... [Full Article...]

What Changes to Title X Could Mean for Local Health Options

What Changes to Title X Could Mean for Local Health Options As part of the underlying Title X legislation, the public health service act clearly states, "None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning". Nearly half of the patients who receive Title X services are at or below the federal poverty level. In that year, less than 4 percent of the services provided at the clinic were abor... [Full Article...]

Ford government to create new Ontario Health super agency

Ford government to create new Ontario Health super agency As expected, the minister also confirmed that a new superagency, Ontario Health, would absorb the functions of six health-care agencies, including Cancer Care Ontario, and 14 local health integration networks (LHINs), the organizations that now oversee home care and manage the waiting lists for nursing homes. [Full Article...]

Self-harm clips hidden in kids' cartoons

Self-harm clips hidden in kids' cartoons It is unclear how or why the clips depicting suicide methods were embedded in children's cartoons. Tips for committing suicide are appearing in children's cartoons on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app. Kaslow, who teaches at Emory University's school of medicine, said that some children may ignore the grim video content but that others, particularly those who are more vulnerable, may be drawn t... [Full Article...]

Microsoft hails revamped goggles as more immersive and easy to wear

Microsoft hails revamped goggles as more immersive and easy to wear Furthermore, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney announced at Microsoft's HoloLens 2 unveiling that Unreal Engine 4 support will be coming to the headset. The headset has been redesigned to comfortably mold to anybody's head, glasses or no glasses. [Full Article...]


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