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As HIV Rates Decline, A Surprising Population Is Seeing A Rise In Diagnoses In Major Cities

Nationally, the United States is experiencing a continued overall decline in the number of new HIV diagnoses. But in some major cities, women’s HIV rates have not been declining as quickly as men’s in recent years. Although men who have sex with other men are still most susceptible to HIV in the U.S., women nonetheless […]

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Jada Pinkett Smith To Daughter Willow: 'By Your Age… I Gave Myself Multiple Orgasms'

Jada Pinkett Smith had a very public sex talk with her 17-year-old daughter, Willow Smith, on Monday. “We as women have been trained that women aren’t supposed to enjoy sex, sex is not for women, sex is for men, pleasure is for men — and honestly I think that’s why so many women that I know have […]

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I Need Plastic Straws To Drink. I Also Want To Save The Environment.

I am a proud disabled woman who was born with arthrogryposis, a physical disability that affects my arms and legs. I am also deeply committed to protecting the environment. These two priorities ― disability rights and environmental protection ― have long been compatible. However, as the movement to ban plastic straws intensifies, I find myself […]

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Billy Caldwell cannabis oil plea rejected by Home Office

The Home Office has rejected a County Tyrone mother’s plea to legalise cannabis oil for her epileptic son. Charlotte Caldwell accused Home Office minister Nick Hurd of having “likely signed my son’s death warrant”. Ms Caldwell brought cannabis oil from Canada for her son Billy, but it was confiscated at Heathrow on Monday. In 2017, […]

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Bottle feeding is a woman's right, midwives told

If a woman decides not to breastfeed her baby it is her choice and must be respected, midwives are being told. The Royal College of Midwives’ new position statement makes it explicitly clear that women should be supported if, after being given advice, information and support, they opt to bottle feed using formula milk. Although […]

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More cuts to care on way – council chiefs

Vulnerable old and disabled people will see cuts to vital care services and higher charges, council chiefs say. The annual budget survey by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services shows councils expect to spend £21.4bn this year in England. While this is a rise from £20.8bn last year, the cost of inflation combined […]

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19 Great Places To Travel For Non-Drinkers

Travel often offers an opportunity to relax, explore a new place and have a good time. For many, this entails winding down with some beachside cocktails, tasting a region’s wine or hitting up a local bar. But for people who don’t drink, it may sometimes feel like the “good time” options are more limited. HuffPost […]

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Calls To Suicide Hotlines Rise Sharply After Celebrity Deaths

Last week’s deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade have led to a significant increase in calls and text messages to suicide prevention organizations, the groups said. The Crisis Text Line, which invites people to communicate with a crisis counselor for free by texting 741-741, said it saw a 115-percent increase in volume […]

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Opioid Overdose Deaths Are A Growing Source Of Transplant Organs

By Fran Kritz  “There’s a lot of things that lead to organ donation,” says Jean Emond, the head of transplantation at New York Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center. “None are great.” “Accidents,” he continues. “Strokes. Overdoses have always been a significant part of the overall supply. But in the last three to five years” — years that […]

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Prostate cancer spit test is trialled

A spit test to detect men at increased risk of prostate cancer has started early trials. The new DNA test looks for high-risk genes that are thought to affect one in every 100 men. Three hundred men are taking part in the trials, from three London GP surgeries. Developing better diagnostic tests that could be […]

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Pre-Cut Melon In 8 States Recalled For Salmonella Outbreak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sunday urged residents of eight U.S. states to check for recalled pre-cut melon that is linked to an outbreak of Salmonella. The FDA and U.S. Centers for Disease Control are investigating an outbreak linked to 60 illnesses and at least 31 hospitalizations […]

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Video appointments in stop 'non-essential' hospital use plan

Virtual appointments with consultants from your own home or GP surgery are part of a plan to reduce “non-essential” visits to Welsh hospitals. Patients will be expected to be more careful about exercise and what they eat and drink under a Welsh Government plan to reduce pressure on the NHS. It comes after warnings that […]

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New measures to protect doctors after Bawa-Garba case

New measures designed to improve patient safety and protect doctors and nurses when mistakes are made, are to be announced by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. It comes after concerns were raised following the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, who was struck off after the death of a six-year-old boy. Mr Hunt said staff should […]