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Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type

Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type

Two-year-old Zainab is battling an aggressive form of cancer called neuroblastoma . However, Zainab is missing a common antigen most people carry in their blood, dropping the amount of compatible donors down to less than four percent. OneBlood said it's working closely with other blood centers as well as the American Rare Donor Program, which helps search the globe for donors with rare blood types. Consulte Mais Informação

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TAMC public health nurses encourage testing, contact tracing for World Aids Day

TAMC public health nurses encourage testing, contact tracing for World Aids Day

Among those who are HIV infected, knowledge of their status allows them to take action to protect their sexual partners, access treatment , and plan for the future. For more information about testing services and treatment , call the HIV/STD Prevention Program at 664-4050. World Health Organization said that the improved funding support would ensure all citizens get access to the services they need to live productive lives. Consulte Mais Informação

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Clinical trial underway for male birth control gel

Clinical trial underway for male birth control gel

This contraceptive will compliment condom use, withdrawal during sex and vasectomy for men. Most men are reluctant to adopt contraception for the sake of contraception and preventing unwanted pregnancies mainly because they do not get pregnant! "This is reason why many men won't mind using it basing on previous studies where they stated they would prefer reversible birth control methods", said William Bremner. Consulte Mais Informação

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British MP reveals HIV positive status ahead of World AIDS Day

British MP reveals HIV positive status ahead of World AIDS Day

The organisation is in attendance at the World Aids Day commemorations at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto. World AIDS Day is a day to remember the millions of people who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses, many of whom died because they couldn't access HIV services, because of stigma, because of discrimination and because of criminalization of key populations. Consulte Mais Informação

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Measles cases rise in Europe, Latin America: WHO report

Measles cases rise in Europe, Latin America: WHO report

Although 173,000 cases of measles were reported past year, it is still a massive drop for the 850,000 cases reported in 2000. And 110,000 died from the virus. "We're losing ground on measles sometimes because people forget that this is a horrifying disease", she said. "If a single person gets measles, 12 to 18 other people get it, typically babies too young to be vaccinated", Hotez said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

Redfield tied the drop in overall life expectancy, which averaged 78.6 years in 2017, a decrease of 0.1 from the year before, to the rise in deaths from overdose and suicide. While still relatively uncommon, suicides accounted for 14 deaths per 100,000 people in the US a year ago. "The suicide rate in the United States has increased from 10.4 suicides per 100,000 in 1999 to 14 (per 100,000) in 2017", a second CDC report reads. Consulte Mais Informação

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Congo's Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History, Says WHO

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History, Says WHO

Experts say that armed conflict in the area has hampered efforts to curb the outbreak . Dr Peter Salama, WHO's emergencies chief, called it a "sad toll" as DR Congo's health ministry announced the number of cases has reached 426. It is not clear how many Centers for Disease Control and Prevention workers are now trying to tackle the outbreak from Congo's capital, Kinshasa, which is almost 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away. Consulte Mais Informação

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The US mortality crisis: CDC reports extraordinary drop in life expectancy

The US mortality crisis: CDC reports extraordinary drop in life expectancy

Drug overdose deaths among USA residents totaled 70,237 in 2017, almost 6,600 more than in 2016, a government report finds. The rate has increased on average by 16 percent per year since 2014 and more than tripled since 1999. The total number of suicide deaths was the highest in a half century and up more than 2,000 from 2016. A single year might be a blip, but the reasons for the increase in death rate (including obesity and drug overdoses ) suggested that might not be the case. Consulte Mais Informação

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AFM not confirmed in patient after review

AFM not confirmed in patient after review

Last week, CDC Director Robert R. Redfield announced the establishment of an AFM task force to aid in the ongoing investigation "to define the cause of, and improve treatment and outcomes for, patients with AFM". Safranek said health officials have found no connection between the two Sarpy-Cass cases. Rare but serious, the condition affects mostly children and as yet has no clear cause. Consulte Mais Informação

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United States life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

It is the 10th highest cause of death for all age groups. Accidental overdoses account for more than a third of unintentional injury deaths while intentional drug overdoses account for about a tenth of the suicides . Others noted programs that may also have helped: The overdose antidote naloxone has been made more widely available in many places; Rhode Island has made efforts to educate substance abusers as they leave jail, a time when they are particularly vulnerable to overdose ; ... Consulte Mais Informação

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