Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say
Efforts by the Trump administration to narrowly define gender as determined by genitals defy medical and scientific knowledge. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Transgender and Transsexuals American Academy of Pediatrics Endocrine Society Trump, Donald J Birth Certificates United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

UDI: 5 Opportunities You May Not Have Considered
It may only be three letters, but for some manufacturers, UDI is a four-letter word. There are others who see the regulation as an opportunity to better understand product performance, speed up regulatory approval and coverage decisions, and improve the cost of doing business with customers. For those not familiar with the acronym, an increasing number of regulatory bodies around the world, including the U.S. FDA and the European Commission, are requiring manufacturers to fulfill three primary requirements: 1) assign unique device identifiers (UDIs) to their products; 2) label those products with the UDIs in both human and...
Source: MDDI - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Karen Conway Tags: Labeling Source Type: news

Civil War data reveals that fathers ’ trauma can be passed on to sons
A UCLA study using Civil War-era data suggests that trauma suffered by a father can affect the lifespan of his child, but that the phenomenon can be neutralized before the child is even born — by the nutrients a mother takes in during pregnancy.Dora Costa, a UCLA professor of economics, analyzed records housed in the National Archives tracking the lifespans of sons of Union soldiers who were captured and held by the Confederacy as prisoners of war and who lived to be at least 45 years old.Although the data dated back to the mid-19th century, the findings could have important implications for human health today, Costa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Blog: Signing a charter – and ticking off a pledge
It was a pleasure to be in Plymouth today to sign the Ethical Care Charter with Plymouth City Council. Plymouth joins the dozens of councils who have made a commitment to pay the living wage to care workers, guarantee training and ensure decent standards for those who need care in their homes. I signed the charter alongside Council Leader Tudor Evans and Councillor Ian Tuffin, and it was great to hear their passion for their city – and their plans for the future. Signing the Ethical Care Charter and delivering better care was one of Plymouth Labour’s 100 pledges at the recent local elections (where they took co...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News ethical care charter plymouth Source Type: news

Democratizing wildfire strategies. Do you realize what it means? Insights from a participatory process in the Montseny region (Catalonia, Spain) - Otero I, Castellnou M, Gonz ález I, Arilla E, Castell L, Castellví J, Sánchez F, Nielsen JØ.
Participatory planning networks made of government agencies, stakeholders, citizens and scientists are receiving attention as a potential pathway to build resilient landscapes in the face of increased wildfire impacts due to suppression policies and land-u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Government grants special exemptions for clinical waste disposal
Clinical waste from NHS hospitals has been transported and disposed of in ways which normally breach safety regulations, prompting concerns about capacity in the waste sector. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Government Sets Aside K700m for Medical Staff Recruitment
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government says it has set aside K700 million (US$1 million) for the recruitment of medical staff this year, a senior government official in the Ministry of Health has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Canada Announces Ban of Asbestos, But with Exemptions
The Canadian government released the final draft last week of its much-anticipated ban on asbestos, making it illegal to import, manufacture, sell, trade or use products made with the toxic mineral. The ban, which goes into effect Dec. 30, 2018, contains exemptions that still allow its use in the chlor-alkali industry, the military, nuclear facilities and for magnesium extraction from asbestos mining residue. It will be known as The Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations. Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna touted the tough new regulations during the announcement, but critics stil...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Council chief says social care may be better off under NHS
Birmingham City Council’s chief executive has questioned whether social care should be taken over by the NHS, stating it was unlikely to “win” financially while it remained part of local government. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Government Releases Malaria Prevalence in Councils
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has released a list of ten district and township councils with high malaria prevalence and 14 others with prevalence below 0.1 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Academics warn that new assessment risks UK research
Britain’s role in global research threatened by government proposal, heads of leading universities say (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. farmers, government fight risk of African swine fever
U.S. hog farmers are ramping up safety procedures and leaving animal-feed ingredients imported from China in storage in an attempt to keep out a highly contagious swine disease that is sweeping through Asia and Europe. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A connected society: a strategy for tackling loneliness laying the foundations for change
This strategy sets out the government's approach to tackling loneliness in England. It builds on years of work brought together by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. It sets out government's long-term ambitions to work with others to build a more cohesive and connected society. Alongside this, it includes a number of initial commitments that benefit both wider society and people at specific trigger points when they are at greater risk of loneliness (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treasury plans for public sector pay will ‘hammer’ workers, says UNISON
Commenting on media reports today (Monday) that the Treasury is planning a new approach to public sector pay, with wage increases based on performance and location, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “So-called ‘regional pay’ is a complete non-starter for public sector workers, who have already seen the value of their wages fall massively under this government. “What the Chancellor really means when he talks of wanting greater ‘flexibility’ is to hammer the pay of everyone who works for the NHS, schools, local councils and police forces. “Nurses, care workers and teaching ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release public sector pay Source Type: news

Glasgow: strikers speak out
“We’ve never been paid right, going back over 12 years. It’s been a constant fight to get our money what we’re entitled to. They’ve been robbing us, basically, on pay and grading.” Those are the words of Glasgow home carer Denise Phillips, explaining why she and 8,000 other city council workers are striking over equal pay tomorrow and Wednesday (23 and 24 October). She and three other UNISON strikers – fellow home care worker Joan Johnson, school cleaning supervisor and caterer Ingrid Bain and care home cleaning supervisor Lyn O’Hara – spoke about the strike, and t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News equal pay glasgow Industrial action local government low pay Scotland scotland local government Scottish local government women women members Source Type: news

​Trump administration eyes defining transgender out of existence
The Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and Robert Pear Source Type: news

Cleaners at the forefront of needlestick injuries
Almost two thirds of workers who successfully claim compensation for needlestick injuries are cleaners – mainly because the needles weren’t correctly disposed. “These figures are a timely reminder of the risks to health and safety posed by used needlesticks, and how they can affect staff in all sectors, and not just clinical staff,” warned UNISON assistant national health and safety officer Robert Baughan. He was speaking at the start of European Health and Safety Week, which focuses this year on hazardous substances. A UNISON analysis of nearly 100 successful compensation claims for needlestick inj...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article Eurohsweek european health and safety week health and safety reps needlesticks Source Type: news

Extortionate parking charges and fines for health staff, patients and visitors must stop, says UNISON
  Healthcare staff are wasting valuable time searching for parking spaces and two-thirds (64%) have been fined when trying to park at work, according to a survey published today (Sunday) by UNISON. More than three in five (63%) NHS staff say they have to pay for parking permits, in some cases costing £100 or more a month. But hardly any – just 8% – have a guaranteed space. As a result, more than half (54%) can end up being late for work, with some spending an hour a day looking for a space, and one in five (21%) up to 30 minutes doing so. Almost two-thirds (63%) have no option but to seek alternative...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release hospital car parking charter hospital parking NHS parking charges parking fines Sara Gorton Source Type: news

MPs call for tougher action to curb unnecessary antibiotic scripts
Clinically unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics in the UK must stop, according to an influential group of MPs, which is calling on the government to make antimicrobial resistance a “top five” policy priority. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Fish fraud is rampant – and the government rarely tests it
Near a coastline or not, seafood is an increasingly popular food option for Americans. The U.S. is now the second-largest consumer of seafood worldwide after China and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 20 percent of adults are eating fish at least twice a week. But choosing your fish doesn't always mean getting what you're after. Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress of the forward view for mental health
The Royal College of Psychiatry has published a progress report on the government's mental health strategy, the NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MPs call for urgent action on antimicrobial resistance
They call on government and industry to develop new classes of antibiotics Related items fromOnMedica GPs put on alert for measles as cases rise Quadrivalent HPV jab cleared of causal link to MS Doctors warn of rising rates of fungal resistance BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Global measles deaths reach historic low (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Push for Safer Fertilizer in Europe Carries a Whiff of Russian Intrigue
A proposed environmental regulation has become an unlikely source of geopolitical tension, raising concerns about Russian influence over Europe ’ s food supply. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT APUZZO Tags: Lobbying and Lobbyists Mines and Mining Fertilizer Politics and Government European Parliament University of Leuven (Belgium) Wageningen University and Research Center Putin, Vladimir V Brussels (Belgium) Morocco Moscow (Russia) Source Type: news

Scientists STUNNED as first-of-its-kind study reveals strong link between fluoridated water and ADHD
(Natural News) There are many reasons to oppose fluoridated water. Not only is it a form of government-dictated mass medication, research has consistently shown that fluoride consumption has a host of ill effects on human health. Recent research has once again confirmed that fluoride is a neurotoxin — with developing fetuses and young children being... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electric cars, "sustainability," and other city folk ideologies are a clean energy MYTH – watch at REAL.video
(Natural News) Big-government leftists, many of whom live in large cities, are known to tout their electric and hybrid vehicles, social activism, and other “sustainable” lifestyle habits as helping to “save the planet.” But much of what far-left liberals love to brag about concerning their alleged support of clean energy and environmental conservation are empty... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stacey Abrams Hopes Medicaid Expansion Can Be a Winning Issue in Rural Georgia
By framing expansion as a pragmatic business move, Ms. Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, is hoping to siphon some traditionally Republican rural votes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Politics and Government Medicaid Elections, Governors Abrams, Stacey Y Kemp, Brian P Georgia Midterm Elections (2018) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Hackers Breach HealthCare.Gov System, Threatening the Data of 75,000 People
(WASHINGTON) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments. Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov. 1 for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. About 10 million people currently have private coverage under forme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / AP Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare onetime technology U.S. Source Type: news

Is the Government Causing Physician Burnout?
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What Americans Fear Most
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Government corruption is Americans'biggest concern, a new survey contends, but worries about the environment are also a dominant fear. The 5th annual Survey of American Fears from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., was... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CLAIM: Big Pharma drug research facility just a front for government bioweapons development program
(Natural News) New accusations have come forth from the Russian Defense Ministry claiming that the United States government knowingly killed dozens of people with a biological weapon that it claimed was “drug research.” Documents suggest that at least 73 people from the European country of Georgia died over a very short period of time as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Tightens Nursing School Requirements
[The Herald] Government has tightened enrolment requirements for individuals intending to train as nurses and only aspiring candidates people below the age of 30 with five Ordinary Levels from one sitting are eligible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Carbon Utilization' Technologies Could Reduce Emissions by Turning Greenhouse Gases Into Useful Products
A new Academies report outlines a research agenda for improving the commercial viability of technologies that turn greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels into useful products such as fuels, construction materials, and chemicals. The report urges the U.S. government and private sector to support research and development to advance these technologies and coordinate their efforts. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Changes to the way universal credit is introduced are a sensible move, says UNISON
Assurances that part-time low-paid workers will not be made to look for higher paid jobs or forced to increase their hours as they are moved across onto universal credit has been welcomed by UNISON today (Thursday). UNISON had been concerned that as people were transferred across to universal credit anyone earning less than 35 times the national minimum wage would have been made to find a job on better pay or take on more hours. Earlier today, in response to a question from Ruth George MP at the Work and Pensions Select Committee, the director general of universal credit Neil Couling confirmed an assurance previously given...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release dave prentis Universal credit Source Type: news

European unions call for solidarity with Glasgow women
An equal pay victory for the thousands of Glasgow women who are striking next week (23 and 24 October) “would be an inspiration to the millions of other women in public services who are fighting for better pay and to see essential jobs in services like social care given the value that they deserve”. So said EPSU – the European public service union grouping – in a message to all its affiliates across the continent, asking them to support the action and send solidarity to the UNISON and GMB members involved. “We are urging all EPSU affiliates to send messages of support to our affiliates UNISON ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News epsu equal pay glasgow Industrial action local government low pay Scotland scotland local government Scottish local government women women members Source Type: news

Sudan:Sudan Call Memo to WHO Highlights 'Collapse in Sudan Health Sector'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudan Call, a coalition of opposition parties and armed movements, has submitted a memorandum to the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) drawing attention to "the terrible collapse in the health sector, the spread of epidemics in Sudan such as cholera, and its transformation into an endemic disease amid government misinformation". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scottish government identifies case of mad cow disease
Scotland's government said on Thursday that a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, had been discovered on a farm in Aberdeenshire. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Patients who get free NHS prescriptions in England will face checks by pharmacists as part of a major government crackdown on fraud
Ministers estimate prescription fraud costs NHS £ 256m a year and have set a target to halve this by 2020. To help achieve this, a new digital system will be piloted in England next year to allow pharmacists to check instantly whether patients are entitled to a free prescription. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Government to Build 200 Health Centres
[Monitor] Kampala -Government has started constructing 207 health centre IIIs in some of the unserved sub-counties to bring health services closer to people, particularly those living with HIV/Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New federal asbestos ban includes controversial exemptions
New regulations designed to ban asbestos will go into effect by the end of this year, however an analysis of the final rules introduced Wednesday reveals they have been watered down from what the federal government originally proposed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Kenya:Report Exposes High Risk of Anaemia Among Women
[Nation] One in four Kenyan women of reproductive age suffer from iron deficiency, a new government report shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Government corruption tops 5th annual Chapman University survey of American fears
(Chapman University) More Americans are afraid than ever, according to the 5th annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears, released today. The 2018 survey revealed that government corruption remains Americans' primary concern, and the state of the environment, which for the first time represents fully half of Americans' top 10 fears. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Landscapes that work for biodiversity and people
How can we manage farmlands, forests, and rangelands to respond to the triple challenge of the Anthropocene—biodiversity loss, climate change, and unsustainable land use? When managed by using biodiversity-based techniques such as agroforestry, silvopasture, diversified farming, and ecosystem-based forest management, these socioeconomic systems can help maintain biodiversity and provide habitat connectivity, thereby complementing protected areas and providing greater resilience to climate change. Simultaneously, the use of these management techniques can improve yields and profitability more sustainably, enhancing li...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kremen, C., Merenlender, A. M. Tags: Ecology, Online Only review Source Type: news

Nine out of ten health supplements have 'give you no real benefits' claims ex-government advisor 
Britons spend £421million a year on supplements and vitamin tablets but 90 per cent of them are ‘unvalidated’ and many ‘have no measurable benefits’, said Dr Paul Clayton. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staff with caring responsibilities need supporting at work, says UNISON
Parents and other staff with caring duties are having to quit their jobs in some cases because of inflexible working conditions, according to research published today (Thursday) by UNISON. Nearly half (47%) the survey respondents say they think employers discriminate against employees who are responsible for looking after loved ones. More than three quarters (78%) also believe that staying in a job is harder for carers or parents. The findings are based on results from nearly 3,000 respondents across the UK, including employees with caring responsibilities (88%) who have either looked after an adult or are a parent, i...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release carers Christina McAnea employers parents Source Type: news

Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West
Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean to Americans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Yamei Kin Soybeans Research China United States World War I (1914-18) Agriculture Department GenderAds Biographical Information Source Type: news

The Agenda is Set ... Now What?
In September, Jon Krohmer, MD, FACEP, marked the end of his second year as director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS. His tenure has included major initiatives, such as EMS Agenda 2050 and a revision of the National EMS Model Scope of Practice, as well as continued efforts to support state and local EMS organizations battling the opioid crisis and addressing other public health issues.Krohmer has a long career in EMS, starting as an emergency physician and EMS medical director in Michigan. He served in national organizations, including a stint as president of the National Associat...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: Exclusive Articles EMS Insider Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

FDA, DHS ink cooperative medtech cybersecurity agreement
The FDA said yesterday that it is partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seeking to jointly improve cybersecurity in medical devices. The two agencies inked a memorandum of agreement looking to implement a new framework that will improve coordination and cooperation between the two bodies, according to the release. Through the agreement, both agencies will look to share information and coordinate on potential or confirmed medical device cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats in hopes that the they will be better equipped to handle such threats to patient safety in a timely manner, according to the rele...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Cybersecurity Dept. of Homeland Security Source Type: news

McDonald ’ s, Burger King, Five Guys Among Chains Given ‘ F ’ Over Antibiotics
(CBS News) — Twenty-two of the top 25 U.S. burger chains — including McDonald’s, Burger King, White Castle and Five Guys — received a failing grade in a review assessing their practices and policies on antibiotics use in their beef products. Only two chains were given an “A” rating. The scores were published Wednesday in a report called “Chain Reaction IV: Burger Edition,” which was produced by the Center for Food Safety, Consumer Reports, Food Animal Concerns Trust, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Friends of the Earth, and Natural Resources Defense Council. The report says 22 chai...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Antibiotics Fast Food Local TV Source Type: news

Groundbreaking Australian HIV trial should be replicated, researchers say
Trial resulted in 25% fall in new infections in year after rapid rollout of PrEP medicationHigh-income countries with people at high risk of HIV should replicate a groundbreaking trial in Australia, which has seen new infections fall by 25% in one year following the rapid rollout of free HIV medication, researchers say.When taken daily the pre-exposure prophylaxis drug known as PrEP is almost 100% effective in preventing HIV-negative people from acquiring the virus. In 2016, NSW became the first Australian state to trial PrEP on a large scale. In the course of just one year 9,714 HIV-negative people at high risk of acquiri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Aids and HIV Health Medical research Australia news Source Type: news

Contaminated blood victims 'on the breadline'
Chairman of public inquiry calls on the government to take decisive action over financial support. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news