California lowers penalty for knowingly exposing partners to HIV – CNN

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. California lowers penalty for knowingly exposing partners to HIV – CNN

Madagascar plague: WHO in huge release of antibiotics – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption The authorities are launching a major drive to combat plague in Antananarivo and have set up checkpoints in the city More than a million doses of antibiotics have been delivered by the World Health Organization to fight an outbreak of plague in Madagascar which has killed at least 33 people. [...]

Hepatitis A Spreads Through San Diego: Why It’s So Hard to Stop – Live Science

SAN DIEGO — More than 480 people in San Diego have become infected with hepatitis A over the last 10 months, in the largest outbreak of the illness in California in decades. But why is it so hard to stop? About 20 new cases of hepatitis A per week have been reported [...]

Mosquito-Borne Diseases Found In US Athletes And Staff At Rio Olympics – NPR

Health workers spray insecticide to combat Zika-carrying mosquitoes under the bleachers of the Sambódrome in Rio de Janeiro in January 2016. Leo Correa/AP hide caption toggle caption Leo Correa/AP Health workers spray insecticide to combat Zika-carrying mosquitoes under the bleachers of the Sambódrome in Rio de Janeiro in January 2016. Leo Correa/AP In the spring [...]

Researchers develop smart bandage that uses a microcontroller for precision dose delivery – Firstpost

Scientists have developed a smart bandage that can precisely control the dose and delivery schedule of the medication tailored for a specific type of wound, leading to faster healing. The bandage, developed by researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US, consists of electrically conductive fibres [...]

Citing religious freedom, Trump backing off Obama-era rules – Washington Post

WASHINGTON — In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and others. At a time when Trump finds himself embattled on many fronts, the two [...]

People are getting sick from a bacterial disease — and pet-store puppies might be to blame – Washington Post

A disease linked to puppies sold at Petland, a nationwide chain of about 80 pet stores, has sickened 55 people and hospitalized 13, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the outbreak began in mid-September, the disease has spread from seven states to 12 states, with cases reported in Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, [...]

Mom, daughter diagnosed with breast cancer compare care – WRAL.com

By KYM KLASS, Montgomery Advertiser MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Charlene Kendrick was 29 years old in 1975 when diagnosed with breast cancer. A single mother to a 9-year-old daughter, the only thing she knew about cancer was whatever information her doctor provided — information, she said, which didn’t even include the stage of her cancer. Information, [...]

Hepatitis A Spreads Through San Diego: Why It’s So Hard to Stop – Live Science

SAN DIEGO — More than 480 people in San Diego have become infected with hepatitis A over the last 10 months, in the largest outbreak of the illness in California in decades. But why is it so hard to stop? About 20 new cases of hepatitis A per week have been reported [...]

ACLU suing FDA to make abortion pill available in all US pharmacies – Fox News

New Hawaii law forces pro-life centers to address abortion Radiologist Dr. Nicole Saphier provides insight into the bill The American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit this week that could ultimately allow pharmacies to sell the controversial abortion pill, RU-486, to women at any stage of pregnancy and without medical oversight. The [...]

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