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  • Charlie Gard to die in hospice, parents seek more time with him

    26 July 2017 5:35 PM 14

    LONDON - A British judge gave the parents of Charlie Gard until noon on Thursday to agree arrangements for his death with the hospital caring for him, failing which he would be transferred to a hospice where his ventilation tube would be removed. Having taken the decision to let Charlie die, his parents have been making desperate attempts to make an arrangement

  • Charlie Gard’s parents ask court to let him die at home

    26 July 2017 12:22 AM 20

    Carrie Bickmore and Fifi Box brought to tears watching heartbreaking story on The Project0:32 They have one final wish — to take their 11-month-old son home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye. It was footage of Charlie’s parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard announcing to the world that their efforts to seek alternative treatments overseas had failed

  • Myanmar reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on poultry farm

    25 July 2017 10:03 AM 21

    PARIS, July 25 (Reuters) - Myanmar has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu on a farm in the southern Tanintharyi Region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from Myanmar's livestock ministry. The virus was detected on July 16 on a farm of 5,000 Lohmann layers in Dawei where it killed

  • Swaziland turns around world's highest HIV infection rate: report

    24 July 2017 1:03 PM 25

    Paris - Swaziland, which bears the world's heaviest HIV burden, has halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers said Monday. The country where about one in three adults are infected with the AIDS-causing virus, has vastly expanded public programmes to test people for HIV infection and put them on life-saving

  • SA girl's Aids infection suppressed for 8 years without meds

    24 July 2017 11:04 AM 28

    "That's very promising" to help people stay on treatment, the US's top Aids scientist, Dr Anthony Fauci, said of the prospects for long-acting drugs. But transplants are risky and impractical to try to cure the millions already infected. So some researchers have been aiming for the next best thing - long-term remission, when the immune system can control

  • SA child born with HIV has virus under control without drugs

    24 July 2017 9:15 AM 26

    A South African child born with the Aids virus has kept the infection suppressed for more than 8 years after stopping anti-HIV medicines. A South African child born with the Aids virus has kept the infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines – more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission

  • Early menopause linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes

    22 July 2017 6:15 PM 23

    Women with early or normal onset menopause are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) than those with late onset menopause, concludes new research published in Diabetologia. Previous research has shown that women with early onset of menopause (age below 45 years) have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and overall mortality

  • WHO sees high risk from Kenya cholera outbreak

    21 July 2017 10:11 PM 30

    Medical practitioners attend to a cholera patient inside a special ward at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi(REUTERS) An outbreak of cholera in Kenya poses a high risk to the region and a moderate threat globally, the World Health Organization said on Friday, after delegates at two international conferences were hit. The spread of the disease

  • U.S. CDC says salmonella outbreak linked to papayas sickens 47

    21 July 2017 9:32 PM 17

    (Reuters) - An outbreak of salmonella food poisoning linked to a type of papaya has sickened 47 people from 12 states, including one person in New York City who died and 12 who were hospitalized, U.S. health officials said on Friday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said interview data and laboratory evidence - from an illness cluster

  • Critically ill baby Charlie Gard's parents back in court

    21 July 2017 10:09 AM 29

    The pre-hearing Friday at London's High Court will go over logistics for full-day hearings planned next week. Earlier this week, meetings were held with Charlie's mother, Connie Yates, along with doctors treating Charlie at Great Ormond Street Hospital and American expert Dr. Michio Hirano. Charlie has undergone brain scans since the court last met, an attempt