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Has the moment for environmental justice been lost?

Given how President Donald Trump has taken aim at the Environmental Protection Agency with regulatory rollbacks and deep proposed budget cuts, it may come as no surprise that the Office of Environmental Justice is on the chopping block. This tiny corner of the EPA was established 24 years ago to advocate for minorities and the poor, populations most likely to ...

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Porn star seeks help after O-cup breasts start ‘leaking’

Elizabeth Starr has implants so large they are now banned (Picture: YouTube/E! Entertainment) A porn star has appeared on reality TV in a desperate bid for help after her O-cup breasts gave her an infection. Elizabeth Starr, 47, had implants in 1999, in a £3,000 operation which gave her ballooning breasts. The idea behind her form of implants is that they ...

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Parents often make follow-up care mistakes after kids leave hospital

(Reuters Health) – When sick kids leave the hospital, parents often don’t understand what follow-up care is needed or how to give children medicine at home, a research review suggests. Getting instructions right is essential to avoid mistakes that can prolong children’s illnesses or make them sicker, sometimes so much worse that they need to return to the hospital for ...

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FDA staff raise concerns about Intellipharma's opioid painkiller

(Reuters) – U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists on Monday expressed concern that Intellipharmaceutics International Inc had failed to provide adequate data on the abuse potential of its long-acting opioid painkiller. Opioids are considered the gold standard in treating pain that persists despite other forms of therapy, but the rising wave of abuse is taking a toll on the ...

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How to train for a triathlon

(Picture: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ironman) This weekend saw over 13,000 athletes swim, cycle and run around London as part of the world’s largest triathlon. Where once triathlons were deemed extreme and generally unpleasant things to compete in, these days more and more of us are getting involved. This is what it’s like to experience fugue state Marathons are old ...

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HIV fight advances with new drug cocktails, fresh vaccine hopes

LONDON (Reuters) – Three decades after approval of the first-ever AIDS treatment, HIV medicine is seeing a new wave of innovation with scientists reporting positive data on Monday for improved drug cocktails and a novel experimental vaccine. Adding to optimism is the success of antiretrovirals in preventing infection – an approach known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – as well as ...

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Republicans' push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare faces a major test this week in the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers will decide whether to move forward and vote on a bill whose details and prospects are uncertain. The Senate will decide as early as Tuesday whether to begin debating a healthcare bill. But it remained unclear ...

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Hopes for HIV cure revived by African child in remission

LONDON, (Reuters) – A South African child born with HIV has surprised experts by appearing to be effectively cured of the AIDS virus after just a year of treatment followed by eight and a half years drug-free. Patients with HIV would normally need to stay on antiretroviral (ART) drugs for the rest of their lives to keep AIDS at bay. ...

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Samsung Bioepis launches U.S. sales of Remicade biosmiliar

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said it started U.S sales of its copy of Johnson & Johnson’s rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade on Monday – a move set to further undermine sales of the U.S. firm’s top-selling drug. It is the second cheaper biosimilar version of Remicade to be sold after Pfizer Inc’s Inflectra. Remicade had U.S. ...

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Genuinely helpful tips for dealing with anxiety I’ve learnt through CBT

Let me start by saying that any tips you read on the internet are not a replacement for therapy. That’s not because they’re useless, or unhelpful. They can be incredibly helpful. It’s just that any mental health related tips you read aren’t going to be tailored to you, they’re easier to ignore than someone who you have to chat to every week, ...

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