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German court favors vaccination of child in parents' dispute

Germany’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that a father could have his child vaccinated according to a schedule recommended by authorities even though the mother of the girl is opposed. The decision comes as governments and health organizations in Europe try to reverse a fall in vaccination rates that has led to outbreaks of highly contagious and potentially deadly diseases ...

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Kenyan medics say U.S. health aid cuts will mean more abortions

By Neha Wadekar | KISUMU, Kenya President Donald Trump’s dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organizations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this city: more abortions. The United States reinstated the “Mexico City Policy” in January, cutting some $600 million in funds for family planning programs overseas. Last week its scope ...

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'War on sugar' takes toll; Asia, Brazil struggle to make up shortfall

By Ana Ionova and Chris Prentice | LONDON/NEW YORK The “war on sugar” being waged by governments and consumers to combat public health emergencies like diabetes is slowing growth in global demand, which along with other factors could signal a fundamental shift in consumption ahead. Consumption may grow at its slowest pace in seven years in 2017/18, according to analyst ...

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Moderate House Republican steps aside over healthcare divisions: Politico

One of the leaders of a group of moderate House Republicans resigned as co-chairman of the caucus on Tuesday, citing divisions over efforts to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system, according to a Politico report. Politico said Representative Tom Macarthur told the so-called Tuesday Group of more moderate Republicans that he was stepping down in the wake of efforts to repeal ...

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Trump budget proposal would dramatically cut foreign aid

FILE PHOTO – President Donald Trump’s FY2018 budget is seen printed at the Government Publishing Office in Washington, U.S. on May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo Click here to Read from the source

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Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles | GENEVA Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency. The former health minister and foreign minister received more than half the votes in the first round and then won a decisive ...

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Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May has defended her changes to the Tory social care policy, as critics called it a “manifesto meltdown”. The PM told the BBC “nothing has changed” and said rival parties had been “trying to scare” elderly people. It came after she said earlier that there would be a cap on how much ...

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'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk

Further evidence has emerged of the link between alcohol consumption in women and an increased risk of breast cancer. According to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund, half a glass of wine or a small beer a day increases the risk of breast cancer. It also backs up research showing that regular intensive exercise can reduce the risk ...

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Assaults between care home residents reported daily

0SHARESShare Police recorded 1,200 assaults between residents living at care homes between 2014 and 2016, the BBC has found. More than one assault a day was reported in England and Wales, an investigation by File on 4 revealed. Some care workers said they were not always given full information about who might pose a risk. The Care Quality Commission, the ...

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Women Try The Booband

0SHARESShare I’m always really self-conscious at the gym because I think everyone is only looking at my boobs. Boldly / Via youtube.com 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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