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GSK takes billion-dollar drug fight with Gilead to top AIDS meeting

Reuters Health News - 55 min 37 sec ago
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is taking its fight with Gilead Sciences for dominance of the HIV market to the world's leading AIDS conference next month by showcasing detailed results from its new two-drug treatment.
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Ebola outbreak in Congo 'largely contained', says WHO

Reuters Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has been "largely contained" and no new cases of the disease have been confirmed since the last known sufferer died on June 9, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
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6 Keto Recipes To Help You Survive Summer

Pharma news - 3 hours 38 min ago

If you haven't heard about keto, you may be living under a rock.


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Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana

Reuters Health News - 4 hours 5 min ago
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.
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Latecomer Sanofi looks to catch next wave of cancer therapies

Reuters Health News - 7 hours 21 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi missed the boat on immune system-boosting cancer drugs. Now it's trying to catch up.
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Trump Administration Holding Babies And Toddlers In Multiple 'Tender Age' Shelters: AP

Pharma news - 8 hours 31 min ago

As the Trump administration continues to forcibly separate immigrant families


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Rachel Maddow Struggles To Read Report Of Babies Sent To 'Tender Age' Shelters

Pharma news - 10 hours 37 min ago

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow tried to share a breaking story from The Associated


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United States withdraws from UN human rights council as criticism mounts over border policy

Pharma news - 11 hours 56 min ago

The United States announced it was withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, dismissing it as a "cesspool of political bias" for its anti-Israel stance. It marks the latest rejection of multilateral engagement by the Trump administration - following its exit from the Paris climate accords and the Iran nuclear deal - and comes a day after the UN's most senior human rights official condemned the US for separating children from parents at the border with Mexico. Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, and Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, issued the announcement, with Mrs Haley saying the Geneva-based organisation was "not worthy of its name". Mrs Haley described the council as a "protector of human rights abusers" and accused the body of "politicising and scapegoating countries with positive human rights records". She said the decision had not been taken lightly, and added: “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organisation that makes a mockery of human rights.” Nikki Haley, pictured beside Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, announcing US withdrawal from the UN human rights council, on Tuesday in Washington DC Credit: AFP She said the US would have stayed if the changes they sought had been implemented, and said she did not rule out rejoining at a later date. Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, said the US decision was "regrettable". "We’ve made no secret of the fact that the UK wants to see reform of the human rights council, but we are committed to working to strengthen the council from within," he said. "Britain’s support for the human rights council remains steadfast. It is the best tool the international community has to address impunity in an imperfect world and to advance many of our international goals. "That’s why we will continue to support and champion it." Profile | Nikki Haley Mrs Haley announced last year that Washington was reviewing its membership of the 47-country body. The US is halfway through a three-year term and its departure marks the first time that a sitting member would volunteer to step aside. Libya was suspended in 2011 after a government crackdown on unarmed protesters.   Under President George W Bush the US refused to join the Geneva-based forum when it was created in 2006, but did so after President Barack Obama took office in 2009. Established to promote human rights worldwide the council has passed more than 70 resolutions critical of Israel, 10 times as often as it has criticised Iran. The US move came as Donald Trump achieved his highest job rating since the first week of his presidency. For the first time since January 2017 he recorded an approval figure of 45 per cent in a weekly Gallup poll. It meant Mr Trump's popularity was exactly the same as Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan at the same stage of their presidencies, while Barack Obama was at 46 per cent. The poll was conducted over the course of last week and reflected a strengthening economy, falling unemployment, and the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. It was unclear how much the poll had been affected by a growing furore over a new "zero tolerance" policy of separating illegal immigrant parents from their children at the Mexican border. A separate Quinnipiac poll showed 66 per cent of Americans oppose the controversial policy, although 55 Per cent of Republicans support it. Donald Trump has faced fierce criticism for the so-called "zero-tolerance" policy that forcibly removes children from their parents Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci The policy means all illegal immigrants are now detained and prosecuted, and their children are removed and held in separate detention centres. The  UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein criticised the policy on Monday, calling it "unconscionable." Mrs Haley hit back on Tuesday, attacking the council for its own “hypocrisy”.  The council’s current membership includes 14 countries that are ranked as “not free” by Freedom House: Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, China, Cuba, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. "Once again, the United Nations shows its hypocrisy by calling out the United States while it ignores the reprehensible human rights records of several members of its own human rights council," she said. In the past, illegal immigrant families were "caught and released" while they awaited proceedings. Over a six-week period more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents, and photographs have emerged of minors being held in wire mesh cages. A secretly recorded tape also emerged of Central American children at a detention centre in Texas crying and pleading for their parents as a guard joked: "We have an orchestra here". Mr Trump on Tuesday said America was being "infested" by illegal immigrants and members of the MS-13 gang, and blamed Democrats for the crisis. He wrote on Twitter: "Democrats are the problem. They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our country, like MS-13. They can’t win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters! We must always arrest people coming into our country illegally." People protest against the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant families Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake Asked if Theresa May thought it was acceptable to cage children, the prime minster's spokesman said: "The welfare and safeguarding of children is at the heart of our immigration policy. We do not separate child refugees or asylum seekers from their families." Jeff Sessions, the US attorney general, dismissed comparisons to Nazi concentration camps. He told Fox News: "Well, it's a real exaggeration, of course. In Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country." There was condemnation from all four living US former first ladies, and a host of senior Republicans including Senator John McCain. Ted Cruz, the high profile conservative Republican senator from Texas, also said he was "horrified" and that "this has to stop". Mr Cruz said he was introducing a bill in Congress to allow illegal immigrant families to stay together in temporary shelters. Mr Trump was scheduled to meet with Republicans in Congress to discuss potential immigration bills on Tuesday night.   A view inside a Texas detention facility shows children sleeping under foil sheets Credit: Courtesy CBP/Handout via REUTERS At a meeting for small business owners on Tuesday, he said: "We want to solve this problem. I don't want children taken away from their parents. "When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away." He said there were only two choices - "totally open borders or criminal prosecution". Mr Trump said he was asking Congress for a "third option". Democrats accused the president of using the separation of families as a "negotiating tool" as he sought to strong-arm them into supporting funding for a border wall. Meanwhile, more than $4.8 million was raised on Facebook to help separated families with legal services. It was the social network's largest ever fundraiser and those donating included chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.


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Man Accused Of Making $1.3 Million In Fraudulent Walmart Returns

Pharma news - June 19, 2018 - 5:42pm

Arizona police have arrested a man for allegedly swindling more than 1,000


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The Latest: EU says it's committed to Human Rights Council

Pharma news - June 19, 2018 - 5:37pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations' main human rights body (all times EDT):


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Good social media experiences don't outweigh bad ones for young adults

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 5:28pm
(Reuters Health) - For young adults, the adverse effect of negative social media experiences on mental health outweigh any potential benefits of positive experiences, a study of university students suggests.
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25 Old-School Photos Of Disney Parks, Just Because

Pharma news - June 19, 2018 - 5:17pm

As the Disney parks gear up for an inevitably busy summer, we wanted to take a


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Fathers' antidepressant use doesn't worsen babies' health risks

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 4:29pm
(Reuters Health) - Fathers' use of antidepressant medications around the time mothers become pregnant does not increase babies' risk of preterm birth, birth defects, autism or intellectual disability, according to a study in the BMJ.
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Stress disorders tied to increased risk of autoimmune diseases

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 3:29pm
(Reuters Health) - People who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be more likely to develop autoimmune diseases than individuals who don't, a Swedish study suggests.
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Best Bites: Tacos 4 Ways

Pharma news - June 19, 2018 - 2:14pm

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your


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Patrolling the border, where immigrants wait to be caught

Pharma news - June 19, 2018 - 2:13pm

Photojournalist Sergio Flores recounts his day with U.S. Border Patrol near McAllen, Texas.


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Former Border Patrol Agent To Current Agents: Refuse Orders To Separate Children

Pharma news - June 19, 2018 - 2:02pm

A former Border Patrol officer said there is no excuse for current officers


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Camilo Pardo's One-of-One Ford GT Is for Sale

Pharma news - June 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

Here's another chance to own one of the coolest last-gen GTs on the planet.


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Fruits and Vegetables: How Much Is a Serving?

Pharma news - June 19, 2018 - 1:58pm

We teach you how to determine serving sizes of fruits and vegetables to help you reach your recommended daily amount.


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Pizza Hut pledges to drop some chicken antibiotics by 2022

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 1:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yum Brand Inc's Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthier food practices.
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