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Ebola: DR Congo confirms first case in city of Goma on border with Rwanda

Ebola: DR Congo confirms first case in city of Goma on border with Rwanda

The Ebola virus has reached the Congolese city of Goma, a major transit hub that is home to more than 1 million people on the Rwandan border. The case, which was confirmed Sunday by the country’s Ministry of Health, has raised fears that the virus could make its way across the porous border into still-uninfected…MORE

Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

The Trump administration has agreed to allow a Stanford University pediatrician to conduct an independent investigation into health conditions for migrant children at US Customs and Border Protection facilities. The pediatrician, Dr. Paul Wise, toured detention centers at the border last summer and was critical of the conditions there, according to a Stanford publication. In…MORE

Drugmaker to pay $1.4 billion in largest US opioid treatment settlement

Drugmaker to pay $1.4 billion in largest US opioid treatment settlement

Reckitt Benckiser Group has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve a long-running United States federal investigation into the company’s sales and marketing of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat people addicted to heroin, painkillers and other opioids. The settlement is the largest in United States history in a case involving an…MORE

Autistic Londoners issued with ‘autism alert’ cards by police

Autistic Londoners issued with ‘autism alert’ cards by police

Police in London have launched an autism card program aimed at improving interactions between officers and people with autism. The cards will be distributed to people with autism and will alert police to the possibility that the person struggles with communication or could display unpredictable behavior, the Metropolitan Police said. The announcement comes at the…MORE

Cutting about 300 calories a day might benefit your heart, study finds

Cutting about 300 calories a day might benefit your heart, study finds

Cutting just 300 calories from your daily diet could significantly benefit your cardiovascular health, even if you’re already at a healthy weight, according to a new study. Such caloric restriction can be achieved through techniques such as intermittent fasting, or by skipping that slice of cheesecake for dessert. During the course of two years, participants…MORE

Use of HIV prevention pill, PrEP, rises 500%, report says

Use of HIV prevention pill, PrEP, rises 500%, report says

Use of a daily pill to prevent HIV infection rose almost 500% from 2014 to 2017, according to new research published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than a third of people at risk of HIV infection are now protected with the medication, which is more than 90% effective, according…MORE

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