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HIV Crime Laws: Historical Relics Or Public Safety Measures? 6.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Thirty-three states have laws that can be used to prosecute people living with HIV. Some states are looking to either repeal
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When All the World's a War -- And All the Men and Women Merely Soldiers 15.8.2017 Truthout.com
When we declare war on phenomena like crime, drugs, or terror, instantly militarizing such problems, we severely limit our means for understanding and dealing with them. (Photo: Pixabay ) Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been fighting a "war on terror." Real soldiers have been deployed to distant lands; real cluster bombs and white phosphorus have been used; real cruise missiles have been launched; the first  MOAB , the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal, has been dropped; and real cities have been  reduced to rubble . In revenge for the deaths of  2,977 civilians  that day, real people --  in the millions  -- have died and millions more have  become refugees . But is the war on terror actually a war at all -- or is it only a metaphor? In a real war, nations or organized non-state actors square off against each other. A metaphorical war is like a real war -- after all, that's what a metaphor is, a way of saying that one thing is like something else -- but the enemy isn't a country ...
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Pune: 2 more die of swine flu, toll 82 9.8.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Defending champion Jimmy Walker hopes health woes are behind him 7.8.2017 Golf – The Indian Express
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Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu 4.8.2017 Environmental News Network
Microbes that live in the gut don’t just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds — called flavonoids — commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries.
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Trying To Breathe: As California Toasts Environmental Win, Pollution Still Plagues 31.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Even though greenhouse gas emissions in the state are declining —down 10 percent since peak levels in 2004 —localized pollution is another matter.
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Four doctors suffering from swine flu, PGIMER takes steps to stop disease spread on campus in Chandigarh 29.7.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Rice U. scientists reel in structure of salmon virus 28.7.2017 Environmental News Network
The structure of a protein key to the survival and spread of a virus that affects salmon could inform strategies to treat the flu in humans, according to scientists at Rice University.
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New vaccine production could improve flu shot accuracy 25.7.2017 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection.
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The Radicals Were Always Right: Now Is the Time to Decriminalize All Drugs 25.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Treating drug users as whole people with human rights rather than as criminals used to be considered a radical act but that is changing. Mass incarceration and a far-reaching opioid crisis are forcing even former anti-drug crusaders to consider tackling addition as a health issue rather than a criminal one. Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) This Truthout original was only possible because of our readers' ongoing support. Can you make a monthly donation to ensure we can publish more like it? Click here to give. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids recently startled me with a blog post titled, "Why You Shouldn't Use the Word Addict." Drug addiction is a disease, the  blog  explains. ...
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Maharashtra spent Rs 1.5 crores for treatment of 76 critically ill swine flu patients in 2 years 25.7.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Five-year-old son of PGI doctor latest swine flu case in city 25.7.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Swine flu cases go up to six in Chandigarh 22.7.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Swine flu cases Health dept issues advisory for residents 17.7.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Fighting for Our Lives: Citizens Shut Down Capitol Hill to Protect Health Care 13.7.2017 Truthout.com
We can't leave it up to chance that some Republicans will decide that the health care repeal isn't right and break from the party, says Jaron Benjamin of Housing Works, an arrested organizer of a demonstration to protect health care at the Capitol building this week. We have to make sure people that elected officials understand the impact of their decisions on their constituents. Protesters defending their health care are arrested on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, on Monday, July 10, 2017. (Photo: Emily Marie Ahtunan) This piece is part of  Fighting for Our Lives: The Movement for Medicare for All , a Truthout original series. Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung with resistance. People all over the country have woken up with the conviction that they must do something to fight inequality in all its forms. But many are wondering what it is they can do. In this ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, experienced organizers, troublemakers and thinkers share their insights on what ...
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New research points to treatment breakthrough for viruses 12.7.2017 Environmental News Network
RMIT scientists in Melbourne have led an international collaboration that potentially unlocks better treatment of viral diseases, including the flu and common cold.
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Will the UN "Leave No One Behind" and Improve LGBTI Health and Well-Being? 11.7.2017 Truthout.com
New York—While there has been progress in researching the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and responding to certain emerging health threats in high-income countries -- elsewhere in the world such research is inadequate and incomplete.  A new report published by  OutRight Action International , the  Global Forum on MSM and HIV  highlights that wherever research has been conducted, LGBTI people's health is shown to be consistently poorer than the general population. Agenda 2030 for LGBTI Health and Well-Being , has been written in advance of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development which convenes from 10-19 July 2017 at the United Nations in New York. At this meeting UN Member States will review progress on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals -- a plan of action for "people, planet and prosperity." The aspiration of the SDGs to "leave no one behind" can be utilized to improve the health and well-being of LGBTI. UN ...
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Chandigarh records first swine flu case this season 25.6.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Why the South Still Has Such High HIV Rates 21.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Increased funding, targeted prevention efforts and better treatment have helped to slow down the HIV epidemic in the United States. The number of new HIV-positive cases has  decreased  significantly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the number of new HIV diagnoses declining by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014. This is not the case in many parts of the country, however. As AIDS and public health researchers, we are among those who are alarmed by areas in the southern United States where the numbers of cases have not declined and even more by the areas in which increases have occurred. In particular, we have seen some disturbing trends in Prince George's County, Maryland, where we do research on AIDS and health disparities. These are similar to trends in other nonurban settings in the southern United States where a majority of African-Americans live. Southern Nonurban Black Communities in Crisis In Prince George's County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC, the number ...
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Walmart's Sick Leave Policy Is Terrible, Especially For Women 13.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
At a time when more and more companies are going out of their way to promote work-life balance, Walmart is punishing workers for having a life outside of work. Hourly Walmart workers who miss their scheduled shifts because they’re sick or having a family emergency risk getting fired under the company’s punitive policy on sick leave. The policy is particularly harsh toward women, who most often care for children and family members outside of work.  Each time a worker misses a scheduled shift ― the schedule is worked out three weeks in advance ― they earn a “point.” Accrue enough points and you’re fired, or as company spokesman Blake Jackson puts it: “You’re eligible for termination.” Jackson says that managers have discretion when deciding to hand out points, and if someone has a good excuse for missing a shift, they’re not penalized. But Walmart workers tell a vastly different story in a report released earlier this month from A Better Balance, a nonprofit legal advocacy group. The group surveyed about ...
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