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Health

Reports says strokes may come from heavy drinking

US researchers have discovered the risk of stroke doubles or is higher in the hour after drinking one serving of wine, beer or spirits.

New UN initiative aims to stop tuberculosis deaths among people with HIV

The United Nations and the Stop TB Partnership have agreed to step up joint efforts to halve by 2015 the number of people living with HIV who die from tuberculosis, which accounts for a quarter of all deaths among those living with the virus.

Punitive laws thwart fight against HIV in homosexual men in Asia-Pacific – UN

The continued criminalization of male-to-male sex in the Asia-Pacific, resulting in harassment and other human rights violations, is hurting the region’s response to HIV, a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report has found.

Bursting my AIDS 2010 bubble

This is my second International AIDS Conference and now I know for sure, Mexico wasn’t a fluke – I really do love these gatherings. I love the passion of the speakers, the excitement the boffins create around their new research and the “let’s all get...

In Brief: Sri Lanka steps up dengue prevention

Photo: Courtesy of the Sri Lankan Police
A special police task force clearing potential dengue breeding grounds in Colombo

Sri Lanka has declared the third week of August National Dengue Prevention Week, as dengue cases spike during the...

AFRICA: The dilemma of discordance

Discordant couples, in which one partner is HIV-positive and the other HIV-negative, are increasingly common in African countries with high prevalence, but there is often little support to help them navigate the complexities that the virus adds to a...

Gel Decreases Risk Of HIV In South African Women

Scientists are one step closer to helping women protect themselves against HIV.

UN emphasizes importance of nutritious food in HIV/AIDS treatment

A simple yet nutritious diet can improve the effectiveness of treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today, urging health-care providers, governments and other partners to incorporate good...

Angola: UN health agency warns that polio outbreak may spread

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is warning there is a high risk that a recent outbreak of polio in Angola could spread to neighbouring countries and urged action to ensure that local children are vaccinated against the disease.

UN health agency advocates earlier HIV testing and treatment for infants

The United Nations health agency today said that while access to treatment for children with HIV has reached a new milestone, many more lives could be saved if more infants started receiving medication earlier.