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'Dangerous complacency' looms over world AIDS meeting

Paris - Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that "dangerous complacency" may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

Uruguay marks a year of pot pharmacies — 'it's like selling aspirin'

Montevideo - Enrique Curbelo is delighted. Selling cannabis has allowed the affable 76-year-old to keep his privately owned pharmacy in Montevideo open in a market dominated by big chains."I had to sell what they didn't sell," he told AFP.

Olivia Newton-John Centre ranked as one of the best in the world

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Australia is ranked in the Top 30 "Most Technologically Advanced Cancer Centers in the World."

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

Paris - Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.There were 36.

FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a medication called Epidiolex. This is the first FDA-approved drug derived from marijuana.

Smart sensors seek to improve food safety

Smart sensors can help the food industry keep produce fresh by ensuring that important environmental parameters like temperature and humidity are being maintained. Such sensors are increasingly part of the Internet of Things.

AI-based diagnostic for faster blood tests

Medical startup firm Sight Diagnostics has begun producing an artificial intelligence-based diagnostics device, enabling faster blood tests to be conducted.

Andorra vows to kick habit of cigarette advertising

Andorra La Vella - The tax haven of Andorra has long been a favourite destination for smokers looking to stock up on cheap cigarettes, but the enclave said Thursday that it would soon stop advertising the fact.

Probe into Samoa infant deaths after vaccine jabs

Wellington - International health experts launched an investigation Thursday into why two Samoan infants died shortly after receiving childhood vaccination injections in a tragedy that has rocked the close-knit Pacific nation.

Q&A: New developments with inhalable medicines Special

MannKind CEO Michael Castagna has developed an inhalable insulin product, designed to help those with diabetes, and now he is looking at other medicines that can be inhaled.

West African states in joint fight against root crop 'Ebola'

Abidjan - Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" -- a viral disease that could wreck the region's staple food and condemn millions to hunger.

Q&A: New AI system that tests for diabetic eye disease Special

Des Moines - The U.S. now officially have access to an artificial intelligence system that tests for diabetic eye disease in primary care. The system does not require patients to see an eye care specialist. Digital Journal spoke with the people behind the platform.

Q&A: Why AI is set to change healthcare Special

From image analysis to data management, artificial intelligence is reshaping healthcare. Darren Schulte from Apixio looks at some real-world examples, and the advantages and disadvantages.

At least 8 people have died from heatwave in U.S. and Canada

Six people died in Montreal, Canada over the Canada Day long weekend, while in the U.S., two people died as an intense heat wave gripped large parts of North America.

Q&A: What are the therapeutic aspects of cannabis? Special

Boulder - To address ill-health conditions, some healthcare professionals are looking at an integrative approach with medical cannabis together with nutrition, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation. Laura Lagano of the Holistic Cannabis Academy explains more.

NHS data breach affects 150,000 patients

London - An NHS data breach has affected 150,000 patients in England, according to the British government. The NHS is blaming a coding error. Data was shared for clinical audits and research on the patients who had opted out of any data information sharing.

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