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Report Links Power Lines to Cancer

After looking at a database of 850 patients diagnosed with lymphatic and bone marrow cancers between 1972 and 1980, researchers from the University of Tasmania and Britain‘s Bristol University found that living near high-voltage power lines might increase the risk of leukemia, lymphoma, and related conditions later in life. People who lived within 328 yards… Read More »

Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

Coronavirus: Call for answers over ‘omitted’ BAME pages of report

The government is facing growing pressure to publish recommendations to protect black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people from Covid-19. The British Medical Association is asking why pages with recommendations to safeguard BAME communities were “omitted” from a key report. In a letter to the health secretary, the head of the doctors’ union called for… Read More »