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August 1, 2017 6:56 AM Doctors call for pupils to be taught about breastfeeding

The RCPCH say "familiarity with breastfeeding" should be taught in schools. Doctors have called for pupils to be taught about breastfeeding in schools as part of a plan to try and reverse the low rate of breastfeeding in the UK. According to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) "familiarity with breastfeeding" should be made a part of personal 42

August 1, 2017 12:01 AM World Breastfeeding Week: Why Mothers Should Feel More Encouraged to Take Up Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has great advantages for the newborn as well as for the mother, from emotional to physiological. Not only is breastfeeding deemed beneficial for the baby but for the mother as well. Breastfeeding helps women burn extra calories and facilitates post-pregnancy weight-loss. Regular breastfeeding is also tied to reduced risk of developing ovarian 55

July 31, 2017 12:00 AM Taxing times for frustrated Ronaldo

At the end of last season, Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes set in motion a plan designed to ensure they came out on top no matter what happened this summer. But more recently the situation has flown well beyond their control, with consequences for both the player and Madrid which are as yet unclear. The first inkling that the reigning Ballon D’Or recipient 43

July 29, 2017 1:40 PM The Death of a Child: Understanding the Grief Facing Charlie Gard’s Parents

This week, Connie Yates and Chris Gard said goodbye to their son, Charlie Gard. On Thursday, a judge of the British High Court ruled the 11-month-old, who had been suffering from an extremely rare and untreatable genetic disorder known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, should be taken off life-support and moved into a hospice facility. He died the next day. The story 84

July 27, 2017 2:42 PM First Editing of Human Embryos Performed in United States

Technology that allows alteration of genes in a human embryo has been used for the first time in the United States, according to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, which carried out the research. The OHSU research is believed to have broken new ground both in the number of embryos experimented upon and by demonstrating it is possible 39

July 27, 2017 11:04 AM First ever alteration of genes in human embryos successfully done in US

Technology that allows alteration of genes in a human embryo has been used for the first time in the United States, according to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, which carried out the research. The OHSU research is believed to have broken new ground both in the number of embryos experimented upon and by demonstrating it is possible 39

July 24, 2017 8:34 AM South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV

A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly after birth. They have since been off drugs for eight-and-a-half years without symptoms or signs of active virus. Most people need treatment 47

July 24, 2017 8:10 AM South African child (9) 'cured of HIV' after a year of treatment

Patients with HIV would normally need to stay on antiretroviral (ART) drugs for the rest of their lives to keep AIDS at bay. But this child, still off treatment and now almost 10 years old, has no signs of the disease. This and other recent, isolated cases of remission have given additional hope to the 37 million people worldwide infected with the virus 38

July 24, 2017 8:01 AM New hope for HIV cure as child remains virus-free years after final treatment

A South African boy, believed to have been infected with HIV around the time of his birth, has remained free of the virus for 8½ years after early treatment — renewing hope among scientists that such outliers may hold clues to help end the decades-old epidemic. The case study, described by researchers before a presentation Monday at an international 43

July 20, 2017 1:41 PM For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday. AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they were in 2005, according to the U.N. AIDS agency, although those 46