HIV & AIDS

Scientists seek end to 'unscientific' HIV laws

AIDS experts called Wednesday for an end to laws that can see HIV-positive people jailed for exposing others to the virus, saying the approach was "unscientific" and worsening the killer epidemic.

Health

Big Tobacco must be 'held accountable': Michael Bloomberg

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who made his fortune selling financial data, has given more than a billion dollars since 2007 to curb global tobacco use, which claims nearly seven million lives every year.

Medications

FDA seizes counterfeit drugs, devices sold online

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with international partners, moved this week against more than 1,050 websites that sell potentially dangerous counterfeit medicines and medical devices, the agency ...

Pediatrics

AAP endorses parental leave for pediatric residents

(HealthDay)—The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advocates that all interns, residents, and fellows should have parental leave benefits consistent with the Family Medical Leave Act during pediatric training, according ...

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