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Want to know why homelessness has risen? Tory cuts | Alan Fraser

Housing providers like us have tackled complex problems and kept people off the streets, but funding has been slashed The homelessness minister Heather Wheeler has admitted that she “doesn’t know” why rough sleeping has risen so much in the past seven years. Show More Summary

Lymph node surgery could be avoided for some women with aggressive types of breast cancer

(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Sentinel lymph node biopsies, where lymph nodes are surgically removed to check for signs of breast cancer spread, could be safely avoided for some women, according to research presented at the 11th European Breast Cancer Conference.

Clash Over Abortion Hobbles A Health Bill. Again. Here’s How.

5 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

As Congress considers a bipartisan bill to help hold down premium prices on the health law’s marketplaces, a long-standing fight over abortion reappears.

I’m a doctor, not a counter-terrorism operative. Let me do my job | Adrian James

Screening all mental health patients for radicalisation under the Prevent strategy is stigmatising and will only deter people who need help “There should be no conflation of mental ill health and terrorism,” says NHS guidance on how the Prevent duty should be administered. Show More Summary

Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes.

5 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientists are finding that, just as with secondhand smoke from tobacco, inhaling secondhand smoke from marijuana can make it harder for arteries to expand to allow a healthy flow of blood.

Reporter’s Notebook: The Tale Of Theranos And The Mysterious Fire Alarm

5 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Health care tech startup Theranos was riding high back in 2014. But when a reporter raised questions, its media reps circled the wagons.

Medical News Today: Platypus milk: The key to preventing deadly infections?

Everyone knows that the platypus is an oddball. However, platypus milk might help us find a solution to a pressing problem: antibiotic resistance.

Medical News Today: Cholesterol deposits in the eyes: Symptoms and treatment

Cholesterol can deposit around the eyes and form fatty, yellow lumps. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for cholesterol deposits here.

Medical News Today: Why you should choose your plane seat wisely

Are you scared that you may bring someone else's germs home as a souvenir after a flight? A new study gives us better clues as to how to avoid infection.

GlaxoSmithKline prescribes commercial reboot for pharma division

7 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON (Reuters) - In January, GlaxoSmithKline's new head of pharmaceuticals Luke Miels issued a blunt challenge to his managers: find budget savings of 20 percent.

40 days to PCT and zero training. Arrh!!!

How hard can the Pacific Crest Trail be with no training whatsoever? 2,650 miles over a 5 month period, averaging 20 miles a day.  It’s just walking… with a pack on… right? Well I’m about to find out. Dropping below the 40 day mark until my kick off at the southern terminus of the PCT, reality is fast sinking in. Show More Summary

Abortion rates drop dramatically – but only in rich countries

Study says terminations have nearly halved in 25 years, but higher rates, particularly of unsafe abortions, occur ‘overwhelmingly’ in poorer nations Rates of abortion have dropped significantly across the world in the past quarter-century, but the decline has been predominantly in the developed world, according to a report. Show More Summary

A Kilkenny Ridge Traverse Trip Plan: Backpacking the 4000 Footers Guidebook

The Kilkenny Ridge Traverse is a moderate 2-3 day, 27 mile scenic traverse of some of wildest and remote scenery in the White Mountains. It’s a particularly attractive route for backpackers interested in avoiding the crowds of day hikers who frequent the southern and central Whites. Show More Summary

Batman, HIV and Being Queer

While promoting the AIDS drama 1984, Gotham actor Cory Michael Smith comes out as queer.

Western Diet Depletes Artery-Protecting Immune Cells

New research from scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology shows how a diet high in fat and cholesterol depletes the ranks of artery-protecting immune cells, turning them into promoters of inflammation, which exacerbate atherosclerotic plaque buildup that occurs in cardiovascular disease. Show More Summary

Could Drugs Used After an Organ Transplant Protect Against Alzheimer's?

A UT Southwestern study in mice provides new clues about how a class of anti-rejection drugs used after organ transplants may also slow the progression of early-stage Alzheimer's disease.

Cardiovascular Health Disparities Between Whites and Minorities Narrow, Study Shows

The nation's overall cardiovascular health worsened from 1988 to 2014, with disparities among racial and ethnic groups dropping slightly. But the reduction in disparities was due to worsening health among whites -- not improvements among African-Americans and Mexican-Americans, a new UCLA-led study suggests. Show More Summary

Targeted immunotherapy treatment shows promise for treating advanced stage liver tumors

(Society of Interventional Radiology) Advanced stage liver tumors may be safely treated through image-guided injections of an immunotherapy approved for melanoma, according to a study presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting.

My Life On My Back

GEAR!!! A few years back, after one of my backpacking trips out west with the bro and pops, I went to the local REI to check out some gear. While I was looking out some hiking boots, I saw a small little picture with a quote on it. Ya know it was one of those sweet pictures out in the middle of the wilderness, nothing but nature in all its glory. Show More Summary

it hurts because

A long time ago, when I first became disabled, a little boy stopped, looked at me, and asked, "Does it hurt?" I knew the question was about my disability and my use of a wheelchair and I was touched by the softness in his voice, he was young enough, still, to care for everyone's well being. Show More Summary

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