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Under-fire UNAIDS chief offers to resign in June

GENEVA: Scandal-plagued UNAIDS head Michel Sidibe offered Thursday to resign in June, following an expert report that said his "defective leadership" had plunged the agency into crisis. The timeline for the departure, confirmed by the…

Trump administration rolls back clean water protections

WASHINGTON: The US government has unveiled a plan to roll back clean water rules protecting the nation's waterways and wetlands, fulfilling a pledge from President Donald Trump to farmers and supporters who view environmental regulations as…

‘Key issues unresolved’, UN chief warns climate talks

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KATOWICE: "Key political issues" deadlocking UN climate talks "remain unresolved", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday after an unscheduled stop at the troubled negotiations in Poland. The fight against climate change is…

Many older adults don’t take prescribed antidepressants

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Older adults who are prescribed medication for depression by primary care physicians often fail to start taking these drugs or to continue using them as directed, a Dutch study suggests. While people with severe and chronic mental…

China reports new swine fever outbreaks

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BEIJING: China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday two new African swine fever outbreaks were confirmed in Sichuan and Qinghai provinces. The new case in the city of Bazhong in Sichuan killed 19 of 117 pigs present on a farm, the…

Calls mount to sack UNAIDS chief

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GENEVA: The fate of UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe hung in the balance on Tuesday as he faced the agency's oversight body after an expert report blasted his leadership and called for his removal. The organisation founded to coordinate the…

Many diabetics patients needlessly test blood sugar at home

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One in seven people with type 2 diabetes may be needlessly testing their blood sugar at home several times a day, a U.S. study suggests. People with type 2 diabetes don’t need to test their blood at home if they have well controlled…