Malawi starts landmark trial of first ever child malaria vaccine

Immunisation gives partial protection against the killer disease, and lessens the severity of other cases Malawi will begin immunising young children against malaria today, in a landmark large-scale pilot of the first vaccine to give partial protection against the disease, the World Health Organization said. Although the vaccine protects only a third of children aged under two years from life-threatening or severe malaria, clinical trials have found those who are immunised are likely to have less severe cases of the disease. Earlier, smaller trials also showed the vaccine prevented four in 10 cases of malaria overall, in babies aged between five and 17 months. Malaria remains one of the worlds leading killers, claiming the life of one child every two …

Source Claims Britney Spears ‘Would Be Dead’ If She Did Not Enter Mental Health Facility – Perez Hilton

Britney Spears‘ advisers reportedly thought she “would be dead” if she did not seek help. Amid allegations that the …Baby One More Time singer Per sources, around the time the 37-year-old was negotiating her now-defunct second Las Vegas residency, Spears’ life was “out of control,” and was in no position to perform, or to handle the workload necessary for the live extravaganza. Allegedly, she exhibited behaviors reminiscent of her 2008 breakdown. (After the pop star refused to relinquish custody of her sons — Preston, now 13, and Jayden, now 12 — to ex Kevin Federline‘s representatives in January of that year, police arrived at her house and said she appeared to be under the influence of an unidentified substance. After she was …

Who owns the country? The secretive companies hoarding England’s land

The long read: Multi-million pound corporations with complex structures have purchased the very ground we walk on and we are only just beginning to discover the damage it is doing to Britain Despite owning 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) of land, managing a property portfolio worth 2.3bn and having control over huge swaths of central Manchester and Liverpool, very few people have heard of a company named Peel Holdings. It owns the Manchester Ship Canal. It built the Trafford Centre shopping complex and, more recently, sold it in the largest single property acquisition in Britains history. It was the developer behind the MediaCityUK site in Salford, to which the BBC and ITV have relocated many of their operations in recent years. …

China’s Hospitals Hid One Of The World’s Darkest Secrets

Inside China’s hospitals and prison system, you can find one of the darkest stories of the 21st century. If you received an organ transplant in China in the past few decades, there’s a strong chance it was harvested from an executed prisoner against their will. A shortage of organ supply opened up the doors for illegal organ trafficking and forced organ harvesting. Many of these prisoners are not murderers or rapists, but “prisoners of conscience” who were arrested for their political or religious beliefs, such as the peaceful practitioners of Falun Gong. The Testimonies In October 1995, Wang Guoqi was working as a medical doctor for the Chinese Army at a prison in Hebei Province when he witnessed prisoner executions …

‘It’s not a little child’: gynecologists join the fight against six-week abortion bans

Doctors argue that the bans, known as fetal heartbeat bills, are medically inaccurate and use misleading language High-profile gynecologists are criticizing the framing of six-week abortion bans, known as fetal heartbeat bills, as medically inaccurate. The bans, now moving through nearly a dozen state legislatures, propose the strictest limitations on the right to abortion as established by the US supreme court case Roe v Wade in 1973. These bills present the idea that theres something that looks like what you or a person on the street would call a baby a thing thats almost ready to go for a walk, said Dr Jen Gunter, a gynecologist in Canada and the US who runs an Original Article : HERE ; This …

Ariana Grande & Jim Carrey Share A Moment About Depression – Perez Hilton

Ariana Grande and Jim Carrey shared a touching moment on social media. On Saturday on Instagram Story, the No Tears Left To Cry singer posted a series of black-and-white photos of the actor, who she referred to as the “LOML” (“love of [her] life”). In addition to admitting that her “first AIM username was jimcarreyfan42 when [she] was in like 4th grade,” the musician shared a quote credited to the Ace Ventura: Pet Detective star about depression. It read: “Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me.’ You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to …

Videos appear to show armed militia detaining migrants at US-Mexico border

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling the actions a kidnapping and a flagrant violation of the law Armed rightwing militia members detained a large group of migrants at the US-Mexico border and coordinated with US border patrol agents to have them arrested, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, in a series of actions the civil liberties organization called a kidnapping and a flagrant violation of the law. Several videos taken at the border in New Mexico this week appeared to show men belonging to a group that calls itself the United Constitutional Patriots approaching migrant families and children, ordering them to sit down, calling federal agents on them, and at one point potentially misrepresenting themselves by saying border …

Snow Patrol’s 25 years on the road

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSnow Patrol’s music milestone “When’s the next time we have a day off?” “2022, I think.” Being in one of the world’s best-known rock bands means fame and adulation but it also means hard work. That is apparent in Snow Patrol: 25 Years on the Road – a new BBC Northern Ireland documentary about the group. It follows Gary, Nathan, Johnny, Jonny and Paul as they tour the US alongside Ed Sheeran before returning home for sell-out shows in Belfast in December 2018. Image copyright Snow Patrol Image caption Lightbody during a Halloween concert in the US The band’s singer Gary Lightbody talks frankly about how the other four members brought him …

AI Could Predict Death. But What If the Algorithm Is Biased?

Earlier this month the University of Nottingham published a study in PloSOne about a new artificial intelligence model that uses machine learning to predict the risk of premature death, using banked health data (on age and lifestyle factors) from Brits aged 40 to 69. This study comes months after a joint study between UC San Francisco, Stanford, and Google, which reported results of machine-learning-based data mining of electronic health records to assess the likelihood that a patient would die in hospital. One goal of both studies was to assess how this information might help clinicians decide which patients might most benefit from intervention. The FDA is also looking at how AI will be used in health care and posted a …

Rare Kakapo parrot produces strong breeding season, scientists say

The kakapo, a rare parrot that resides in New Zealand, has reportedly had quite a few babies as of late, marking an impressive mating season. (Department of Conservation New Zealand via Reuters) A BALD EAGLE TRIO OF TWO MALES AND A FEMALE IS SUCCESSFULLY RAISING EAGLES IN ILLINOIS This year’s anticipated figure is more than twice that of the previous cycle, according to AFP. The kakapos, which currently have a total of 147 adults, were believed to be extinct until some were found in 1970, the outlet said. Scientists reportedly haven’t pinpointed the root cause of the surge, but have developed some possible ideas.

Chairman quits troubled tourism body

One. into expenses, by independent forensic accountants BDO, is to go back at least six years and look at all expenses claimed by current and recent members of the senior management team and board. The second, by external lawyers Clarion, will examine its culture, governance, procedures and management. Latest news and stories from Yorkshire Past and present employees would be interviewed confidentially and a report made available, said the tourism body. Mr Stewart said: “Now the appropriate investigations are in place, he [Mr McMillan] felt it was the right time to step down to allow the organisation to move forward; this was supported by the board.” All appropriate board meeting documents were to be released in future, including agendas, papers …

‘I probably wouldn’t be alive without their help’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho looks after the health of the homeless? Homeless people face various challenges: where to find the next meal; where to seek shelter on a cold night; how to protect themselves from the threat of violence. A specialist service in Birmingham is trying to make life easier for them in one specific area – where to turn when they need medical help. Kaece McGowan was living in a hostel when she first visited the Homeless Health Exchange – an NHS practice exclusively for people who are homeless. The then 20-year-old, who had been living abroad, returned home because of visa issues and found living in Birmingham “a bit of a struggle”. Without …

Lily Tomlin On ‘9 To 5’ Sequel: ‘We Hope That We Live To See It’

Tomlin popped by “ Along with Dolly Parton, Fonda and Tomlin have been part of the talk about  “They’re writing it at the moment,” Tomlin told DeGeneres of the film, which reportedly aims to reflect women’s issues in the modern workforce. “We hope that we live to see it. We’re very advanced in years. I said to [Fonda] the other day, ‘I wonder which one of us would go first.’”  Eight Decades of Jane” fundraiser in Atlanta that raised $1.3 million for the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential foundation. The organization, which Fonda founded in 1995, is focused on teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent health. Los Angeles LGBT Center. Also in Thursday’s interview, DeGeneres challenged Tomlin to a game of “Will-y Lily Know It?” in which …

The Truth About Britney Spears And Her Conservatorship! New Allegations Against The Husband Of Wendy Williams! AND… | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

So much has been said about #FreeBritney over the last few days. Here’s what we know! Here’s what needs to happen! Startling new claims made about the husband of Wendy Williams! Michael Jackson‘s children are fighting back against his accusers! Taylor Swift is doing things differently this era – and we love it! Should Lori Loughlin‘s daughters be prosecuted too? And more of today’s hottest stories, including R. Kelly, Cardi B, Sophie Turner, Lauren Jauregui, Fuller House, Jana Kramer, Robert Kraft and MORE! Watch! LINKS BELOW! Enjoy! SHARE! And CLICK HERE for more info and tickets to our live podcast show in Las Vegas son Saturday, April 27th! And CLICK HERE for more of Perez’s daily recap videos! BRITNEY SPEARS …

New Hampshire senator to call on 2020 Democrats to support repeal of voter residency law

Washington (CNN)Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, plans to send 2020 Democratic presidential candidates a letter Monday, urging them to sign a petition condemning a state law that would require college students to be a permanent resident of the state to vote. In her letter, which CNN obtained ahead of its publication, Shaheen argues that the law effectively creates a “poll tax” for college students. “They are being disenfranchised by photo ID requirements, arbitrary challenges to residency, and unfounded allegations of fraud,” Shaheen writes. President Donald Trump has claimed, without evidence, that thousands of people were bused from Massachusetts to vote illegally in New Hampshire, which he narrowly lost in the 2016 state primary. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner …

30 Times People Got Toasted With Wholesomeness By Strangers

Remember when one reddit user posted to r/RoastMe to ask for strangers to give him a reason to end it all but was met with loving support and compliments? Well, this page is filled with these kinds of wholesome and uplifting messages. Scroll down below to see some of the best compliments strangers have given and received, and upvote your favs, it may just restore your faith in both the internet and humanity! #1 I Wanted To Share A Big Milestone For Me. When I Was Deep In My Depression For Over A Decade I Had Planned To Disappear And Quietly Commit Suicide At Age 39. I Battled Depression And Found Reasons To Live. Today I Turned 40 And Can …