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DCTLA helps raise funds

first_img October 15, 2005 Regular News DCTLA helps raise funds DCTLA helps raise funds The Dade County Trial Lawyers Association recently joined thousands of others at Mercy Hospital, on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.DCTLA members walked alongside survivors and those walking in memory of many lost, in an effort to raise awareness of the deadly blood cancers afflicting so many.Having raised over $2,000, DCTLA promised to return again next year.last_img

Partner therapy ‘cuts HIV cases’

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img 12 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Partner therapy ‘cuts HIV cases’ by: – December 1, 2012 The study has been released to coincide with World Aids DayTreating people with HIV who have uninfected partners significantly reduces transmission rates, researchers in China have found.A clinical trial had shown benefits of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment before.But this trial, reported in the Lancet, is the first “real-life” public health programme of its kind.A UK HIV expert said there was a growing consensus that getting ARV drugs to as many people as need them would cut transmission rates.Treatment goalTo mark World Aids Day, the World Health Organization has issued a statement on global progress on cutting new infections and Aids-related deaths.In 2011, there were 2.5 million new infections – down 700,000 from the 2001 figure – and an estimated 1.7 million people died from Aids-related illnesses in 2011 – 600,000 fewer than in 2005.The WHO says improving access to ARV drugs is key to cutting rates further.The drugs reduce the amount of virus in the blood, and cut the risk of an infected person passing HIV on.Last year, at the UN General Assembly, governments agreed to set the goal of getting 15 million HIV-infected people worldwide on the life-saving antiretroviral medicines by 2015. The WHO says this target could be within reach – provided countries can sustain current rates.And it says about eight million people in low and middle-income countries are getting the treatment they need, up from just 0.4 million in 2003.Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, director of the WHO’s HIV department, said: “The challenge now is to ensure that global progress is mirrored at all levels and in all places so that people, whoever they are and wherever they live, can obtain antiretroviral therapy when they need it.”This year, the WHO issued new guidelines for treating people with HIV who have uninfected partners with antiretrovirals.‘Real-world impact’The research from China, which followed couples for up to nine years, was the first programme to really test this out in the real world.In 24,000 couples, the HIV-infected partner had received treatment at the start of the study period – to test out the preventative benefits – while 14,800 had not.This was because they had not met the national guidelines HIV positive people normally have to meet to receive treatment. In the treated group, there were 1.3 cases of transmission per 100 person years, compared with 2.6 per 100 person years in the untreated group. The researchers say this equates to a 26% reduction in the risk of HIV transmission. This is a lot lower than the 89% difference seen in the clinical trial. And the authors say the protective effects of ARV therapy only appeared to last a year, with transmission rates becoming more similar between the treated and untreated couples in later years.Keith Alcorn, of the HIV/Aids expert group NAM Aidsmap, said it was an interesting study.“It shows the real-world impact of using ARV treatment in this way.“The results are not as big a reduction in transmission as in the clinical trial, but there is still an effect.”He said the difference could be explained by people not adhering to their drug regime as well as they did in the study, or stopping their treatment after experiencing side effects.Mr Alcorn added: “There is a growing international consensus that treating everyone who needs it is going to have an impact on transmission.”BBC Newslast_img read more

Chiedozie Ogbene declares for Republic of Ireland

first_imgThe FAI has confirmed they have begun paperwork on the eligibility process for Chiedozie Ogbene to represent the Republic of Ireland. The Nigeria-born 23-year-old moved to Cork aged seven with his family in 2005. He played with Cork City’s senior side for two years, featuring in the Rebel Army’s FAI Cup triumph in 2016, before switching to Limerick. After moving to England, he played with Brentford and Exeter before settling with Rotherham last year. He impressed throughout the truncated League One season, helping the Millers achieve promotion to the Championship.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your ChildhoodThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Pacy winger Ogbene finished the season with 29 appearances and one goal for the side. He drew praise throughout the season for his showings, including a goal and two assists in Rotherham’s 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers. Read AlsoAlaba ranks Hansi Flick NO.1 in team management style The news comes as Stephen Kenny prepares for his first game in charge of the Boys in Green. Ireland face Bulgaria and Finland in September in the UEFA Nations League, before the crucial Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia in October.last_img read more

Shaneshill peaking for Navan test

first_img “No More Heroes will take some beating, but we have to take our chance.” Noel Meade’s Couleur France and Pulled Mussel from Robert Tyner’s yard both arrive off the back of victories, while Colin Bowe’s four-year-old Shantou Flyer completes the field. The latter ran a fantastic race at 40-1 to fill the runner-up spot behind the Elliott-trained Free Expression over the course and distance last month. Bowe said: “He ran very well there the last day. This is probably a better race, but he’s improving with every run and the ground will be fine for him, so we’re hoping he’ll run a nice race.” Shaneshill, runner-up in last season’s Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival before going one better in the equivalent event at Punchestown, made a fine start to his career over hurdles when winning readily at Fairyhouse last month. “I’m really looking forward to it, as he’s one of our better novices,” Walsh said in his column in the Irish Examiner. “He was very impressive on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse, where he jumped well, travelled well and got the trip no problem. “He seems to be working well at home, and I think he’s a very good horse, but he’ll have to be as I have a lot of respect for No More Heroes. Gordon Elliott’s horse has a huge reputation, and looked very good winning his maiden hurdle. “But, I think Shaneshill would slightly shade it on bumper form, and hopefully he can slightly shade it on hurdle form.” No More Heroes appears the biggest threat to the Mullins runner, having won a Dromahane point-to-point and a couple of bumpers before getting off the mark at the second attempt over hurdles at Punchestown last month. Mullins admits the Gigginstown House Stud-owned five-year-old is the one to beat. Speaking on his website, the trainer said: “(Shaneshill) won over this trip on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse last month and showed plenty of stamina when winning the Champion Bumper at Punchestown. Ruby Walsh believes Shaneshill will need to be at the top of his game as he bids to provide the leading rider and trainer Willie Mullins with a fourth successive victory in the Navan Novice Hurdle. The master of Closutton and his stable jockey have struck gold with Boston Bob, Pont Alexandre and Briar Hill in recent years, while Mikael D’Haguenet was also victorious for the champion trainer back in 2008. Briar Hill beat just one opponent in a disappointing race 12 months ago and the two-and-a-half-mile contest has this year been downgraded from Grade One to Grade Two status, but a fascinating race is still in prospect. Press Associationlast_img read more