Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge

Thomas Frieden arrested in New York and charged with charged with forcible touching, sex abuse and harassment A former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was arrested in New York on a misdemeanor sex abuse charge. Dr Thomas R Frieden turned himself in Friday morning in Brooklyn, the NYPD told the Guardian, and was awaiting

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Ebola: medics brace for new cases as DRC outbreak spreads

WHO says 103 confirmed and probable cases in outbreak centred in North Kivu province An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached a pivotal moment and now endangers medical teams fighting to stop the spread of the disease, health workers have said. Dr Peter Salama, the World Health Organisation’s emergencies chief, said there were

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Syphilis diagnoses are booming – it’s clear sexual health needs an overhaul | Richard Vize

Responsibility for services is shared by NHS and councils and there is little evidence of a united effort on prevention The health and social care select committee has launched an inquiry into sexual health. The move comes as serious infections are rising and funding is falling, hitting services of vital importance to young people and many others. Related: Dangerous liaisons:

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No deal Brexit would be ‘unmitigated disaster’ says Sturgeon as planning papers released – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the publication of the first batch of government planning papers for a no deal Brexit, and the accompanying speech from Dominic Raab, the Brexit secretary Starmer’s Today interview – Summary Raab’s Today interview – Summary Confidence Brexit talks will end well has plummeted, poll suggests Afternoon summary 5.15pm BST This January provisional analysis estimated that in a

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No healthy level of alcohol consumption, says major study

Governments should consider advising people to abstain entirely, say authors Even the occasional drink is harmful to health, according to the largest and most detailed research carried out on the effects of alcohol, which suggests governments should think of advising people to abstain completely. The uncompromising message comes from the authors of the Global Burden of Diseases study, a rolling

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