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Air Force evacuates COVID-19 patient with onboard isolation unit

Air Force evacuates COVID-19 patient with onboard isolation unit

Business
July 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force announced Monday that it for the first time used a specially-designed isolation chamber to transport a COVID-19 patient from the Indo-Pacific region to the United States for treatment. It was the first use by the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command of the new Transport Isolation System, though it is the 18th use of the system since it's rollout in April. Advertisement The chamber, which can be loaded onto a plane, was used to transport a service member who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus from the Indo-Pacific region to Travis Air Base, Calif. The airman's name or location were not given. The airlift was conducted by the 775th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight, using a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 21st Airlift Squadron. The Transport Is...
Second patient cured of HIV, say doctors

Second patient cured of HIV, say doctors

Health
A man from London has become the second person in the world to be cured of HIV, doctors say. Adam Castillejo is still free of the virus more than 30 months after stopping anti-retroviral therapy. He was not cured by the HIV drugs, however, but by a stem-cell treatment he received for a cancer he also had, the Lancet HIV journal reports. The donors of those stem cells have an uncommon gene that gives them, and now Mr Castillejo, protection against HIV. In 2011, Timothy Brown, the "Berlin Patient" became the first person reported as cured of HIV, three and half years after having similar treatment. HIV vaccine hopes dashed by trial results HIV infections among gay and bi men fall 71% in UK What is the treatment?Stem-cell transplan...

Doctor at Missouri abortion clinic defends patient care

Health
The top doctor at Missouri's sole abortion clinic on Wednesday defended its handling of four patients who faced complications — women whose care has been cited by the state as it seeks to revoke the clinic's license. The testimony from Dr. Colleen McNicholas at a hearing that could determine the St. Louis clinic's fate came as the state faced fallout over a revelation a day earlier from Missouri's top health official that he kept a spreadsheet that tracked the menstrual cycles of women who obtained abortions. Missouri officials were staying mum, while Democrats and abortion-rights supporters decried what they called government overreach into women's private lives. During testimony Tuesday, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams said the spreadsheet was...
Gender identity clinic leaks patient email addresses

Gender identity clinic leaks patient email addresses

Technology
A London gender identity clinic has mistakenly exposed details of close to 2,000 people on its email list.The Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic sent patients an email about an art competition, with hundreds of others CC-ed in.The clinic later tried to recall the message but the error had already been noticed.The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, which is responsible for the clinic, is investigating.Two separate emails were sent, with about 900 people CC-ed on each.One patient at the clinic, Jessie, told the BBC she was angry about what had happened."It could out someone, especially as this place treats people who are transgender," she said. A spokesman for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust said: "We are currently investigating a ...