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Pope Francis: Drug Addiction Is an ‘Open Wound in Our Society’

Pope Francis denounced drug addiction Saturday, calling it “gravely harmful to health, human life, and society.” Addressing participants in an international conference on “Drugs and Addictions” in the Vatican, the pope said that today’s society is challenged by “pathologies derived from a secularized climate marked by consumerist capitalism, self-sufficiency, a loss of values, an existential […]

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Planned Parenthood Affiliate Ends Basic Healthcare, Continues Abortions

Planned Parenthood’s affiliate in Boise, Idaho, has announced it is ending its primary healthcare services but will continue to perform abortions. Kara Cadwallader, vice president of medical affairs and senior medical director for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, said basic healthcare services would be discontinued because of the lack of […]

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Namibia’s success in the fight against HIV

Image caption In Namibia, organised groups of people with HIV provide essential support for each other Harvey Davis comes to open the gate to his dusty, wind swept compound in the remote part of northern Namibia. “Welcome, welcome, it’s been so long since we’ve had visitors,” he exclaims at the two health workers. The 79-year-old […]

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Excess winter deaths highest since 1970s, says ONS

Image copyright Science Photo Library There were around 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017-18 – the highest since the winter of 1975-76, figures from the Office for National Statistics show. The increase is thought to be down to the flu, the ineffectiveness of the flu vaccine in older people and spells […]

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Girl, 4, saves mum with 999 ambulance call

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKaitlyn Wright, 4, called 999 when her mum was taken ill A four-year-old girl has been praised for her actions in calling for an ambulance when her mum was taken ill. Kaitlyn Wright from Askerswell, Dorset, dialled 999 earlier this month when she was at home with […]

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Pro-Life Leaders Map Out Path to Defund Planned Parenthood with Trump Officials

National pro-life organizations met with Trump administration officials at the White House Wednesday to clear a path to defund Planned Parenthood, even with pro-abortion Democrats poised to take the reins of the U.S. House in January. Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins, Live Action president Lila Rose, and representatives from the March for […]