Tag Archives: Conditions

Steroid Use For Conditions Like Bronchitis Linked To Higher Rates Of Adverse Events Sepsis, VTE and Fractures

People are often given short-term corticosteroids like prednisone to treat symptoms of conditions like bronchitis or back pain. Short term steroid use often helps people feel better quicker and can save lives. Still, these popular drugs are not without adverse effects. No drugs are. University of Michigan researchers would like people to be aware of a new link they found ...

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Consumer campaigners read terms and conditions of their mobile phone apps… all 250,000 words

Have you ever read the terms and conditions of all your mobile phone apps? And do you have any idea how long it might take? A Norwegian campaign group has spent more than thirty hours reading out loud the terms and conditions from a representative set of applications to demonstrate what it says amounts to an impossible task, resulting in consumers giving mobile apps permission to do whatever they ...

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EU-Turkey deal 'only if conditions met'

A deal to allow Turks visa-free travel within Europe will collapse if Ankara does not fulfil its commitments, the European Commission president warns. Jean-Claude Juncker said changes to Turkey’s anti-terror laws was one of a number of conditions that needed to be fulfilled for visa liberalisation. But Turkey has refused to do so, saying it needs the laws to fight ...

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EU-Turkey deal 'only if conditions met'

A deal to allow Turks visa-free travel within Europe will collapse if Ankara does not fulfil its commitments, the European Commission president warns. Jean-Claude Juncker said changes to Turkey’s anti-terror laws was one of a number of conditions that needed to be fulfilled for visa liberalisation. But Turkey has refused to do so, saying it needs the laws to fight ...

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Anders Breivik, Norwegian Mass Murderer Who Killed 77, Wins Human Rights Case For Prison Conditions

Anders Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer who killed 77 people in two terrorist attacks in Norway five years ago, just won a human rights case against the state on Wednesday. The surprise decision came as a result of the isolation Breivik feels in solitary confinement being called inhumane treatment. The Oslo district court ruled that the conditions under which he ...

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Spieth leads Masters in tough conditions, paired with Rory

Harry How/Getty Images Jordan Spieth has an eventful second day at the Masters, fighting tough conditions and getting put on the clock while staring down a tough stretch of holes, but he’s still in the lead. AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The final pairing for a weekend at the Masters is what everyone wanted — Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, winners ...

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Inmates in Prisons Across Texas Go on Strike to End Inhumane Living and Working Conditions

Photo: AP Of all the things that are “bigger” in Texas, the colossal human misery perpetuated by its prison system had better be at the top of the list. The Intercept reported on Monday that inmates at up to five Texas prisons are refusing to leave their cells. On Wednesday, the Austin Chronicle reported that in fact inmates at seven ...

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Kylie Jenner Lip Kit Controversy: Sweat Shop Conditions Exposed As Teen Launches Glosses

Kylie Jenner is causing more controversy with her lip kits. The 18-year-old has been accused of using a sweat shop to manufacture her popular lip stains and lip liners. According to new reports, the company that produces Kylie Jenner’s lip kits has been unveiled as a sweat shop. Her sold-out kits have already earned her millions of dollars and contributed ...

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Scientists Trace HIV Origins Back To The 1920s, Call Conditions For Its Transmission A ‘Perfect Storm’

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, may have first reached global attention back in the 1980s, but new research in the journal Science has shown that HIV’s origins have been traced back to the 1920s in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Oliver Pybus, a professor at the University of Oxford, led a team of researchers that ultimately ...

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