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Could a monthly treatment prevent fentanyl overdoses?

Scientists have developed an antibody treatment that shows promise in blocking the potentially deadly effects of fentanyl for nearly a month, raising hopes for a new tool to combat overdoses. Tests in animals found that the treatment could effectively block the effects of fentanyl, laying the groundwork for assessing whether the medication will prove effective

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Think ahead to prevent malaria these summer holidays

Pharmacists say you must take every precaution if you will travel to an area with malaria-carrying mosquitos, especially if you are pregnant. Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the highest malaria rates in the world and even within our borders, the health risks posed by this mosquito-borne illness cannot be taken lightly. Pharmacist Joy Steenkamp of

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ICJ orders Syria to do all it can to prevent torture

The interim order is intended to protect potential victims while the case accusing Syria of breaching the torture convention proceeds through the International Court of Justice, a process likely to take years. ADVERTISEMENT The United Nations’ top court on Thursday ordered the Syrian government to “take all measures within its powers” to prevent torture, in

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House votes to prevent a government shutdown as GOP Speaker Johnson relies on Democrats for help

The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to prevent a government shutdown after new Republican Speaker Mike Johnson was forced to reach across the aisle to Democrats when hard-right conservatives revolted against his plan. The bipartisan tally — 336-95 with 93 Republicans voting no —showed Johnson’s willingness to leave his right-flank Republicans behind and work with Democrats to temporarily keep government

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‘Godfather’ of AI is among hundreds of experts calling for urgent action to prevent the ‘potentially catastrophic’ risks posed by technology

Elon Musk wants to push technology to its absolute limit, from space travel to self-driving cars — but he draws the line at artificial intelligence.  The billionaire first shared his distaste for AI in 2014, calling it humanity’s ‘biggest existential threat’ and comparing it to ‘summoning the demon.’ At the time, Musk also revealed he

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