Published October 4, 2018 Iceland’s Centre for Communicable Disease Control believes it is possible to let gay men donate blood again, provided they are required to abstain from sexual activity at least six months before donating, RÚV reports. Queer rights activists have long protested that Iceland’s current regulations about blood donations are outdated and discriminatory. The Centre for Communicable Disease Control, in response to a formal request for information from the Ministry of Welfare, said that they believe other countries who have such a regulation in place have had good experiences with it. In addition to the mandatory six-month sexless waiting period, donated blood from gay men would also be tested for HIV, hepatitis B and C, and syphilis. Queer rights activists in Iceland have long contended that the current blood donation laws, which place an outright ban on gay men from donating blood, are outdated and discriminatory. This proposed regulation is … [Read more...] about Iceland May Let Gay Men Donate Blood—If They Remain Abstinent For 6 Months Beforehand
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Explainer: What are the new road laws? What do they mean for people found drink driving? How are learners affected? Independent.ie Transport Minister Shane Ross’ Road Traffic Amendment bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins for consideration following months of unprecedented delay but what does the new law mean for drivers? https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/explainer-what-are-the-new-road-laws-what-do-they-mean-for-people-found-drink-driving-how-are-learners-affected-37131776.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37093882.ece/d5071/AUTOCROP/h342/10%20NEWS%20dward%20Road%20Safety%204.jpg Email Transport Minister Shane Ross’ Road Traffic Amendment bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins for consideration following months of unprecedented delay but what does the new law mean for drivers? What does the new law address?Despite taking more than 30 hours to pass through the Dáil amid chaotic scenes and accusations of … [Read more...] about Explainer: What are the new road laws? What do they mean for people found drink driving? How are learners affected?
DEPENDING on where you are in the world mosquitoes can either be annoying pests or deadly killers. But can you get them in the UK and how can they spread disease? Here's all you need to know. Can you get mosquitoes in the UK? Mosquitoes live in nearly every country in the world barring remote arctic and antarctic regions. They favour warmer and more humid climates, but can still thrive well in the UK in summer months. And global warming is making them even more prevalent in Britain. Mosquitoes swarm over pools of standing water like stagnant ponds and areas swamped by summer deluges. A quarter of British species do not bite humans but feed on animals and birds — and the culex pipiens is the most common mosquito in Britain. Can mosquitoes bite through clothes? Mosquitoes have long needle-like mouths called a proboscis that sucks blood from prey. Only females feed on blood — as males live off of nectar from flowers. They are attracted to exposed skin from the heat and carbon … [Read more...] about Can mosquitoes bite through clothes, do you get them in the UK and do they spread HIV and malaria?
Middle East By Joel Gunter BBC News 18 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43801091 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsSyrian civil war A week after they gathered in Syria, inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are finally gaining access to the site of … [Read more...] about How do you test for chemical weapons?
The basic tests to diagnose Type 2 diabetes are effective and very fast. However, often the illness is first diagnosed by chance, when a patient is being tested for something else. That was certainly true for 48-year-old Stacy Evans, a father of three, who works in sales in Milton Keynes. Evans, whose partner Debbie Barks, 51, works for the NHS, says: “In 2012, I went to register with a new GP and had a urine test as part of the process. I didn’t know anything about type 2 diabetes so wasn’t then aware of having any symptoms. But my blood sugar readings were off the scale, apparently. "As I learnt about the disease, I realised that not only was I at high risk, as I was massively overweight and unfit, but also I was exhibiting classic symptoms. I needed to go to the toilet three or four times a night, for example.” Other symptoms include a constant thirst, weight loss and excessive tiredness. Evans was so unaware of what type 2 diabetes meant he … [Read more...] about Testing for diabetes: what your HbA1c levels mean