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Drug-resistant gonorrhoea on the rise, warns WHO

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GENEVA — The World Health Organization warned on Wednesday of a spreading resistance to drugs used to treat the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea.

Millions of people with the condition may be at risk of running out of treatment options unless urgent action is taken, the United Nations agency said.

Several countries, including Australia, Britain, France, Japan, Norway, and Sweden have reported cases of resistance to cephalosporin antibiotics — the last treatment option against gonorrhoea, which affects an estimated 106 million people.

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The WHO has called for greater vigilance on the correct use of antibiotics and more research into alternative treatments.

Resistance can be caused by the overuse and poor quality of antibiotics.

“We are very concerned,” said Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, from the WHO’s reproductive health unit, “as there are no new therapeutic drugs in development.”

“If gonococcal infections become untreatable, the health implications are significant.”

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Untreated gonorrhoea can cause infertility in both men and women.


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House Democrats: It’s time to include Trump’s shady Turkey deal in the impeachment inquiry

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Even by Donald Trump's basement-level standards, there's something bizarre about the president's behavior in deciding to allow a Turkish invasion of Syria aimed at pushing the Kurdish population out of the area — a move that is, for all intents and purposes, an act of ethnic cleansing. Less than two weeks ago, Trump, apparently spontaneously, acceded to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's request that the U.S. pull a small number of troops out of the area to clear the way for what swiftly turned into a slaughter. Since then, Trump's attempts to justify this betrayal — not just of the Kurds, but of basic human decency — have been alarmingly erratic, well beyond his existing baseline of constant, impulsive dramatics.

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Climate change not on agenda for next G7 summit: Trump White House

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Climate change will not be on the agenda of next year's G7 summit, to be held at US President Donald Trump's Florida golf club, the White House said on Thursday.

The announcement marks the latest development in Trump's running battle against nearly all forms of environmental regulation that has seen his administration pull out of the Paris climate accord, axe rules limiting leaks of the greenhouse gas methane and weaken key wildlife protections.

"Climate change will not be on the agenda," acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters.

The United States and China account for nearly half the planet's carbon emissions, making them the key countries needed to get behind urgent efforts to battle climate change.

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George Conway declares Trump is now ‘the one with tire treads on his face’ — and posts this hilarious video

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Conservative attorney George Conway, spouse to Senior Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, took a few moments Thursday morning to once again mock President Donald Trump, and with good reason. The President’s Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, and his Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, as many are saying, are throwing Trump under the bus. Sondland’s opening remarks alone are devastating to Trump.

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