Post-Mortem On Pop Icon George Michael 'Inconclusive'

A post-mortem examination on the body of pop icon George Michael, who died on Christmas Day after a chart-topping career and years of drug-taking, has proved "inconclusive", police said on Friday.

"The cause of death is inconclusive and further tests will now be carried out. The results of these tests are unlikely to be known for several weeks," a police statement said.

Police said earlier they were treating his death as "unexplained but not suspicious". The post-mortem was carried out on Thursday.

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India Can End The HIV/AIDS Epidemic By 2030, Says JP Nadda

Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Thursday said around two decades ago India was predicted to be the AIDS capital of world but has now "successfully arrested" the epidemic of HIV and claimed that the country can end it by 2030.

"Our concerted efforts and strategies have been able to see a success story of India. We can now safely say that we can end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030," Mr Nadda said during an event to mark World AIDS Day.

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Sri Lanka makes progress to control HIV Aids: Global Fund

Sri Lanka has recorded a drop in HIV AIDS prevalence when compared to other South Asian countries, the Global Fund, quoted in a media report, Xinhua reported.

The Fund said that the program implemented in Sri Lanka this year to control HIV AIDS had reported considerable progress.

A delegation led by Blanca Gil Antunano, Global Fund Portfolio Manager, South East Asia, was in Sri Lanka recently to inspect the progress of this initiative.

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New Testing Of Ebola Vaccine To Start Next Month In Canada

An Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian researchers and considered by the WHO to be the first effective treatment against the virus will soon start a new phase of clinical trials, Ottawa announced Tuesday.

The vaccine's safety and effectiveness will be tested on volunteers infected with HIV, starting in Ottawa and Montreal in November, and followed by trials in Senegal and Burkina Faso next year, the government said in a statement.

The tests are being conducted in partnership with US pharmaceutical company Merck.


HIV/AIDS shows gradual increase in Sri Lanka


HIV/AIDS is the only disease that shows a gradual increase in Sri Lanka. The current prevalence rate is 0.01 percent which is still the lowest in the region, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

Addressing the media in Colombo yesterday, he said Sri Lanka has already eliminated many other diseases such as Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough and Small Fox and is also achieving success in controlling many other diseases. HIV/AIDS shows an increase year by year, he said.



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