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New Aids treatment rule hailed
STAKEHOLDERS in the health sector have hailed a new requirement that compels health institutions to immediately introduce anti-retroviral therapy on any patient who tests HIV-positive. By Phyllis Mbanje. The new rules mean patients now do not have to ...

Sugar-free HIV – How The Scientists “Starving” the Virus to Death
Researchers on Northwestern University has posted a great review which could at some point lead to an end to HIV transmissions. Any crew regarding researchers provides created a stupendous finding of which demonstrates serious guarantee just as one ...

Hooters Waitress, Customer Doing Well After Transplant
ATLANTA — Doctors say a waitress at a Georgia Hooters and a longtime regular customer at the restaurant are both doing well after a successful kidney transplant. WXIA-TV ( (link) 1I0pENe ) reports that 22-year-old Mariana Villareal gave one ...

UPDATE 1-S.Korea fights to contain MERS outbreak, considers tough measures
(Adds death of unconfirmed patient, paragraph 6). By Jack Kim. SEOUL, June 1 (Reuters) - South Korea struggled to contain an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Monday as health authorities announced three more cases, bringing ...

HIV can be Sugar Starved to Death
Researchers are seriously looking into starving the food supply of the AIDS virus. This is one of the latest methods being employed to vanquish this deadly disease. As it turns out to be the case, the HIV bug has a very high affinity for sugar once it starts ...

Contact lenses may alter bacteria in the eye
Wearing contact lenses may change the community of bacteria living in your eyes, according to a small new study. In the study, the surface of the eye in the people who wore contact lenses had triple the proportion of certain bacteria species, on average, ...

A new way to study cancer and its treatments
CHICAGO -- The National Cancer Institute announced Monday the launch of a nationwide research study that will sort patients into treatment groups based on genetic mutations in their tumors, rather than by cancer type. The precision medicine study seeks to ...

Common kidney tests may help predict cardiovascular disease risk
According to a study, tests that are used to assess kidney function can also help predict risk for a stroke or heart attack in a patient. The study has been published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. According to Lead author of this study, Dr. Kunihiro ...

This 92-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Just Became the Oldest Runner to Finish a ...
This 92-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Just Became the Oldest Runner to Finish a ...

China launches campaign to snuff out smoking in Beijing
BEIJING Red-uniformed volunteers, propaganda banners and no-smoking signs sprinkled China's capital city on Monday as Beijing unrolled ambitious new curbs on a popular habit that has taken a serious toll on the country's health. Health activists have ...

Suspected food poisoning sends more than 50 SLC shelter clients to hospital
Salt Lake County health officials were investigating an incident of apparent mass food poisoning at a downtown homeless shelter that sent nearly 50 people to hospitals late Sunday night. Fire Department personnel dispatched to the Road Home, 210 S. Rio ...

Training Doctors To Talk About Vaccines Fails To Sway Parents
The question of how to communicate with parents about vaccines is getting increasing interest from academia. iStockphoto. As more and more parents choose to skip vaccinations for their children, public health professionals and researchers have been ...

Scientists detail all the yucky stuff in your eyes because of your contact lenses
Ever wondered what has been happening to your eyes because of the contact lenses you've been wearing for years? It turns out that putting those thin polymers on your eyeballs do more than make you see better. They radically alter the type of ...

Breast-feeding may prevent 19% of childhood leukemia cases, study says
New mothers can significantly reduce their babies' risk of developing childhood leukemia by breast-feeding them, according to a new study. Children and teens who were breast-fed for at least six months were 19% less likely to be diagnosed with leukemia ...

Researchers hail new cancer treatment: Unlocking the body's immune system
(CNN) Researchers meeting in Chicago are hailing what they believe may be a potent new weapon in the fight against cancer: the body's own immune system. An international study found that a combination of two drugs that helped allow the immune system ...

Tests used to assess kidney function could predict a patient's risk for stroke
A new study says that tests used for assessing kidney function could also help predict a patient's risk for a stroke or heart attack. Lead author of this study, Dr. Kunihiro Matsushita, said if health care providers have data regarding kidney damage and kidney ...

Meat-driven Western diet worse with prostate cancer
A study found the "western," meat-centric diet contributed to men with prostate cancer diagnoses having 2.5-times more likely a chance of dying due to prostate cancer than those a "prudent" diet. By Stephen Feller | June 1, 2015 at 3:42 PM. Comments ...

Millennial men more likely to stray when their wives earn the pay
About 30% of Millennial women are the primary breadwinners. A new study raises fresh questions about how progressive many Millennial men are, however. When it comes to making money, Millennial women are on the move. The wealthy ones are likely to ...

Beijing Bans Public Smoking, but Enforcement Poses a Challenge
BEIJING — The loudspeakers in the pricey Temple bar erupted at 11:50 p.m. on Sunday with an announcement that set off either joy or despair, depending on the customer: Patrons had 10 more minutes to smoke. A tough new ban on smoking in public took ...

South Korea reports first two deaths from MERS respiratory illness
SEOUL South Korea on Tuesday reported the first two deaths from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that has affected 25 people in two weeks. A 58-year-old woman who had had contact with South Korea's first patient died of acute ...

Average US Diet May Kill Prostate Cancer Survivors
Prostate cancer survivors who eat a typical American diet loaded with red meat, cheese and white bread are far more likely to see their cancer come back and kill them, and they're more likely to die sooner of any disease than patients who eat a healthier diet, ...

Coffee Could Be Bad To Your Kidneys and Heart
Bottom's up! The kidney is not the only organ in one's body that the last cup of coffee someone has taken down will get hurt, but also, their heart will get affected as well. The usual habit of some stressed people to drink coffee until their heart is content does not ...

Is your pediatric heart hospital keeping secrets? We have answers
All surgical procedures have a precise name, and you need to know it. Don't accept something descriptive like "we need to widen the aorta." Get the official name. Step 2: Ask for the "STAT" category for that procedure. Every procedure will fall into a STAT ...

Data Shows Large Rise in List Prices at Hospitals
The prices that hospitals ask customers to pay for a series of common procedures have increased by more than 10 percent between 2011 and 2013 — more than double the rate of inflation. But the amounts paid by Medicare, the government health care ...

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of leukaemia
Breast benefits Breastfeeding a baby for at least six months may be linked to a lower risk of childhood leukaemia, according to a review of previously published research. The findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) ...

Earning less than your spouse makes you more likely to have an affair: study
TORONTO — Earning less money than one's spouse makes a person more likely to have an affair, according to new research, and the greater the income gap, the greater the effect. The new study on the economics of sexual infidelity also shows this effect is ...

A 92-Year-Old Ran Her 16th Marathon And Broke A Record
If a 92-year-old can run a marathon, anyone can, right? If you need a little inspiration, look to Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, N.C. The 92-year-old finished the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon — her 16th such race. According to competitor.com, not only ...

Two People Die of MERS in South Korea
South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of the virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East. South Korea has reported 24 cases of the disease ...

INSIGHT-Tests for new cancer drugs not reliable enough, doctors say
CHICAGO, June 2 Drugmakers including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Merck & Co are testing which patients will most benefit from new cancer treatments based on a protein found in their tumors, but that guide, known as a biomarker, may be too unreliable, ...

Study links diabetes to a lower risk of ALS
A reduced risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS - the most common motor neuron disorder, fatal for its sufferers - has been found among people with type 2 diabetes. sugar cubes and insulin needle. The study "observed a significantly protective ...

HIV Treatments Have Taken On a Whole New Monster
In the world growing industry of HIV treatment, research now indicates that a new strategy could starve the virus by stopping its supply of sugar and nutrient channels. “The discovery opens new avenues for further research to solve today's persisting problems ...

The Simple Plan to Save Skid Row
The state is proposing to use federal Medicaid dollars to usher ill homeless people into housing, arguing the move will save taxpayers money. Critics see mission creep. By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News. Will Nebbitt lives on the fifth floor of a new ...

Western diet may reduce survival odds for prostate cancer
Men with prostate cancer who eat a so-called Western diet heavy in red meat, cheese and sugary treats may be more likely to die of their disease than those who consume mostly plants, whole grains and fish, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers assessed the ...

Painkillers and Benzodiazepam Increase Homicide Risk
You always hear about random people who just one day, seemingly out of the blue, went on a rampage. The media then starts digging into that person`s history fervently and nothing is left out. Not even his medical history. By searching through a killer`s ...

Niger meningitis epidemic has peaked, 545 dead - WHO says
GENEVA, June 2 An epidemic of meningitis has killed 545 people in Niger, out of 8,234 people who caught the disease, but has now peaked, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The WHO had said that the epidemic was worrying and ...

New treatment option for postmenopausal women with non-invasive breast cancer
Anastrozole provides a significant benefit compared with tamoxifen in preventing recurrence after a lumpectomy and radiation therapy in postmenopausal women ages 60 years or younger who had DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), a common diagnosis of ...

Breastfeeding may be linked to lower risk of childhood leukemia, study says
MIAMI - Breastfeeding a baby for at least six months may be linked to a lower risk of childhood leukemia, according to a review of previously published research on the topic Monday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) ...

New cancer treatment immunotherapy could replace chemo
Experts have hailed a "new era" for cancer treatments after achieving "spectacular" results from trials on a new class of drugs. Also in this Section. LSD: Trials underway to see if it cures depression and addiction · Adam Owens' schoolfriend tells of the loss of ...

Today: Obama White House Convenes First Antibiotic Summit
Representatives of more than 150 health care organizations, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies federal health agencies and food-production interests will meet at the White House today for a day-long “Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship,” the first of its ...

Report: CNN finds high death rate for children in surgeries at Palm Beach ...
Report: CNN finds high death rate for children in surgeries at Palm Beach ...

On The Death Of Beau Biden, Brain Cancer, Progress And Hope
In the midst of this year's meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's, news broke that U.S. Vice President Biden's son died of brain cancer. Beau Biden was 46 years old, what – by standards of American longevity – might have been the middle of ...

US tobacco companies drop lawsuit vs FDA over labeling
NEW YORK The three largest U.S. tobacco companies on Tuesday dropped their lawsuit accusing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of exceeding its authority by closely monitoring the content of their product labels after the agency said it would ...

Skin Cancer Treatment Study Finds Combination Therapy Better
Advanced melanoma patients new to treatment options have been found to have a better clinical outcome with nivolumab alone or as part of a combination therapy with ipilimumab when compared with ipilimumab alone. These are the results of a phase 3 ...

'Shave' reduces need for 2nd breast cancer surgery
Removing more tissue during a partial mastectomy could spare thousands of women with breast cancer the pain and worry of a second surgery. Nearly 300,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and more than half of ...

Mother fights brain cancer with electric fields
ST. LOUIS MISSOURI - Against all odds, Elizabeth Marek is alive thanks to a tumor-killing device that attacks brain cancer cells with electric fields. Marek has glioblastoma, a deadly and aggressive form of brain cancer with no cure and a life expectancy of just ...

Teens search Internet for healthy living advice for 'surprising' reasons
(CNN) What's happening to my body? Can I get an STI from oral sex? Is there a safe amount of alcohol for me to drink? These days, many teens are looking for all the answers -- for better or worse -- starting with a Google search box. "The teenage years are ...

FDA Questions Safety of 'Female Viagra'
The FDA has raised concern about the safety of a drug in testing that can increase a woman's sex drive. While there are more than 20 treatments for low libido in men, none currently exist for women. Dorling Kindersley ltd/Alamy. Filed Under: Tech & Science, ...

REFILE-UPDATE 3-FDA raises fainting concern with women's libido drug ...
REFILE-UPDATE 3-FDA raises fainting concern with women's libido drug ...

Women's Libido Drug Flibanserin Aims to be Female Answer to Viagara
Amanda Parrish noticed her new neighbor up the street right away. She had recently divorced and had four children. He was a dad of two. For the first few years of their relationship — before they would later wed — the Nashville couple spent every other ...

British-led Trial makes Headway into Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment
British doctors communicated the 'spectacular' results of their trial at the recently held American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual conference in Chicago. They attempted to harness the body's immune system to attack cancerous cells. In the trial, 945 ...

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