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First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 8 mins ago - 6 reports

Research shows anti-cancer drug activates hidden HIV in cells

In what could be a breakthrough study in curing AIDS, a Danish researcher has conducted a study where he has found that an anti-cancer drug can detect the dormant HIV virus in an infected individual. The findings of the study were presented at the annual ... [Published Mumbai Mirror - 8 mins ago]
Entities: HIV/AIDS, Virus, Drugs
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 10 mins ago - 19 reports

Overweight kids think they're slim

Most children and teens who are overweight actually think they're a healthy size, according to US researchers.The team from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked children aged between eight and 15 whether they believed themselves ... [Published Nine MSN - 10 mins ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 31 mins ago - 9 reports

Nation Makes Progress Against HIV, Lags in Fighting TB, Malaria

BANGALORE: According to a global study, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in India is one-fourth the global rate. On the other hand, though the rates of new tuberculosis (TB) and malaria infections are on the decline, the prevalence is higher than the global ... [Published New Indian Express - 31 mins ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 43 mins ago - 9 reports

AIDS confab looks to future

Delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference, taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia, expressed optimism about progress made to date, but stressed that more remains to be done when it comes to key populations including gay men, transgender ... [Published Bay Area Reporter - 43 mins ago]
Entities: HIV/AIDS, Gay, Michel Sidibe
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 49 mins ago - 13 reports

How concerned should we be about the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus?

The mosquito Aedes aegypti, with its distinctive markings in the form of a lyre, spreads disease like yellow fever and is a carrier of the Chikungunya virus. Photo courtesy Centers for Disease Control/Wikimedia CommonsOn Thursday, federal officials announced ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 49 mins ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 18 reports

Gilead reports $5.8 billion in sales of hepatitis C drug

The San Francisco-area company said Wednesday that about 70,000 U.S. patients have been prescribed Sovaldi since it launched in December. A 12-week course of treatment costs about $84,000.This month, two U.S. senators asked Gilead to produce documents ... [Published Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 11 reports

Lifelong ARVs for pregnant women, says Health Minister

All pregnant, HIV positive women will go onto lifelong antiretroviral treatment from January, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced in his health budget vote yesterday.As of January 2015, all pregnant women living with HIV will be started on life-long ... [Published Health-e - 1 hour ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 30 reports

Bill Clinton at AIDS 2014: We Must Use Resources Better to Fight HIV

Former President Bill Clinton told delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) that the global fight against HIV needs to find more economically efficient ways to combat new infections, according to a new release from AIDS 2014, which ... [Published POZ.com - 4 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 13 reports

Teens using human growth hormones has doubled

- 6:28pmTyler Tx, (KETK) — The use of steroids and human growth hormones has been around for awhile. But, an alarming statistic shows the number of teens using these enhancements doubled. More and more teenagers are experimenting with human growth hormones ... [Published KETKNBC - 3 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 46 reports

Ebola doctor in Sierre Leone contracts the virus

(CNN) -- A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan is being treated by the French aid group Medicins Sans Frontieres ... [Published CNN - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 42 reports

Plum, peach and nectarine recall affects local supermarkets

Fresh fruit distributor, Wawona Packing Company located in Cutler, California is voluntarily recalling specific lots of stone fruits packed between June 1, 2014 and July 12, 2014, because they may have been contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Wegmans ... [Published Examiner.com - 4 hours ago]
Entities: Wawona, Listeria, Fruit
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 26 reports

295% Pop: Too Late to Buy Puma Biotechnology Stock?

The news surprised investors, whose worries over side effects in previous trials caused shares to fall by more than 50%, as shares held short increased from 1.5 million to nearly 1.7 million, or roughly 8% of all Puma's shares available for trading.Delivering ... [Published Motley Fool - 5 hours ago]

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"We have studies and research that shows us that early diagnosis means that we can get the person involved in services and treatment faster" said Black
"My mother was a big woman. She admitted to 250 pounds, but I'll bet she was closer to 300 pounds," she said. "But she had as big a personality as she had a body. She didn't ever not laugh. She always was a bigger than life personality."
Sogaard said that the researchers were looking to combine Romidepsin with a vaccine to strengthen the immune system's ability to fight the virus. "Once the virus comes out of its dormant stage, we can destroy it. However, there is a long way to cure AIDS" he said
"Rather, we need to encourage behaviour change by stealth such as removing junk food advertising form TV, implementing healthy school canteens and PE lessons at school."

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