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Experts say that adults don't need to take the daily aspirin anymore because it is much easier to directly treat the risk factors for heart attacks and strokes such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol . The guidelines suggest rather than turing to aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke everyone should be smarter about their health in general. "Clinicians should be very selective in prescribing aspirin for people without known cardiovascular disease", Roger S.
  • Scientists have reported the third case of recovery from HIV

    Scientists have reported the third case of recovery from HIV

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    The so-called " Düsseldorf patient " case was announced Wednesday, at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, New Scientist reported . "We haven't cured HIV, but (this) gives us hope that it's going to be feasible one day to eliminate the virus", she said . A small amount of people who are resistant to HIV have two mutated copies of this receptor; meaning the virus can't penetrate the cells it would normally infect.
  • Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

    Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

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    This approach led to the remarkable case in 2007 where Timothy Ray Brown, known as the "Berlin Patient," was functionally cured of an HIV infection he had had for at least 13 years. The study stated: "Firstly, the bone marrow transplant in both HIV cure cases were primarily used to treat cancers of the blood and were modified to enable a HIV cure".
  • Ebola Response 'Failing In DR Congo'

    Ebola Response 'Failing In DR Congo'

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    As a result, people are still reluctant to bring the sick to treatment centres. 'Using police to force people into complying with health measures is not only unethical it's totally counter-productive, ' she said. Though the outbreak isn't under control, the ministry said progress so far is remarkable, given population movements and security challenges. Local officials, unlike worldwide staffers, did not have the privilege of being evacuated for security reasons, she said.
  • Facebook to target vaccine misinformation

    Facebook to target vaccine misinformation

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    Monika Bickert, the head of global policy management at Facebook, said yesterday that it would reduce the distribution of anti-vaccine content and instead provide people with "educational information" on the subject. Facebook's new stance also comes as public health officials are struggling to contain a measles outbreak in Clark County, Wash., that has wreaked havoc on the community there.
  • FDA approves novel treatment for hardest depression cases

    FDA approves novel treatment for hardest depression cases

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    Dr. Steve Levine says having FDA-approved standards for dosing and administering the new drug should raise standards in the field and drive out some of the bad actors who are not qualified to treat depression. The drug will cost between $590 and $885 depending on the dosage and before various insurance discounts and rebates. Unlike ketamine, psilocybin and MDMA have no legal medical use.
  • Teen vaccine rebel Ethan Lindenberger testifies to US Congress

    Teen vaccine rebel Ethan Lindenberger testifies to US Congress

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    An Ohio teenager who defied his anti-vaxxer mother's wishes and got all his shots at 18 has testified before Congress about risky the spread of misinformation is. Yet not everyone agreed fully with some of the ideas put forth in the hearing, such as mandatory vaccine requirements. The hearing also covered herd immunity, a tenet of immunology that states the rate of a preventable illness in a population will go down if the rate of vaccination goes up.
  • Ariana Grande tweets about Lititz, Starbucks

    Ariana Grande tweets about Lititz, Starbucks

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    It is available iced or hot in two flavors - caramel and cinnamon. Presumably you can order whatever size you like, but "grande" is probably recommended. According to the coffee chain, the new drink "combines the craft of Starbucks espresso, the heritage of Starbucks Caramel Macchiato (created in 1996) and the innovation of Starbucks Cold Foam, an airy microfoam frothed cold and blended until smooth, creating layers of creamy texture and flavor, without the cream".
  • Scientists Cure Man of HIV Using ‘Superpower’ Cells

    Scientists Cure Man of HIV Using ‘Superpower’ Cells

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    He stopped taking HIV medication only 3.5 months ago while the "London patient", whose case was first reported on 4 March, has been off medication for 18 months. Mark Dybul, Co-Chair of the Towards an HIV Cure initiative, said in spite of the great success of ART, there remains a high need for a cure for HIV, especially in low-income settings.
  • Second Patient 'Cured' of HIV, Doctors Say

    Second Patient 'Cured' of HIV, Doctors Say

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    The breakthrough comes 10 years after the first such case, known as " The Berlin Patient ". Doctors are hopeful the man is now cured, although say it is too early to make a final call. As with cancer, chemotherapy can be effective against HIV as it kills cells that are dividing. The man has chosen to remain anonymous, with scientists referring to him as "the London patient ".
  • 20 states including Virginia aim to block Trump abortion rule

    20 states including Virginia aim to block Trump abortion rule

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    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging its controversial new rule that could pull federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics, making California the first of many states expected to take legal action.
  • Second Person May Have Been Cured of HIV

    Second Person May Have Been Cured of HIV

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    He remains free of HIV today. Gupta, now at Cambridge University, treated the London patient when he was working at University College London . "We need to understand if we could knock out this [CCR5] receptor in people with HIV, which may be possible with gene therapy", he said. They will present what they have learned so far in the next days in the journal Nature , and at a medical conference in the US city of Seattle, Washington.
  • 56,000 bottles of blood pressure medication recalled

    56,000 bottles of blood pressure medication recalled

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    The recalled medication is half of a giant class of medicine referred to as angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARBs, which work by enjoyable the blood vessels. "We are making important strides at understanding how these impurities form and we are continuing to examine if nitrosamine impurities may also arise during the manufacture of other ARB drug products", Gottlieb wrote.
  • Danish research busts autism-via-vaccination

    Danish research busts autism-via-vaccination

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    They found no increased risk of developing autism after getting the MMR vaccine, no clustering of autism cases in children who were given the vaccine, and no increase in the rate of autism among susceptible children. Jessica Castro of Federal Way, Washington, holds up a sign against SB 5841 while holding her 2-month-old baby Zoe during the "March for Medical Freedom" against mandatory vaccinations before the SB 5841 hearing in Olympia, Washington, U.S., February 20, 2019.
  • London man seems to be free of HIV in second such case

    London man seems to be free of HIV in second such case

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    This genetic mutation is HIV-resistant. When it comes to the search for an HIV cure, in some ways the urgency has gone. This indicates that other patients, in the same circumstances, should, where possible, receive transplants from a donor with this same gene mutation.
  • Second Ever Patient May Have Been Cured of HIV

    Second Ever Patient May Have Been Cured of HIV

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    Researchers report that a man with HIV, dubbed the " London patient", appears to have been cured of the infection, following a bone marrow transplant . The transplant went relatively smoothly, Gupta said, but there were some side effects, including the patient suffering a period of "graft-versus-host" disease - a condition in which donor immune cells attack the recipient's immune cells.
  • Health Department: Over 100 Measles Cases Reported In Brooklyn

    Health Department: Over 100 Measles Cases Reported In Brooklyn

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    Measles can affect people of any age, although complications are more common in kids under 5 and adults over 20, according to the CDC. Although the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights forbids Congress from making any law that prohibits the free exercise of religion; others argue that an individual's freedom to practice religion may be restricted when doing so encroaches on the wellbeing of their fellow citizens.