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Quintana died two days after being taken to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. Attached was a screen streaming a live video of a doctor wearing a headset. "The evening video tele-visit was a follow-up to earlier physician visits", Gaskill-Hames said in a written response. "We will use this as an opportunity to review how to improve patient experience with tele-video capabilities", she added.
  • 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.
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    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.
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    The Democrats just wrote Trump's 2020 ads for him

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    I recognize that and it's too blunt for many people in this body. "There has been a significant increase in the proportion of Americans who see themselves as pro-life and an equally notable decline in those who describe themselves as pro-choice", said Barbara Carvalho , director of Marist Poll.
  • Washington state leads challenge to Trump's abortion policy

    Washington state leads challenge to Trump's abortion policy

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    Clinics, including Planned Parenthood, that received funding in September will run out at the end of next month and the new cycle is set to start April 1. Ferguson told reporters on Monday the rule would bar the state's clinics that offer nearly 90% of Washington's Title X services. The new rule requires "clear financial and physical separation between Title X funded projects and programs or facilities where abortion is a method of family planning".
  • PCs unveil 'super agency' for healthcare in Ontario

    PCs unveil 'super agency' for healthcare in Ontario

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    Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced sweeping changes to the province's health care system on Tuesday morning. "She is saying people want to live at home, people want to stay and receive care at home", VanderBent told The Sault Star from Hamilton, Ont.
  • Self-harm clips hidden in kids' cartoons

    Self-harm clips hidden in kids' cartoons

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    She campaigned to have the clip removed but found this month that it had resurfaced on the site, apparently hidden in the middle of a cartoon. YouTube spokesperson Andrea Faville told the Washington Post the company works to ensure it is "not used to encourage risky behaviour" saying it has "strict policies" prohibiting videos which promote self-harm.
  • Measles outbreaks prompt state lawmakers to reconsider religion exemptions for vaccines

    Measles outbreaks prompt state lawmakers to reconsider religion exemptions for vaccines

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    The first dose of the MMR is usually given to children at 12 months of age, with a second dose given at 4-5 years of age. Through herd immunity, even people who can not get vaccinated will have some protection from getting sick. World Health Organization officials warn that while lack of access to the vaccine is the problem in marginalized nations, wealthy countries are seeing this resurgence, as well, especially in places where vaccination coverage is high.