Monthly Injections Could Replace the Daily Pill Regime of HIV Patients

The Dusseldorf patient also received a bone marrow transplant from a donor with the CCR5 mutation. Given recent disappointments after hematopoietic stem cell transplantations in people living with HIV, the team reporting on remission of the Lo... More..

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Finland government resigns over failure of healthcare reform
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Finland government resigns over failure of healthcare reform

Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila officially offered his government's resignation to the president on Friday morning and was accepted, the president's office said. "I take my responsibility". The governmen...More..

Facebook to remove groups, pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

Facebook to remove groups, pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations

Facebook says the company will be knocking down recommendations of anti-vax groups in search results and rejecting misinformation ads as well as potentially disabling accounts. While the move is welcome news ...More..

Violence in Congo Threatens Fight Against Ebola
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

Violence in Congo Threatens Fight Against Ebola

Regarding the attacks on the two ETCs, MSF said it doesn't know the motives or identities of the attackers, but the violence follows escalating tensions in the outbreak area that have also included dozens of ...More..

J&J prices ketamine-like depression treatment at $590-$885 for two doses
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

J&J prices ketamine-like depression treatment at $590-$885 for two doses

Since the 1990s, ketamine has gained notoriety in the underground rave scene as "Special K", which can produce psychedelic effects. Agency approval came with a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)...More..

HIV Eliminated By Bone Marrow Transplant In Cancer Patient : Shots
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

HIV Eliminated By Bone Marrow Transplant In Cancer Patient : Shots

He remains free of HIV today. That result raised hopes that HIV could be eradicated through a medical procedure and cure people of HIV infection. And Timothy Brown , who has held a solo spotlight for the l...More..

Inspire and Inspire HR consolidate Fitbit's fitness tracker line
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Inspire and Inspire HR consolidate Fitbit's fitness tracker line

Fitbit also says that the Ace 2 will last around five days on a full charge, which is more or less the standard we've come to expect from the company's collection of fitness trackers . The original Fitbit Ace...More..

Ethan Lindenberger Testifies About Getting Vaccinated Despite Anti-Vaxxer Mother
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Ethan Lindenberger Testifies About Getting Vaccinated Despite Anti-Vaxxer Mother

The 18-year-old from OH spoke to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about how he came to the decision to get vaccinated on his own, and how his parents developed their unfounded bel...More..

Starbucks collaborates with Ariana Grande on launch of Cloud Macchiato
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Starbucks collaborates with Ariana Grande on launch of Cloud Macchiato

The "Thank You, Next' hit singer loves clouds and teamed up with Starbucks to release the drink that is now available in two flavours - cinnamon and caramel". Recording artist Ariana Grande attends Billboard'...More..

HIV remission achieved in second patient
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

HIV remission achieved in second patient

He responded successfully to a bone marrow transplant from a donor with rare genetic resistance to HIV infection. Too Early To Confirm Patient Is Cured Regular tests confirmed the viral load of the patient is u...More..

Second Patient Achieves Sustained HIV-1 Remission After Treatment Cessation
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Second Patient Achieves Sustained HIV-1 Remission After Treatment Cessation

That year, he was also diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma . Ravindra Gupta , an HIV biologist who helped treat the man, told Reuters that his patient is "in remission" but warned that it's "too e...More..

Eli Lilly Introduces Half-Priced Generic Version of Humalog
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Eli Lilly Introduces Half-Priced Generic Version of Humalog

Sen. Ron Wyden , the top Democrat on the committee, was more blunt, tweeting "there will be a lot of PR acrobatics about generic insulin" and that he will not stop investigating why companies keep raising th...More..

Largest study ever finds no link between measles vaccine and autism
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Largest study ever finds no link between measles vaccine and autism

This study was withdrawn after scientists noticed images had been manipulated, and one of the co-authors claimed that figures in the paper were deliberately altered before publication . There is also concerns ...More..

20 states aim to block Trump abortion rule
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

20 states aim to block Trump abortion rule

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra , who has now filed 47 lawsuits against the Trump administration, says the new rule affects 4 million mostly low-income women nationwide and 1 million women in Ca...More..

IAS statement on
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

IAS statement on "London Patient" in HIV remission after transplant

Specifically, the donor had a mutation in a gene that codes for a protein called CCR5, which HIV uses as a "port" to get inside cells. The "London Patient" is only the second person known to have shaken o...More..

Second Person Goes Into HIV Remission After Stem Cell Treatment
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Second Person Goes Into HIV Remission After Stem Cell Treatment

The new report shows that doctors don't have to use as intense a treatment regime as the Berlin patient underwent in order to achieve success. He received two bone-marrow transplants from a donor with a rar...More..

Another blood pressure drug recalled due to cancer risk
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Another blood pressure drug recalled due to cancer risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling one lot of Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets due to detection of trace amounts of ...More..

Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

He later developed cancer and agreed to undergo a bone-marrow transplant for treatment. He was diagnosed with HIV in 2003. "HIV is a retrovirus, which means that it integrates its genetic information into a...More..

Measles Cases Are Increasing Worldwide Amid 'Mistrust and Complacency,' U.N. Warns
by | Saturday, March 02, 2019

Measles Cases Are Increasing Worldwide Amid 'Mistrust and Complacency,' U.N. Warns

Michelle Mello , a professor of law and health research and policy at Stanford University, says the bar for claiming an exemption from vaccine requirements has been very low in many states. The measles vaccine ...More..

Vt. Health Commissioner responds to current measles outbreak
by | Friday, March 01, 2019

Vt. Health Commissioner responds to current measles outbreak

Well-being officers recognized one other measles case in Clark County on Saturday. Among them is New York, where there have been more than 70 cases of measles in New York City since October, including cases a...More..

Funds threat won't end Planned Parenthood abortion referrals
by | Friday, March 01, 2019

Funds threat won't end Planned Parenthood abortion referrals

Since the start of his presidency, President Trump has put women's health in the crosshairs with his moves to withhold family planning funds from centers that also provide abortion services. Ferguson, who has...More..

Scientists Uncover Second-Ever Case Of 'Semi-Identical' Twins
by | Friday, March 01, 2019

Scientists Uncover Second-Ever Case Of 'Semi-Identical' Twins

The boy and girl, born in Brisbane, inherited an identical share of their mother's DNA . Doctors have discovered a set of twins who were born from one egg and two different sperm. It suggests that such twin...More..

Sweeping changes on the way to health-care system in Ontario
by | Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sweeping changes on the way to health-care system in Ontario

The centrepiece of the plan that Health Minister Christine Elliott unveiled on Tuesday is the creation of between 30 and 50 " Ontario health teams " that would each be responsible for the well-being of as man...More..

GE to sell life sciences business for $21.4 billion
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

GE to sell life sciences business for $21.4 billion

That's as part of GE's group-wide efforts to reduce debts and restructure. "We view the acquisition as highly strategic, as [Danaher] gains access to GE's coveted bioprocessing assets, where GE is the leader ...More..

Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos

YouTube will definitely have a lot to answer for once again and expect even more advertisers to announce their withdrawal from the platform. The videos in question have a 9-second clip edited into them of a ...More..

Another Flue Death This Year,14-Year-Old In San Diego
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Another Flue Death This Year,14-Year-Old In San Diego

Fifteen people were hospitalized, three of whom died, according to a weekly report released Wednesday. "Young children are among those most at risk for serious illness and death from influenza, so healthy ind...More..

Donald Trump Administration: Abortion Is Not Family Planning
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Donald Trump Administration: Abortion Is Not Family Planning

Praised by religious conservatives, the policy is bound to be challenged in court by pro-choice advocates. Formally known as the Protect Life Rule, this resembles a similar "gag rule" that already applies to fe...More..

Have You Seen Any
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Have You Seen Any "Zombie Deer" in Maine

According to Michael Osterholm, an expert in infectious disease from the University of Minnesota, people eat more than 15,000 animals infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD) across the United States and C...More..

Province mulls vaccination registry in wake of measles outbreak
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Province mulls vaccination registry in wake of measles outbreak

Tam's comments Tuesday come in the wake of a cluster of nine cases of measles in Vancouver that began in recent weeks after an unvaccinated Canadian child contracted the disease on a family trip to Vietnam. "An...More..

Zombie Deer Disease Spreading In The US May Infect Humans, Expert Warns
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Zombie Deer Disease Spreading In The US May Infect Humans, Expert Warns

Chronic wasting disease belongs to the same family of diseases - known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies - as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease ) and variant Creutzfeldt-Jako...More..

Low push-up capacity may indicate heart disease risk
by | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Low push-up capacity may indicate heart disease risk

This is the first known study to link push-up capacity and heart disease risk. In the group of participants who performed between 21 and 30 push-UPS, the risk was 75% lower than that of the group who wrung fr...More..

Vancouver Measles Outbreak Linked To French Schools
by | Monday, February 18, 2019

Vancouver Measles Outbreak Linked To French Schools

Of the 59 Clark County cases, all but two had no doses of the vaccine . Fifty-two of the confirmed cases were unimmunized. She said local health officials have been trying to notify those who may have been...More..

Diet soft drinks increase risk of stroke, heart attack for women
by | Monday, February 18, 2019

Diet soft drinks increase risk of stroke, heart attack for women

It's important to note that while the study found a link between drinking diet beverages and stroke and heart disease , but could not prove definitively that diet drinks cause these health issues. Opti...More..

Lawmaker Questions Google and Facebook About Anti-Vaccine Information
by | Monday, February 18, 2019

Lawmaker Questions Google and Facebook About Anti-Vaccine Information

As an outbreak of measles spreads across the USA, advertisements promoted by anti-vaccination organization have been targeting pregnant women on Facebook . Since then, measles outbreaks in that county have c...More..

How effective is this year's flu shot?
by | Monday, February 18, 2019

How effective is this year's flu shot?

During past seasons, Tamiflu has been the antiviral medication prescribed for many people. "The vaccine is not flawless, but it remains an extremely effective and life-saving public health tool.We all must do...More..