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Anti-HIV Therapy Boosts Life Expectancy More Than 13 Years

10 years ago from Science Daily

HIV patients taking a cocktail of drugs called combination antiretroviral therapy have seen a 13-year boost in life expectancy, according to a new study. Improved survival has led to a...

Gummy bears that fight plaque

10 years ago from Biology News Net

The tooth-protecting sugar substitute xylitol has been incorporated into gummy bears to produce a sweet snack that may prevent dental problems. Research published today in the open access journal BMC...

Mindfulness Meditation Slows Progression Of HIV, Study Suggests

10 years ago from Science Daily

CD4+ T lymphocytes, or simply CD4 T cells, are the "brains" of the immune system, coordinating its activity when the body comes under attack. They are also the cells that...

Genetic Mutation Identified For Eye Complaint

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a gene that, when modified, causes the eye disease Duane syndrome. Importantly, by identifying this gene the team has discovered how the visual system develops which may...

Giving An Additional Early Vaccination May Reduce Measles Outbreaks

10 years ago from Science Daily

Outbreaks of measles in developing countries may be reduced by vaccinating infants at 4.5 months of age as well as at the World Health Organization's recommended routine vaccination at 9...

CMV Infections Affect More Than Just Patients With Compromised Immune Systems

10 years ago from Science Daily

An infection due to a virus called cytomegalovirus, which most commonly affects people with compromised immune systems, can also affect hospital intensive-care patients who have no immune-system problems, researchers have...

New Health Drink? Chemist Goes Nano With CoQ10

10 years ago from Science Daily

If one researcher has his way, you may soon be buying bottles of water brimming with the life-sustaining coenzyme CoQ10 at your local Costco. Like vitamin C, CoQ10 is a...

NIAID announces revised priorities for HIV vaccine research

10 years ago from Biology News Net

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is reshaping its research enterprise to broaden HIV vaccine discovery activities. Many of...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

10 years ago from UPI

Cement plants spew toxic mercury ... Calif. requires cleaner ship fuels ... Soda machines on base may be removed ... EPA won't regulate 11 water contaminants ... Health/Science news...

Why Cigarette Smoke Makes Flu, Other Viral Infections Worse

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new study could explain why the cold and flu virus symptoms that are often mild and transient in non-smokers can seriously sicken smokers. The study also identified the mechanism...

Researchers identify gene responsible for rare childhood disease

10 years ago from Biology News Net

The chromosomal abnormality that causes a rare, but often fatal, disorder that affects infants has been identified by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, who...

Brooke Hogan to go nude for Playboy?

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Brooke Hogan has already posed in skimpy attire for a men's magazine, but now she's reportedly considering taking it all off for Playboy magazine. She also has some unusual opinions...

Many seniors’ insomnia in their heads

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Old people are known to be lousy sleepers, but a new study suggests it might all be in their heads, at least for many of them.

Worry About All Blows To The Head

10 years ago from Science Daily

Sports-related concussions in young athletes frequently go unrecognized, and often do not receive proper respect for the potential seriousness that even a mild injury may have, according to a pediatric...

Doctors' advice to Britons: have fewer children and help save the planet

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Couples should consider the environmental impact of the rising global population, doctors say

Aging May Be Controlled by Brake and Accelerator Genes [News]

10 years ago from Scientific American

Can we tweak certain genes to stave off the aging process--or, conversely, to speed it up? New research indicates that it may one day be possible. [More]

Dental death in Washington 5th in 3 years

10 years ago from UPI

SEATTLE, July 24 (UPI) -- A University of Washington student became the fifth person in the past three years to die from complications related to oral surgery, a...

Ninth Las Vegas hepatitis C case confirmed

10 years ago from UPI

LAS VEGAS, July 24 (UPI) -- Another hepatitis C case linked to a closed Las Vegas endoscopy clinic brings the number of confirmed cases of the disease to...

Early Cessation Of Breastfeeding By HIV+ Women In Poor Countries And Child Survival

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers find that abrupt cessation of breastfeeding by HIV+ mothers after the first four months of life did not result in any statistically significant benefit to infants in terms of...

Bosentan Improves Quality Of Life For Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension

10 years ago from Science Daily

Recent studies have shown that bosentan therapy greatly improves the quality of life for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. According to a new study treatments with oral Bosentan reduces resistance...

Booming business helps patients navigate medicine

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- After three surgeries, Judy Sherer still had chronic pain in her left shoulder. She'd lost faith in her doctors, and in despair tried a new health benefit...

Surgery Will Put Dog Back on All Fours Again

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A pioneering North Carolina State University collaboration between a veterinary surgeon and an engineer will give a deserving dog the ability to walk on four legs again.

Soda machines on base may be removed

10 years ago from UPI

OSLO, Norway, July 24 (UPI) -- Medical and dental officials in Norway say they want to ban soft drink dispensers on the country's military bases.

Energy drinks linked to risk-taking behaviors among college students

10 years ago from Physorg

Over the last decade, energy drinks -- such as Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar -- have become nearly ubiquitous on college campuses. The global market for these types of drinks...

Officials: Search for HIV vaccine needs overhaul

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Scientists will have to take "enormous intellectual leaps" to develop an AIDS vaccine in the coming years, say researchers clearly frustrated by the failure of a once-promising...

Cold study has some hot under collar

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- Medical trials for research into the common cold at a budget motel chain in Britain are being held under safe conditions, the chain's...

Imiquimod, an immune response modifier, is dependent on the OGF-OGFr signaling pathway

10 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania have discovered that the efficacy of imiquimod, a clinically important immune response modifier with potent antiviral and antitumor activity,...

Antidepressant Scripts Up 16 Million Over 3-Year Period

10 years ago from Live Science

Psychiatrists wrote 29% of new orders, followed by GPs and primary care docs, survey finds