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Scientists report a 2nd person has been cured of HIV

Scientists report a 2nd person has been cured of HIV He later developed cancer and agreed to undergo a bone-marrow transplant for treatment. The transplant changed the London patient's immune system, giving him the donor's mutation and HIV resistance. Doctors say a British man who previously tested positive for HIV might be the second person ever to be cured of the AIDS virus. The patient was receiving the bone marrow transplant for cancer. [Full Article...]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month — Focus at Four

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month — Focus at Four As America explores ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle we must take a honest look into the prevention of colorectal cancer. "The most significant risk factor is age", he said. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women combined, according to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. We will continue to encourage screening for all Americans at higher risk of col... [Full Article...]

Don’t let weekend sleep ruin your waistline

A weekend lie-in will not make up for the harmful effects of shortchanging yourself on sleep during the week, a study finds. "Once you know that after just one night of only four or five hours' sleep, your natural killer cells - the ones that attack the cancer cells that appear in your body every day - drop by 70 percent, or that a lack of sleep is linked to cancer of the bowel, prostate and brea... [Full Article...]

First child among 98 flu deaths reported in North Carolina this season

First child among 98 flu deaths reported in North Carolina this season At this point a year ago, doctors' visits for the flu were in the middle of a free fall after patients inundated hospitals and medical facilities for weeks. While the flu spread throughout the country, it's at a high level in 33 states, according to the CDC. "Greene County Public Health would like to remind those who are unvaccinated that getting the flu vaccine helps protect those that can not ... [Full Article...]

Philippines to charge Sanofi and govt officials over dengue vaccination deaths

Philippines to charge Sanofi and govt officials over dengue vaccination deaths THE Philippine government today said it would file criminal charges against six officials of the French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur over the deaths of children injected with its Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine. But that drive came under heavy scrutiny the following year, with critics and some lawmakers voicing concerns about the speed at which the government sought to register, procure and di... [Full Article...]

Visitors to Midway Airport exposed to measles

Visitors to Midway Airport exposed to measles The Illinois Department of Public Health says an infected, unvaccinated Illinois resident passed through Midway on February 22. The person then sought treatment at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in the Chicago suburb of Geneva, health officials said. [Full Article...]

Congo Ebola center set on fire after armed attack

Congo Ebola center set on fire after armed attack Two MSF facilities treating Ebola patients in North Kivu province were attacked in separate incidents earlier this week. The country needs an estimated $148 million to fund its efforts to halt the outbreak. Health workers have struggled to win the trust of local communities. World Health Organization said the attacks will only prolong the outbreak within the volatile North Kivu region. [Full Article...]

Weekend 'catch-up sleep' is a lie

Weekend 'catch-up sleep' is a lie Those whose sleeping was limited to five hours for the whole nine days saw a dip of 13 percent for whole-body insulin sensitivity, whereas those allowed lie-ins saw dips between 9 and 27 percent, with sensitivity in the liver and muscles being particularly low. [Full Article...]


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