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2013-07-23
Study explains why Africans may be more susceptible to tuberculosis
A researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues have identified the genetic mutation in Africans with HIV that puts them at a much higher risk for tuberculosis infections.

2013-07-23
Combo hepatitis C prevention for young drug injectors urged
UC San Francisco researchers are recommending a combination of six comprehensive measures to prevent the spread of hepatitis C, in an effort to address the more than 31,000 young people they estimate may be newly infected with the virus each year in the U

2013-07-22
Researcher develops peer-led program to help individuals with HIV adhere to treatment plans
A nursing researcher at the University of Missouri has developed a peer-led intervention that helps individuals with HIV adhere to their treatment plans that can improve their quality of life.

2013-07-21
Study lays groundwork for norovirus anti-viral treatments
There's no vaccine to prevent norovirus, or drugs to treat the pesky virus that sickens millions each year and is known to complicate cruise ship vacations. But a first ever small animal model created at the University of Michigan Medical School provides

2013-07-17
Childhood abuse raises drug users' suicide risk
A new five-year study that tracked more than 1,600 drug users found that severe abuse in their childhood -- emotional, sexual, and to a lesser extent physical -- significantly elevated their risk of attempting suicide. Screening for such abuse and offerin

2013-07-17
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria widespread in Hudson River, study finds
The risk of catching some nasty germ in the Hudson River just started looking nastier. Disease-causing microbes have long been found swimming there, but now researchers have documented antibiotic-resistant strains in specific spots, from the Tappan Zee B

2013-07-17
Study finds boys more likely to receive HPV vaccine when their mothers receive preventive care
Boys are more likely to receive the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine if their mothers receive flu shots or Pap screenings, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

2013-07-17
HIV/AIDS vaccines: Defining what works
A team of researchers led by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., has developed a strategy for inducing a key part of an effective immune response to HIV. By tracing the evolution of HIV-recognizing molecules called antibodies

2013-07-15
Community pharmacists support more involved role in customers' HIV treatment
Community pharmacists in the US have a unique opportunity to consult with customers about HIV treatment when selling over-the-counter HIV tests. In an Indiana University-led study, licensed community pharmacists reported that they wanted an active role of

2013-07-15
Health Affairs July issue contains global innovation studies from India And Brazil
Two new studies, in Health Affairs July 2013 issue, describe health success stories outside the US.

2013-07-14
Extend HPV jab to young gay men, say sexual health experts
Young gay men should be vaccinated against human papillomavirus infection, because their risk of developing anal cancer is more than 15 times higher than it is in straight men, and it would be cost effective for the NHS, say sexual health experts writing

2013-07-13
Antiviral enzyme contributes to several forms of cancer, University of Minnesota researchers say
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered that a human antiviral enzyme causes DNA mutations that lead to several forms of cancer.

2013-07-11
Women who suffered severe sexual trauma as kids benefit most from intervention
HIV-positive women who were sexually abused as children has found that the more severe their past trauma, the greater their improvement in an intervention program designed to ease their psychological suffering. The study suggests that such interventions s

2013-07-11
Marital status reduces risk of death from HIV/AIDS for men
At the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s men who were married were significantly less likely to die of HIV/AIDS than their single counterparts. For women, marital status had little impact on who was more likely to die of the disease. But race prov

2013-07-10
HIV used to cure 2 genetic diseases: The idea of an Italian scientist proves successful
For the first time ever, gene therapy offers real hope of a cure for two rare genetic diseases, metachromatic leukodystrophy and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. The six children treated in Milan, at San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, are all doin

2013-07-10
Lab tests key to identifying, treating infectious diseases
A new guide developed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society for Microbiology will help physicians appropriately and accurately use laboratory tests for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Laboratory test results drive ap

2013-07-10
3 neglected-disease treatments newly added to WHO Essential Medicines List for paediatric use
This week the World Health Organization (WHO) released its newly updated 4th WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for Children, in which three treatments developed by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative and its partners have now been included. On

2013-07-09
Intestinal bacteria may fuel inflammation and worsen HIV disease
A new study of HIV infection by UC San Francisco researchers points to changes in intestinal bacteria as a possible explanation for why successfully treated HIV patients nonetheless prematurely experience life-shortening chronic diseases.

2013-07-09
Study confirms link between omega-3 fatty acids and increased prostate cancer risk
A second large, prospective study by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has confirmed the link between high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer.

2013-07-09
United States losing ground to other countries in health outcomes
In nearly every major cause of premature death -- from ischemic heart disease to diabetes to interpersonal violence -- the United States trails its economic peers. Overall disease burden in the United States is now dominated by conditions that are more d



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