Once-a-week pill for HIV shows promise in animals

Human trials of a once-a-week oral pill for HIV could start, after successful tests in pigs, claim US scientists. The slow-release tablet could free patients from having to take daily medication, they say. It looks like a normal capsule, but on reaching the stomach its coating dissolves and a special structure packed inside unfolds. This […]

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Experts warn against romaine after E. coli outbreak in US and Canada

Following a news release from the Centers for Disease Control, which reported on an outbreak of 17 cases of E. coli infections across 13 U.S. states between Nov. 15 and Dec. 8, the food safety experts at Consumer Reports are recommending people refrain from eating romaine lettuce until the source of the bacteria is identified.   […]

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Utah residents panic over hepatitis A outbreak from 7-Eleven, hundreds feared impacted

Salt Lake County health leaders say many people are coming forward after they issued an alert about a Hepatitis A outbreak at a 7-11 in West Jordan. Since 8 a.m. Monday morning, the Salt Lake County health department has been answering calls from people who are worried about the outbreak that occurred at the 7-11 […]

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‘Clear promise’: Diabetes drug reversed memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s, researchers find

A team of Chinese and British researchers has discovered that a drug originally created to treat diabetes shows “clear promise” as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, since it significantly reversed memory loss in mice. News of the potential breakthrough was published this week in Brain Research. “[The drug shows a] clear promise of being developed […]

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Connecticut woman battling breast cancer dies hours after exchanging vows

A Connecticut woman fighting breast cancer got married last month at a hospital hours before she died. Heather Mosher was dressed in her wedding gown and lying in bed glued to an oxygen mask as she and David Mosher said “I do” Dec. 22 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. Mosher, a […]

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Teen suffers burns to 95 percent of body from New Year’s Eve bonfire

A South Florida teenager is fighting for her life after suffering third-degree burns to over 95 percent of her body during a New Year’s Eve bonfire. Layne Chesney, 14, was severely burned while making s’mores at a friend’s house in Fort Pierce on Sunday. St. Lucie County Sherriff’s deputies said Layne tried to revive a […]

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UK hospitals to delay non-urgent surgeries amid flu crisis

Citing high levels of respiratory illness and “extreme seasonal pressure” on Britain’s hospital system, the National Health Service in England is recommending putting off thousands of medical procedures to free up staff and beds to deal with emergency patients. In a statement sent to Fox News, NHS spokesperson Oliver Michelson said the National Emergency Pressures […]

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Dr. Marc Siegel: Smoking pot routinely may seem harmless but don’t be fooled (even if it’s legal)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended an Obama-era policy Thursday that discouraged federal prosecutions of marijuana use and sales in states where it has been legalized. Sessions is instead leaving it up to U.S. attorneys to decide to what extent they will enforce federal anti-marijuana laws. As a physician, I am caught between wanting marijuana users […]

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