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A question of timing: A lawsuit claims Gilead Sciences could have developed a less-harmful version of its HIV treatment sooner

More than a decade ago, researchers at Gilead Sciences thought they had a breakthrough: a new version of the company’s key HIV medicine that was less toxic to kidneys and bones. Clinical trials of the new compound on HIV-positive patients … read more »

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Eliminating HIV is possible; researchers explain how

Worldwide, about 35 million people are living with HIV. The World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS plan to use an approach called “treatment as prevention” to eliminate the global pandemic, which the WHO says will … read more »

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Antibody therapy opens door to potential new treatment for HIV

The development of antiretroviral therapy, a combination of drugs that slows the replication of HIV in the body, has transformed the treatment of this infection. What was once a certain death sentence is now a chronic condition that people can … read more »

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6 Ways Lemons Contribute to a Healthy Diet

The lemon is high in vitamin C, fiber and various beneficial plant compounds. These nutrients are responsible for the health benefits of lemons. In fact, lemons may support heart health, weight control, digestive health and more. This article lists six health benefits … read more »

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Tequila is one of the healthiest booze choices

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo doesn’t have to make for a massive hangover. While many associate tequila with nauseous Jose Cuervo nights and nasty hangovers, good tequila — made from 100 percent agave — actually has health benefits. Have a look … read more »

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3 Morning Drinks That May Help You Live Longer

1. Tea Research published in the Annals of Epidemiology suggests that green tea lowers the risk of heart disease and premature death. The study, conducted by Japan’s National Cancer Center, found that subjects in the study who drank five cups a … read more »

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Scientists have successfully used a vitamin to slow the aging process

Researchers have for the first time successfully tested a vitamin’s ability to help the internal organs of elderly mammals regenerate their cells. Scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) gave mice Nicotinamide riboside (NR), which proved to have … read more »

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‘Super gonorrhea’ may go global, become untreatable

Last year’s emergence of so-called “super gonorrhea” in Leeds hasn’t ended in the UK city. The STD is now popping up in new British cities including London, and doctors are worried it may spread faster just as it becomes untreatable. … read more »

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HIV defies attempt to edit virus out of human cells with CRISPR

Vanquishing HIV just got that little bit harder. A promising technique to weaken the virus has in some cases made it stronger. HIV’s ability to evolve resistance to antiretroviral drugs has become legendary. It had been thought that a new … read more »

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