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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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Scientists get first-ever glimpse of ‘teenage’ HIV-neutralizing antibody

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and collaborating institutions have described the first-ever immature or “teenage” antibody found in a powerful class of immune molecules effective against HIV. “This is actually the first example of how we can go … read more »

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Racist Biological Myths About Black People Believed by Half of UVA Med Students — Cool!

Racial bias has always been a serious threat to the health of minority populations. Police brutality and the Flint Water Crisis exemplify how institutional racism becomes a matter of life and death as well as a danger to people of … read more »

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A safer alternative to a once-daily HIV pill just got approved — here’s what you need to know about it

The FDA just approved a new treatment for HIV. Descovy, a combination drug that only has to be taken once a day, is the third in a series of HIV medicine updates to get the FDA’s green light. Developed by … read more »

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Cure for HIV reportedly 3 years away

A cure for HIV and AIDS reportedly could be just a few years away after scientists have been able to successfully snip away the virus from infected cells and prevent the disease from returning. Scientists at the Lewis Katz School … read more »

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