Category Archives: Health

New HIV vaccine trial to start in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday, could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful, scientists say. The study, … read more »

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Government procured expired Anti retroviral drugs at a colossal sum

CITAM Plus Policy and Advocacy Officer says his organization has received with extreme sadness news that the Zambian Government procured Anti-retroviral Drugs (ARVs) that have a short shelf life span. Mr Nhlane said it is disheartening to learn that the … read more »

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Genetically engineered T cells render HIV’s harpoon powerless

When HIV attacks a T cell, it attaches itself to the cell’s surface and launches a “harpoon” to create an opening to enter and infect the cells. To stop the invasion, researchers from the Penn Center for AIDS Research at … read more »

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To Keep the Weight Off, Keep Tracking Your Diet

NEW ORLEANS — Keeping track of the foods you eat is an important strategy for weight loss, but continuing to monitor what you eat is also important to prevent regaining that weight. Now, a new study finds that stopping food … read more »

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Insomnia, poor sleep quality common for men and women during pregnancy

(Reuters Health) – During pregnancy, women and their male partners sometimes report insomnia or insufficient sleep, which may be tied to depression, according to a new study. Almost half of women reported that they slept more than usual during pregnancy, … read more »

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Marijuana ballot initiatives 2016: Five more states may make pot legal

Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be a winner on Nov. 8, but in a number of states, pot smokers may come out ahead as well. Election Day might be a major turning point for the marijuana reform movement … read more »

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Study finds patients diagnosed late are more likely to transmit HIV to others

An estimated 1.2 million people live with HIV in the United States, with nearly 13 percent being unaware of their infection. New research by Brandon Brown in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside and colleagues has … read more »

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One in 10 children has ‘Aids defence’

A 10th of children have a “monkey-like” immune system that stops them developing Aids, a study suggests. The study, in Science Translational Medicine, found the children’s immune systems were “keeping calm”, which prevented them being wiped out. An untreated HIV … read more »

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Broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies pave the way for vaccine

A small number of people infected with HIV produce antibodies with an amazing effect: Not only are the antibodies directed against the own virus strain, but also against different sub-types of HIV that circulate worldwide. Researchers from the University of … read more »

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