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Light at end of tunnel? HIV epidemic could be contained by 2030

Light at end of tunnel? HIV epidemic could be contained by 2030 Watch

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While HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, continues to be an ongoing threat - more so in developing nations where education about its transmission ...

Dye now being used to detect dementia

Dye now being used to detect dementia Watch

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Dementia, like Alzheimer's is a disease that usually effects the elderly. In the manner of Alzheimer's plaque begins to collect in the brain at ...

Breakthrough announced in hereditary condition that causes blindness

Breakthrough announced in hereditary condition that causes blindness Watch

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Retinitis pigmentosa, or RP is an inherited, degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment and frequently leads to blindness. ...

Deadly plague than can be spread by coughing, sneezing infects Colorado man

Deadly plague than can be spread by coughing, sneezing infects Colorado man Watch

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It's the first case of pneumonic plague seen in Colorado since 2004. A man there has been diagnosed with among the rarest and most fatal forms of ...

Sighs of relief after vials of smallpox found

Sighs of relief after vials of smallpox found Watch

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There were sighs of relief when someone made a discovery in a disused closet. Many thanked the Lord that it didn't fall into the wrong hands. An ...

Birth control computer chip implanted under the skin 'could be on sale by 2018'

Birth control computer chip implanted under the skin 'could be on sale by 2018' Watch

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Long in gestation, the idea of a computer chip implanted under the skin to regulate fertility is now within throwing distance of becoming an ...

New blood test could determine onset of Alzheimer's

New blood test could determine onset of Alzheimer's Watch

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The memory-destroying condition known as Alzheimer's, preying chiefly on the elderly, has no known cure. However, after a decade of research, ...

How one fungus may stop superbugs

How one fungus may stop superbugs Watch

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A new discovery out of Canada may prove an invaluable weapon in fighting antibiotic resistant and dangerous bacteria.

Taking aim against child mortality, India to offer four free vaccines

Taking aim against child mortality, India to offer four free vaccines Watch

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Taking aim the high mortality rate of children in many of its poor, rural areas, the nation of India will be offering four free vaccines. The ...

22 million lives saved, 56 million people treated in global TB efforts

22 million lives saved, 56 million people treated in global TB efforts Watch

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While the world and the international medical community must remain ever vigilant, the World Health Organization, or WHO says that some 22 ...

No more waiting for organ transplants? Radical new technique developed

No more waiting for organ transplants? Radical new technique developed Watch

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Those who await organ transplants play an agonizing game of "beat the clock." Placed on a waiting list, the number of available organs is sent ...

WHAT IF IT ESCAPES? Scientists recreates more virulent version of virus that killed half-a-million people

WHAT IF IT ESCAPES? Scientists recreates more virulent version of virus that killed half-a-million people Watch

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Will it benefit mankind - or unleash a new terror on the human race? Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of virology at University of Wisconsin at ...

STUDY: Does a happy marriage lead to a healthy heart?

STUDY: Does a happy marriage lead to a healthy heart? Watch

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There's little question that waking up every morning next to a person you love is good for your health. According to a new study by researchers ...

Man loses all four limbs to flesh-eating bacteria

Man loses all four limbs to flesh-eating bacteria Watch

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What was believed to have been a simple cold actually turned out to be a flesh-eating bacterial infection which has robbed one British man of all ...

WHO: World's worst outbreak - We must stop spread of Ebola virus NOW

WHO: World's worst outbreak - We must stop spread of Ebola virus NOW Watch

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Drastic action must be undertaken to halt the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa before it spreads to other areas and destabilizes an ...

EVEN WORSE! Cigarettes more deadly, addicting than they were 50 years ago

EVEN WORSE! Cigarettes more deadly, addicting than they were 50 years ago Watch

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Cigarettes have never been good - for health reasons, among many other things. It now appears that they're even worse today than they were 50 ...

Study: Gene mutation may actually prevent heart disease

Study: Gene mutation may actually prevent heart disease Watch

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Mutations to a particular gene can dramatically lower the risk for heart attack, scientists have found. Researchers are now trying to develop ...

Over a million people vaccinated for meningitis in East Guinea

Over a million people vaccinated for meningitis in East Guinea Watch

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It's a success story in a world plagued with far too many catastrophes. According to the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Health ...

Drug used for sleeping sickness now being seen as tool against autism

Drug used for sleeping sickness now being seen as tool against autism Watch

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An old drug used in the treatment of sleeping sickness has also temporarily reversed symptoms of autism in mice, researchers have claimed. ...

Whooping cough overwhelming the State of California

Whooping cough overwhelming the State of California Watch

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The Golden State of California has been inundated with more cases of whooping cough than ever before. For the first time in four years, there ...

PANDORA'S BOX? Scientists recreate deadly Spanish flu

PANDORA'S BOX? Scientists recreate deadly Spanish flu Watch

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In a controversial move that could become a Pandora's Box - where a long dormant disease may once again be unleashed upon the world, scientists ...

Nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes, report says

Nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes, report says Watch

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Unhealthy lifestyles have made a devastating impact on the American way of life. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 29.1 million ...

'Too clean' homes may expose children to allergies

'Too clean' homes may expose children to allergies Watch

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The news will come as a boon to parents who lack housekeeping skills. An overly clean home, may in fact, be bad for children. Doctors say that ...

Deaf since birth, 20-year-old student receives the miracle of hearing

Deaf since birth, 20-year-old student receives the miracle of hearing Watch

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A cutting-edge, magnetic, bone-anchored hearing aid has brought the gift of hearing to a 20-year-old, who will be able to hear his named called ...

SWEET - BUT DEADLY? Artificial sweetener doubles as an insecticide

SWEET - BUT DEADLY? Artificial sweetener doubles as an insecticide Watch

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Truvia, an artificial sweetener found in diet sodas, can kill flies - but is said to be harmless to humans. How much are we willing to take this ...

No more knees! America's junk food habit is increasing amount of knee replacement surgery

No more knees! America's junk food habit is increasing amount of knee replacement surgery Watch

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Soaring obesity rates in the U.S. and U.K. may lead to more health problems than just heart disease a new study suggests.

Adventures in FPIES: The Infant Disease You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

Adventures in FPIES: The Infant Disease You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

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By Jennifer Hartline

I sat down and Googled, "my baby throws up every time I feed her solid food". The very first search result left me speechless. As soon as I began ...

New leukemia drug could replace invasive chemical therapy treatment

New leukemia drug could replace invasive chemical therapy treatment Watch

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An Australian doctor suggests that the anti-leukemia drug Ibrutinib could end traditional chemotherapy treatments forever. Trial tests have given ...