Why Is No One On the First Treatment To Prevent H.I.V.?

Source: The New Yorker.com In November, 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a three-year clinical trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, announcing the arrival of a treatment that could reduce the risk of contracting H.I.V. by more than...
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Glitches hamper opening of Affordable Healthcare Act exchanges

Source: Nj.com Health News Millions of people across the country and in New Jersey yesterday tried to shop for health insurance on the new online exchanges but the process was hampered by persistent technical glitches on the federal government’s website. Many who tried to log on...
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Government Shutdown Blocks Kids With Cancer From Clinical Trials

Source: ABC News. com For every week that the government shutdown continues, 10 children with cancer will not be able to begin their clinical trials, officials told ABCNews.com. John Burklow, a spokesman for the National Institutes of Health, estimated that 200 patients would...
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Doctors Fear Desomorphine ‘krokodil’ will replace heroin, meth in U.S.

Source: RT.com United States doctors and law enforcement officials are warning the public about a dangerous homemade narcotic that can cause human flesh to quickly decay and drastically reduce users’ life expectancy after the drug surfaced in Arizona. Desomorphine, known in...
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Scientists take big step towards universal flu vaccine

A team at Imperial College London say they have made a “blueprint” for a universal flu vaccine. Influenza is able to change the proteins that protrude from the surface of the virus as readily as people change outfits. However, the material on the inside is common to...
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Autism Project Looks to Early Detection

Source: New York Times In a small room similar to a doctor’s office, Marlaina Dreher broke into applause as her 5-year-old son, Brandon, grabbed a red plastic spoon filled with puréed lasagna and fed himself. “Good job taking a bite, buddy,” she said, joining in...
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