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The Second Person Ever To Be Cured Of HIV:

The Second Person Ever To Be Cured Of HIV: "The London Patient"

Over a decade ago, a German doctor announced the first case of a patient who had been cleared of the virus. The breakthrough, which is detailed in a new paper in Nature , utilized the natural HIV...

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Nightstar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NITE) with $25.5 Target Was Downgraded By SVB Leerink

Nightstar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NITE) with $25.5 Target Was Downgraded By SVB Leerink

Amid the previous 3-months, the stock performs -15.42 percent, conveying six-month performance to -39.94 percent. A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for NITE producing s...

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Fitbit Versa Lite Edition is now Fitbit’s cheapest smartwatch

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition is now Fitbit’s cheapest smartwatch

This is the Versa Lite Edition in Lilac. The Inspire HR adds several more features to its list over the Inspire like the Alta HR did over Alta , including heart rate tracking. As the names su...

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FDA chief Gottlieb to resign

FDA chief Gottlieb to resign

Gottlieb, 46, had grown exhausted from a long commute each week back and forth to CT, according to the person, and he felt like he'd set in motion many of his goals on drug costs and e-cigarettes. Sha...

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Minnesota Joins Lawsuit Challenging President Trump's Family-Planning Restrictions

Planned Parenthood Federation of American and the American Medical Association also filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Eugene, Oregon. It claims the restrictions are illegal and unconstitu...

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Endorsements by vloggers increase kids' unhealthy food intake

Endorsements by vloggers increase kids' unhealthy food intake

When a YouTuber markets unhealthy foods, young viewers tend to eat less healthy, the study concludes. Generally, these are people in their 20s who are successful, outgoing, positive, energetic and...

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20 states including Virginia aim to block Trump abortion rule

20 states including Virginia aim to block Trump abortion rule

The lawsuits were filed by California's pro-abortion attorney general Xavier Becerra , and 20 other states. "This illegal Title X rule denies patients access to critical healthcare services and pre...

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HIV Eliminated By Bone Marrow Transplant In Cancer Patient : Shots

HIV Eliminated By Bone Marrow Transplant In Cancer Patient : Shots

Though there are some differences, the London case mirrors that of the Berlin Patient , Timothy Brown , who has remained free of HIV and off ART since a bone marrow transplant 12 years ago and...

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MMR vaccine does not increase risk for autism

MMR vaccine does not increase risk for autism

Just a five percent reduction in vaccination coverage can triple measles cases in the community, researchers note. Concerns about a potential link between the MMR vaccine and autism have persist...

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Second patient ever in HIV remission after stem cell transplant

Second patient ever in HIV remission after stem cell transplant

CCR5 is known to be a co-receptor for HIV, so mutations in it can help people to become resistant to infection. One such effort is the IAS Towards an HIV Cure initiative established in 2012 to prom...

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Teen vaccinated despite mom's objections to testify to Congress

Teen vaccinated despite mom's objections to testify to Congress

The reason behind this making news is that his parents were against vaccination and he got himself inoculated against their wishes. Ethan Lindenberger from the United States turned a rebel when he q...

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FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb to Resign

In an administration full of controversial agency heads, Gottlieb has earned bipartisan praise - even from Democrats, who were initially skeptical of the nomination given his past work for drug firms ...

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Lilly to sell cheaper version of top-selling insulin Humalog

Lilly to sell cheaper version of top-selling insulin Humalog

In fact, the drug called Insulin Lispro will be identical to Humalog except for its packaging and its price-it will cost $137.50 per vial, or 50% less than Humalog, reports the New York Times . It ...

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California sues over US abortion rule; 20 states to follow

California sues over US abortion rule; 20 states to follow

OR is among 21 Democratic-led states announcing they will challenge the Trump administration's effort to set up obstacles for women seeking abortions, including barring taxpayer-funded family planni...

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Scientists report a 2nd person has been cured of HIV

Scientists report a 2nd person has been cured of HIV

Gupta and his team emphasised that bone marrow transplant - a unsafe and painful procedure - is not a viable option for HIV treatment. But a second case of remission and likely cure following such...

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Hope as man 'free of HIV virus' after treatment

Hope as man 'free of HIV virus' after treatment

The London patient has been in remission for 18 months since he stopped taking antiretroviral drugs. Gupta prefers to say the man is instead in long-term remission , in part because the team hasn...

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Flu Deaths, Cases Up in San Diego County

Flu Deaths, Cases Up in San Diego County

The most recent influenza surveillance report from the Illinois Department of Public Health ruled the virus was "widespread" in the state for the week of February 10 to 16. "Anyone who has not yet h...

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Ebola treatment STOPPED in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola treatment STOPPED in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The country needs an estimated $148 million to fund its efforts to halt the outbreak. "Such attacks are deplorable for their immediate impact on lives and for the risk of spreading the disease furth...

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Vet shoots, wounds doctor at Florida VA hospital

Vet shoots, wounds doctor at Florida VA hospital

The wounded doctor, whom Fleck called "very courageous", was able to jump on the patient in between fired rounds and disarm him before more shots were fired. "Security measures at the West Palm Beach ...

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Officials Warns for Possible Measles Exposure at Chicago Midway Airport, Illinois

Officials Warns for Possible Measles Exposure at Chicago Midway Airport, Illinois

The passenger later showed up in the emergency room at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva on Sunday. Those infected by measles may not develop symptoms for weeks. Children should ge...

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Blood pressure drug recall expands over third possible carcinogen

Blood pressure drug recall expands over third possible carcinogen

The recall is due to an "impurity" that is classified as a potential human carcinogen. Camber Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled an additional 87 lots of Losartan potassium drugs used to treat hig...

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Congo Ebola center set on fire after armed attack

This is the second such attack in just three days by unknown assailants. Aid workers have faced mistrust in some areas as they work to contain an Ebola outbreak. On Sunday unidentified assailants set ...

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United Kingdom primary care study finds overly long antibiotic courses

United Kingdom primary care study finds overly long antibiotic courses

The authors of the study say the findings highlight poor adherence to guidelines on treatment duration, an important aspect of antibiotic stewardship in primary care that may get overlooked in the...

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UN warns of ‘complacency’ as measles cases soar worldwide

UN warns of ‘complacency’ as measles cases soar worldwide

The charity said that while countries with poor health infrastructure and civil strife are particularly vulnerable, there has also been an increase in the developed world. If we don't do something a...

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56,000 bottles of blood pressure medication recalled

56,000 bottles of blood pressure medication recalled

But patients should speak with their doctor to discuss the recall before they stop taking the drug. The drugs, including losartan, belong to a class of widely used medicines for treating high blood ...

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PA Department of Health urges awareness, education on eating disorders

PA Department of Health urges awareness, education on eating disorders

A family history of eating disorders, other mental illness or stress and dieting can all put you at increased risk of developing an eating disorder at any time in your life. Phillips said that Patton'...

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You Actually Can't Catch Up On Sleep, Study Finds

You Actually Can't Catch Up On Sleep, Study Finds

While it may feel nice to hit the snooze button on weekends, the extra sleep poses little real health benefits, according to Kenneth Wright of the University of Colorado Boulder. While they gained som...

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Two more measles cases in Vancouver area, bringing total to 15 infections

Two more measles cases in Vancouver area, bringing total to 15 infections

Bonnie Henry agrees and Dix says they are looking to implement it by September. A rundown of where they have been and what they have done has been recorded by VCH to ensure the public's safety. "It wi...

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Trump rule cuts reproductive healthcare funds for Title X clinics

Trump rule cuts reproductive healthcare funds for Title X clinics

The Columbia Missourian reports U.S. Western District Court Judge Brian Wimes ruled Friday that requiring the privileges was not an "undue burden" to women's access to abortion . "In a country wh...

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Almost Half Of All Children With Cancer Are Not Diagnosed, Study Suggests

A new study reveals some troubling statistics about childhood cancer . But 92 percent of all new cases occur in low- and middle-income countries, more than previously thought, the researchers sai...

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As Measles Concern Rises, Lawmakers Mixed On What To Do About Vaccination

As Measles Concern Rises, Lawmakers Mixed On What To Do About Vaccination

The conversation around the decision to vaccinate children becomes a pressing issue as the amount of outbreaks of illness grow in the U.S. When the Board of Health proposed making the vaccine mandator...

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Unvaccinated boy suspected of bringing measles to Costa Rica

Unvaccinated boy suspected of bringing measles to Costa Rica

In a statement, Costa Rica's Ministry of Health said officials are searching for people the child may have come into contact with before he was placed in isolation. It's unclear why the boy was not ...

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Senators Chastise Top Pharmaceutical Executives Over High Prescription Drug Costs

Senators Chastise Top Pharmaceutical Executives Over High Prescription Drug Costs

The Senate Finance Committee hearing was the second in series titled "Drug Pricing in America: A Prescription for Change". As executives sat expressionless, Wyden unleashed a harsh critique of their...

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GE chief Culp sells biopharma business for $21.4 billion

GE chief Culp sells biopharma business for $21.4 billion

GE's biopharma business , which provides tools to support biopharmaceutical research and development, brought in roughly $3 billion in revenue in 2018. Sources have also revealed that GE has put the i...

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Long hours linked to depression in women but not men, study suggests

Long hours linked to depression in women but not men, study suggests

Researchers studied over 20,000 adults and found that women who work more than 55 hours a week had more symptoms of depression than women working a standard 35 to 40-hour work week. Two-thirds of men ...

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