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Why An Imperfect HIV Vaccine Could Be Better Than None At All

NPR / Tim Fitzsimons - - Reading time 5 mins - Share :
Public health interventions and antiviral drugs have put HIV on the ropes in the U.S. But it's unlikely that infections can be wiped out without a vaccine.(Image credit: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images)

Lycopene is found in a variety of fruits, offering an array of antioxidant carotenoid benefits

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(Natural News) Lycopene, a compound that occurs in a variety of fruits, provides antioxidant carotenoid benefits, according to a study published in the journal Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia. The study looked at the lycopene content of various fresh fruits, which included tomatoes,...

Malaria stopped with single dose of new compound

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Scientists say they have found a new compound that stops malaria in animal studies in a single, low dose.

South Korea, Thailand Report No New MERS Cases

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The number of cases in South Korea has remained steady at 166 for more than two weeks, but the death of a 63-year-old man brought to 25 the number of deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Lessons and Challenges for Developing and Delivering HIV Programs for Sex Workers

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Today sees the addition of an important paper to the PLOS Collection Focus on Delivery and Scale: Achieving HIV Impact with Sex Workers; published in PLOS Medicine, David Wilson of World Bank looks at lessons learnt and challenges for developing and … Continue reading » The post Lessons and C...

Thailand's deadly fish dish

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The Thai meal that can give you cancerAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Is eating for 2 a good idea? Maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy helps mother and baby

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Pregnant women can improve their health and even reduce the risk of complications during childbirth by maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise. Research has shown that gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases the risk of gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, large ba...

VirScan reveals viral history in a drop of blood

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From a single drop of blood, researchers can now simultaneously test for more than 1,000 different strains of viruses that currently or have previously infected a person. Using a new method known as VirScan, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School tested for...

New test could reveal every virus that's ever infected you

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Advance may help discover links between infections and chronic diseases

A Lifetime of Viruses

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Scientists devise an antibody-based test that can generate a person’s complete “viral history” with just one drop of blood.

How Many Viruses Have Infected You?

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Most tests for viruses aim to detect only one or two. But researchers can now check a drop of blood for antibodies to hundreds of viruses, tracing the history of a lifetime of infections, old and new.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

VirScan reveals your viral infection history in a single drop of blood

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New technology developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by analyzing a single drop of a person's blood. The method, called VirScan, is an efficient alternative to existing diagnostics that ...

This Blood Scan Reveals Every Virus That’s Ever Infected You

Popular Science / Alexandra Ossola - - Reading time 1 mins - Share :
You probably remember when you had the chicken pox. Maybe you recall a few times you caught the flu. But you might have had some infections that you never even realized or…

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination for Children in Thailand: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

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by Aronrag Meeyai, Naiyana Praditsitthikorn, Surachai Kotirum, Wantanee Kulpeng, Weerasak Putthasri, Ben S. Cooper, Yot Teerawattananon Background Seasonal influenza is a major cause of mortality worldwide. Routine immunization of children has the potential to reduce this mortality through both d...

Persistence yields progress in AIDS vaccine research

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After 30 years of working on AIDS research, an American lab has developed new vaccine candidates that appear promising enough to consider advancing into clinical trials within the next two years.

'Leg Bank' hope for changing amputees' lives

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A ‘leg bank’ – providing life-changing prostheses to low-income people who have lost limbs – is being developed by a team of researchers. The team aims to help people who struggle to find work, meaning they cannot afford to buy prosthetic limbs, or to support themselves and their families.

Defeating the Virus

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Recent discoveries are spurring a renaissance in HIV vaccine research and development.

No single cut-off for parasite half-life can define artemisinin-resistant malaria

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Data from southeast Asia -- where artemisinin-resistant malaria strains were first detected -- broadly support WHO's 'working definition' for artemisinin resistance, but the currently used definitions require important refinements, according to a new study.

Population and birth rates: Claims about decline of the West are 'exaggerated'

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A new paper argues that some countries in Western Europe, and the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand now have birth rates that are now relatively close to replacement, that the underlying trend in Europe is upwards, and that population aging, although inevitable, is likely to be 'manageable'....

Stressed to Death: Overcoming Drug-Resistance in Malaria Parasites

PLOS Blogs / Lauren Richardson, PLOS Biologue - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
In recent decades the burden of malaria has greatly decreased. This is the result of both successful public health initiatives and widespread use of antimalarial therapeutics. Artemisinins are a family of drugs that have been incredibly effective against Plasmodium falciparum … Continue reading...

Stressed to Death: Overcoming Drug-Resistance in Malaria Parasites

PLOS Blogs / Lauren Richardson - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
In recent decades the burden of malaria has greatly decreased. This is the result of both successful public health initiatives and widespread use of antimalarial therapeutics. Artemisinins are a family of drugs that have been incredibly effective against Plasmodium falciparum … Continue reading...