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Home remedies for bronchitis: What works best?

Home remedies for bronchitis: What works best?

Bronchitis is an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the bronchial tubes, otherwise known as the bronchi. The bronchi are the passages that connect the lungs to the mouth and nose. But what home remedies are best to treat bronchitis? People with bronchitis experience breathing difficulties caused by a reduced capacity to carry air […]

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New test detects latent HIV more accurately, moves closer to cure

New test detects latent HIV more accurately, moves closer to cure

Researchers are moving closer to fully curing HIV by designing a more accurate, cost effective, and efficient test for detecting how much of the virus is left in the human body. The new test can detect more efficiently the HIV reservoir that continues to stay hidden in the body’s CD4 cells, which are shown in […]

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Sorting out HIV

Sorting out HIV

Researchers at EMBL, ESPCI Paris, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative have developed a new technique for rapidly sorting HIV viruses, which could lead to more rapid development of a vaccine for HIV, as they report in Cell Chemical Biology. The technique will enable scientists to identify specific features in the proteins on the virus’s […]

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Suicide risk elevated among lung cancer patients

Suicide risk elevated among lung cancer patients

Of all cancers, people with lung cancer are at greatest risk of committing suicide, finds new research presented at the American Thoracic Society’s 2017 international conference. Compared with suicide rates in the three most common types of non-skin cancer, lung cancer-associated suicide rates are significantly higher. According to the American Cancer Society, excluding skin cancer, […]

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Know the Signs of Thyroid Trouble

Know the Signs of Thyroid Trouble

By Joan McCluskyHealthDay Reporter Latest Thyroid News WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When your thyroid isn’t working properly, it can cause a lot of problems. It’s important to understand what your thyroid does and to be aware of signs that can signal a health issue. The thyroid is a small gland located near […]

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Lung nodules; Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Lung nodules; Causes, symptoms, and treatment

A lung nodule is a small growth on the lung. To be considered a lung nodule, the growth usually has to be smaller than 3 centimeters. Lung nodules are either considered noncancerous or cancerous. A noncancerous nodule is called benign, and a cancerous lung nodule is referred to as malignant. Growths that are larger than […]

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Natural remedies for high cholesterol levels

Natural remedies for high cholesterol levels

Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the blood. There are two types of cholesterol. A correct balance between the two is needed for good health. The two types of cholesterol are high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). HDL cholesterol helps remove excess cholesterol from the body, so it is sometimes called “good” cholesterol. LDL […]

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Study suggests drug criminalization undermining global HIV/AIDS efforts

Study suggests drug criminalization undermining global HIV/AIDS efforts

The criminalization of drugs is a leading factor in the world’s HIV epidemic and a potential barrier to eradicating HIV/AIDS, say researchers who’ve undertaken a sweeping review of research on laws and policies prohibiting drug use. Assistant professor Kora DeBeck of SFU’s School of Public Policy, who is a research scientist with the BC Centre […]

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Study reveals a new method to address a major barrier to eradicating HIV

Study reveals a new method to address a major barrier to eradicating HIV

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered that an enzyme called SMYD2 could be a new therapeutic target for flushing out the HIV that hides in infected individuals. Overcoming this latent virus remains the most significant obstacle to a cure. While drug therapy allows people living with HIV to lead a relatively normal life, it also […]