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New HIV vaccine could expose latent virus and kill it

New HIV vaccine could expose latent virus and kill it

Antiretroviral therapy may soon be obsolete, as scientists have successfully used immune cells to kick the dormant form of HIV out of its hiding place and destroy it. The findings may soon lead to an HIV vaccine. New research brings us closer to an HIV vaccine that could eradicate it completely. According to recent estimates, […]

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Cancer: ‘Off-the-shelf’ stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

Cancer: ‘Off-the-shelf’ stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

In a first-of-its-kind trial in the United States, researchers are testing a stem cell-derived natural killer cell immunotherapy in people with incurable cancer. Natural killer cells can detect and destroy cancer cells. Cancer follows heart disease as the second biggest killer worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 606,880 people will die due to cancer […]

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Why do we empathize? Researchers take on new perspective

Why do we empathize? Researchers take on new perspective

Humans have a compulsion to simulate the activities and behaviors of others in their social group, but why is that? The findings of a new study may change the way that we understand empathy and phenomena of emotional and behavioral contagion. New research suggests a different way of looking at the evolution of empathy. Empathy […]

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Brain ‘Zap’ Might Rejuvenate Aging Memory

Brain ‘Zap’ Might Rejuvenate Aging Memory

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s common for folks to become less sharp as they age, taking a little longer to do math in their heads or work out a knotty problem. But scientists might have a potential solution. Brain stimulation using extremely weak electrical current […]

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Some Boys Are Having Sex Before 13

Some Boys Are Having Sex Before 13

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Talking to your children about sex can be awkward, but new research suggests that parents need to have those conversations much earlier than they do. In two national surveys, investigators found that between 4% and 8% of boys reported having […]

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Suicidal Behavior Nearly Doubles Among U.S. Kids

Suicidal Behavior Nearly Doubles Among U.S. Kids

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Suicide attempts and talk about suicide are rising alarmingly among America’s kids, with emergency departments seeing a near doubling of cases over less than a decade, a new study reveals. Among children aged 5 to 18, suicidal thoughts and attempts […]

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Cluster of Dangerous Antibiotic-Resistant E. Coli Infection Spotted in NYC

Cluster of Dangerous Antibiotic-Resistant E. Coli Infection Spotted in NYC

Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Experts are sounding the alarm about a cluster of four New York City hospital patients carrying an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” form of E. coli. The E. coli harbored by the patients has an antibiotic resistance gene called mcr-1, which gives the bacteria resistance to colistin, […]

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When Do Women Need a Mammogram? New Guideline Tries to Clarify

When Do Women Need a Mammogram? New Guideline Tries to Clarify

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A group representing U.S. family doctors issued updated mammography guidelines Monday, adding to an ongoing debate over how early and how often women should be screened. The American College of Physicians (ACP) now recommends a mammogram every other year for women ages 50 to 74 […]

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CA 125

CA 125

Ovarian Cancer Testing CA 125 The CA-125 is a blood test that is often, but not always, elevated with ovarian cancer. If a postmenopausal woman has a mass and an elevated CA-125, she has an extremely high risk of having a cancer. However, in younger women, CA-125 is extraordinarily inaccurate. It is elevated by a […]