Diseases/ConditionsKenya, UN warn crisis risks incubating new AIDS infections
Kenya's crisis, which has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, risks sparking a new wave of HIV/AIDS infections that could wipe out progress achieved so far, Kenyan and UN officials warned Thursday. Of some 300,000 people displaced across the...
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Diseases/ConditionsVA chief addresses veteran suicides
Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake conceded Wednesday that the agency must do more to reach out to Guard and Reserve troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan about the mental health help available to them. Peake made the comment during a Capito...
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Diseases/ConditionsEarlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers
Smokers and people with significant exposure to secondhand smoke should start getting screened for colon cancer five to 10 years earlier than the current recommended age of 50, a new study says. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Cen...
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Diseases/ConditionsNew target promises better asthma and allergy drugs
Scientists said on Friday they were a step closer to developing a new class of easy-to-take asthma and allergy drug, capable of tackling the underlying cause of disease rather than just the symptoms. By targeting a protein called p110delta, research...
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Diseases/ConditionsCORRECTED: Laser could provide breath test for cancer, asthm
Corrects to delete reference to mass spectrometry in 14th paragraph. The device used was not a mass spectrometer. A new laser analyzer might be able to help doctors detect cancer, asthma or other diseases by sampling a patient's breath, U.S. researc...
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Diseases/ConditionsLaser could provide breath test for cancer, asthma
A new laser analyzer might be able to help doctors detect cancer, asthma or other diseases by sampling a patient's breath, researchers reported on Tuesday. The device uses mirrors to bounce the laser's light back and forth until it has touched every...
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Diseases/Conditions$65M for gay rights, HIV/AIDS groups
SEATTLE - The estate of Ric Weiland, a high school classmate of Microsoft Corp. founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen and one of the first five people to work at the software giant, has left $65 million to gay rights and HIV/AIDS organizations. The beq...
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Diseases/ConditionsDepression plus hostility poses heart risk
Older adults who are simultaneously hostile and depressed may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Depressive symptoms and hostility appear to act together in a complex way to influence levels of two inflammatory proteins that predict fu...
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Diseases/ConditionsClosing in on a better treatment for schizophrenia: study
Scientists looking at the effects of LSD in the brain have made an unexpected discovery that could lead to improved treatments for schizophrenia, according to a study published Sunday. While investigating how hallucinogens change brain chemistry, a...
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Diseases/ConditionsCut-off cancer patient to get $9M
A woman who had her medical coverage canceled as she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer has been awarded more than $9 million in a case against one of California's largest health insurers. Patsy Bates, 52, a hairdresser from Lakewood, had be...
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Diseases/ConditionsFDA OKs Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the cancer drug Avastin for women with advanced breast cancer, going against the recommendation of its own advisory panel. The FDA cleared the drug, made by Genentech Inc. and already approved...
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