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Article ID: 534675

What Works In Treating HIV-Infected African Children

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Providing HIV combination antiretroviral drug therapy is key to saving the lives of African children infected with the disease. According to a study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, letting nurses and other trained health care workers deliver that therapy and monitor patients is just as important to saving lives. The results are published in JAMA.

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24-Oct-2007 6:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 534655

Smoked Cannabis Proven Effective in Treating Neuropathic Pain

University of California San Diego Health

Smoked cannabis eased pain induced in healthy volunteers, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Center for Medical Cannabis Research (CMCR.) However, the researchers found that less may be more.

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24-Oct-2007 2:10 PM EDT
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    22-Oct-2007 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 534477

200 Journals Join in Theme Issues on Poverty and Human Development

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Through an international collaboration, more than 200 medical and scientific journals are publishing theme issues this week on the relationship between poverty and human development. The initiative, coordinated by the Council of Science Editors, includes presentations on seven of the journal articles which will be webcast live from the National Institutes of Health on Monday, October 22, 2007.

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18-Oct-2007 2:35 PM EDT

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    16-Oct-2007 7:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 534177

Review: Home-based HIV Tests Not Ready for Prime Time

Health Behavior News Service

A review of existing research suggests that people in two African countries prefer taking HIV tests at home, with the assistance of counselors, instead of at a clinic. Still, the review authors say they are not ready to call for developing countries to adopt more home-based HIV testing.

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10-Oct-2007 8:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 534192

Feline Virus, Antiviral Drug Studied to Understand Drug Resistance

Ohio State University

Researchers at Ohio State will spend the next two years testing their theories about just how an AIDS-like virus in cats is able to resist the powerful medicines that are thrown against it. It's one of the latest efforts at understanding one of the leading problem areas in medicine today -- antimicrobial drug resistance.

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10-Oct-2007 1:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 534175

Researchers Say Stress and Disease Are Likely Linked

Health Behavior News Service

A new commentary in the Oct. 10 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association explores whether psychological stress leads to disease and concludes that the link is likely.

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9-Oct-2007 5:15 PM EDT

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    8-Oct-2007 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 533940

Drug Cocktail Stops Brain Damage Caused by HIV

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A combination of drugs widely used to treat infections caused by HIV appears to stop brain damage caused by the virus as well, according to a study published in the October 9, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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2-Oct-2007 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 534108

An AIDS-Related Virus Reveals More Ways to Cause Cancer

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers have shed new light on how Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpes Virus subverts normal cell machinery to cause cancer. A KSHV protein called latency-associated nuclear antigen (LANA) helps the virus hide out from the immune system in infected cells. When LANA takes the place of other proteins that control cell growth, it can cause uncontrolled cell replication.

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8-Oct-2007 1:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 534073

ProfNet Wire: Health & Living: Safety of Cold Medicine for Kids

PRNewswire/Cision

1) Safe Candy-Consumption Tips When Trick-or-Treating; 2) State of the Health Care Industry; 3) Innovative Alternative to Relieve Chronic Knee Pain; 4) Holiday Heart Health; 5) Earwax and Hearing Aids Don't Mix

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5-Oct-2007 12:35 PM EDT
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    18-Sep-2007 9:45 AM EDT

Article ID: 533399

New Antibiotic Drug Combo to Speed Up Treatment of Tuberculosis

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A team of tuberculosis (TB) experts at Johns Hopkins and in Brazil have evidence that substituting the antibiotic moxifloxacin in the regimen of drugs used to treat the highly contagious form of lung disease could dramatically shorten the time needed to cure the illness from six months to four.

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14-Sep-2007 1:05 PM EDT

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