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Gita Ramjee, a Leading AIDS Researcher, Dies at 63

Gita Ramjee, a Leading AIDS Researcher, Dies at 63

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. After earning a Ph.D. at the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa, in 1994 while raising two young children, Gita Ramjee was exhausted. Her thesis had been on kidney diseases in children — …

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More Hydroxychloroquine Data From France

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

I agree with this argument when it comes to patients presenting with risk factors or who are starting to develop pneumonia. But I don’t think this is the case at the beginning of the illness. Of course, you don’t want to wait to have severe disease or for the …

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Natural HIV Barrier Snares AIDS Virus

Natural HIV Barrier Snares AIDS Virus

Protein in Specialized Skin Cells Traps and Destroys HIV By Daniel DeNoon WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD March 5, 2007 — A natural barrier to HIV snares and destroys the AIDS virus, Dutch researchers report. The newly discovered barrier is a powerful first line of …

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Second HIV Patient Reportedly ‘Cured’

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — It was 12 years ago that a German patient was seemingly cured of HIV. Now doctors in the United Kingdom believe they’ve finally duplicated that success, this time in a 40-year-old Englishman. Adam Castillejo was …

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Finally, Proof That Hearing Aids Help

News Picture: Finally, Proof That Hearing Aids Help

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Millions of older Americans are hard of hearing, but solid evidence about the value of hearing aids has been lacking — until now. New research findings “provide firm evidence that hearing aids do, in fact, provide significant benefit to older adults,” said lead …

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Added Drug Aids MS Treatment on MedicineNet.com

Added Drug Aids MS Treatment on MedicineNet.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) — Adding the drug daclizumab to standard treatment with interferon beta may reduce multiple sclerosis disease activity more than interferon beta alone, a new study reports. Previous non-randomized studies found that daclizumab — a humanized monoclonal antibody — reduced MS disease activity. This new phase …

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Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia?

Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia?

Hearing loss has long been considered a normal, and thus acceptable, part of aging. It is common: Estimates suggest that it affects two out of three adults age 70 and older. It is also rarely treated. In the U.S., only about 14 percent of adults who have hearing loss wear …

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Few Teen Boys at Risk for HIV Get Tested

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Too few teenage boys at risk for HIV infection are tested for the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, researchers say. And this contributes to the growing epidemic of undiagnosed HIV in the nation. Close …

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