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UN: AIDS epidemic stabilizing, still work to do

LONDON (AP) — The AIDS epidemic is leveling off and the number of people newly infected with the virus that causes it has remained unchanged since 2007, the United Nations said in a report Monday. Critics say that the body’s aim of wiping out the disease is overly optimistic, however, considering there is no vaccine, millions remain untreated and donations have slumped amid the economic crisis. There were 2.7 million new HIV infections last year, approximately the same figure as in the three previous years, said the report fromUNAIDS, the joint United Nations program on HIV and AIDS….

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Payments to Doctors by Pharmaceutical Companies Raise Issues of Conflicts

Thousands of Texas doctors, researchers and medical experts — including more than 100 who are employed by the state and are paid with taxpayer dollars — routinely supplement their salaries with income from pharmaceutical companies. Drug companies pay medical professionals for a wide range of activities, from speaking engagements to consulting. While legal, the practice raises questions about potential conflicts, and whether the interests of patients may be compromised. From 2009 to early 2011, at least 25,000 Texas physicians and researchers received a combined $57 million — and probably far…

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Acne Patients Who Take Antibiotics May Get More Sore Throats

Young adults taking oral antibiotics for acne were more than three times more likely to complain of sore throats than people who weren’t, new studies show. Acne and the use of oral antibiotics to treat it are so common that these patients represent “an ideal group in which to study the effects of long-term antibiotic use,” University of Pennsylvania researchers write. Their findings are published in the Archives of Dermatology. About 2 million Americans are treated for acne every year, according to the researchers. “People taking antibiotics for acne tend to be on…

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Paracetamol warning: ‘Slightly too much can cause overdose’

Taking slightly too much paracetamol day after day can be fatal, experts have warned. A dangerous dose might just be a few pills too many taken regularly over days, weeks or months, they said. Researchers at Edinburgh University saw 161 cases of “staggered overdose” at its hospital over a 16-year period. People taking tablets for chronic pain might not realise they were taking too many or recognise symptoms of overdose and liver injury, they said. The researchers told the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology that this life-threatening condition could be…

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Scientists at MIT replicate brain activity with chip

(BBC)Scientists are getting closer to the dream of creating computer systems that can replicate the brain. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a computer chip that mimics how the brain’s neurons adapt in response to new information. Such chips could eventually enable communication between artificially created body parts and the brain. It could also pave the way for artificial intelligence devices. There are about 100 billion neurons in the brain, each of which forms synapses – the connections between neurons that allow information to flow – with…

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Hunger In The Midst Of Plenty; Malnutrition In Northern Ghana

Though an active farming region, cases of hunger and malnutrition abound in the three Northern Regions of Ghana. Usually, October is the month of the year when food is in abundance. It is without doubt therefore that research figures show about 36 per cent of children under five in the region as malnourished. With a population of over 150,000, the Kassena-Nankana District describes October as “wondabu chana”, which means “the month in which no child is discriminated against in terms of food”. The six-month long hunger season which usually spans…

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When Does Pregnancy Start? Doctors’ Opinions Vary

Does pregnancy start at conception – when the sperm fertilizes the egg? Or does it begin one week later when the embryo implants in the uterus? According to a survey carried out by researchers from the University of Chicago and published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, not even doctors appear to agree. Dr. Farr A. Curlin and team set out to determine what Ob/Gyns (obstetrician-gynecologists) thought regarding the beginning of pregnancy. They also wanted to know what measure characteristics were linked to the belief that pregnancy started at…

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Taking Antibiotics For Viral Infections Can Do More Harm Than Good, CDC

Did you know that taking antibiotics when you or your child has a virus may do more harm than good? According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where children are concerned, antibiotics are the most common cause of emergency department visits for adverse drug events. This is one of several messages the CDC has been putting out this week as part of a worldwide push to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance, and how inappropriate use of these bacteria-fighting drugs is fuelling the problem. Rest, fluids and over-the-counter medication is…

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THE LOVE OF GOD

The story starts out where she, Beth, is sitting at an airport terminal, waiting to board a plane. She was sitting there with several other people who were also waiting, whom she did not know. As she waited, she pulled out her Bible and started reading. All of a sudden she felt as if the people sitting there around her, were looking at her. She looked up, but realized that they were looking just over her head, in the direction right behind her. She turned around to see what everyone…

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CLEAN”Four Business Dads”JOKES

   A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones(Prov.17;22) Once there were four business men. They were sitting on a bench in a hospital waiting room because their wives were having babies. A nurse comes over and says to the first businessman, “Congratulations! Your wife had 1 baby.” The man says, “What a coincidence! I’m the president of And1!” The nurse goes away. Then the nurse comes back and says to the second businessman, “Congratulations! Your wife had twins!” The man says, “What a…

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