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HIV Is Evolving, Ability To Cause AIDS Is Weakening

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, is evolving rapidly and this is weakening its ability to cause Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, AIDS, according to a new University of Oxford-led study. The study concluded that the decreasing virulence of HIV could lead to the end of the AIDS pandemic. According to the study titled, “Impact of HLA-driven HIV… Read more »

Pink Viagra Sham: Do Females Need A ‘Pink’ Drug To Enhance Libido?

Viagra

Is pink Viagra a sham? According to the Los Angeles Times, the Food and Drug Administration met with sexual medicine experts last month, debating the approval of a feminine libido medication… “pink” Viagra. While it has been said that women who don’t want to have sexual intercourse don’t actually have a biological problem, medicine experts… Read more »

Autism: New Study Says Broccoli Sprouts Can Eliminate Symptoms

Sulforaphane

The effects of a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts can have overwhelming positive effects on the symptoms of those with Autism, says a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study was a joint effort by scientists at Mass General Hospital for Children and the Johns Hopkins University School… Read more »

New Series Of Viagra Ads Targets Women

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Facing stiff competition from generic and cheaper alternatives, the makers of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra have launched a new series of ads aimed at a group of people who also suffer indirectly from the condition; women. According to KSL (Salt Lake City), the first of the Viagra ads targeted toward women will begin airing… Read more »

What Exactly Am I Supposed To Do With Unused Prescription Drugs?

Unused Prescription Drugs

Consuming prescription drugs is fairly easy to do. You open up wide, toss the drugs into your mouth and swallow. Voilà! However, while everybody knows how to consume prescription drugs, very few people seem to know what to do if and when they need to dispose of them. Adding to the complication is the fact… Read more »

Ebola In Sacramento? New Mexico? Know The Symptoms

Ebola Virus strikes Sacramento?

The Ebola outbreak continues, but not in Sacramento. So keep calm, everyone. Health officials announced Thursday night that a Sacramento patient feared to have Ebola has tested negative for the virus. Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Health, said in a press release: “We are pleased with the negative outcome of the… Read more »

Baldness Cure: New Drug Could Help Patients Regrow Hair

Baldness Cure May Be Legit

Baldness cure hopes have been high since we first learned to take pride in our appearance; but to date, all of the treatments for losing one’s hair are average to suspect at best. Enter new research from Columbia University scientists, who’ve discovered the a twice-daily pill could help restore hair growth in five months or… Read more »

FDA Approves Multiple Sclerosis Drug Plegridy

Multiple Sclerosis

On Friday, health regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new multiple sclerosis drug called Plegridy. The drug, created by Biogen Idec, is a long-acting multiple sclerosis formula that will likely replace the company’s Avonex treatment. Plegridy is meant to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis and reduce relapse rates. Plegridy is… Read more »

What is Depression? Symptoms In Plain English

What is Depression? Find out what symptoms are classified here.

In the wake of Robin Williams’ suicide and revelation of his struggle with depression, the Inquisitr recently reported that he was one of 16 million people in the U.S. who experience such symptoms. The National Institute of Mental Health also reports that depression is the most common of all the mental and behavioral disorders–more common… Read more »

Dr Kent Brantly Contracts Ebola Virus: What Happens Next?

Dr Kent Brantly Of Fort Worth Gets Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth, Texas-based doctor treating Ebola patients in Liberia, has contracted the disease himself, according to a new report from the New York Daily News. North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in… Read more »

Free Marijuana To The Poor Passes Berkeley City Council

Free Marijuana To Low Income Households

Free marijuana for medical purposes is now a reality in Berkeley, California, if you fall below a certain income threshold. The town’s city council voted unanimously for an ordinance to “provide free medical marijuana to patients with low incomes,” reports the New York Times. Should the ordinance pass its second reading in August — and… Read more »