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HIV Breakthrough: Virus Deleted From Human DNA For The First Time

HIV Breakthrough: Virus Deleted From Human DNA For The First Time

Until now, once HIV entered a human cell, it would stay there forever. Now, however, scientists in Philadelphia have found a way to snip it out. The team of Temple University School of Medicine said the breakthrough marks the first successful attempt to eliminate latent HIV-1 virus from human cells – and could be a [...]

75 Million Kids May Be Obese By 2025

As if things aren’t bad enough, here is something else to worry about… // Now read this:25-Pound Boy, Age 7, Nearly Starved, Beaten By Family, Resorted To Eating Bugs He Caught (Jul 20, 2014) Members Of ‘Overpasses For America’ Waved Patriotic Flags, Held Signs In Opposition Of Refugee Children (Jul 19, 2014) There Really Is [...]

HIV Infections ‘Exploding’ Among Gay Men

HIV infections are increasing among gay men in many parts of the world. “We are seeing exploding epidemics,” warned Gottfried Hirnschall, who heads WHO’s HIV department. Infection rates are rising again among men who have sex with men — the group at the epicentre of AIDS pandemic when it first emerged 33 years ago, he [...]

Health Officials: STD Reaches Outbreak Levels In Northern Idaho, Eastern Washington

Spokane health officials announced this week that in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is at outbreak levels. According to officials, the identified cases of gonorrhea grew more than 50 percent over the past three months. The Associated Press reports: The Spokesman-Review reports that the northern-most five counties in Idaho saw [...]

Obese Patient Told To Get MRI Where They Have ‘Facilities For Large Animals’

The 331 pound man couldn’t fit into a conventional MRI machine, and so was told to go to a vet. When he visited his local hospital in the Veneto region of northern Italy, he was told by a health care worker: “You are too fat for our equipment, go and get an MRI at the [...]

Meat Eaters: Twice As Bad For The Planet As Vegetarians

A new Oxford University study will only add to my guilt when I have my next cheeseburger deluxe. Researchers there found that meat-eaters have roughly twice as large a food-related carbon footprint as vegetarians. More importantly, the study showed that the more meat you eat, the more you’re hurting the planet’s health. Just how did [...]

Michelle Obama Ready To ‘Fight To The Bitter End’ On Key Issue

The First Lady is battling Republicans on her drive to create better school lunch programs. She’s fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and she says she’s ready “to fight until the bitter end.” Mrs. Obama even mocked the GOP effort in an opinion column and [...]

Frankenbug!

Frankenbug!

Way back in 1918, 500 million people worldwide were infected with H1N1. Nearly a fifth of them died from contracting it. That’s millions of deaths, a noticeable percentage of the world population. Nearly 100 years later, H1N1 returned. This time, however, we were better prepared for it, and the death toll to-date (according to the [...]

Supremos Strike Down Womens’ Clinic ‘Buffer Zones’

The ruling in what was a first amendment case comes as no surprise to court observers: The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that barred protests near abortion clinics. The law, enacted in 2007, created 35-foot buffer zones around entrances to abortion clinics. State officials said the law was a response to a history [...]

Hairless Man Grows Full Head Of Hair With FDA-Approved Arthritis Drug

The 25-year-old was part of a Yale University study. [The man]  grew a full head following treatment with the drug. He reported no noticeable side effects. The patient was suffering from a rare, highly visible disease known as alopecia universalis, which has no cure or approved long term treatment.,, According to scientists involved in the [...]

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