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Colorado dentist put thousands at HIV risk by reusing needles


July 17th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colorado, July 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several thousands of people have been exposed to the risk of HIV infection following what authorities describe as "unsafe practices" by a dentist. The Colorado Department of ... Read more...

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US approves drug to prevent HIV infection


July 17th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) The US Monday approved Truvada, the first drug approved to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals who are at high risk of infection ... Read more...

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‘High proportion of HIV+ women report domestic abuse’


May 6th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 6 (IANS) A high proportion of HIV positive women report domestic violence than HIV negative women, says a latest study by the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.Conducted ... Read more...

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Cancer drug successfully purges hidden HIV virus


March 9th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Researchers have flushed HIV infection from hiding, with a drug used to target lymphoma, a cancer affecting immune cells, potentially opening the way to an AIDS ... Read more...

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Uganda faces condom shortage as demand soars


February 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Feb 15 (IANS) Uganda is facing a condom shortage as an increase in demand in the East African nation has led to the import of 120 million contraceptives annually ... Read more...

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Russia tests HIV vaccine


February 6th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS) Russia has successfully completed the first stage of clinical trials of an HIV vaccine, an official said Monday.The State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology, Vektor, ... Read more...

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Human trials under way for new HIV vaccine


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) The first human trials for the new HIV injectible vaccine are under way, containing a specific protein which will target the most virulent strain of the ... Read more...

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Scientist unravels how HIV hijacks body defences


January 1st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) An American scientist has unravelled how the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) appropriates the body's own defences to promote AIDS, a discovery that could help curb its ... Read more...

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Liquor gives a kick, but may also kick in unsafe sex


December 12th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 12 (IANS) Alcohol consumption, which gives a high, has long been associated with unsafe sex. Now, a new study directly relates it to HIV infection.In spite of ... Read more...

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Russia witnesses 10 percent rise in HIV cases in 2011


December 1st, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS) Russia has witnessed a rise in the number of HIV cases in 2011 in comparison to the cases recorded during corresponding period last year.Russia registered 48,363 ... Read more...

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HIV project saved 100,000 in India from infection: Study


October 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) An estimated 100,000 people in India may have been lucky in escaping HIV infection due to a project that targeted high-risk groups in six states, according ... Read more...

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Over 3,000 new HIV centres to come up


August 26th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The health ministry will set up 3,000 new integrated counselling and testing centres (ICTCs) across the country, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told parliament ... Read more...

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One in five of HIV-infected develop dementia


June 30th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) HIV can hide in the brain, concealed from the immune system and antiviral drugs, and cause dementia in the victim.The discovery unravels the link between HIV ... Read more...

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HIV-positive man dies, relatives say doctors biased


May 17th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 17 (IANS) A man died in a Ranchi government hospital after doctors refused to operate upon him for a liver problem as he was HIV-positive, his family members ... Read more...

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Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation closed again


May 6th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation (AIM) has been closed down for the second time in six months. Unlike the other closure, the officials say the ... Read more...

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Tracking evolution of deadly fungus which is one of world’s major killers


May 4th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new research has shed light on the origins of a fungal infection, which is one of the major causes of death from AIDS-related illnesses.The study funded by ... Read more...

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Patients with HIV infection at greater risk of developing heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that patients with HIV infection, who do not have a prior history of coronary heart disease, may be at a higher risk of developing ... Read more...

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HIV may be risk factor in heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Patients with HIV infection without a prior history of coronary heart disease may be at a higher risk of developing heart failure."Heavy alcohol consumption, which is ... Read more...

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Positive, he brings smiles to other HIV-affected


April 16th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Maharajganj (Uttar Pradesh), April 16 (IANS) When Dayanand Gupta, 30, tested positive for HIV four years ago, his world came crashing down. He even left his job. But today he ... Read more...

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Virus that piggybacks on AIDS virus to beat disease developed


March 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Biochemists from UC San Diego and UCLA have engineered virus-like particles that could slow the spread of HIV.The particle piggybacks on the AIDS virus as it moves ... Read more...

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How HIV reactivates after entering a dormant state


February 27th, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new study, conducted by US researchers, enhances the current knowledge of how human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1), which causes AIDS, controls the cell cycle of cells that ... Read more...

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One-third HIV cases in age group 15-24: UNICEF report


February 25th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Of the over 33 million HIV-AIDS cases reported worldwide every year, around one-third are adolescents of the age group 15-24 years, revealed a report by United Nations ... Read more...

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Statin may help fight HIV


February 17th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have found that statin may slow down the progression of HIV infection.In a recent multicenter clinical trial of atorvastatin, a type of cholesterol-lowering drug, the researchers found ... Read more...

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Washing vagina with soap ‘ups risk of HIV infection’


February 16th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study has suggested that some intravaginal practices used by women, such as washing the vagina with soap, may increase the acquisition of HIV infection and should ... Read more...

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Sanitary napkins can reduce cervical cancer risk: Survey


February 8th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Nearly 12 percent of women who use sanitary napkins are at a lesser risk of cervical cancer than women who resort to unhygienic sanitary practices, a survey ... Read more...

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Boosting body’s immune system may hold key to HIV cure


February 4th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists in Australia have shown that boosting the immune system in mice can rid them of HIV-like infection.The research team, led by Dr Marc Pellegrini from the Walter ... Read more...

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New genetic strategy makes T-cells resistant to HIV infection


January 27th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an innovative genetic strategy for rendering T-cells resistant to HIV infection without affecting their normal growth and activity.A team of researchers from Japan, ... Read more...

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Sehwag, Sangakkara bat in UN campaign to combat AIDS


January 26th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) Rivals of the field, Indian cricket opener Virender Sehwag and Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara are batting together against a common enemy in a United Nations-backed ... Read more...

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New findings bring scientists closer to an effective HIV vaccine


January 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists have reported findings showing new evidence about broadly-reactive neutralizing antibodies, which block HIV infection.Leo Stamatatos of the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute said the major stumbling block in ... Read more...

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Study: Circumcision lowers HPV risk for women


January 10th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Circumcision has been found to be a very important tool in preventing HIV infection from women to men. How the reverse is true has however not ... Read more...

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Outdated blood testing contributes to HIV among thalassemic kids


January 7th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Hundreds of thalassemic children get infected with HIV-AIDS every year during crucial blood transfusions as most blood banks, including the Indian Red Cross, are not ... Read more...

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Top science news stories of 2010


December 24th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): 2010 was a turbulent time for the world in terms of the natural calamities that occurred but it was also a year that hailed major scientific discoveries that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Secrets of common virus that can cause cancer decoded


December 16th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute have decoded secrets of a very common virus that can cause cancer.About 90 percent of people are infected at some time in ... Read more...

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‘Miracle’ blood transplant ‘cures American man of HIV’


December 15th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): An American man living in Berlin has reportedly been cured of his HIV infection with the help of an unusual blood transplant.The man, in his 40s, had a ... Read more...

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Inflammatory bowel disease leads to post traumatic stress


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new research has indicated that the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn's disease produces its own variant of post traumatic stress (PTSD).PTSD creates a vicious circle by worsening ... Read more...

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