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  • Europe and Central Asia failing to curb spread of HIV: WHO

    Despite major advances in treating and preventing HIV, Europe and Central Asia have failed to tackle the epidemic, with some 136,000 people becoming newly infected with the incurable AIDS virus last year, health officials said on Thursday. Figures...
  • Celiac disease showing up in many forms and at all ages

    By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) – A classical set of celiac disease symptoms no longer reflects the profile of most newly-diagnosed patients, according to a new study from Italy. Instead, doctors need to take other symptoms into account and...
  • Ebola discoverer sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic

    Ebola discoverer sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic
    West Africa's Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of this year, a leading specialist on the disease said on Wednesday. Peter Piot, one of the scientists who...
  • 70 percent of Americans with HIV don't have virus under control, study finds

    WASHINGTON Amid ongoing fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States, Americans got a grim reminder on Tuesday about the ongoing public health threat posed by another deadly virus: HIV. Seventy percent of Americans who have HIV do not have the disease...
  • Italy's first Ebola patient is stable and being treated in Rome

    Italy's first Ebola patient is in stable condition in Rome after arriving on Tuesday from Sierra Leone where he contracted the disease while treating the sick there, his doctor said. The man, a 50-year-old Sicilian doctor whose name was not given, was...
  • Italy's first Ebola patient is stable, being treated in Rome

    Italy's first Ebola patient is stable, being treated in Rome
    Italy's first Ebola patient is in stable condition in Rome after arriving Tuesday from Sierra Leone where he contracted the disease while treating the sick there, his doctor said. The man, a 50-year-old Sicilian doctor whose name was not given, was...
  • Ireland flanker Henry has surgery to repair heart defect

    Ireland flanker Chris Henry has had an operation to repair a defect on his heart wall after a temporary blockage was discovered in a small blood vessel in his brain, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said on Tuesday. The defect was found to be...
  • Only three in 10 Americans have HIV under control: government report

    Just 30 percent of Americans living with HIV have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. The report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 840,000 of the 1.2...
  • Type 1 Diabetes Increasing As Medical Teams Shrink

    Type 1 Diabetes Increasing As Medical Teams Shrink
    In the 15 months since Brian Lybeck's Type 1 Diabetes' diagnosis, the seventh grader and his family have worked with four different diabetes educators at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Like their counterparts at other diabetes practices, the...
  • Reese Witherspoon Honors Bruna Papandrea at Lupus LA Luncheon

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Since being diagnosed with lupus in August 2010, producer Bruna Papandrea started Pacific Standard Films with Reese Witherspoon, married producer Steve Hutensky, gave birth to twins and produced four movies including "Wild" and...
  • Saudi Arabia tackles MERS virus, still hunting source

    By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) - (This story corrects to make clear that the finding that 97 percent of cases were hospital-acquired was from a study of an outbreak in Jeddah, paragraph 10) Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious...