Millions More Need H.I.V. Treatment, W.H.O. Says

Millions More Need H.I.V. Treatment, W.H.O. Says

Everyone who has H.I.V. should immediately be put on antiretroviral triple therapy and everyone at risk of becoming infected should be offered protective doses of similar drugs, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday as it issued new H.I.V. treatment and prevention guidelines.

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Gardens: nature’s happy pill

Gardens: nature’s happy pill

Feeling blue? Get yourself a mood-changing gardenia, writes James Wong. This exotic houseplant has much more to offer than mere visual appeal. Its creamy-white petals house structures that generate sweetly scented compounds which not only fill a room with their rich, jasmine-like fragrance, but according to recent trials may also have a profound effect on your mood.

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Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Munir Uwaydah alleged ringleader in $150 million insurance scam

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Munir Uwaydah alleged ringleader in $150 million insurance scam

An orthopedic surgeon is charged as the ringleader in one of California's biggest health fraud schemes, which included unnecessary operations by an untrained assistant that scarred patients forever, according to indictments unsealed Tuesday. Dr. Munir Uwaydah and 14 associates, including another doctor and a lawyer, bilked insurance companies out of $150 million in the scheme, Los Angeles District…

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Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries

Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have developed a way of assembling organic molecules into complex tubular tissue-like structures without the use of moulds or techniques like 3D printing.

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Tinder Demands Removal of L.A. Billboards That Link Dating App to STD Testing

Tinder Demands Removal of L.A. Billboards That Link Dating App to STD Testing

Tinder has sent a cease and desist letter to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation after a billboard went up in Los Angeles last week that draws a link between dating apps and a growing rate of sexually t…

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Bacteria in ancient flea may be ancestor of the Black Death

Bacteria in ancient flea may be ancestor of the Black Death

About 20 million years ago a single flea became entombed in amber with tiny bacteria attached to it, providing what researchers believe may be the oldest evidence on Earth of a dreaded and historic killer – an ancient strain of the bubonic plague.

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