Three teams fail to replicate results of 2016 HIV study that claimed ‘cure’ in monkeys

Three separate and independent teams of researchers have attempted to replicate the results of a team which, back in 2016, claimed to have cured monkeys of an HIV-like infection. All three have published their work and findings in the journal Science. Notably, the original paper was published in the same journal. After questions arose regarding the work done by the […]

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Opioid use and misuse three months after ED visit for acute pain

Opioid use at the three-month follow-up in emergency department patients discharged with an opioid prescription for acute pain is relatively low and not necessarily synonymous with opioid misuse. That is the conclusion of a study to be published in the August 2019 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The lead […]

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These three women had a second chance at life. This what they did with it

If you had the chance to live your life all over again, what would you do differently? Would you continue with the status quo? Or take the bull by the horns and flip things around until your new life was virtually unrecognisable from the old? Dr Elizabeth Seeley-Wait, clinical psychologist at Northern Sydney Psychology Clinic, says it’s a question that […]

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UK tick-borne Lyme disease cases may be three times higher than previous estimates

New cases of tick-borne Lyme disease in the UK may be three times higher than previous estimates suggest, and might top 8000 in 2019, based on these figures, concludes research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Lyme disease is a bacterial (Borrelia) infection passed on through the bite of an infected tick. It has become the most common tick-borne […]

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Dr Michael Mosley reveals his top 5:2 recipes for one person

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY’S 5:2 recipes for one person: Lose two stone in just three months with these delicious meals by sticking to 800 calories on two fast days per week Seven years ago, almost to the day, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Rather than take medication, I chose to tackle the problem myself by experimenting with my diet, […]

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This Unique Family Has Three Parents & They're Cool With It

This co-parenting setup is definitely not for the faint of heart. Popsugar reported that Lindsay Taylor, mother of four and stepmom to two, shares a home with both her former husband, Chris, and her current husband, Mike. That’s right, you read that correctly: Lindsay, her ex, and her husband co-parent their six kids. They all live together — and Lindsay […]

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Exercising for just 15 minutes three times a week boosts health

You DO have time for the gym: Exercising for 15 minutes three times a week is just as effective as 45 minute workouts for overweight men Ten overweight men took part in high intensity interval training for six weeks Saw same 16% boost in insulin sensitivity as those who exercised for 45 minutes  Sensitivity is a marker of type 2 […]

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Father with cystic fibrosis gets lung transplant fourth time lucky

Father with cystic fibrosis who recorded poignant messages for his twins to remember him by receives new lung after three false alarms James Beeching, 36, has had the incurable genetic condition since he was two  Three lung transplants fell through, as his condition deteriorated His heartwrenching video on Facebook, talking to his twins, got 16,000 shares He finally got a […]

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Athlete’s hopes are crushed after being diagnosed with THREE disorders

Netball scholar’s dreams are crushed after being diagnosed with THREE conditions within a year that have left her unable to walk Letchen du Plessis’ hip ‘popped’ while playing netball in May last year Endured surgery and 10 months of phsyio but still struggled to walk MRI scan revealed her hip bone was dying due to a lack of blood supply […]

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