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Researchers Find Drug Can Help Reverse Liver Disease in HIV-Positive People

Researchers Find Drug Can Help Reverse Liver Disease in HIV-Positive People

By Sam Cronin | Oct 17
National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have identified a new use for tesamorelin which may help reverse liver disease in those living with HIV. Read the highlights of the NIH press release here.

Aids Healthcare Foundation Calls on Makers of PrEP Drugs to Lower Prices

Aids Healthcare Foundation Calls on Makers of PrEP Drugs to Lower Prices

By Sam Cronin | Oct 17
The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) called on October 5 for Gilead Sciences Inc. to cut prices of pre-exposure prophalaxis drug Descovy. The new medication,was recently FDA approved amid controversy concerning its limited lab testing demographics.

'Fear Of Falling': How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed

'Fear Of Falling': How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed

By Melissa Bailey | Oct 17
Hospitals have become so overzealous in fall prevention that they are producing an "epidemic of immobility," experts say.

Penis Plumping Pros and Cons

Penis Plumping Pros and Cons

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 17
Men looking to make a change to their intimate lives - by way of making changes to their intimate equipment - are driving the growth of the penis enhancement industry. But are the procedures all they are pumped up to be?

Officials Say Death of Montana Teenager Was Vaping-Related

Officials Say Death of Montana Teenager Was Vaping-Related

Oct 17
Health officials say a teenager in Montana has died of a lung disease associated with a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses.

Study: Racism Shortens Lives and Hurts the Health of Blacks by Promoting Genes That Lead to Inflammation and Illness

Study: Racism Shortens Lives and Hurts the Health of Blacks by Promoting Genes That Lead to Inflammation and Illness

Oct 17
Negative social attitudes, such as racism and discrimination, damage the health of those who are targeted by triggering a cascade of aberrant biological responses, including abnormal gene activity.

Health Care Stayed Front and Center at Democratic Debate

Health Care Stayed Front and Center at Democratic Debate

By Emmarie Huetteman | Oct 16
Voters got a better look at Democrats' health care priorities on Tuesday, as 12 of the leading candidates vowed to codify abortion access, threatened to jail opioid company executives and added a few more details to their health plans.

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

By Jordan Rau | Oct 16
Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care to patients of meager incomes — or risk losing their tax-exempt status. These price breaks can help people avoid financial catastrophe.

France OK's Bill Legalizing IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

France OK's Bill Legalizing IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

By Sylvie Corbet, Catherine Gaschka | Oct 16
France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that aims to give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and fertility medication.

Think 'Medicare For All' Is The Only Democratic Health Plan? Think Again

Think 'Medicare For All' Is The Only Democratic Health Plan? Think Again

By Emmarie Huetteman | Oct 15
Voters are more concerned with how much they have to pay for medical care, like prescription drugs, but whose plan is most comprehensive?

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