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  • Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

    July 24, 2017 8:16 AM 3

    A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging

  • Hopes for HIV cure revived by African child in remission

    July 24, 2017 8:16 AM 3

    LONDON, July 24: A South African child born with HIV has surprised experts by appearing to be effectively cured of the AIDS virus after just a year of treatment followed by eight and a half years drug-free. Patients with HIV would normally need to stay on antiretroviral (ART) drugs for the rest of their lives to keep AIDS at bay. But this child, still

  • Three H1N1 flu cases suspected at Myanmar hospital

    July 24, 2017 4:47 AM 3

    YANGON: A hospital in Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, is treating two patients suspected to have contracted H1N1 influenza, a doctor said on Monday, as the government began responding to a potential new outbreak of the virus known as swine flu. The virus caused alarm in 2009 when it spread to most countries in the world. Unusually for a strain of the flu, H1N1 disproportionately

  • Charlie Gard doctors bombarded with 'death threats' over treatment case

    July 23, 2017 3:22 PM 3

    Staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital have been bombarded with death threats over the case of terminally-ill Charlie Gard. Doctors and nurses have been subjected to abuse in the street and received thousands of threatening messages in recent weeks, GOSH chairwoman Mary MacLeod said. The hospital is in close contact with the Metropolitan Police over the incidents

  • 2 more rabies-infected areas declared in Sarawak

    July 23, 2017 3:06 AM 6

    This brings the total number of rabies-infected areas in Sarawak to 20, the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee secretariat says. KUCHING: The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) today declared another two rabies-infected areas in Kampung Entubuh, Tebedu and Mile 5, Jalan Semeba, Kuching. The decision was made by Deputy Chief Minister

  • Alabama's mad cow had an unusual form of the disease

    July 19, 2017 6:49 PM 5

    It was detected before the cow was slaughtered An “atypical” form of mad cow disease has been found in an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama. Luckily, this is the form that is not dangerous to humans, and the disease was detected before the animal was slaughtered. Mad cow disease is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects the central nervous system

  • Some vegetarian diets can raise heart disease risk

    July 19, 2017 4:04 PM 14

    "BEING VEGETARIAN isn't always healthy: Plant-based diet may raise the risk of heart disease," the 'Daily Mail' reports. A US study, carried out by researchers from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, AbbVie (a pharmaceutical company), and Brigham and Women's Hospital, found a vegetarian diet based on less healthy food options, such as refined grains

  • SIA reviewing serving of nuts on flights following toddler's allergic reaction

    July 19, 2017 3:27 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) is reviewing the serving of nuts on board its flights after a toddler suffering from anaphylaxis - an allergy towards peanuts - had a reaction on board a Melbourne-bound flight. According to Australian media, the young boy's family had requested a nut-free meal for the flight. The meal was served to him, but his eyes began

  • Peter Lim to inject Thomson Medical, TMC into Rowsley in all-share deal

    July 18, 2017 1:07 PM 4

    REAL estate and investment firm Rowsley said on Tuesday night that controlling shareholder, Singapore billionaire Peter Lim, will be injecting 100 per cent of Thomson Medical Pte Ltd and 70.36 per cent of Bursa Malaysia-listed TMC Life Sciences into the firm. Rowsley's proposed acquisitions are valued at up to S$1.9 billion, and will be financed through

  • Mexico suspends Colombian dairy imports due to foot and mouth disease

    July 14, 2017 6:15 PM 3

    MEXICO CITY: Mexico's agriculture sanitation authority SENASICA said on Friday it has suspended all dairy imports from Colombia after new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease were detected in the Andean country. Colombian authorities said two new outbreaks of the disease were discovered in the central Cundinamarca department, where there are six dairy