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  • New project seeks to reduce stigma for HIV-infected teens

    January 6, 2014 10:57 PM 17

    Updated Monday, January 6th 2014 at 22:19 GMT +3 With open dormitories and packed classrooms, HIV-infected'> HIV-infected children often hide when taking their drugs for fear of being seen by their peers. Some of them have even abandoned taking anti-retroviral drugs for fear of being discriminated against. Despite HIV and Aids being incorporated in school

  • New Year's Resolutions: A Chance to Teach Your Family About the Power of Setting Goals

    January 5, 2014 6:39 AM 21

    One of the best parts of celebrating a new year is the catharsis that comes with being able to start anew; reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the year to come. The nature of the human spirit compels us to look forward, and we are empowered to take charge and create change to better our lives through New Year's resolutions. In my home, we call them goals

  • The Wonder Plant: Top 5 benefits of Aloe Vera

    January 2, 2014 7:14 AM 17

    The Egyptians have referred to Aloe Vera as the “plant of immortality” for over 6,000 years and to others the household shrub is known as the “Wonder Plant.” Regardless of the name, one thing is for sure – Aloe Vera is an incredible plant with both internal and external uses. Aloe Vera belongs to the lily family (Liliaceae) – the same one as garlic

  • [DASH OF SAS] Is HIV going out of fashion?

    January 2, 2014 5:47 AM 32

    “In light of other pressing issues like urban terrorism, climate change, and the global recession, is HIV still newsworthy? Is HIV still ‘fashionable’ to talk about?” At last November’s International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP11), a regional conference attended by more than 3,000 delegates from government, public health institutions

  • CNN Anchor Reveals Graphic Details of Lifelong Struggle with Disease

    January 1, 2014 8:48 PM 48

    by Noah Rothman | 3:02 pm, January 1st, 2014 After noting that she spent a “decade” on international television, CNN International Anchor Zain Verjee disclosed on Wednesday that she has also “spent a lifetime hiding.” The anchor disclosed on CNN.com a “painful secret” that she “can’t bear to look in the mirror.” Verjee reveled in a personal op-ed on Wednesday

  • New drug Regtect could help alcoholics quit!

    December 31, 2013 5:10 AM 38

    While conventional drugs discourage drinking by causing unpleasant symptoms, such as palpitations, nausea and headaches, after alcohol consumption, new drug- Regtect- improves the chemical balance in the brain to suppress a patient’s craving, the Japan Times reported. A clinical test of Regtect involving about 320 patients in Japan found that after 24 weeks

  • Was 2013 Really The Year Of The Paleo Diet?

    December 30, 2013 11:37 PM 33

    Google Trends has released its annual Zeitgeist list so that we can mull over the burning questions of the day. And this year, the most googled diet was the paleo diet. Some have suggested that paleo's Google search triumph means that this is the "year of paleo." Paleo advocates interpreted the Google search data to mean that the movement is growing

  • Behold,the male birth control pill!

    December 27, 2013 1:01 PM 29

    Research on male contraception is 50 years behind research on female contraception. However, a birth control pill for guys is getting closer to becoming a reality with scientists involved terming it a breakthrough. They say that the technique works like vasectomy, but without surgery. Instead, the technique stops sperm from leaving the body during sex. Prior

  • Nairobians prefer to be heavy, research reveals

    December 27, 2013 12:00 AM 20

    Updated Thursday, December 26th 2013 at 23:06 GMT +3 NAIROBI, KENYA: As Kenyans eat their way through Christmas, new evidence indicates many Nairobians prefer heavy bodies despite the many health risks that come with too much fat. In a survey of 4,934 adults from the Korogocho and Viwandani settlements in Nairobi, researchers report high levels of obesity

  • A new model for organ repair: Kidney repair may not require stem cells

    December 24, 2013 12:46 PM 30

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have a new model for how the kidney repairs itself, a model that adds to a growing body of evidence that mature cells are far more plastic than had previously been imagined. After injury, mature kidney cells dedifferentiate into more primordial versions of themselves, and then differentiate into the cell types