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Gilead's $1000-a-Pill Drug Could Cure Hep C in HIV-Positive People

Gilead's $1000-a-Pill Drug Could Cure Hep C in HIV-Positive People

TheStreet (July 21, 2014) New research shows Gilead Science's drug Sovaldi helps in curing hepatitis C in those who suffer from HIV. In a medical study, the combination of Gilead's Hep C drug with anti-viral drug Ribavirin cured 76% of HIV-positive patients suffering from the most common hepatitis C strain. Hepatitis C and related complications have been a top cause of death in HIV-positive patients. Typical medication used to treat the disease, including interferon proteins, tended to react badly with HIV drugs. However, Sovaldi's %1,000-a-pill price tag could limit the number of patients able to access the treatment. TheStreet's Keris Lahiff reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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Do Asthma Inhalers Stunt Growth In Children?

Do Asthma Inhalers Stunt Growth In Children?

Newsy (July 17, 2014) Researchers say asthma inhalers might slightly stunt growth in children. Still, they say the benefits greatly outweigh this effect. Video provided by Newsy
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Is Your iPad Giving You a Rash?

Is Your iPad Giving You a Rash?

Reuters - US Online Video (July 15, 2014) iPad and other electronic devices may cause a rash, research shows. Linda So reports. Video provided by Reuters
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New Dengue Vaccine Offers Some Protection

New Dengue Vaccine Offers Some Protection

AP (July 15, 2014) The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever." Other experts say the vaccine is pre-mature. (July 15) Video provided by AP
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