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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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Contaminated Water Kills 3 Babies in South African Town

Contaminated Water Kills 3 Babies in South African Town

AFP (July 18, 2014) Contaminated water in South Africa's northwestern town of Bloemhof kills three babies and hospitalises over 500 people. The incident highlights growing fears over water safety in South Africa. Duration: 02:22 Video provided by AFP
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Chikungunya Virus Spreads Through French Antilles

Chikungunya Virus Spreads Through French Antilles

AFP (July 12, 2014) Franca has declared a major epidemic of the chikungunya virus in its overseas territory of Martinique in the French Antilles. The mosquito-borne disease first appeared in December and has increased to hit 5,000 new cases per week. Duration: 01:35 Video provided by AFP
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Long-Forgotten Smallpox Vials Found In FDA Storage Room

Long-Forgotten Smallpox Vials Found In FDA Storage Room

Newsy (July 8, 2014) CDC employees were shocked to find several vials of one of humanity's deadliest viruses in a storage room while moving the lab to another location. Video provided by Newsy
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