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Tainted Tattoo Ink Might Cause Infection

Tainted Tattoo Ink Might Cause Infection

Newsy (Aug. 8, 2014) A tattoo ink distributor recalled ink after some bottles tested positive for bacterial contamination. The FDA fears consumers could still be at risk. Video provided by Newsy
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Too Few Teens Receiving HPV Vaccination, CDC Says

Too Few Teens Receiving HPV Vaccination, CDC Says

Newsy (July 24, 2014) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is blaming doctors for the low number of children being vaccinated for HPV. Video provided by Newsy
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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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AIDS Community Devastated by Loss of Researchers

AIDS Community Devastated by Loss of Researchers

AP (July 18, 2014) There is an outpouring of condolences across the scientific community after news that researchers and activists heading to an HIV/AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. (July 18) Video provided by AP
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