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Is Breast Milk a Secret Weapon Against HIV?

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October 22, 2013
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Researchers at Duke University have identified a protein in breast milk that prevents mother-to-child transmission of HIV.


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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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Camel Milk New Drink of Choice for Pakistani Middle Classes

Camel Milk New Drink of Choice for Pakistani Middle Classes

AFP (June 20, 2014) — Camel milk is now growing in popularity in Pakistan's big cities. A traditional drink in the desert, the lighter milk is even recommended by some doctors for a whole host of ailments. Duration: 02:02 Video provided by AFP
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Contamination Concern for Breast Milk Sold Online

Contamination Concern for Breast Milk Sold Online

Newsy (Oct. 21, 2013) — A new study suggests breast milk bought online is often contaminated with harmful bacteria.
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Single Dose HIV Drug Launched

Single Dose HIV Drug Launched

AFP (Apr. 8, 2013) — South Africa's health minister launches a new single dose anti-AIDS drug, which reduces the need for HIV positive patients to take multiple pills each day. The country has the largest HIV positive population in the world.
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