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Potential public health, economic consequences of declining childhood vaccination

(The JAMA Network Journals) An article published by JAMA Pediatrics estimates the number of measles cases in U.S. children and the associated economic costs under different scenarios of vaccine hesitancy, which is the delay or refusal to vaccinate based on nonmedical personal beliefs.

Child living with HIV maintains remission without drugs since 2008

A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists report. This case appears to be the third reported instance of sustained HIV remission in a child after early, limited anti-HIV treatment.

Getting the Most out of a Flash Glucose Monitor

I was first introduced to Flash glucose monitoring when the FreeStyle Libre launched into Australia last year. When I made the shift from traditional finger stick monitoring to flash monitoring, it was a huge learning curve. It took several months for me to become acquainted with this new device and the nature of the glucose […]

$1.8 million NIH grant to Wayne State to aid in developing improved cholera treatments

(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) With the help of a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Wayne State University are using a new zebrafish animal model to better understand how V. Show More Summary

Eleven and the Harmonimato.

Hey there little Guy, “YEAH!” is your favorite word.  You are a crawling affirmation of everything.  You make me feel a teeny bit like I gave birth to Lil Jon.  YEAH! “YEAH!!” All the time, from you.  “YEAH!!”  At the grocery store and in the car and at Grammie’s and when we pick Birdy up […] Eleven and the Harmonimato. Show More Summary

Inconvenient Lives

Saturday Morning: We were directly behind them in line. It was busy in the supermarket so the line ups were long and the waits seemed longer. At first we thought he was on his own because he was standing with his cart, by himself, staring into his phone. Show More Summary

Tidepool and Big Data: Donate Your Data to Tidepool to Improve Diabetes Care

This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By Emily Fitts and Adam Brown Tidepool, the software nonprofit that collects data from diabetes devices, announces a major new project to drive better research and products from real-world data Tidepool, a software nonprofit focused on liberating diabetes data, recently unveiled its […]

Over Half of HIV-Positive People in the World Are on Meds

For the first time, most people living with HIV are on treatment. But how long will it last in Trump's administration?

The Future's So Bright He's Got to #Unshade

After a decade away from Hollywood, The Real World star Karamo Brown is back on MTV and is ready to take on the high rates of HIV in the black community.

Responses To The British Medical Association Opening A Debate About Vaccine Mandates

By John Stone & Jackie Fletcher Letters published in British Medical Journal Rapid Responses: UK doctors re-examine case for mandatory vaccination I read with concern Tom Moberly's report that the British Medical Association is trying to open a debate about...

The Fight is on in Ireland

The Fight is on in Ireland Autism/special ed numbers are exploding in Irish schools. Costs are enormous. Officials are scrambling for answers, but what they’re telling us is the same old, same old. Good luck with that. Reporter Carl O’Brien,...

COX-2 inhibitors may reverse IDO1-mediated immunosuppression in some cancers

In preclinical studies, tumors that consitutively expressed the protein indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) responded to the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor celecoxib (Celebrex) and had improved infiltration of certain subsets of T cells, making them more likely to respond to anti-PD1 therapies, report researcher.

Study Shows What Helps Depressed People With Type 2 Diabetes Get Better

A study found that a type of counseling in addition to exercise were most effective in treating depression in patients with type 2 diabetes. The study authors shared this information at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions in June of 2017 and explained that depression in people with diabetes is 2 times more likely than […]

Simple South of the Border Soup

Did you catch that title? Simple? That’s what I need. When it is nearing 100 degrees outside, I don’t want anything complicated in the kitchen. I know, salads are easy, but I am getting tired of salads. I stayed in today, and really wanted some Mexican food. A little time at the stove was alright. […]

Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of Cesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a new study.

How blood vessels slow down and accelerate tumor growth

Scientists have discovered a new mechanism that causes faster sprouting of blood vessels. Cells of a specific type called pericytes, which are attached to the outside of fine blood vessels, are involved in this process. If a particular...Show More Summary

Potential diagnostic and prognostic tools for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders

Researchers believe they have a clearer picture of why people living with HIV so commonly suffer from dementia and other neurocognitive disorders. They found a number of critical peroxisomal proteins were virtually absent in the brains of HIV patients. Show More Summary

Wanna Be My Friend?

I need to figure out how to be gayer.It's been years and years and years since I've been out of the closet. Even so I keep getting 'friend' requests from young and very buxom women who urge me, in no uncertain terms, to admire theirShow More Summary

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