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AIDS Deaths, New HIV Infections Continue to Drop Worldwide

AIDS Deaths, New HIV Infections Continue to Drop Worldwide

Wider availability of treatment, better funding may be the reason why, U.N. report says. International health officials on Tuesday reported continued headway against HIV/AIDS continue reading »

Puerto Rico Tied for Highest Diabetes Rates in the U.S.

Puerto Rico Tied for Highest Diabetes Rates in the U.S.

Numbers have doubled over 15 years across 18 states, and all states now have rates of 6 percent or more. In six states and Puerto Rico, one in 10 adults now have diabetes. continue reading »

Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline

Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline

Study of patients with chronic kidney disease found changes in memory, reasoning skills. Decreased kidney function leads to declines in thinking and memory, a new study says. continue reading »

Scientists Track Activity in Rappers’ Brains

Scientists Track Activity in Rappers’ Brains

MRIs show areas allowing free expression light up, while other regions quiet down. Unique patterns of brain activity occur when rappers spontaneously improvise lyrics, a technique known as freestyling. continue reading »

Georgia Immigration Law Causing Headaches for Doctors, Nurses

Georgia Immigration Law Causing Headaches for Doctors, Nurses

As part of Georgia’s new immigration law, health care workers are required to prove their citizenship or legal residency in order to renew their medical licenses. Unfortunately, this requirement comes at a time when staff at the secretary of state’s office was just cut by 40 percent. continue reading »

Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Material might someday be used for artificial limbs, researchers say. Scientists say they have created a touch-sensitive plastic "skin" that can heal itself when torn or cut. continue reading »

U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report

U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report

Still, almost half a million babies are born too soon, according to the March of Dimes. For the fifth year in a row, the preterm birth rate in the United States has dropped. continue reading »

Undiagnosed Eye Problems Plague Some U.S. Veterans

Undiagnosed Eye Problems Plague Some U.S. Veterans

Those with brain injury, PTSD often have chronic vision troubles, studies say. Undiagnosed, chronic vision problems are common in U.S. veterans with traumatic brain injury continue reading »

University of Miami Conducts Largest Study of Heart Attacks & Strokes Amongst Hispanics

University of Miami Conducts Largest Study of Heart Attacks & Strokes Amongst Hispanics

A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicated that many Hispanic/Latino adults living in the United States are at high risk for heart attack or stroke continue reading »

Another Study Links ‘Sexting’ to Sexual Activity in Teens

Another Study Links ‘Sexting’ to Sexual Activity in Teens

But Dutch researchers find those at risk are in the minority. A new study of Dutch teens finds that few of them frequently engage in risky online activity related to sex, such as sending naked photos to strangers continue reading »