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HIV taking its tolls on the aging Americans

HIV patients are getting longer lives for better treatments but older people affected with the virus are facing troubles that are posing a challenge to the health care department as per a released report.

A study was conducted in New York, on thousand old men and women, aged fifty or more, affected with the virus. It showed that older people affected with the virus showed signs of depression compared to people of their age group who are not affected with the HIV virus.

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Barefoot running has both harms and benefits

Barefoot running is becoming trendsetter very fast. Even the shoe companies are going for minimalist approach in designing shoes for bare foot runners to have them in their clienteles. But the phenomenon has both pros and cons as suggested by orthopedics.

Ken Bob Saxton the marathon runner considered as the barefoot running guru is propagating the virtues of shoeless running since many years. He also has one website where the growing community of barefoot runners can get advice.

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BMI outside normal range gets bad results from in vitro fertilization

Any woman having body mass index not within the normal range whether it is higher or lower gets worse results from in vitro fertilization as per demonstration of a study.

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NECSA was awarded 25 million dollar to treat cancer using low-enriched uranium

Necsa or the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation got an award of twenty five million dollars to develop technology for fighting diseases like cancer with the help of low-enriched uranium. The award was given for the successful production of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) with the use of low enriched uranium (LEU) targets for commercial purpose.

It is clear that the effect of low-enriched uranium has less hazardous effect on human body than the highly enriched metal that is used at present in radiation therapy.

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KwaZulu –Natal Government supports TaraKLamp

The controversial Tara KLamp is getting the support of KwaZulu-Natal government for circumcising young males in the province.

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HIV/AIDS program of Indonesia getting thwarted for lack of foreign funds

Indonesia’s fight against HIV/AIDS is in a precarious state as most of the civil organizations that work for preventing the disease bank on foreign funding as per the report that came out on Wednesday.

According to the executive summary report of Indonesia’s United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on HIV/AIDS, as much as twenty nine decimal seven million dollars have been donated by the international community for the funding of treatment of HIV/AIDS of the nation.

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New vaccine might help in the total eradication of Polio

People might witness the total eradication of polio from the face of earth curtsey a new vaccine as stated by researchers in their writing of the journal The Lancet.

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Tara KLamp gets backing of the KwaZulu-Natal government

The contentious Tara KLamp is getting the support of KwaZulu-Natal government for circumcising young males in the province.

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Compilation made by the governmental system of communication and information

To bring down the rate of HIV infections more than two hundred young men from the University of Zululand will be circumcised in a camp that will be organized by the tertiary institution along with KwaZulu-Natal Health Department.

The men aged between eighteen to twenty nine years would be circumcised by a group of doctors and nurses in which volunteers of the Medi Clinic would be present.

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White smokers are more susceptible to breast cancers earlier than non smokers

A study was released in the National Breast Cancer Awareness month or the Pink month which showed that smoking may aggravate the chances of getting breast cancer in white people.

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