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Baby With HIV Cured

Baby With HIV Cured

Baby With HIV Cured

According to AP, On sunday scientists announced that a baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured. They indicated that the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

HIV/AIDs Specialists say Sunday’s announcement, at a major AIDS meeting in Atlanta, offers promising clues for efforts to eliminate HIV infection in children, especially in AIDS-plagued African countries where too many babies are born with the virus.

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Peanut Allergy Symptoms and Foods to Avoid Video

With the protests involving some public school parents in Edgewater, Florida, who want a first-grade girl with life-threatening peanut allergies removed from the classroom, in which some officials have said that she should be home-schooled, rather than deal with special rules to protect her health, you may be wondering what is actually peanut allergies? Watch this peanut allergy video talking about peanut allergies, symptoms and food to avoid.


What is Peanut Allergy?

According to the Mayo Clinic, Peanut allergy is common, especially in children. Peanut allergy symptoms can range from a minor irritation to a life-threatening reaction (anaphylaxis). For some people with peanut allergy, even tiny amounts of peanuts can cause a serious reaction.

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Prescription Painkillers During Pregnancy Linked To Serious Birth Defects

Pregnancy and Prescription Painkillers

Pregnancy and Prescription Painkillers

According to a new study led by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Women who use oxycodone, codeine and hydrocodone painkillers early in pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects.

Researchers report in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, that women who used these prescription pain medications just before they got pregnant, or in the first trimester of pregnancy, were twice as likely to have a baby born with a serious heart defect.

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Rotavirus Video

Rotavirus is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide. It kills more than 600,000 children each year, mostly in developing countries. Symptoms include vomiting, watery diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. If your child shows any symptoms of rotavirus, please consult your doctor.

Watch this rotavirus video showing why it is called the “silent killer.”

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Angelman Syndrome Symptoms and Video

What is Angelman Syndrome?

Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare genetic neurological disorder characterized by severe developmental delays and learning disabilities; the absence or near absence of speech; an inability to coordinate voluntary movements (ataxia) and tremulous with jerky movements of the arms and legs; and a distinct behavioral pattern characterized by a happy disposition and unprovoked episodes of laughter and smiling, often at inappropriate times. Although affected individuals may be unable to speak, many gradually learn to communicate through other means such as gesturing. In addition, children may have enough receptive language ability to understand language to understand simple commands. Additional symptoms may occur in some cases including seizures, sleep disorders and feeding difficulties. Some affected children may have distinctive facial features.

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Bone Density Test and Scan Video

According to the Mayo Clinic, a bone density test, also called densitometry or DXA scan — determines whether you have osteoporosis or are at risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break.

A bone density test uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. A bone density test is a fairly accurate predictor of your risk of fracture.

You can also watch why you need a bone density test video above and a bone density scan video below.

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Carly Fiorina Breast Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Associated Infection

Carly Fiorina Breast Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery

Carly Fiorina Breast Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery

After hearing that Carly Fiorina was hospitalized for an infection associated to her reconstructive surgery after breast cancer, I wanted to know the incidence rate of such infections following her type of breast reconstructive surgery.

2016 Republican Presidential Canadidate Carly Fiorina, 61, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2009 before she formally announced her run for Boxer’s seat. She completed chemotherapy and radiation treatments a year ago and had reconstructive surgery in July after having a double mastectomy.

According to doctors, as many as 20 percent of breast cancer patients develop infections related to reconstructive surgery.

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