Diagnosis and treatment

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a scanning electron micrograph of multiple round bumps of the HIV-1 virus on a cell surface. When newborns are infected with HIV, a new study suggests starting treatment right away is better than waiting just a few weeks to months. Harvard researchers found the earliest-treated babies had a much smaller “reservoir” of HIV still lurking in their bodies, and a better functioning immune system. (Cynthia Goldsmith/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)
November 27, 2019 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is better than waiting even the few weeks to months that’s the norm in many countries, researchers reported Wednesday. The findings, from a small but unique study in Botswana, could influence care in Africa and...
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November 27, 2019 - 2:26 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hospital says a kidney meant for one patient was mistakenly transplanted into another with the same name who was farther down the priority list. Virtua Health says the Nov. 18 operation on a 51-year-old patient at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. was...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to a question in the spin room after a Democratic presidential primary debate, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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November 25, 2019 - 9:00 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala (KAH’-mah-lah) Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling. The senator from California plans to roll out a mental health...
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November 24, 2019 - 2:06 pm
Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has reached a deal to buy cholesterol drugmaker The Medicines Co. for $9.7 billion. Novartis will pay $85 per share for the New Jersey biotech company, a sharp increase over The Medicine Co.’s Friday closing price of $68.55 per share. The deal is worth $9.7...
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A doctor looks at an x-ray of a woman's broken wrist displayed during the exhibition 'Invisibility is not a super power' which includes x-ray's of anonymous women who arrived at the hospital's emergency room claiming to be victims of violence, at the San Carlo Hospital, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The exhibition, a combination of photographs and x-rays, was promoted on the occasion of the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which takes place on Nov. 25. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 22, 2019 - 10:26 am
MILAN (AP) — A Milan hospital is exhibiting X-rays of women attacked by men to highlight what one doctor calls the “daily horror” of violence against women. The San Carlo Hospital mounted the exhibit in its atrium to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 11, 2019, file photo, marijuana equipment sits on display along a window at the Minerva medical cannabis dispensary in Santa Fe, N.M. The U.S. government is explicitly barring federal dollars for opioid addiction treatment from being used on medical marijuana. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)
November 22, 2019 - 8:42 am
The U.S. government is barring federal dollars meant for opioid addiction treatment to be used on medical marijuana. The move is aimed at states that allow marijuana for medical uses, particularly those letting patients with opioid addiction use pot as a treatment, said Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018 file photo, the U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed in Washington. Medicare’s new prescription drug plan finder has a glitch that can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 21, 2019 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts. Serving some 60 million Medicare recipients, the plan finder is the most commonly...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2012 file photo, a patient uses an oral test for HIV, inside the HIV Testing Room at the Penn Branch of the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles, in southeast Washington. Free mail-order HIV tests for high-risk men offer a potentially better strategy for curbing disease spread than usual care, according to a U.S. government study published Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in JAMA Internal Medicine, that resulted in many more infections detected - including among friends with whom recipients shared extra kits. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 18, 2019 - 10:30 am
Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care. That’s according to a U.S. government study that resulted in many more infections found — including among friends with whom recipients shared extra kits. The experiment...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. Feeling a new urgency as the impeachment probe advances, the White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs. President Donald Trump’s top domestic policy adviser says the effort has advanced beyond anything seen in years even as he acknowledges the “current complications.” (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)
November 17, 2019 - 4:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs. With the impeachment investigation advancing, domestic policy adviser Joe Grogan says there’s still a once-in-a-generation chance at a bipartisan deal. But he acknowledges “...
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FILE - In this July 1, 1960 file photo, a chemist works in laboratory in Cambridge, Mass. For decades, scientists have used "statistical significance" to estimate whether their results are reliable or just flukes. It’s long been criticized, but 2019 has brought two high-profile calls to get rid of it entirely. (AP Photo/Peter J. Carroll)
November 16, 2019 - 10:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Earlier this fall Dr. Scott Solomon presented the results of a huge heart drug study to an audience of fellow cardiologists in Paris. The results Solomon was describing looked promising: Patients who took the medication had a lower rate of hospitalization and death than patients on...
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