Apr 18, 2012 10:27 EDT
Agricultural authorities in northwest China have culled about 95,000 chickens after an outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus, state press reported Wednesday.
Apr 16, 2012 19:05 EDT
A ground fish product known as "tuna scrape," imported to the United States from India, was blamed Monday for a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 116 people, US health authorities said.
Apr 16, 2012 17:26 EDT
Gay men who have five or more sex partners per year are part of a high-risk group that could benefit from a daily pill to ward off HIV, said a cost-benefit analysis by US researchers on Monday.
Apr 15, 2012 05:42 EDT
Japan is considering lending about $60 billion to the International Monetary Fund to help strengthen a global firewall against contagion from the European sovereign debt crisis, Kyodo news agency said on Sunday.
Apr 13, 2012 20:00 EDT
Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed stem cells that can kill HIV in mice. Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed stem cells that can kill HIV in mice. UCLA researchers announced that they have genetically engineered stem cells to kill HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in a study published April 12 in the journal PloS Pathogens. ?We believe that this study lays the groundwork for the potential use of this type of an approach in combating HIV infection in infe?cted individuals, in hopes of eradicating the virus from the body,? lead investigator Scott G. Kitchen, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a member of the UCLA AIDS Institute, said in a press release. Working on the previous finding that ?killer? T cells are able to destroy HIV-infected cells but do not exist in sufficient quantities to fight off infectio
Apr 12, 2012 11:34 EDT
Italy was forced to pay higher rates in a bond auction that failed to reach its maximum target on Thursday as Rome sought to defuse a row with Madrid over who to blame for a return of investor jitters.
Apr 09, 2012 20:00 EDT
Magic Johnson has credited AIDS activist Elizabeth Glaser and early HIV detection for saving his life. Magic Johnson has credited AIDS activist Elizabeth Glaser and early HIV detection for saving his life. The 52-year-old Johnson announced in 1991 that he had tested positive for HIV, the virus which causes AIDS, and that he would retire from the NBA immediately. Appearing Monday on ABC's The View, Johnson credited early detection and Glaser, who founded the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, for saving his life. ?Early detection actually saved my life and a then there was a woman, Elizabeth Glaser, who was dying of AIDS at that time, who actually blessed me with the knowledge of what I would have to go through,? Johnson told the women sitting on the show's sofa. ?And she said, 'Look, you're going to have to be the face of this disease. And she helped myself, and then she helped my wife Cookie. Because my wife Cookie was having a problem not understanding what it meant for me,
Apr 09, 2012 20:00 EDT
A gay couple in France have had their South Africa marriage blessed by an imam. A gay couple in France have had their South Africa marriage blessed by an imam. Ludovic Mohamed Zahed, a French man of Algerian descent, and Qiyam al-Din, a South African national, last year married in South Africa, one of 10 countries where such unions are legal. According to Al Arabiya, the couple, now living in France, were married in accordance to Sharia (Islamic) law by an imam in February. Zahed and Din met last year while attending a convention on AIDS in South Africa. ?I was in the lecture hall when an imam, who incidentally is gay himself, introduced me to Din. We discovered we had a lot in common and a mutual admiration was cemented. I stayed on after the convention for two months, decided to get married, since South Africa laws were more friendly [to gay couples],? Zahed to France 24 TV. ?Being married in front of my family, was like a new start of life for me, I could have never imagined such a
Apr 05, 2012 14:52 EDT
Deadly malaria that is resistant to drug treatment has spread rapidly to the border between Thailand and Myanmar, raising concerns of an uncontrollable epidemic, scientists said Thursday.
Apr 05, 2012 12:08 EDT
The success of an AIDS vaccine trial that in 2009 was shown to protect 31 percent of people studied may have been due to varying levels of antibody responses in the patients, researchers said Thursday.
Apr 03, 2012 17:27 EDT
Vietnam is seeing an "alarming rise" in deaths from a common childhood virus which has killed 11 babies and infants and sickened more than 15,000 others, the Red Cross said Tuesday.
Apr 03, 2012 01:47 EDT
The author of a paper on a mutant bird flu strain said experts agreed to publish it only after he explained that the virus was "much less lethal" than previously feared.
Apr 02, 2012 13:55 EDT
The Supreme Court upheld Monday the power of jails across the United States to carry out invasive strip searches on all incoming detainees, including those suspected of minor offenses.
Mar 31, 2012 08:03 EDT
Vietnam may have contained the fatal bird flu outbreak that raged in the late 2000s but it is still struggling with new cases of the disease that have puzzled experts in the communist country.
Mar 30, 2012 20:00 EDT
Alexis Rivera, a transgender rights advocate, has died at the age of 34. ?Alexis Rivera, a transgender rights advocate, has died at the age of 34. According to various media reports, Rivera died on Wednesday, March 28 in San Francisco due to complications related to HIV. Rivera was the first program director for Children's Hospital Los Angeles' groundbreaking Tranny Rockstar program, where she helped hundreds of transgender youth. She also served as Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV/AIDS; founding board member of FTM Alliance of Los Angeles; chair of the Transgender Service Provider Network; and founding member of the League of Trans Unified Sisters (LOTUS), according to an online bio. She joined the Transgender Law Center as its Policy Advocate in 2007. ?Words can barely express the grief experienced by California's trans communities this week,? Masen Davis, executive director of Transgender Law Center, said in a statement. ?A proud trans Latina and natural lea
Mar 30, 2012 17:37 EDT
A panel of US science and security experts on Friday said two papers on a mutant bird flu should be published after all, reversing its earlier decision to withhold key details.
Mar 30, 2012 13:17 EDT
South African researchers said Friday they were conducting medical trials to shorten the duration of tuberculosis treatment to make it easier for patients to complete the full regimen.
Mar 30, 2012 12:31 EDT
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi has signed a partnership with India's Hetero to manufacture cheap anti-HIV drugs in South Africa, the company said on Friday.
Mar 29, 2012 06:43 EDT
Pakistan sacked on Thursday a government surgeon recruited by the CIA to help find Osama bin Laden, officials said, amid calls for him to face treason charges.
Mar 29, 2012 06:10 EDT
Gambians began voting Thursday in parliamentary elections boycotted by the opposition which has accused the ruling party of abusing the system to tip the poll in its favour.