Posted 2:00 PM 2/1/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Non-melanoma skin cancers are more common among people who are HIV-positive, according to new research.
The study found that basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, two of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, occur more than twice as (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/24/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- HIV-like viruses have been present in primates for anywhere from 5 million to 12 million years, according to a new study.
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, began infiltrating the human population in the early 20th century.
The modern human (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/17/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Minority patients with HIV receive better care if their doctors and other health care providers are "culturally competent," according to a new study.
The researchers explained that cultural competence refers to a combination of awareness, attitudes (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/16/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new study shows the advantage of beginning antiretroviral therapy within four months of infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 500 patients infected with HIV-1 and found that those who began (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/4/2013 by By Carina Storrs
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Bisexual men have higher rates of mental health problems than gay men do, and new research suggests that this burden might stem from their desire to keep their sexual relationships with men secret.
Researchers evaluated the mental health of more than 200 (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/3/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cell technology may one day give new life to tired immune cells so they can battle diseases such as HIV and cancer more effectively, two new studies suggest.
Scientists in Japan used old immune T-cells and regenerated them into T-cells that (More)
Posted 2:19 PM 1/2/2013 by Scott Roberts
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The first medication to treat diarrhea in people with HIV/AIDS who take antiretroviral drugs has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Fulyzaq (crofelemer) is sanctioned for people whose diarrhea is not caused by an infection or (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/28/2012 by By E.J. Mundell
FRIDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- With millions of Americans watching and waiting, the U.S. Supreme Court largely upheld the Obama Administration's health care reform legislation, making the survival of "Obamacare" this year's top health news story.
President Barack Obama's election to a (More)