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July 30, 2015
U.S. Pharma Accused of Delaying FDA Adverse Event Reports
The delays could be putting patient's lives at risk in the interest of public relations.
New Sites Connect Transgender People With Competent Care Providers
Advocates are starting an online movement to help gender non-conforming folks find the right doctor to address their individual health needs.
July 28, 2015
#4000Voices Speak Out on World Hepatitis Day 2015
July 28 marks the fifth annual World Hepatitis Day.
Cancer Experts Press to Make Treatments More Affordable
Over the last 15 years, there has been a 5-to 10-fold increase in the average price of new cancer drugs.
July 23, 2015
Black People Twice as Likely as Whites to Die of Cardiac Arrest
And they're dying younger from the condition, too.
July 21, 2015
American Adults Still Not Eating Enough Produce
Health experts keep suggesting we include more fruits and veggies in our meals, but many of us aren’t taking their advice.
July 16, 2015
Certain Antidepressants May Cause Birth Defects
A new study published in health journal The BMJ finds that some antidepressants may cause birth defects.
July 15, 2015
UNAIDS: Goal of 15M People on HIV Meds Is Met Early
Worldwide, new HIV infections fell 35 percent--from 3.1 million to 2 million--and AIDS-related deaths dropped 41 percent between 2000 and 2014.
July 14, 2015
Former College Wrestler Gets 30 Years in HIV Case
Michael Johnson sentenced for infecting one man with HIV and putting four others at risk. Activists call the sentencing 'barbaric.'
Diabetes Can Hurt the Brain, Even When Controlled With Meds
Fresh evidence published in the journal Neurology proves type 2 diabetes may seriously affect the brain as well, leading to a big drop in cognitive functions over the course of the disease.
July 09, 2015
Concerns Over State Restrictions on New Hepatitis C Drugs
State Medicaid programs across the U.S. may be putting up illegal barriers to prevent low-income people from getting access to expensive new hepatitis C virus treatments.
S.F. Sees Lowest Rates Ever of New HIV Diagnoses and Deaths
In 2014, San Francisco recorded 302 new HIV diagnoses--a record low for the city--yet infections increased among some groups.
FDA OKs New Heart Disease Drug That Can Cut Death Risk Substantially
The drug is called Entresto, and is designed for patients who suffer from a condition where the heart doesn't pump enough blood to the rest of the body.
July 08, 2015
Docs Often Prescribe the Wrong Meds for Kids With ADHD
Using antipsychotics to treat ADHD is not even approved by the FDA, yet doctors across the U.S. are continuing to hand out prescriptions.
July 07, 2015
Most U.S. Hepatitis C Cases Not Reported to CDC
The actual number of Americans living with HCV could be 14 times higher than the published numbers.
July 06, 2015
Nation's Capital Sees 'Remarkable' Drop in New HIV Cases
Newly diagnosed HIV cases dropped to 533 in 2013. This marks a 40 percent decline from 916 cases in 2009 in Washington, DC.
July 02, 2015
Click on These Interactive Maps to See the Latest HIV Data
You can search AIDSVu maps by state, county, sex, age, race, mode of transmission and more.
Stand Upwind! Independence Day Fireworks Spew Air Pollutants
Colorful pyrotechnics suffuse the air with tiny particles that can be dangerous to our health.
July 01, 2015
CDC Awards $216M to 90 Community Groups to Prevent HIV
Funding also creates 'Prevention Partnerships' that pair up community-based organizations to share expertise and resources.
In this video Hannah, who is featured in the summer 2015 issue of Real Health, talks about her diagnosis with the hair-pulling disorder trichotillomania.
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