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HIV epidemic 'smaller' than UN estimates: report

UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease can be slashed by a quarter, researchers said Tuesday. "The HIV epidemic is smaller than estimated by UNAIDS",...

Researchers have made dramatic tuberculosis treatment breakthrough

Researchers say they have made a major breakthrough in treating tuberculosis by combining three drugs, including two medications not licensed for use against the disease....

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of...

US gets first local case of mosquito-borne chikungunya

A Florida man who has not recently traveled outside the country is the first person in the United States to get the mosquito‑borne chikungunya virus...

Chocolate too bitter? Swap sugar for mushrooms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An upstart U. S. food technology company has developed a unique fermentation process using mushrooms to reduce bitterness in cocoa beans...

Monkey study dampens hopes for AIDS cure

The monkey version of HIV can take refuge from anti‑AIDS drugs within days of entering the body, a study said Sunday, dampening hopes for a...

Tips for choosing a doctor

Referrals from another physician or family and friends are a first step in choosing a doctor, but specialists advise doing some research to finalize your...

Cholera kills six in northern Nigeria

A cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria's Kano State has killed six people and infected scores, the state health commissioner said Sunday, although a local charity...

Florida jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6b in damages

A Florida jury has slammed the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of...