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Loyola Researchers Zero In On Protein That Destroys HIV

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Using a $225,000 microscope, researchers have identified the key components of a protein called TRIM5a that destroys HIV in rhesus monkeys.

The finding could lead to new TRIM5a-based treatments that would knock out HIV in humans, said senior researcher Edward M. Campbell, PhD, of Loyola University Health System.

Campbell and colleagues report their findings in an article featured on the cover of the Sept. 15, 2010 issue of the journal Virology, now available online.

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Meth Production and Mississippi’s OTC Drug Ban

By Jacob Maslow, Marketing Director of Allergy Be Gone.

Have a stuffy nose from a cold, or mild allergy symptoms? Well, if you live in Mississippi you’ll have to see your doctor for a cold or allergy relief medication with pseudoephedrine as one of the ingredients. Sudafed, Zyrtec D, Mucinex D, Nyquil D, and Advil Cold are just a few of the medicines that will require a prescription.

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Battling big brother: The story of the electronic cigarette

Kate had been smoking for 27 years when she first came across the electronic cigarette.

"I was browsing an online gadget shop," she remembers. "I saw one and thought it must be a useless gimmick..."

That didn't stop her from first searching for more information - and then buying an early model.

Switching

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How to lose weight in retirement

Once you reach the age of retirement it should be a wonderful time in your life. This should be a time in which you enjoy all the activities which you never had time for while you were working. However, if you are like most of us you put on a little bit of weight through the years. Carrying around even a little extra belly fat can significantly shorten your lifespan. Not to mention it can also limit what activities you will be able to enjoy. Your retirement should be the perfect time to help you lose weight since it will be easier to implement a good exercise program.

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Is Curry good at fighting Cancer?

As we advance in age, we are apparently less likely to enjoy mega spicy food – there are of course exceptions to any rule. To me, this actually makes quite a bit of sense, as with most things relating to the aging process there is an obvious preference for the ‘simple’ choices. But to offer a contradiction, a recent report commission by the University of Missouri offers a different slant.

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Tips to deal with partner’s pregnancy

After my partner got pregnant and I noticed the various physical and emotional changes I decided to make a list of some tips that I think will help other men deal with their partner’s "peculiarities".

Top-10 tips

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DVT More of a Risk for Bowl Disease Sufferers

Guest post by Duncan

March 2, 2010 - Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is something of a hot topic at the moment, with growing numbers of people suffering from the condition and increased awareness from airlines after elevated levels of mid-flight deaths.

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Haiti doctors fear malaria and typhoid as rainy season arrives

With a million Haitians homeless and disease spreading, the earthquake-shattered island is threatened by other natural forces.

Aid agencies are warning of an imminent health crisis in Haiti, as the onset of the rainy season brings fears of outbreaks of waterborne diseases in Port-au-Prince's squalid refugee camps.

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China Investigates Deaths After Swine Flu Shot

November 16, 2009 - Chinese health officials reported on Friday the first deaths in people who received the H1N1 vaccine. The Ministry of Health announced that the two people, including one teacher from Hunan province, died hours after receiving their inoculations. Since September, when the Ministry began its H1N1 immunization program, 12 million Chinese have received the pandemic flu shot.

A preliminary autopsy revealed that the teacher died of an apparent heart attack while playing basketball, and a Ministry spokesperson told the China Daily newspaper that the death was "a coincidental medical incident" and not related to the vaccine. No details on the second victim have been released so far.

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Can Astragalus Help You Prevent The H1N1 Bug?

Sept. 11, 2009 - Just found this morning in the Examiner an article titled Calming H1N1 fears that was mentioning Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) among supplements to fight the H1N1 flu.

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