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Two FDA Approved Drugs Identified That May Fight HIV 2010-08-24

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center have identified two drugs that, when combined, may serve as an effective treatment for HIV. The two drugs, decitabine and gemcitabine - both FDA approved.…

Toddler Spanking By Parents Common In The USA 2010-08-24

Spanking of toddlers in the USA is more common than people realize, especially if parents are aggressive towards each other, according to a report published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Pediatrics.…

Getting The Facts On Constipation 2010-08-24

While sometimes the solution is simple, for example, short-term use of a laxative or eating more fiber, relieving constipation sometimes can be more difficult. For many older adults, constipation is a chronic problem.…

Study Says China's Internet Access is on Par With Rich World 2010-08-23

About one-quarter of China's 420 million web users live in rural areas where Internet access exists in 91.5 percent of communities, the People's Daily said, citing the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences study.…

Drug Addicts Get Hooked Via Prescriptions 2010-08-23

Thirty-one of 75 patients hospitalized for opioid detoxification told University at Buffalo physicians they first got hooked on drugs legitimately prescribed for pain.Another 24 began with a friend's left-over prescription pills.…

The Next Big Thing: Developing The Artificial Pancreas 2010-08-23

All people with type 1 diabetes, and some with type 2, need to inject or pump insulin into their bodies to survive. Figuring out how much insulin is necessary requires frequent monitoring and can be difficult.…

Skin Condition Associated With Depression, Anxiety 2010-08-21

Individuals with psoriasis appear to have an increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicidality, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. …