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Drug-resistant strains of HIV are an increasing focus of worldwide efforts to eliminate AIDS, with implications for treatment programs everywhere.
There is evidence that zinc supplements are effective in reducing cold symptoms after onset, but some caution in taking it is advised.
Mounting cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea place new attention on oral gonorrhea.
Very early post-natal ARV treatment of a 9-year-old South African girl may have led to her undetectable HIV viral load a decade later.
What are the latest candidates for a Zika virus vaccine? In this article, we give you the latest info on progress toward vaccination.
I'm writing to you from Colombo, Sri Lanka. The country has done an excellent job at curbing rates of malaria. But it's quickly losing the battle against dengue fever.
This article talks about cholera in Yemen and provides an update on what is now known, what is being done and how the international community is mobilizing money and other resources.
The use of antibiotics in cattle, swine and poultry has caused complicated for humans. It has given rise to superbug - bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics - and cause disease in humans.
In a recent article Dr Julie Pfeiffer tells us why polio researchers like herself keep doing what they do despite criticism that their research is a waste of resources.
Dengvaxia is a new vaccine for dengue fever that was approved for use mid 2016. It's now used in over 12 countries.
Zika virus: it's important to know what to look out for, how to take prevention measures when you're traveling and of course remembering the importance of avoiding mosquito bites.
Kishore Tripathi asked the Delhi High Court to direct the government to instantaneously administer the drug to his daughter. The court case has become a tuberculosis case study watched by public health experts worldwide.
The Power Of Self-coaching: The Five Essential Steps To Creating The Life You Want
A proven five-step program for reconnecting with the innate capacity for happiness, The Power of Self-Coaching gives you what you need to: * Identify learned patterns of thought and feelings that are making you unhappy * Use Dr. Luciani's celebrated Self-Talk techniques to develop new, healthy ways of thinking and feeling * Eliminate boredom, hopelessness, chronic fatigue, and emotional numbness from your life * Tap your full creative, intellectual, and emotional potential and live the rich, rewarding life you want and deserve
Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do
Can computers change what you think and do? Can they motivate you to stop smoking, persuade you to buy insurance, or convince you to join the Army? "Yes, they can," says Dr. B.J. Fogg, director of the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University. Fogg has coined the phrase "Captology"(an acronym for computers as persuasive technologies) to capture the domain of research, design, and applications of persuasive computers. In this thought-provoking book, based on nine years of research in captology, Dr. Fogg reveals how Web sites, software applications, and mobile devices can be used to change people's attitudes and behavior.
Acupuncture for Beginners
Acupuncture is an ancient medical procedure that has been adopted by modern medicine. It is derived from traditional Chinese medicine thus it has been around for thousands of years. Traditional ancient medicine believes that the body is made up of energy called qi. Blockage of qi results to disorders and other health problems. Acupuncture uses needles to unblock all energy points in the body.There are many benefits of acupuncture and if you want to take advantage of this alternative treatment, then this book will serve as your guide.
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
A maddened creature, frothing at the mouth, lunges at an innocent victim—and, with a bite, transforms its prey into another raving monster. It’s a scenario that underlies our darkest tales of supernatural horror, but its power derives from a very real virus, a deadly scourge known to mankind from our earliest days. In this fascinating exploration, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years in the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies.