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AIDS & & HIV: Signs, Treatment and Avoidance

AIDS & & HIV: Signs, Treatment and Avoidance

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While 1.2 million Americans currently live with AIDS, the incurable disease is no longer a death sentence and has become a chronic, manageable condition. The introduction of protease inhibitor drugs in 1996 was a game changer in the treatment of the disease, and now with early treatment, people with AIDS can live about as long…
High-Deductible Health Policies Connected To Postponed Medical Diagnosis And Treatment

High-Deductible Health Policies Connected To Postponed Medical Diagnosis And Treatment

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The out-of-pocket expense of mammograms, MRIs and other tests and treatments can be several thousand dollars each year when you have a high-deductible health policy. Lester Lefkowitz/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Lester Lefkowitz/Getty Images The out-of-pocket expense of mammograms, MRIs and other tests and treatments can be several thousand dollars each year when you…
Social Stress And Anxiety Condition: Causes, Signs and Treatment

Social Stress And Anxiety Condition: Causes, Signs and Treatment

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Being uneasy in situations like a first date or a job interview is quite normal and happens to everyone. But when that nervousness escalates into a feeling of extreme discomfort, dread or apprehension about normal social interactions, it can result in a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder. Also known as social phobia, social anxiety disorder…
Guard Dogs Mention Lax Medical And Mental Health Treatment Of ICE Detainees

Guard Dogs Mention Lax Medical And Mental Health Treatment Of ICE...

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A man outside El Chaparral Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico, waits to present himself to U.S. border authorities to request asylum. The Adelanto ICE Processing Center, a privately run immigration detention center in Southern California, houses nearly 2,000 men and women, some of them seeking asylum. Guillermo Arias/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Guillermo…
After FDA Approval, Expects The first Postpartum Anxiety Treatment

After FDA Approval, Expects The first Postpartum Anxiety Treatment

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The FDA approved the first-ever treatment for postpartum depression. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with writer Teresa Wong about her own experiences with postpartum depression.
‘Mom Jones’ Examination Has A Look At The World Of Drug Treatment Programs

‘Mom Jones’ Examination Has A Look At The World Of Drug...

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Mother Jones reporter Julia Lurie about the loosely regulated rehab industry, and how it shuffles people in and out of treatment programs and cashes in on insurance money.
Invisibilia: For Some Teenagers With Debilitating Ache, The Remedy Is Extra Ache

Invisibilia: For Some Teenagers With Debilitating Ache, The Remedy Is Extra...

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Invisibilia, the show about the invisible forces that shape human behavior, is back with Season 5. The first episode of the new season looks at pain in our culture through a medical mystery — and a bizarre treatment program that offers a counter-intuitive treatment approach. There's a before and there's an after. In the before,…
An Antibody-Inspired Little Particle Might Produce A Much Better Influenza Treatment

An Antibody-Inspired Little Particle Might Produce A Much Better Influenza Treatment

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Compared to most disease-causing viruses, influenza is a particularly hard nut to crack. A two-dose vaccine in childhood protects you from measles for life. Smallpox is similarly preventable with a single vaccine. But to evade the flu virus, we need a different vaccine each year which, even at its most effective, can fail to protect…
Could Your Frame Of Mind Affect How Well A Treatment Functions?

Could Your Frame Of Mind Affect How Well A Treatment Functions?

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Anxiety about side effects can keep people from starting or sticking to drug regimens or medical procedures. A group of researchers at Stanford University wanted to find out whether a simple mindset shift could help patients tolerate an uncomfortable treatment. They learned that when physicians make the effort to reframe potentially unpleasant symptoms in a…
$82 billion pharma huge Bristol-Myers Squibb simply suffered a significant obstacle in its hunt for a lung-cancer treatment, however the drugmaker isn’t retreating from its questionable technique (BMY)

$82 billion pharma huge Bristol-Myers Squibb simply suffered a significant obstacle...

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Lung cancer is the most deadly kind of cancer in the US, and it's a crucial market for drugmakers that hope to offer better treatments for the disease. One of those drugmakers is Bristol-Myers Squibb, which has been trying to prove that a combination of two of its existing cancer drugs will help patients with…

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