National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Thirty years since the first report of the disease we now know as AIDS, scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, continue advancing toward our goal of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. I am optimistic that we will succeed.

FDA approves Victrelis for Hepatitis C

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Victrelis (boceprevir) to treat certain adults with chronic hepatitis C. Victrelis is used for patients who still have some liver function, and who either have not been previously treated with drug therapy for their hepatitis C or who have failed such treatment. Victrelis is approved for use in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin.

Former Cowboy Ron Springs Dead at 54

Ron Springs, former running back for the Dallas Cowboys, died last Thursday from a heart attack, according to the Cowboys website. He was 54 years old.

Taking out Tonsils for Kids' Hearts

Hey, kids! Do you want to eat ice cream for a week and protect your heart health? Well, research shows that getting your tonsils removed might let you do just that.

Breathing Better Helps Their Hearts

For many people, having sleep apnea just makes it hard to sleep. For many others it can lead to dangerous heart problems. Now, research shows that a certain treatment can lower the risk of heart-related death in some sleep apnea patients.

Sneaky and Sudden Killer

Some health problems can come out of nowhere, even under the watchful eye of a doctor. Hospital patients can be suddenly hit by a complication that seems separate from the reason they were put in the hospital in the first place.

Breast Cancer, Genes, and Environment

“Baby, you were born this way” is a newer phrase coined by Lady Gaga - for the most part you were born with a set of genes that make you look a certain way. Maybe not though!

Organ Grinder's Sidekick and AIDS Solution

An organ grinder will tell you, "Those monkeys are great and will work for peanuts." Finally, the monkeys are the 'boss' with a promising new vaccine that is working for them.

Winning Confidence and Influencing Exercise

What does a little confidence do for a person? Well, a great deal. With confidence comes a willingness to display your stuff, do your thing, tackle your world, and shake your tail feathers.

Athletes Score With Allergies and Asthma

Summer days and soccer fields. Balmy nights and baseball. Cheers rising from the crowd. The sights and sounds of summer athletics. And athletes with allergies and asthma probably know their first hurdle: allergens.


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