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Bee Venom Capable of Destroying HIV While Sparing Healthy Cells

Bee Venom Capable of Destroying HIV While Sparing Healthy Cells

Nanoparticles containing bee venom toxin melittin is capable of destroying human immunodeficiency virus while leaving surrounding healthy cells unharmed. This is according to scientists from Washington University School of Medicine, and reported in the journal Antiviral Therapy. Read More


Syphilis: From Near Zero to a Big Threat

Syphilis: From Near Zero to a Big Threat

Just a few years ago, at the beginning of the new century, syphilis was close to being wiped out in the United States. But today, according to the latest annual report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the ancient sexually transmitted disease is looming as a serious n... Read More


Patients and Hospitals Shunning HIV Testing

Patients and Hospitals Shunning HIV Testing

Emergency room patients who are most at risk for HIV are opting out of HIV testing at a huge rate amid a hospital atmosphere cold to such testing. Hospital personnel view it as too time-consuming, and insurers are reluctant to reimburse hospitals for their test-related expenses. In 2006, the ... Read More


Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some useful men's health tips for the summer months. Practice Water Safety - In 2004, men accounted for 78% of accidental drowning deaths. Learn how to swim, and never swim alone. Also, don't mix alcohol and boating. Protect your skin - S... Read More


Emergency Rooms and STDs

Emergency Rooms and STDs

A new medical study raises an important question: should anyone who is seen in an emergency room be automatically screened and treated for other essential problems and conditions that in the end affect society as a whole—such as sexually transmitted illnesses? Some experts are saying a visit ... Read More



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