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Medicine

Over 100 genes linked to schizophrenia, study finds
Researchers identified more than 80 previously undiscovered genes which may be related to the development of schizophrenia, bringing the total of potentially associated genes to over 100, the largest international study ever published on the subject says.

23.07.2014 02:57

Scientists cut HIV out of human genome
US scientists have physically cut the HIV virus out of infected cells by using enzymes. The method could, in theory, lead to a permanent cure for AIDS, though researchers warn there is still a long way to go.

22.07.2014 20:01

HRW: Kiev did not provide adequate protection and help to internal refugees
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians forced from their homes by the internal armed conflict are receiving little protection and assistance from Ukrainian authorities, claims Human Rights Watch in a letter sent to President Petro Poroshenko.

22.07.2014 10:45

Condom that attacks HIV, herpes to hit Australian stores in months
Australian regulators have approved a new condom with an antiviral compound, which can inactivate 99.9 percent of HIV, herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases. It’ll be on the market in months but doctors warn it is not foolproof.

21.07.2014 18:50

Ohio village threatens Iraq war vet over therapy ducks
An Iraq war veteran who purchased ducks for physical and mental therapeutic purposes is now facing a citation and a hearing over the birds, as the village of West Lafayette, Ohio prohibits ownership of farm animals.

21.07.2014 16:35

​Killer taboo: Swedish mental health groups lobby for creation of ‘suicide agency’
Swedish mental health charities want the government to create an official agency to reduce the high number of suicides in the country. Experts argue the issue has been swept under the carpet at the expense of human suffering.

21.07.2014 05:26

‘Drug resistant’ bacteria found in British river
Scientists have found drug resistant super bugs downstream of a sewage treatment plant in the River Sowe near Coventry, media said.

20.07.2014 17:21

Puerto Rico announces epidemic of mosquito-borne virus chikungunya
Puerto Rican health officials declared Thursday an epidemic of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has shown up in more than 200 confirmed cases across the island as of late last month.

18.07.2014 16:30

Exotic mosquito-borne virus makes US premiere, infects 2 in Florida
A disease transmitted by mosquitos has appeared in the US from the Caribbean, with health officials expressing frustration over their inability to control the spread of such pathogens.

18.07.2014 08:00

Army will reportedly begin gender treatment for Chelsea Manning
The Pentagon will reportedly begin providing rudimentary level gender treatment to Army Private Chelsea Manning following a decision by the Bureau of Prisons on Thursday to reject a plea to have the soldier transferred to a non-military facility.

17.07.2014 20:20

AIDS epidemic may be over by 2030 – UN
The AIDS epidemic may have ended by 2030 "in every region, in every country", says a new UN report, adding that new HIV infections and AIDS-related diseases are now decreasing worldwide.

17.07.2014 04:46

Alcohol-resistant worms may hold key for human sobriety
If drinking as much alcohol as you want without getting drunk sounds like a dream, listen up: Scientists have created earthworms capable of doing just that.

17.07.2014 03:26

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