Montgomery County is seeing a disturbing rise in cases of tuberculosis, among other rare diseases, and health officials say prevention is difficult in these cases because they often originate in the county's large immigrant population.
Several naked protesters staged a demonstration in House Speaker John Boehner's personal office yesterday, urging the lawmaker to work to avoid potential budget cuts to support programs for those with HIV and AIDS.
The number of new HIV infections in the U.S. is relatively stable at about 50,000 people a year. But HIV is on the rise in people under 25, federal data show. The upswing is driven largely by infections among young black men.
Some consumers of the bitter citrus fruit may need to rethink their morning routine. Chemicals in grapefruit can interfere with the body's ability to to clear certain drugs. The number of affected medicines has jumped in recent years. Pharmacists are calling for greater grapefruit awareness among physicians and patients alike.
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