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Antiviral Drugs Sparkle In The Race To End AIDS

AIDS researchers dealt the disease a major blow in 2011 by showing that antiviral drugs not only save the lives of infected people, they also stop them from spreading the virus.
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Reversal On Health Mandate Came Late For Gingrich And Romney

Both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney once supported the requirement that almost everyone have health coverage — a key plank of the federal overhaul. And both GOP presidential hopefuls stuck with that position a lot longer than you might realize.
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Electronic Medical Records Catch On In Oregon

Until recently, electronic medical records hadn't really caught on. But the 2009 federal stimulus package provided tens of billions to speed up the process. Now in one state, Oregon, two-thirds of doctors have electronic medical records, and researchers are mining the data to help doctors improve the care they give patients.
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For Hospitals, There's No App For Adopting Tablet Computers

Hospitals may be the only places in America that aren't crazy for iPads. Security issues and incompatibility with hospital systems are two big reasons why tablet computers haven't caught on. But some doctors and patients say they're great for explaining complex medical issues.
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Inhalable Caffeine: Party Drug Or Handy, Pocket-Sized Boost?

AeroShot, a breathable form of caffeine, offers coffee and energy drink addicts a new way to get their fix. But some say the product is being marketed like a drug, and could be a health risk for young people.
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Study: Caregivers Suffer Adverse Health Effects

A study out of Virginia Tech revealed that the altruistic act of caring for an impaired spouse or parent can ultimately have harmful effects on the mental well-being of the caregiver.

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Infectious Fungus Common In Household Drains

The fungus that causes moldy toenails and rare, serious eye infections lurks in many bathroom sink drains, researchers say. That may help explain an outbreak of serious eye infections among contact lens wearers, and perhaps other health problems as well.

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