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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

This condition progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections and tumors. HIV is transmitted through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with a bodily fluid containing HIV, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, preseminal fluid, and breast milk.
Shire and Sangamo revise agreement to expedite development of ZFP Therapeutics for Huntington's disease, hemophilia A and B

Shire and Sangamo revise agreement to expedite development of ZFP Therapeutics for Huntington's disease, hemophilia A and B

Sangamo BioSciences, Inc., a leader in therapeutic genome editing, announced today that the company and its collaborator, Shire plc, have agreed to revise their January 2012 collaboration and license agreement to expedite the development of ZFP Therapeutics for hemophilia A and B and Huntington's disease. [More]
Report: 3 out of 4 U.S. adults have hearts older than their actual age

Report: 3 out of 4 U.S. adults have hearts older than their actual age

Your heart may be older than you are – and that's not good. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, 3 out of 4 U.S. adults have a predicted heart age that is older than their actual age. This means they are at higher risk for heart attacks and stroke. [More]
ICAAP12 hosts intensive two-day marathon meeting to raise awareness on HIV issues

ICAAP12 hosts intensive two-day marathon meeting to raise awareness on HIV issues

The International Congress on AIDS in Asia Pacific (ICAAP) 2015 is pleased to announce that it recently concluded an intensive two-day marathon meeting to determine the high-level content of ICAAP12, the 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia Pacific. [More]
Reduction in television viewing may cut injury risk in individuals with hostile personality traits

Reduction in television viewing may cut injury risk in individuals with hostile personality traits

People with hostile personality traits who watch more television than their peers may be at a greater risk for injury, potentially because they are more susceptible to the influence of television on violence and risk-taking behaviors, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. [More]
Watching TV linked to subsequent obesity for young adults

Watching TV linked to subsequent obesity for young adults

The more hours young adults spend watching television each day, the greater the likelihood that they'll have a higher body mass index and bigger waist circumference, a 15-year analysis by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health revealed. [More]

Mylan receives shareholders' approval for proposed Perrigo acquisition

Mylan N.V. today announced that its shareholders have approved Mylan's proposed acquisition of Perrigo Company plc and the related issuance of Mylan ordinary shares to Perrigo's shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held today. [More]
Global life expectancy climbs, but people live longer with illnesses

Global life expectancy climbs, but people live longer with illnesses

Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 as healthy life expectancy grows; ischemic heart disease, lower respiratory infections, and stroke cause the most health loss around the world. [More]
Mylan releases generic version of Zosyn Injection in the U.S.

Mylan releases generic version of Zosyn Injection in the U.S.

Mylan N.V. today announced the U.S. launch of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection USP, 3.375g Single-dose Vials, which is the generic version of Pfizer's Zosyn Injection. [More]
White sexual-minority men have higher positive racial attitudes, empathy than white heterosexual men

White sexual-minority men have higher positive racial attitudes, empathy than white heterosexual men

White sexual-minority men may be more empathic toward other minority groups compared to their heterosexual white peers. A new study from the University of Houston College of Education compared the attitudes of white heterosexual men to those of white sexual-minority men. [More]
Researchers find that humans carry more antibiotic-resistant staphylococci than farm animals

Researchers find that humans carry more antibiotic-resistant staphylococci than farm animals

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a concern for the health and well-being of both humans and farm animals. One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, a potentially fatal bacterial inflammation of the mammary gland (IMI). Widespread use of antibiotics to treat the disease is often blamed for generating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. [More]
Benitec Biopharma announces closing of U.S. initial public offering of ADSs

Benitec Biopharma announces closing of U.S. initial public offering of ADSs

Benitec Biopharma Limited, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, is pleased to announce the closing of its U.S. initial public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs), representing 30,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares of Benitec, together with warrants to purchase 500,000 ADSs, representing 10,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares. [More]

AfroCentric, FICO partner to offer payment integrity platform to reduce healthcare fraud in South Africa

The AfroCentric Health Group and global analytics software firm FICO today announced a strategic partnership that establishes the South African healthcare industry's leading fraud management solution. AfroCentric's healthcare IT services subsidiary, Helios IT Solutions, and FICO now offer this fraud management and payment integrity platform to all medical schemes in South Africa. [More]
Benitec prices initial public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares

Benitec prices initial public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares

Benitec Biopharma Limited, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, is pleased to announce the pricing of its U.S. initial public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs), representing 30,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares of Benitec and warrants to purchase 500,000 ADSs, representing 10,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares, at a price of US$9.21 per ADS and US$0.01 per warrant. [More]
Mylan sued in connection with ANDA filing for generic version of Zytiga

Mylan sued in connection with ANDA filing for generic version of Zytiga

Mylan N.V. today confirmed that the company has been sued by BTG International Ltd., Janssen Biotech, Inc., Janssen Oncology, Inc., and Janssen Research & Development, LLC in connection with the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Abiraterone Acetate Tablets, 250 mg. [More]
PHIV children may lack immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella despite vaccination

PHIV children may lack immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella despite vaccination

Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella--even though they may have been vaccinated against these diseases. [More]
Inhibikase Therapeutics launches observational clinical study in patients who survived PML

Inhibikase Therapeutics launches observational clinical study in patients who survived PML

Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc. announces the launch of an observational clinical study in patients who contracted Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), the rare and often fatal brain infection that arises as an unintended side effect of some medications used for treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis and certain cancers of the blood and lymph. [More]
Sexting, Internet safety climb higher on list of major health concerns for children

Sexting, Internet safety climb higher on list of major health concerns for children

With more kids online and using cell phones at increasingly younger ages, two issues have quickly climbed higher on the public's list of major health concerns for children across the U.S: sexting and Internet safety. [More]
More marijuana dispensaries associated with more marijuana-related hospitalization rates

More marijuana dispensaries associated with more marijuana-related hospitalization rates

People who live in areas of California with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. [More]

Mylan announces launch of Lidocaine Patch 5% in the U.S.

Mylan N.V. today announced the U.S. launch of its Lidocaine Patch 5%, which is the generic version of Endo Pharmaceutical's Lidoderm. Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product, which is indicated for relief of pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia. [More]

Mylan announces launch of Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-release Capsules USP in U.S.

Mylan N.V. today announced the U.S. launch of Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-release Capsules USP, 20 mg and 40 mg, which is the generic version of AstraZeneca's Nexium. [More]
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