Health News

First HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial

First ever HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial – paving the way to a cure Scientists at UNC and Children’s National Health System have proved the safety of immunotherapy in HIV patients They are receiving $4m a year for 5 years from GlaxoSmithKline in a bid to arrive at the first HIV cure […]

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‘Fitcations’ Are a Great Way to Shape Up

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 — From a three-day bike race to raise awareness of a charitable cause, to adventure travel abroad, you can take exercise to a brand new level on a fitness trip. With no shortage of “fitcation” options available any time of year, start with some research, either by destination or by the […]

Health Problems

A potential new way to treat some of the most common blinding diseases

Many eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, exhibit increased permeability of blood vessels in the macular (central) portion of the retina leading to abnormal fluid accumulation and vision loss. Therapies targeting a specific cytokine, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), have transformed clinical care; however, not all patients respond well. A new report in […]