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HIV patients with ‘powerful immune systems’ may naturally clear infections, study says

A small percentage of HIV patients may naturally reach a “functional cure,” isolating the virus into parts of the human genome so remote, it is unable to replicate, according to new research. The only other known cure offering long-term HIV remission resulted from bone marrow transplants in two people. However, these transplants are risky, expensive and not a… Read More »

Corona Havoc: COVID-19 patients has crossed 12.6M in Six Months

Coronavirus has wreaked havoc after affecting more than five million people over the world. More than 12.4 M million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide. According to WorldMeter data, the number of corona positive has reached 12,675,441, and 563,928 people have died due to the epidemic. Corona havoc is not only causing death, but it… Read More »

Authors retract Lancet article that found hydroxychloroquine increases risk of death in COVID-19 patients

NEW YORK — An influential medical journal article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients was retracted on Thursday, adding to the controversy around a drug championed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Three of the authors of the article retracted it, citing concerns about the quality and veracity of data in… Read More »

How some of the sickest COVID-19 patients are being saved by an out-of-body lung experience

Ventilators have failed to help and death looks imminent, but for some of Canada’s sickest COVID-19 patients, there is another, out of-body option. Several were recently connected to what amounts to an artificial lung sitting next to their beds, technology that has saved at least two people so far. The extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines… Read More »

Majority of commercial patients may receive surprise bill following ambulance ride

Dive Brief: More than 70% of air and ground ambulance rides taken by members of a major commercial insurer between 2013 and 2017 involved a potential surprise bill, according to a study published Wednesday in Health Affairs. The amount billed to a patient was substantially higher for air ambulance services at a median of nearly… Read More »