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UCLA Study: Depressed Prostate Cancer Patients Die Sooner

Posted On July 20, 2014

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Depressed men with prostate cancer tend to die sooner than those who aren't depressed, according to a UCLA study. The study's lead author, Dr. Jim Hu, says that may be due to how depression affects cancer's biological processes, the depressed patient's lack of interest in his health, or general bias against…

AIDS Summit Begins, Six Delegates Lost In Malaysia Plane Crash

Posted On July 20, 2014

(Melbourne) -- Delegates to a global AIDS summit are mourning the loss of six of their colleagues in the Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine. International AIDS Society president Francoise Barre-Sinoussi told the gathering in Melbourne, Australia yesterday that six of their members are confirmed dead. The Nobel prize winner said it's "hard to comprehend" the…

HIV Rate Down By A Third In U.S.

Posted On July 19, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The number of people being diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. is going down. Researchers say while fewer people are being diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS, gay and bisexual men of certain age groups are still the most likely to be infected. The report published in the Journal of the…

Florida Jury Awards $23 Billion In Damages Against RJ Reynolds

Posted On July 19, 2014

(Orlando, FL) -- A widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer is being awarded more than 23-billion dollars in punitive damages against RJ Reynolds. A Florida jury returned the judgement against the country's second-biggest cigarette maker Friday night. Cynthia Robinson sued the tobacco company over the death of her husband, who she…

Health Safety Experts Urge Congress To Protect Patients

Posted On July 18, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Medical experts want the health care community to prevent harm to patients. A group of them were on Capitol Hill Friday urging members of Congress to take action to reduce preventable deaths and injuries in hospitals. It was suggested lawmakers establish a National Patient Safety Board and a patients' bill of rights with…