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Patients given less blood during transfusions do well

Patients with heart disease who receive transfusions during surgeries do just as well with smaller amounts of blood and face no greater risk of dying from other diseases than patients who received more blood, ...

Dec 10, 2014
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Consumer group sues Aetna, alleges discrimination

A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. saying a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy.

Dec 23, 2014
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CDC: Occupationally acquired HIV now rare

(HealthDay)—Documented occupational acquisition of HIV has now become rare in the United States, according to research published in the Dec. 9 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...

Jan 09, 2015
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UR tests HIV vaccine pill

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are testing a new oral vaccine to prevent infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The vaccine is unique because it is given as a pill, unlike ...

Jan 14, 2015
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Thinking of God makes people bigger risk-takers

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