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US doctors cure child born with HIV-medical history made with first 'functional cure'

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Medical history made with first 'functional cure' of unnamed two-year-old born with the virus but now needing no medication

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US doctors cure child born with HIV

Mississippi doctors make medical history made with first 'functional cure' of unnamed two-year-old born with the virus who now needs no medication

Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented.

The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to be infectious to others, doctors believe.

Though medical staff and scientists are unclear why the treatment was effective, the surprise success has raised hopes that the therapy might ultimately help doctors eradicate the virus among newborns.

Doctors did not release the name or sex of the child to protect the patient's identity, but said the infant was born, and lived, in Mississippi state. Details of the case were unveiled on Sunday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta.

Dr Hannah Gay, who cared for the child at the University of Mississippi medical centre, told the Guardian the case amounted to the first "functional cure" of an HIV-infected child. A patient is functionally cured of HIV when standard tests are negative for the virus, but it is likely that a tiny amount remains in their body.


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What benetits have vaccines given society?

I think that vaccines are amazing.  They have given everyone a chance to avoid unnecessary death and terrible diseases.

 

Are there any negative effects from vaccines towards society?

Not so much.  our country has a hotline people can call if they have any serious side effects, but in all actuallity, that happens very rarely.  I feel that the benefits greatly outweigh the negatives.

 

Which vaccine do you believe has helped us the most?

I beieve in my opinion that the polio vaccine is the most beneficial to us.  This vaccine stopped the polio virus i its tracks.  It prevented the cripplingand deadly results that it often produced.  Although some cases are still present around the world today, usually in the developing countries, it has been almost completely eliminated.  I have never once seen a case in real life.

 

Do you believe the negative side effects outweigh the benefits of antibiotics?

Well it depends on how you look at it.  There are many problems with allergic reactions, but thats not really an issue with the medicine itself, just the individual that has the alleriges. The only other problem that i see on a day to day basis is bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

 

Why do you think there is so much critisism about antibiotics?

Because of the over perscribing of them.  There would not be so much critism over these miracle drugs if doctors would stop perscribing them so freely like their going out of style.

 

Which antibiotic do you believe to be the most beneficial?

Penecillin.  This is the oldest and most trusted antibiotic we have.  This particular antibiotic is fantastic because it has proven how many infections and illnesses it can help with and cure.

 

How do you think advancements made in technology have helped cardiovascular medicine?

Oh technological advancements have helped cardiovascular medicine in infite bounds.  I would day my favoritve advancememnt ever would be the internal pacemaker.  This amazing little device can keep people alive that would have died many years ago.

 

Do you believe cardiovascular medicine plays a large role in the health of Americans?

Yes.  Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans.  Without it, nearly half of Americans would have to live with impending death that they could really do nothing about, except maybe a heart transplant, but the waiting list for a new heart already has far too many names on it.

 

Do you think our society would have such a high life expectancy rate without the aid of cardiovascular medicine?

No.  Im betting that if all cardiovascular medince would cease to exist, the life expectancy rate would drop consideratly, maybe even as much as 10 to 15 years.

 

So overall, do you believe that medicine has helped to improve life expectancy around the world?

Yes.  Without medicine, diseases that have simple treatments, cures, or vaccinations today would be able to claim the lives of millions.  Without medicine there would be death all around us, all helpless with nothing to offer for help.  So to put it plainly, medicine is a vital role is our everday lives and has saved nearly everyone's life.

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What benetits have vaccines given society?

I think that vaccines are amazing.  They have given everyone a chance to avoid unnecessary death and terrible diseases.

 

Are there any negative effects from vaccines towards society?

Not so much.  our country has a hotline people can call if they have any serious side effects, but in all actuallity, that happens very rarely.  I feel that the benefits greatly outweigh the negatives.

 

Which vaccine do you believe has helped us the most?

I beieve in my opinion that the polio vaccine is the most beneficial to us.  This vaccine stopped the polio virus i its tracks.  It prevented the cripplingand deadly results that it often produced.  Although some cases are still present around the world today, usually in the developing countries, it has been almost completely eliminated.  I have never once seen a case in real life.

 

Do you believe the negative side effects outweigh the benefits of antibiotics?

Well it depends on how you look at it.  There are many problems with allergic reactions, but thats not really an issue with the medicine itself, just the individual that has the alleriges. The only other problem that i see on a day to day basis is bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

 

Why do you think there is so much critisism about antibiotics?

Because of the over perscribing of them.  There would not be so much critism over these miracle drugs if doctors would stop perscribing them so freely like their going out of style.

 

Which antibiotic do you believe to be the most beneficial?

Penecillin.  This is the oldest and most trusted antibiotic we have.  This particular antibiotic is fantastic because it has proven how many infections and illnesses it can help with and cure.

 

How do you think advancements made in technology have helped cardiovascular medicine?

Oh technological advancements have helped cardiovascular medicine in infite bounds.  I would day my favoritve advancememnt ever would be the internal pacemaker.  This amazing little device can keep people alive that would have died many years ago.

 

Do you think our society would have such a high life expectancy rate without the aid of cardiovascular medicine?

No.  Im betting that if all cardiovascular medince would cease to exist, the life expectancy rate would drop consideratly, maybe even as much as 10 to 15 years.

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Sea bed to be mined for antibiotics-an £8m project to discover new antibiotics at the bottom of the ocean.

Sea bed to be mined for antibiotics-an £8m project to discover new antibiotics at the bottom of the ocean. | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists are to hunt for new antibiotics at the bottom of the ocean in an £8m project led by experts at Aberdeen University.

Researchers are embarking on an £8m project to discover new antibiotics at the bottom of the ocean.

A team, led by scientists at Aberdeen University, is hunting for undiscovered chemicals among life that has evolved in deep sea trenches.

Prof Marcel Jaspars said the team hoped to find "the next generation" of infection-fighting drugs.

England's chief medical officer has warned of an "antibiotic apocalypse" with too few new drugs in the pipeline.

Few samples have ever been collected from ocean trenches - deep, narrow valleys in the sea floor which can plunge down to almost 6.8 miles (11km).

Yet researchers believe there is great potential for discovering antibiotics in these extreme conditions.

Life in these incredibly hostile environments is effectively cut off and has evolved differently in each trench.

The international team will use fishing vessels to drop sampling equipment on a reel of cables to the trench bed to collect sediment.


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This article shows how antibiotics are still being discovered and how they will be better and more effective than the ones currently available.

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US doctors cure child born with HIV-medical history made with first 'functional cure'

US doctors cure child born with HIV-medical history made with first 'functional cure' | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
Medical history made with first 'functional cure' of unnamed two-year-old born with the virus but now needing no medication

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US doctors cure child born with HIV

Mississippi doctors make medical history made with first 'functional cure' of unnamed two-year-old born with the virus who now needs no medication

Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented.

The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to be infectious to others, doctors believe.

Though medical staff and scientists are unclear why the treatment was effective, the surprise success has raised hopes that the therapy might ultimately help doctors eradicate the virus among newborns.

Doctors did not release the name or sex of the child to protect the patient's identity, but said the infant was born, and lived, in Mississippi state. Details of the case were unveiled on Sunday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta.

Dr Hannah Gay, who cared for the child at the University of Mississippi medical centre, told the Guardian the case amounted to the first "functional cure" of an HIV-infected child. A patient is functionally cured of HIV when standard tests are negative for the virus, but it is likely that a tiny amount remains in their body.


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The article is very helpful with my research because it shows how medicine is still making incredible advances today and will continue because of the ever advancing technology.

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Antibiotics 1928 - 2000

The Real Millennium Bugs: Immune to antibiotics - Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antiobiotics
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This article is perfect for my research. It shows how antibiotics came about, how they were developed, who had a part in developing them, and how antibiotic resistance came about.
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CDC - Vaccine History - Vaccine Safety

CDC - Vaccine History - Vaccine Safety | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
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This website explains the history of vaccinations and how they have improved in safety and effectiveness over time.
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10 Health Advances That Changed the World - ABC News

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Although this page has topics that my research project does not directly focus on, it really helps me to understand how medicine has advanced and helped society.
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YSurprise origin for coronary arteries could speed advancesh in regenerative medicine

YSurprise origin for coronary arteries could speed advancesh in regenerative medicine | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
Bronx NY (SPX) Nov 28, 2012 - During embryonic development, the all-important coronary arteries arise from cells previously considered incapable of producing them, according to scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine o...

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This article shows how medicine continues to advance enough to be able to create reger native medicine.  this helps me with my research in proving how the evolution of medicine improves the life expectancy.

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Post 9/11 Medical Advances

Post 9/11 Medical Advances | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
The wars that resulted from 9/11 have accelerated a number of innovative medical technologies.

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Vaccinations: Facts of the Matter

Vaccinations: Facts of the Matter | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it

In the not so distant past, when families in India were blessed with a baby it was greeted with the blowing of conch shells, chants of the women folk, and the unalloyed love of its mother.

 

Today the unfortunate newborn is greeted with two injections of the BCG and the Hepatitis B Vaccine and fed two drops of the Oral Polio Vaccine at the moment of birth. More such toxic injections follow through childhood and youth.

 

The parents submit in good faith, without questioning the pros and cons of such a move. Vaccines are perceived to be based upon good science. They are perceived to be safe and to protect from diseases. It would come as a shock that the entire vaccination process has never passed the litmus test of science...

 

( You can get the whole article by clicking on the headline linked to the original... )


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Fragments of foreign DNA and other substances from vaccinations found in sick, disabled and dying children

Fragments of foreign DNA and other substances from vaccinations found in sick, disabled and dying children | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it

This week an important paper by Leslie Carol Botha hit the Internet by storm. This revolutionary paper titled Unveiling the Culprit - Is Foreign DNA Contamination the Autistic Villain behind Biologic Vaccine Injuries, is one of the first papers to discuss various foreign DNA fragments being discovered in sick, disabled and dying children after they have received various childhood vaccinations.

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Herbal Medicines for High Creatinine and BUN Level - Kidney Disease Treatment

Herbal Medicines for High Creatinine and BUN Level - Kidney Disease Treatment | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
Persistent high creatinine and BUN level will occur when kidney function is damaged. At this time, herbal medicines for high creatinine and BUN level are urgently needed.
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herbal medicine Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about herbal medicine

herbal medicine Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about herbal medicine | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
Get information, facts, and pictures about herbal medicine at Encyclopedia.com. Make research projects and school reports about herbal medicine easy with credible articles from our FREE, online encyclopedia and dictionary.
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What benetits have vaccines given society?

I think that vaccines are amazing.  They have given everyone a chance to avoid unnecessary death and terrible diseases.

 

Are there any negative effects from vaccines towards society?

Not so much.  our country has a hotline people can call if they have any serious side effects, but in all actuallity, that happens very rarely.  I feel that the benefits greatly outweigh the negatives.

 

Which vaccine do you believe has helped us the most?

I beieve in my opinion that the polio vaccine is the most beneficial to us.  This vaccine stopped the polio virus i its tracks.  It prevented the cripplingand deadly results that it often produced.  Although some cases are still present around the world today, usually in the developing countries, it has been almost completely eliminated.  I have never once seen a case in real life.

 

Do you believe the negative side effects outweigh the benefits of antibiotics?

Well it depends on how you look at it.  There are many problems with allergic reactions, but thats not really an issue with the medicine itself, just the individual that has the alleriges. The only other problem that i see on a day to day basis is bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

 

Why do you think there is so much critisism about antibiotics?

Because of the over perscribing of them.  There would not be so much critism over these miracle drugs if doctors would stop perscribing them so freely like their going out of style.

 

Which antibiotic do you believe to be the most beneficial?

Penecillin.  This is the oldest and most trusted antibiotic we have.  This particular antibiotic is fantastic because it has proven how many infections and illnesses it can help with and cure.

 

How do you think advancements made in technology have helped cardiovascular medicine?

Oh technological advancements have helped cardiovascular medicine in infite bounds.  I would day my favoritve advancememnt ever would be the internal pacemaker.  This amazing little device can keep people alive that would have died many years ago.

 

Do you think our society would have such a high life expectancy rate without the aid of cardiovascular medicine?

No.  Im betting that if all cardiovascular medince would cease to exist, the life expectancy rate would drop consideratly, maybe even as much as 10 to 15 years.

 

Do you believe cardiovascular medicine plays a large role in the health of Americans?

Yes.  Heart disease is the number one killer of americans.  Without it, nearly half of Americans would have to live with impending death that they could really do nothing about, except maybe a heart transplant, but the waiting list for a new heart already has far to many names on it.

 

Do you believe herbal medicine is as important as regular medicine?

Yes I do.  There are many doctors that will disagree with me, but that was the first medicine ever used.  Our ancient ancestors used herbal roots to cure anything from minor headaches to something as terrible as hemophilia.

 

So overall, do you believe that medicine has helped to improve life expectancy around the world?

Yes.  Without medicine, diseases that have simple cures or vaccinations today would be able to claim the lives of millions.  Without medicine there would be death all around us, all helpless with  nothing to offer.  So to put it plainly, medicine has saved everyones lives.

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Injection-free vaccination |Delivering live vaccines without a refrigerator KurzweilAI

Injection-free vaccination |Delivering live vaccines without a refrigerator  KurzweilAI | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists at King's have demonstrated the ability to deliver a dried live vaccine to the skin without a traditional needle (credit: King’s College

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Scientists at King’s College London have demonstrated the ability to deliver a dried live vaccine to the skin without a traditional needle, and shown for the first time that this technique is powerful enough to enable specialized immune cells in the skin to kick-start the immunizing properties of the vaccine.

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, researchers say that although it is an early study, this important technical advance offers a potential solution to the challenges of delivering live vaccines in resource-limited countries globally, without the need for refrigeration.

A cheaper alternative to hypodermic needles, it would also remove safety risks from needle contamination and the pain-free administration could lead to more people taking up a vaccination. The researchers add that it could have an impact beyond infectious disease vaccination programs; for example, managing autoimmune and inflammatory conditions such as diabetes.

HIV, malaria and TB represent major global health challenges. Although promising research is underway to develop vaccines for these diseases, considerable stumbling blocks remain for countries where transporting and storing live vaccines in a continuously cold environment (around 2°C to 8°C or below) would not be possible. If a cold chain cannot be maintained for a live vaccine there is a high risk it could become unsafe and lose effectiveness.


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This article greatly helps with my research because it demonstrates how vaccines are becoming more safe and how they may be more readily available to more of the world and how this new invention can have a positive impact with many other diseases too.

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This article explains that vaccinations are becoming easier to deploy, and also the major benefits of getting rid of the traditional needle. Some of these benefits include a lower risk of infection, lower risk of contamination, and a higher chance of more people going to receive their vaccinations.
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Injectable gel repairs damage after heart attack in pigs : Spoonful of Medicine

Injectable gel repairs damage after heart attack in pigs : Spoonful of Medicine | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
As you read this sentence, on average at least one person in the US will have started to clutch her chest.

The blood flow to her heart will become blocked and cardiac muscle cells will start to die off and get replaced with scar tissue. This person has just suffered a heart attack and most likely will go on to develop heart failure, a weakening of the heart’s ability to pump blood and oxygen. In five years time, there’s a 50/50 chance she’ll be dead.

There are currently no treatments that can repair the damage associated with this so-called ‘myocardial infarction’ (MI), but a potential solution is now showing promise in a large-animal model. Reporting today in Science Translational Medicine, a team of bioengineers at the University of California–San Diego (UCSD) has developed a protein-rich gel that appears to help repair cardiac muscle in a pig model of MI.

The researchers delivered the hydrogel via a catheter directly into the damaged regions of the porcine heart, and showed that the product promoted cellular regeneration and improved cardiac function after a heart attack. Compared to placebo-treated animals, the pigs that received a hydrogel injection displayed a 30% increase in heart volume, a 20% improvement in heart wall movement and a 10% reduction in the amount of scar tissue scar three months out from their heart attacks. “We hope this will be a game-changing technology that can actually prevent heart failure after heart attack,” says UCSD’s Karen Christman, who led the study.


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This article is helpful to my research because it shows how cardiac medicine is continuing to develop and how advances are being made to help victims of heart attacks and maybe another heart diseases that cause tissue death within the heart

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Alexander Fleming discovers the first antibiotic

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This article gives me background info on Alexander Flemming and how he came about inventing the first antibiotic. This article is also good because it talks about how important the first antibiotic (penicillin) was and how many prizes Flemming won for it.
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FAS - Antibiotic Resistance Case Study - Module 5.0

FAS - Antibiotic Resistance Case Study - Module 5.0 | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
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Although this article is brief, it gives a bit of historical information on the development of antibiotics, which is very useful.
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WHO | Vaccination greatly reduces disease, disability, death and inequity worldwide

WHO | Vaccination greatly reduces disease, disability, death and inequity worldwide | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
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This page is good because it is a very credible source. It explains how diseases have been greatly reduced and even eradicated completely from vaccines, which just shows how much society has benefitted from vaccines.
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Herbal medicine

Herbal medicine | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
What is herbal medicine?Herbal medicine -- also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine -- refers to using a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes.
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This page is very useful to my project in that it shows what herbal medicine is used for, how it is used, what it can treat, and some of the herbs used. This page also helps me understand how powerful herbal medicine can be.
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Identifying Alzheimer's Disease | Advances in Medicine | Penn ...

Identifying Alzheimer's Disease | Advances in Medicine | Penn ... | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
There has never been a definitive test for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. Doctors usually know if someone has dementia, and based on symptoms and testing they can predict whether the dementia is caused by Alzheimer's.

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Tree Nut Research May Unexpectedly Lead to Medical Advances

Tree Nut Research May Unexpectedly Lead to Medical Advances | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it

Oct 09, 2012 - Prescription drugs that today help patients fight severe fungal infections might tomorrow be even more effective, thanks to unexpected findings from agriculture-based, food-safety-focused studies by...


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Proof that Childhood Vaccinations Are a Hoax - Gaia Health

Proof that Childhood Vaccinations Are a Hoax - Gaia Health | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
Data taken straight from JAMA shows that the childhood vaccination program is a hoax. Vaccines cannot be shown to have much to do with mortality.

 

"I have not always been a vaccine skeptic. One day, though, I happened on an article in JAMA and sat bolt upright. It was obvious: The AMA’s own mortality data for the 20th century proves that childhood vaccines are a hoax."

 

As documented by the American Medical Association’s own Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in the January 1999 issue, there is no connection between death from infectious diseases and vaccinations. That’s right. None.


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Single junk meal causes immediate decline in cardiovascular function

Single junk meal causes immediate decline in cardiovascular function | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
Many people allow themselves a “cheat meal” or unhealthy meal as a reward for reaching fitness or health goals.

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Chinese Herbal Medicines Treat Proteinuria - Kidney Disease Treatment

Chinese Herbal Medicines Treat Proteinuria - Kidney Disease Treatment | Research project: history of medicine | Scoop.it
Proteinuria is the most common clinical symptom of kidney diseases, when the protein in urine exceeds 150mg in 24 hours, we call it proteinuria.
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This article gives insight into how big a role herbs play in the medical community

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