People willing to risk near-certain death for an HIV cure

NEW YORK — Nearly one-quarter of people living with HIV were willing to risk near-certain death in a clinical trial, if volunteering for the trial would help find a cure for the disease, according to the new study «HIV Cure Research.» «I am not going to live forever,» said one interviewee, «it is about the…

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Comprehensive background check policies effective in Oregon but not in Washington

(SACRAMENTO) — Stronger comprehensive background check (CBC) policies enacted 2014 in Washington and 2015 in Oregon require private gun sellers to conduct background checks before selling firearms. But have these newly enacted laws resulted in more background checks for private-party sales — the major source of guns for persons who commit crimes and are prohibited…

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Folate vs. folic acid: What to know

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Although they are very similar, there are some key differences between folic acid and folate. Both relate to vitamin B-9, which plays a key role in preventing birth irregularities and aiding the production of healthy red…

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JR’s Street Gallery Comes Indoors

On a fall day at the Brooklyn Museum, it was hard for JR, the most recognizable anonymous artist in the world, to go more than a few steps without a wave of double takes and a trail of enthusiastic fans. JR, who is 36 and was born in France, has been in the public sphere…

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At the End of Life, Most Americans Are Dying at Home

For the first time over a half century, more people in the United States are dying at home than in hospitals, a remarkable turnabout in Americans’ view of a so-called “good death.” In 2017, 29.8 percent of deaths by natural causes occurred in hospitals, and 30.7 percent at home, researchers reported on Wednesday in the…

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A Student Who Makes African Emojis

Name: O’Plérou Grebet Age: 22 Hometown: Abidjan, Ivory Coast Now lives: With his family in a single-story house in Abidjan. Claim to fame: Using text messages as his medium, Mr. Grebet is an Ivorian digital artist who has created more than 365 free emojis that portray contemporary African life, including a zebra-striped plastic teakettle sold…

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What to know about getting pregnant after an abortion

A woman considering an abortion may wonder about any effects on future pregnancies. In most cases, an abortion does not affect fertility and has no impact on other pregnancies. There are two methods: medical abortion and surgical abortion. The type that a woman chooses may depend on several factors, including how far along the pregnancy…

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Terry de Havilland, Cobbler to the Stars, Is Dead at 81

If you wanted style and edge in your footwear in the 1970s, Terry de Havilland was your go-to designer. He offered gravity-defying wedges with metallic accents. Also bondage boots. Even winkle-pickers. They came in his favored psychedelic colors, inspired by his frequent LSD trips. Mr. de Havilland, a noted party boy and cobbler to the…

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Sleeping 9 Hours a Night May Raise Stroke Risk

Sleeping a lot may increase the risk for stroke, a new study has found. Chinese researchers followed 31,750 men and women whose average age was 62 for an average of six years, using physical examinations and self-reported data on sleep. They found that compared with sleeping (or being in bed trying to sleep) seven to…

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Marathon Running May Be Good for Your Knees

Could it be that marathon training and racing are actually good for our knees? A myth-toppling new study of novice, middle-aged runners suggests that the answer is a qualified yes. The study finds that taking up distance running rebuilds the health of certain essential components of middle-aged knees, even if the joints start off somewhat…

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