People with HIV have a greatly increased risk of a common heart rhythm disorder that's a leading cause of stroke, a new study shows. The increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) from HIV is similar to or higher than known risk factors such as diabetes ...

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Australian scientists said Tuesday that they successfully developed a lab-grown version of the coronavirus-- the first to create a version outside of China-- which is seen as a "significant breakthrough." Researchers from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne will share

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A single dose of the psychedelic ingredient in "magic mushrooms" may bring long-lasting relief to cancer patients who suffer anxiety and depression, a new, small study suggests. Researchers found that of 15 patients who'd received a one-time treatment with psilocybin, most were still showing "clinic

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An uneasy calm settled over the international arrivals terminal Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Ontario International Airport, as passengers from Taiwan arrived to hugs from family and friends. Most were wearing surgical masks. Some passengers were concerned about friends, family and associates living or worki

Coronavirus Myths And Other Conspiracy Theories Spread Like Wild Fire On WhatsApp And Facebook
Fake news related to coronavirus spread on social media Authorities are debunking myths People are advised to look for credible sources The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak is on a rise in China. With cities like Wuhan being completely cut off and businesses struggling to survive, the threat   International Business Times  
In Addiction Recovery, a Matter of the Mind
Mindfulness holds promise as a treatment for those struggling to curb their substance misuse, researchers say. "Mindfulness was for me … for lack of a better term, the ticket to putting this behind me," says Fox, who celebrated one year of sobriety on Jan. 7. After a month of detoxifying and living   U.S. News & World Report  
Beginning to look 'pretty intense': Former CDC head who led U.S. SARS response speaks about coronavirus
The world is in the midst of an ongoing and accelerating outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus. But this is not the first time the world has faced a new viral threat that originated in China. In 2003, more than 8,000 people were infected with the virus that caused SARS, or severe acute respiratory sy   NBC News  
Column: U.S. judge rejects FDA bid to shut down stem cell clinics
A Los Angeles federal judge has rejected a government motion that could have shut down a network of clinics offering customers allegedly unauthorized stem cell treatments. The ruling by Judge Jesus G. Bernal potentially deals a setback for the Food and Drug Administration’s campaign against treatmen   Los Angeles Times  
As coronavirus spreads, Tom Cotton calls for 'targeted travel ban'
Sen. Tom Cotton called on the Trump administration Tuesday to impose a "targeted travel ban" on flights to the United States from China to stem the spread of the coronavirus. " There’s no need for recreational, student or educational, or non-critical business travel under the circumstances until thi   Fox News  
Trump administration to offer states Medicaid block grant option
Top Trump administration health officials are inviting states to convert part of Medicaid into a block grant — a longtime conservative goal that Congress rejected more than two years ago. A letter to every state Medicaid director, to be dispatched on Thursday, will offer the possibility of trading a   Washington Post  
Insurers, CMS Seek to Ease Prior Authorizations
WASHINGTON -- Heads up, clinicians: health plans and the federal government are each rolling their own new programs to simplify prior authorization (PA), even as the industry coins a new contradiction in terms -- "retrospective prior authorization." "Believe it or not, plans don't like prior authori   MedPage Today  
Trump administration resolves fentanyl dispute but congressional support needed for broader crackdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has resolved an internal dispute over how to handle new variants of fentanyl that it believes can beef up the fight against the deadly synthetic painkiller without hindering research to ease the opioid crisis, according to a draft agreement seen by Reu   Reuters  
Losing sense of smell affects relationships, physical health
Could you imagine not being able to smell bacon frying, or freshly cut grass, or the presence of smoke? People who lose their sense of smell face difficulties that can affect their daily lives and put their health and safety at risk, a new British study suggests. It included 71 patients, ages 31 to   UPI.com  
Treatment-resistant psychotic symptoms and the 15q11.2 BP1–BP2 (Burnside-Butler) deletion syndrome: case report and review of the literature
The 15q11.2 BP1-BP2 (Burnside-Butler) deletion is a rare copy number variant impacting four genes (NIPA1, NIPA2, CYFIP1, and TUBGCP5), and carries increased risks for developmental delay, intellectual disability, and neuropsychiatric disorders (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, and p   Nature