October 2014

The only human cured of HIV

only man cured of hiv, scientists think rare mutation in donor played a part, tested on monkeys and non survived

In 2007, a man known as the “Berlin Patient” Timothy Ray Brown, was given a working cure for HIV. He is still the only individual who has been successfully cured of the virus, but scientists aren’t sure which part of his treatment was responsible for curing him. A new study has given some hints on this mystery and has eliminated one possibility.

The Danger of MRI

Before going in for an MRI, patients are required to remove anything metal they may be wearing on carrying

Before going in for an MRI, patients are required to remove anything metal they may be wearing on carrying. This is because the scanning of the MRI is very powerful. Sometimes mistakes happen and through the years, and reports of a brain aneurysm clip being dislodged, an oxygen tank hitting a patient in the head, and metallic fragments slicing patients have surface.

First person infected with Ebola in the U.S dies

first person diagnoised with ebola in the us has died, people with close contact with him are being monitored

While in Liberia, Thomas Eric Duncan contracted the disease and fell ill four days after traveling to Dallas. He was being reated with an experimental drug called brincidofovir at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He died October 8 at 7:51 a.m. Contacts that were close to Thomas are being monitored for signs of Ebola.

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