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HIV Pandemic Traced to 1920s African Metropolis

HIV Pandemic Traced to 1920s African Metropolis

(Newser) - More than half a century before AIDS even had a name, the HIV virus was already spreading across Africa via the city now known as Kinshasa, researchers say. In the 1920s, the city was Leopoldville, capital of the Belgian Congo, and scientists say a "perfect storm" of conditions caused... More  »

 
2nd Child 'Cured' of HIV Has HIV Once Again

2nd Child 'Cured' of HIV Has HIV Once Again

(Newser) - "The search for an HIV cure continues." That from a new study published in The Lancet that reports a second child believed to have been cured of HIV has seen a return of the virus. A baby boy, born HIV-positive in Milan in December 2009, was given antiretroviral... More  »

 
Family: Jahi McMath Is 'Alive Again'

Family: Jahi McMath Is 'Alive Again'

(Newser) - Jahi McMath , the 13-year-old girl declared brain-dead not long after having her tonsils removed in December, has been kept on feeding and breathing support at Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Now the Oakland, Calif., girl's family says Jahi is once again showing brain activity,... More  »

 
'Dead' Ebola Victim Wakes in Plastic

'Dead' Ebola Victim Wakes in Plastic

(Newser) - At the heart of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, it's difficult to find aid for those who contract the virus. As ABC News ' chief medical editor Dr. Richard Besser puts it, it's easier to get help dead than alive. Case in point: Locals crowded onto a Monrovia... More  »

 
NBC Cameraman Has Ebola

NBC Cameraman Has Ebola

(Newser) - A freelance cameraman working in Liberia has become the fourth American to become infected with Ebola there. Ashoka Mukpo has been working in Liberia for the last three years and he developed symptoms, including fever and aches, on Wednesday this week, just a day after he was hired by NBC... More  »

 
Hong Kong Leader's Kid Brags About Diamonds

Hong Kong Leader's Kid Brags About Diamonds

(Newser) - Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung, facing heavy criticism from pro-democracy protestors who are threatening to storm government buildings, now has another fire to put out. His 22-year-old daughter appears to have posted some incendiary comments on Facebook in which she taunts "all you HK taxpayers" for funding her... More  »

 

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