Timothy Ray Brown, 1st Person Cured of HIV, Dies of Cancer

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Coralling the Facts on Herd Immunity

Coralling the Facts on Herd Immunity

HEALTH | By Aneri Pattani | Sep 29, 2020

"If you believe 22% is herd immunity, I believe you're alone in that," Dr. Anthony Fauci recently told a senator. All this talk got us thinking: What exactly does it mean and can it be used to combat COVID-19?

Worldwide Grief: Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1 Million

Worldwide Grief: Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1 Million

HEALTH | By Adam Geller, Rishabh R. Jain | Sep 29, 2020

Now, 8 1/2 months after an infection doctors had never seen before claimed its first victims in China, the pandemic's confirmed death toll has eclipsed 1 million, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.

LGBTQ Mental Health and Suicide: How Can We Save the Next Generation?

LGBTQ Mental Health and Suicide: How Can We Save the Next Generation?

HEALTH | By Merryn Johns | Sep 28, 2020

A new national survey from The Trevor Project reveals alarming statistics regarding mental health and suicide rates of LGBTQ youth. Does it get better? It depends on who you ask.

First Man Cured of HIV Infection Now has Terminal Cancer

First Man Cured of HIV Infection Now has Terminal Cancer

HIV/AIDS | By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 28, 2020

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV infection, says he is now terminally ill from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment 12 years ago.

Trump's Executive Order on Preexisting Conditions Lacks Teeth, Experts Say

Trump's Executive Order on Preexisting Conditions Lacks Teeth, Experts Say

HEALTH | By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact | Sep 28, 2020

"All it really is, is a statement that he wants one or more of his departments to come up with a plan. And he doesn't give any guidance or the vaguest outline of what that plan should be," says Joe Antos of the American Enterprise Institute.

Why Are Hispanic/Latino Men 4 Times More Likely to Get HIV Than White Men?

Why Are Hispanic/Latino Men 4 Times More Likely to Get HIV Than White Men?

HIV/AIDS | By Billy McEntee | Sep 27, 2020

Despite an overall decrease in HIV infection rates, the rates for Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men are more than four times that of white males. EDGE finds out why.

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