How to Help Someone Who’s Depressed

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HEALTH                                                                                                                                      When someone you know and love is clinically depressed, you want to be there for that person. Still, keep in mind that your friend or loved one has a medical condition, so giving support may mean more than just offering a shoulder to cry on.

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Why It’s So Hard to Keep Weight Off After You’ve Lost It?

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Even after you’ve shed major pounds, keeping the weight off can be a huge struggle. One reason? Your body constantly feels hungry, according to a new study from the American Physiological Society.
For the study, researchers had 40 obese volunteers — which was defined as having a body mass index greater than 40 — attend five three-week long weight loss sessions over the span of two years. During the sessions, the participants were coached through daily exercise and eating healthy.

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Coffee lowers risk of developing Cancer-Depression-Alzheimer’s

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Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – about three or four cups a day – is more likely to benefit our health than harm it, our latest research shows. This is important to know because around the world over two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day.

Coffee has been shown to give us a lower risk of developing cancer, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Image: REUTERS/Jason Reed

 

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6 Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

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DO YOU SMELL it? Can you taste it? For some people, that unmistakable smell and delectable taste are the main reasons to pry themselves out of bed each morning. What is it? It’s the eye-opening and mouth-watering beverage that’s consumed by an estimated100 million Americans on a daily basis and it comes from a simple bean – coffee. But, aside from the caffeinated beverage’s eye-opening abilities and addictive flavor, there are many other hidden benefits and we’ve compiled a list of arguably the six best reasons you should be consuming coffee.

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In African Countries Beating H.I.V. Epidemic faster than US

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The New York Times

SEPT. 19, 2017

A couple of years ago, European researchers began studying more than a thousand couples, gay and straight, in which one member had been infected with H.I.V. and the other hadn’t. These couples weren’t using condoms. But the infected partner was taking antiretrovirals successfully; the virus was suppressed, undetectable in the blood. The researchers published their results in July 2016 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

People waiting to be tested for H.I.V. in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2012. Credit Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Associated Press

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sub-Saharan Africa Malaria Initiative

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Launched in 2005 by President George W. Bush and expanded by President Barack Obama, the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has been one of the main sources of funding for malaria prevention interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. A new report in PLoS Medicine shows that the PMI has reduced child mortality and the burden of malaria in those countries that have received its funding, primarily by increasing access to insecticide-treated nets, artemisinin-based combination therapy, and indoor residual spraying.

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12 HEALTH BENEFITS OF COFFEE

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Coffee has been both praised and mocked for centuries. It has been blamed to cause impotence and madness, other times a cure for laziness or “gift from heaven”. Heavy stuff. But what are the actual, scientifically proven pros and cons of coffee we know today?

Millions More Need H.I.V. Treatment, W.H.O. Says

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The New York Times

 

The World Health Organization issued sweeping new guidelines on Wednesday that could put millions more people on H.I.V. drugs than are now getting them. The recommendations could go a long way toward halting the epidemic, health officials say, but would cost untold billions of dollars not yet committed.

A medic with Doctors Without Borders testing a sex worker for H.I.V. in Beira, Mozambique, in October 2014. Credit Gianluigi Guercia/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A medic with Doctors Without Borders testing a sex worker for H.I.V. in Beira, Mozambique, in October 2014. Credit Gianluigi Guercia/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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New Study Shows HIV Epidemic Started Spreading in New York in 1970

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NBC News

OCT 26 2016

A new genetic study confirms theories that the global epidemic of HIV and AIDS started in New York around 1970, and it also clears the name of a gay flight attendant long vilified as being “Patient Zero.”

Researchers got hold of frozen samples of blood taken from patients years before the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS was ever recognized, and teased out genetic material from the virus from that blood.

Image: Colorized electron microscope image of the HIV virus.

The human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS. BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images

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How Diabetes Affects Older People

 

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About 11 million Americans older than 65 years have diabetes. Most have type 2 diabetes, which is associated with overweight and obesity. Read more