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California Sues Trump Administration for Family Planning ‘Gag Rule’

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum also announced Monday that she would lead 19 other states and the District of Columbia in a similar but separate lawsuit that is expected to be filed Tuesday in U.S. Both lawsuits are calling for an injunction to stop the HHS rule from taking effect as scheduled in 60 days. Supporters of the rule expect funding for faith-based family planning organizations to increase.

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Lilly to Roll Out Lower-Priced Insulin

We've engaged in discussions about the price of insulin with many different stakeholders in America's health care system: people living with diabetes , caregivers, advocacy groups, health care professionals, payers, wholesalers, lawmakers, and leading health care scholars.

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Cancer leads scientists to discover cure for HIV

Medical technician prepares a human sample for HIV testing. The subject of the new study has been in remission for 18 months after his antiretroviral therapy (ARV) was discontinued. If the treatment is successful, the patient's body uses the other person's stem cells to build a healthy immune system. Because it's a virus, it can't replicate on its own, but instead needs to co-opt the machinery of another cell in order to reproduce, so it can only replicate when it infects other cells.

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After Losartan, more blood pressure drugs face recall over cancer fears

Its announcement is an expansion to a recall that the company first initiated in December 2018 on 80 lots. Camber Pharmaceuticals is pulling about 56,000 bottles of Losartan used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.

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HIV Aids breakthrough: Second man virus free after London cell transplant

The researcher added that while the stem cell transplant technique was not a universal treatment for everyone, it could contribute to the development of other methods that would help to eliminate the virus in people's bodies. The patient has not been identified. The case is a proof of the concept that scientists will one day be able to end AIDS, his doctors said, but does not mean a cure for HIV has been found.

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Number Of Confirmed Measles Cases Rises Again In Rockland

Two of the nation's leading health experts, who expressed confusion at the growing numbers of people choosing not to vaccinate against measles, testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. "However, the specific issues fueling hesitancy vary by community" and must be attacked locally with the help of the CDC. This effort has resulted in over 7,000 people receiving the MMR vaccine.