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HIV Life Expectancy ‘Near Normal’ Thanks To New Drugs

HIV Life Expectancy ‘Near Normal’ Thanks To New Drugs

HIV Life Expectancy ‘Near Normal’ Thanks To New Drugs. Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests.

Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found.

Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to read more

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Peanut allergies treated using peanuts

Peanut allergies treated using peanuts

Children with life-threatening peanut allergies have been successfully treated, by eating peanuts.

The largest clinical trial of its kind has shown that by eating increasing amounts of peanut protein every day children were able to train their immune systems to tolerate the nuts.

By the end of the study 84% were able to eat at least five nuts without suffering an allergic reaction, according to results published in The Lancet medical journal.

That would be enough to protect them read more

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End Of Life Treatment  Rules Tightened

End Of Life Treatment Rules Tightened

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Hospitals that fail to consult patients and their families about end-of-life treatment could face legal action under new rules.

New legal obligations in the NHS constitution will also make clear that patients have a right to expect single-sex accommodation in hospital.

Ministers say the package of reforms, which is being put out to consultation, will empower patients and ensure that their wishes come first.

Rules on involving individuals and families in treatment decisions read more

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