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Court says widow can use dead husband’s sperm to have a baby

SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian woman on Monday won a court battle to use her dead husband’s sperm to have a baby in a landmark case in New South Wales, where IVF treatment is banned without consent of the donor. Jocelyn Edwards, 40, and husband Mark had discussed fertility treatment…

Breakthrough study finds drug therapy curbs HIV transmission

WASHINGTON — People with HIV who take antiretroviral drugs before their health declines have a 96 percent lower risk of transmitting the virus to their partners, a breakthrough global study released Thursday said. The large study that covered mainly heterosexual couples in Africa, India and the Americas was hailed by…

Vietnam finally nets legendary giant turtle for treatment

HANOI (Reuters) – Experts in Hanoi captured a legendary giant turtle for medical treatment on Sunday, a milestone in a case that has grabbed national attention and cast a spotlight on environmental degradation in Vietnam. Several dozen people including special forces soldiers swam and used boats to pull three rings…

Ex-State Department spokesman: WikiLeaks, New York Times did the same thing

The former Obama administration official who criticized the military’s treatment of Bradley Manning is now casting doubt on the potential that WikiLeaks will be prosecuted. Former U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told Salon’s Justin Elliot that prosecution would be difficult because “it is hard to distinguish what WikiLeaks did…

State Dept. spokesman: Manning treatment ‘counterproductive and stupid’

Even the U.S. State Department spokesman is slamming the Pentagon for their treatment of the U.S. soldier accused of leaking State Department cables to secrets outlet WikiLeaks. British television journalist Philippa Thomas recently joined State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley and several others for a talk at MIT. “And then, inevitably,…

US approves first new lupus drug in 56 years

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US health officials Wednesday announced approval of the first new drug in 56 years to treat lupus, a potentially fatal autoimmune disease affecting millions worldwide. The US Food and Drug Administration said it approved belimumab, marketed under the trade name Benlysta, an inhibitor that may reduce the…

Congress to investigate Pentagon’s decision to deny coverage for brain injured troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A key congressional oversight committee announced Friday that it was opening an investigation into the basis of a decision by the Pentagon’s health plan to deny a type of medical treatment to troops with brain injuries. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), the chairman of the subcommittee on contracting oversight,…

Drug decriminalization pays off in Portugal as US weighs its options

These days, Casal Ventoso is an ordinary blue-collar community — mothers push baby strollers, men smoke outside cafes, buses chug up and down the cobbled main street. Ten years ago, the Lisbon neighborhood was a hellhole, a “drug supermarket” where some 5,000 users lined up every day to buy heroin…

Pentagon health plan won’t cover brain-damage therapy for troops

During the past few decades, scientists have become increasingly persuaded that people who suffer brain injuries benefit from what is called cognitive rehabilitation therapy — a lengthy, painstaking process in which patients relearn basic life tasks such as counting, cooking or remembering directions to get home. Many neurologists, several major…

US suspects Karzai manic depressive: report

US intelligence suspects Afghan President Hamid Karzai has received treatment for manic depression, contributing to the uneasy US ties with him, a new book by legendary reporter Bob Woodward says. “He’s on his meds, he’s off his meds,” the US ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, is quoted as saying in…

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