Could Gene Therapy Someday Eliminate HIV?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Gene therapy may have the potential to eradicate HIV in people infected with the virus, new animal research suggests. The science centers around the use of “chimeric antigen receptor” (CAR) genes. In laboratory work with monkeys, these engineered cells have destroyed HIV-infected cells for more than two years,…

Layer Up When Temperatures Plummet

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Two-thirds of the United States is grappling with bitterly cold temperatures as an Arctic front slides across the country, so one emergency doctor offers practical advice for those caught in the frigid weather. Dr. Robert Glatter, a physician from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, puts a…

Protect Your Heart in Frigid Weather

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As an Arctic front envelops much of the United States, the American Heart Association wants folks to know that shoveling snow in sub-freezing temperatures can be hard on the heart, especially for those with heart disease. Here are some shoveling safety tips from the association: When shoveling, take…