A person with low HDL, which is the good cholesterol that removes excess cholesterol from the blood, may show symptoms of chest pains, leg cramps, dizziness, leg ulcers and poor circulation. Find out why a person with low HDL may experience shortness of breath or confusion with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on low HDL symptoms.
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news.yahoo.com no cure: Chagas, a tropical disease spread by insects, is causing some fresh concern following an editorial—published earlier this week in a medical journal—that called it “the new AIDS of the Americas.” More than 8 million people have been infected by Chagas, most of them in Latin and Central America. But more than 300000 live in the United States. The editorial, published by the Public Library of Science’s Neglected Tropical Diseases, said the spread of the disease is reminiscent of the early years of HIV. “There are a number of striking similarities between people living with Chagas disease and people living with HIV/AIDS,” the authors wrote, “particularly for those with HIV/AIDS who contracted the disease in the first two decades of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.” [Related: US relief program prevented 741000 HIV/AIDS deaths in Africa] Both diseases disproportionately affect people living in poverty, both are chronic conditions requiring prolonged, expensive treatment, and as with patients in the first two decades of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, “most patients with Chagas disease do not have access to health care facilities.” Unlike HIV, Chagas is not a sexually-transmitted disease: it’s “caused by parasites transmitted to humans by blood-sucking insects,” as the New York Times put it. “It likes to bite you on the face,” CNN reported. “It’s called the kissing bug. When it ingests your blood, it excretes the parasite at the same time. When you wake up and scratch the …
www.medpagetoday.com Using a novel method of discovery, scientists have found antibodies to HIV that — in the lab — neutralize more than 90% of all strains of the virus. The two antibodies — dubbed VRC01 and VRC02 — offer new hope for a vaccine against the virus, according to John Mascola, MD, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and colleagues.
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Black mold can cause allergic reactions that include runny noses, itchy and watery eyes, coughing, sneezing and throat irritation. Find out how black mold can develop into asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on black mold health symptoms.