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Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People around the world are living much longer than they did a few decades ago, a new study indicates. 410 more words

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A fresh setback for efforts to cure HIV infection

(AP) – Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a man known as “the Berlin patient” have failed, and all six patients died. 327 more words

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The debilitating outbreak sweeping the Americas

(CNN) — Its name means “bending over in pain.” It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people — 155 of them fatally — since spreading to the Americas one year ago. 1,176 more words

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People who feel younger at heart live longer

(CNN) — Go ahead lie about your age. It may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life.

If those fibbers truly believe that they are younger than what it says on their birth certificate, a new study shows they are among a group of people who have a lower death rate. 380 more words

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FDA approves Xtoro to treat swimmer’s ear | Health4News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension), a new drug used to treat acute otitis externa, commonly known as swimmer’s ear. 31 more words

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Social supports build resilience and reduce distress after trauma | Health4News

People in Sydney and the broader community are feeling shocked, anxious, and sad about the actions of a lone, unstable person that led to the tragic loss of lives in the siege early this week. 29 more words

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6 Reasons Your Vagina Hurts | Health4News

There’s the kind of down-there pain that follows over-zealous sex—but then there are other types that are a bit more serious. And unlike diagnosing, say, high cholesterol, identifying what’s causing your hoo-ha to hurt isn’t always easy. 13 more words

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