Tag Archives: immune system

An HIV patient is in remission after a unique stem cell transplant. Why it could be a path to a cure

A German HIV patient in remission after a stem cell transplant from a donor with genes partially resistant to the disease is giving researchers new hope that more people can benefit from the treatment. The first step in a stem cell transplant for people with cancer is to wipe out a patient’s immune cells with chemotherapy. When patients also have …

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What You Need to Know About Listeria Contamination in Canada

The latest Listeria contamination involves several plant-based beverages in Canada. From pre-packaged salads to six-layer bean dips to mushrooms, this isn’t the first time food or beverage products have been recalled due to the bacteria. Listeria monocytogenesbetter known as Listeria, can be found in soil, vegetation, sewage and water, as well as in the feces of both animals and humans, …

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His cancerous larynx has been removed. Now he can speak again.

As it happens7:22His cancerous larynx has been removed. Now he can speak again. Just a few months ago, Marty Kedian of Haverhill, Massachusetts, couldn’t speak a word. He didn’t know if he ever would again. But in February, Kedian underwent a total larynx replacement after being diagnosed with laryngeal cancer and undergoing years of surgery. “I had an 82-year-old mother …

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Recall of Silk and Great Value plant-based beverages linked to 9 cases of listeriosis in Ontario

Nine confirmed cases of listeriosis have been reported in Ontario as part of an ongoing investigation into recalled herbal refrigerated beverages, according to provincial health officials. On Monday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced a recall of certain Silk and Great Value refrigerated oat and almond beverages that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Ontario’s chief medical officer of …

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Traditional Chinese medicine did nothing for my psoriasis. But it was my mother’s love language

This First Person article was written by Kerry Yang, a first-year medical student in Calgary. For more information about First Person Stories, see the FAQ. When plaques started appearing on my knees in first grade, my mother thought it was because of all the kneeling I did on the carpet while reading. ‘Aiyah! You have to stop kneeling,” she said …

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