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1 HOUR AGO - Washington Times

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Experts: Unlikely German sailor fell ill in Rio's water

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Medical experts and scientists said Friday it's unlikely that a German sailor with a bacterial skin infection that's resistant to antibiotics contracted the illness in polluted Olympic waters. Sailor Erik Heil fell ill after competing in a pre-Olympic test event held Aug. 15-22 in Rio's ...

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7 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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HIV prevention drug 100 percent effective, latest study suggests

A study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases showed the controversial daily pill preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prevented HIV infection in all 657 patients who took it for two and a half years.

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13 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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South Africa's Tutu discharged from hospital after treatment

South African anti-apartheid activist and veteran cleric, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has been discharged from hospital where he received an intravenous course of antibiotics over the past two weeks, the foundation that bears his name said on Friday. The 83-year-old, who used the pulpit to preach against apartheid, had been admitted to hospital for the second time in August for treatment ...

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SEP 03, 2015 - UPI

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Study finds pill prevents HIV infection in high risk population

Stephen FellerSAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A large Kaiser Permanente study in San Francisco among people at high risk for HIV found none contracted it while using PrEP drugs to prevent infection.

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SEP 03, 2015 - MSNBC

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Men on Daily Pill Stayed HIV-Free: Insurer

Men who took a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection were completely protected for months and sometimes for years, a big health insurer said.

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