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October 23, 2013

Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby

A baby born two-and-a-half years ago in Mississippi with HIV is the first case of a so-called "functional cure" of the infection, researchers announced Sunday.
Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain at College

It's common for college students to pack on a few pounds while they're away at school.
Health Tip: When Athletes Smoke

Among the many reasons for kids to stay away from tobacco: it can significantly affect performance if you're an athlete.
Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care

Although traumatic injuries can be even more dangerous for the elderly than for other adults, these patients often do not receive the specialized care they need, according to a new study.
First Windpipe Transplant Holding Up Over Time: Report

Five years ago, researchers performed the first successful transplant of a tissue-engineered airway on a 30-year-old Colombian woman. Today, she's still doing well, according to a new follow-up report on the surgery.
Three-Quarters of U.S. Teens Say They Don't Drink

About three-quarters of American high school students say they don't drink alcohol, a new survey finds.
Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .

The 16-day federal government shutdown earlier this month hindered the ability of U.S. health officials to monitor flu activity around the country.
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

For people who have a lot of weight to lose, weight-loss surgery appears more effective than diet and exercise, a new review suggests.
Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2013

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