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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Health News: Major retailers recall celery products because of possible E, coli ♦ Gaming technology may improve X-ray precision ♦ Taking Truvada 'as needed' can prevent HIV-transmission

Major retailers recall celery products because of possible E, coli concerns Costco, Target and Starbucks are some of the many retailers pulling products of the shelves because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Taylor Farms Pacific of Tracy, CA, is recalling certain products which may include celery which could potentially contain the pathogen.
Scientists draw evidence-based blueprint for HIV treatment, prevention For many years, clinicians debated the best time to start antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection, with some worrying that the risks of treatment in terms of drug toxicities could outweigh the benefits of controlling the virus. Scientists argue that the results of three large clinical trials definitively prove that the benefits of starting ART early in infection outweigh any theoretical risk
Gaming technology may improve X-ray precision With the aim of producing high-quality X-rays with minimal radiation exposure, particularly in children, researchers have developed a new approach to imaging patients based on the Xbox gaming system. Using proprietary software developed for the Microsoft Kinect system, researchers have adapted hands-free technology used for the popular Xbox system to aid radiographers when taking X-rays
Taking Truvada 'as needed' can prevent HIV-transmission amongst people at high-risk In a study into the prevention of HIV transmission, people who took the antiretroviral drug Truvada were 86 percent less likely to contract the disease than those who took a placebo.

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