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Who would find a daily pill to prevent HIV “too inconvenient” to bother?

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A lot of new research about PrEP is coming out of the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
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Scientists use virus to grow natural pacemaker from heart muscle

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The virus turns regular heart cells into “pacemaker” heart cells that can replace cells that have been damaged.
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Greeks gone west: A video profile of Greek-Americans

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The US Embassy in Greece teamed up with a Greek paper to interview 23 Greek-Americans, including me. Here’s mine.
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If you want peace in Israel, evict God

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In Israel, what began as a secular idea seems to have been co-opted by religious dogmatism.
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It’s time for my annual medical tourism trip to Europe

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It’s that time again. When I act like I’m from a small village in a developing country and fly to western Europe in order to buy my asthma drugs that are 5x cheaper in France ...
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Parental angst and the Invasion of Gaza

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How nearly losing her 14 y.o. daughter at O’Hare made this mom think about the mothers in Gaza.
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Remote control contraceptives? Yup.

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A new implantable contraceptive for women can last a whopping 16 years, and even has remote control.
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