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The latest Ebola treatments, from plasma to ZMapp

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Vaccine trials have begun in the US for one vaccine, while doctors are also using plasma from a recent patient.
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A new non-narcotic, non-inflammatory method to treat pain

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A lot of people go to their doctors because of chronic pain. A new discovery may help.
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Could statins help treat Ebola?

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In other Ebola news, American patient Brantly may be discharged soon.
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New program dramatically increases HIV screening and detection

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Instituting this plan caused an impressive increase in the number of patients screened, and detected as HIV+.
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MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) update

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Apparently MERS can be transmitted from camels, and there’s good news about possible treatments.
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Treating HIV without drugs

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New research is looking at treating your own cells to make them HIV-resistant. Dr. Thoma summarizes the findings.
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Poor people are intentionally getting arrested to access mental health treatment

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30% to 50% of inmates in the New York City jail system have a psychiatric diagnosis.
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Good medical news: New pill approved to treat Type II diabetes

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Some good medical news to start the day.
Brain surgery using the ClearPoint system.

HIV’s cousin being used to treat brain cancer

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Dr. Thoma walks us through how a modified form of a virus called Toca 511 is being used to treat brain cancer.
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HIV is being used as a possible cure for cancer

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How researchers at UPenn used a modified HIV virus to send a little girl’s leukemia into remission.
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