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Gene study clears 'Patient Zero' as cause of U.S. HIV epidemic 1:25pm EDT

CHICAGO Genes taken from archived blood samples show the U.S. AIDS epidemic started in New York in the early 1970s, definitively debunking the long-held belief that the virus was spread in the early 1980s by a flight attendant who became vilified as "Patient Zero" for seeding the U.S. outbreak.

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Cancer survivors take more psych meds than other people

(Reuters Health) - People who live through a bout with cancer are more likely to use medication for anxiety and depression than those without a history of malignancies, a U.S. study suggests.

5:00pm EDT

Pollution particles damage blood vessels, may lead to heart disease

(Reuters Health) - Tiny pollution particles produced by vehicle engines and industry are known to worsen heart disease and raise the risk of stroke, but a new study suggests they might also be planting the seeds for cardiovascular disease early on.

2:45pm EDT

'Low FODMAP’ diet may ease irritable bowel syndrome

(Reuters Health) – In a randomized trial, people with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) had significant pain and symptom relief on a diet that starves gut bacteria of some of their favorite foods, according to a new study.

12:25pm EDT

Indian cigarette maker ITC criticizes big health warnings on packs

NEW DELHI India's biggest cigarette maker ITC on Wednesday criticized the government's decision to impose bigger health warnings on cigarette packets, saying there was little evidence to link smoking to diseases depicted in those pictures.

9:28am EDT

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