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14. Delegates Killed in Plane Crash Going to International AIDS Conference

The 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne got off to a somber start in July after several HIV researchers and advocates en route to the meeting were killed on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, which crashed after being hit by a missile near the Russia-Ukraine border.


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ICAAC 2012: Cobicistat-boosted Elvitegravir Does Not Interact with Methadone

The new HIV integrase inhibitor elvitegravir, boosted with cobicistat, does not cause clinically important changes in levels of methadone or buprenorphine used to manage opiate addiction, researchers reported at the recent 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2012) in San Francisco.alt

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Daily Dark Chocolate May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Daily consumption of dark chocolate could significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks, and would be cost-effective with a price tag of about $40 per person per year, according to estimates from a mathematical model reported in the May 31, 2012, British Medical Journal. The researchers stressed, however, that these benefits depend on good adherence.alt

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ICAAC 2012: Are Statins Beneficial for Patients with Candida Fungal Infections?

Use of statin drugs to manage elevated cholesterol in people at risk for cardiovascular disease may also reduce short-term mortality among people with Candida fungal infections, perhaps due to their immunomodulatory properties,according to a study presented at the 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2012) this week in San Francisco.alt

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Coffee Consumption Linked to Lower Risk of Death in Large Study

Drinking up to 6 cups of coffee per day was associated with significantly reduced risk of death over 13 years, according to a large prospective analysis of people in the 50-70 year age range, published in the May 17, 2012, New England Journal of Medicine.alt

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