UK Patient ‘Free’ Of HIV After Stem Cell Treatment

A UK patient’s HIV has become “undetectable” following a stem cell transplant – in only the second case of its kind, doctors report in Nature. The London patient, who was being treated for cancer, has now been in remission from HIV for 18 months and…

Cannabis Use In Teens Linked To Depression

Parents should not be complacent about the risks of teenagers using cannabis, experts are warning. UK and Canada researchers said they had found “robust” evidence showing using the drug in adolescence increased the risk of developing depression in adulthood by 37%. They said the findings…

Woman Given Erectile Dysfunction Cream For Dry Eye

A woman has suffered chemical injuries after she was mistakenly prescribed erectile dysfunction cream for a dry eye condition. The woman, from Glasgow, had to be treated at A&E after she was given Vitaros cream instead of the eye lubricant VitA-POS. Her experience is detailed…

Fermented Dairy Products Could Cut Heart Disease Risk

Eating fermented dairy products could protect against heart disease, a study has suggested. But consuming a lot of regular dairy products was linked to a heightened chance of developing a cardiovascular condition. Emerging evidence suggests fermented foods have the power to prevent heart disease, but the results…