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Girl's HIV Drugs Were Halted 8 Years Ago. It's 'Promising'

Researchers point to early treatment that can possibly lead to long-term remission

(Newser) - A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines—more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at... More »

Florida Family's Battle: 3 Kids, 2 With Leukemia

Liam, now 5, was diagnosed days before his little sisters were born in 2013

(Newser) - Three small children two years apart present enough challenges for any parents, but throw leukemia into the mix and you have the truly daunting case of Lacey and Will Smith of Jacksonville, Fla. Just days before identical twins Emma and Ella were born 8 weeks early in 2013, their big... More »

Farrah Fawcett 'Critical' in LA Hospital

Ryan O'Neal at bedside of unconscious actress

(Newser) - Actress Farrah Fawcett is in critical condition in a Los Angeles hospital in her latest battle with cancer, friends tell Radar. The 62-year-old former Charlie's Angel, initially diagnosed in 2006, has undergone chemotherapy as well as recent stem cell treatment in Germany. Long-time love Ryan O'Neal and their son, Redmond,... More »

Star Chicago Chef's Mouth Cancer in Remission

Achatz's sense of taste impaired but returning

(Newser) - Chicago chef Grant Achatz’s oral cancer is in remission, the Chicago Tribune reports. The culinary star endured nearly 6 months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and says he is “happy to say I've had a clean biopsy.” Foodies can now find Achatz back at Alinea, his award-winning... More »

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