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As Baghdad life improves, some still seek refuge in its past

As Baghdad life improves, some still seek refuge in its pastFrom his 13th-floor balcony in central Baghdad, Salam Atta Sabri likes to reminisce about his city’s storied past – the years before Saddam Hussein and the U.S.-led invasion which forever changed it. Raised in Baghdad by a renowned artist father, Sabri left Iraq in the 1990s, when crippling economic sanctions made life unbearable, he said. “Even when I lived in Los Angeles or Amman, my dream to return to Baghdad was always with me,” he said.



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Testosterone therapy improves libido but not vitality in older men

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) – Men over 64 with low levels of testosterone saw modest improvements in libido and sexual activity when treated with a gel that contains the male hormone, according to U.S. researchers. The treatments did not significantly improve vitality or walking distance in people tested for those problems, according to the results in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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NIH: Major study finds earlier HIV treatment improves health

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A major international study says don’t delay in seeking HIV treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was still strong were far less likely to develop AIDS or other serious illnesses than if they waited until blood tests showed their immune system was starting to weaken, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment — and the advice is don't delay.



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AIDS deaths worldwide dropping as access to drugs improves

Volunteers hold hands before assembling the AIDS Memorial Quilt to mark the 25th anniversary of The AIDS Memorial Quilt and the 30 years since the HIV and AIDS epidemic was diagnosed in AmericaLOS ANGELES/GENEVA (Reuters) – Fewer people infected with HIV globally are dying as more of them get access to crucial antiretroviral drugs, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations AIDS program said on Wednesday. The United Nations estimates that about 34 million people are living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. It said in a report released ahead of the International AIDS Society's 2012 annual meeting set for next week in Washington, D.C., that the number of worldwide AIDS-related deaths fell to 1.7 million last year — down from a peak of 2. …



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