Birthdays can be stressful, especially for seniors, and that stress could lead to heart attack and stroke. Alcohol and feeling down about being another year older could contribute to the increased risk of accidents and suicides among men, according to the authors of the study published in the journal Annals of Epidemiology.
Previous research has found an increased risk of heart-related deaths on Christmas and New Years and pointed to stress as a possible cause, USA Today reported.
Man 'Cured' of HIV May Have Traces of Virus
New data about the only person believed to have been cured of HIV infection has experts wondering if he still has traces of HIV in his body.
Timothy Ray Brown is a 45-year-old American whose HIV appeared to cured after he had two bone marrow transplants in 2007 and 2008 to treat leukemia unrelated to his HIV infection. The donor for his transplants had a rare genetic mutation that makes blood cells immune to HIV, National Public Radio reported.
Last week, researchers who analyzed cells from Brown's blood, lymph nodes, spinal fluid and intestinal tract said they found fragments of HIV genetic material in some of the samples.
However, the fragments don't completely match those of the HIV Brown had before his bone marrow transplants. Scientists say this suggests that the finding is a false reading caused by laboratory contamination, NPR reported.
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