Researchers studying a young Mississippi girl who was infected by HIV say she definitely had the virus and shows no sign of the disease today. The case was reported earlier this year, but some doctors were skeptical, saying the baby may have showed a false positive. But a paper released this week puts their doubts to rest, saying the mother got no prenatal treatment that would have prevented the virus from being passed on to her child. Doctors are still calling it remission instead of a cure because they're not sure how much time is needed to declare someone free of HIV, which was long feared to be permament.
More good news in the fight against balding. A new regeneration method uses the patient's own cells to grow new hair instead of redistributing it from one part of the head to another. Researchers say this method could help women, and men in the early stages of balding, with their hair loss. They say those patients don't benefit much from existing hair-loss medications, which slow the rate of hair loss but don't usually cause a lot of new hair growth.
And how would you feel about spray-on clothing? A British fashion designer says he thinks a suit -- in a can -- could be the way of the future. Short fibers are bound together with polymers that deliver a fabric in liquid form. Once this material is sprayed onto a surface, it dries almost instantly and forms into a non-woven material. It supposedly feels cool when it's first sprayed on but warms up to body temperature within seconds. And it could later be peeled off.
Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:34:35 GMT
It looks like our region escaped any major flooding resulting from Tuesday's heavy rains. There were localized areas of high water and damage, like a road washout on Mud Hollow Road in Kirby. Water remainsMore >>
It looks like our region escaped any major flooding resulting from Tuesday's heavy rains.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:58:11 GMT
Teamwork between a Montgomery farmer and a corporal with the Franklin Country sheriff's department may have saved a life when they pulled off a daring rescue. A woman became trapped in her truck tryingMore >>
A Montgomery farmer and a sheriff's deputy joined forces for a daring rescue to help a woman who got trapped in her truck by rising floodwaters.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:02:05 GMT
The floods forced Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency in New York. The governor made the declaration Tuesday night. It covers six counties in northeastern of New York, including two inMore >>
The floods forced Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency in New York.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:08:35 GMT
If you thought the weather Tuesday really stunk, you weren't alone. Apparently all the rain and the rushing rivers were too much for even a beaver. WCAX Producer Diane Landry caught video Tuesday in MiltonMore >>
Apparently all the rain and the rushing rivers in our region Tuesday were too much for even a beaver.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:09:50 GMT
If you think this spring has been filled with strange weather-- cold, then hot, then flooding, then snow-- well, we have a reminder that fluctuating weather is not all that unusual in Vermont. SheldonMore >>
If you think this spring has been filled with strange weather-- cold, then hot, then flooding, then snow-- well, we have a reminder that fluctuating weather is not all that unusual in Vermont.More >>