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Circumcision Does Cut HIV Risk in Africa

On July 21, 2014, The Daily Beast reported new research which suggests that the notion that increase circumcision in males could possibly encourage sexual risk practices is flawed. Though studies have shown reduction of contracting HIV by as much as 60 percent, there was a sense of fear by some that it could possibly give the wrong […]

MAPS Minutes Spring 2014 Edition has been published!!!

MAPS Minutes Spring 2014 Edition has been published!!!

Click here to find the MAPS Minutes “Spring Edition” April 2014 Issue   Dear MAPS Family, It is hard to believe that the academic year has come to a close in the 50th administration of the Student National Medical Association with the theme, “50 Years, One Mission Diversifying the Face of Medicine.” The MAPS & […]

2013-2014 LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!!!

2013-2014 LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!!!

Dear LMSA and SNMA, Since 2007, the LMSA has produced an incredibly informative residency guide and distributed it to its members at the LMSA national conference. This guide has evolved throughout the years but has always maintained the goal of furthering the success of all medical school students with particular focus on the challenges Latino […]

Winter 2013-14 JSNMA is here!!! -  Humanism in Medicine edition

Winter 2013-14 JSNMA is here!!! – Humanism in Medicine edition

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year! There is much to celebrate and reflect on for this season: being thankful, being generous, celebrating family traditions, and embracing the new year. This season is also an opportunity to reflect on what it means to have humanism in medicine. William Osler stated: “Let us know what kinds of people have a […]

Bird flu vaccine developed by Chinese researchers

Bird flu vaccine developed by Chinese researchers

Chinese researchers have developed a vaccine for a deadly strain of the bird flu virus in anticipation of a potential epidemic in the coming winter months, state news agency Xinhua reported Saturday. Shu Yuelong, director of the Chinese National Influenza Center, said that a vaccine passed tests on ferrets and has been approved for human […]

HIV cure dealt a setback

HIV cure dealt a setback

The search-and-destroy mission against the HIV virus just got much more complicated. New research suggests that HIV’s genetic program is far more abundant in certain dormant T-cells of infected patients and is potentially more capable of unleashing its deadly instructions than previously thought. The reservoir of human immune cells hosting that code, or provirus, could […]

Rising drug resistance threatens global progress against TB

Rising drug resistance threatens global progress against TB

The number of people infected with tuberculosis (TB) or dying from it fell in 2012, but global progress on controlling the contagious lung disease is at risk from growing drug resistance. In its annual TB report, the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) said the world is on track to meet U.N. goals for 2015 of […]

Fight to cure HIV gets tougher as study sheds light on hidden virus

Fight to cure HIV gets tougher as study sheds light on hidden virus

Just as some scientists were becoming more hopeful about finding a way to overcome HIV’s ability to resist, evade, and otherwise survive efforts to rid it from the body, another hurdle has emerged, new research from Johns Hopkins shows. In a cover-story report published in the journal Cell, Johns Hopkins infectious disease experts say the amount of potentially […]

Malaria vaccine could be approved by 2015 after successful trials

Malaria vaccine could be approved by 2015 after successful trials

Late-stage clinical trials of what could become the world’s first anti-malaria vaccine successfully protected a significant percentage of infants and young children in sub-Saharan Africa from contracting malaria up to 18 months after vaccination, leading drug company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to announce on Tuesday that it will apply for regulatory approval of the vaccine next year. […]

Haitians sue UN over cholera epidemic

Haitians sue UN over cholera epidemic

Human rights lawyers representing Haitian victims of a cholera epidemic filed suit in New York on Wednesday against the United Nations, accusing it of having introduced the disease to Haiti, where it has killed more than 8,300 people and sickened more than 700,000 since October 2010. The decision to file the class action lawsuit followed the U.N. decision […]