Born with HIV, Life at Age 29

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_8f55d05dd4.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- When Lamont Valentin was a kid, no one had to tell him to keep his HIV status quiet. He just knew. "It was something that was a secret, that you couldn't' share," said Valentin. "Even if they didn't tell you, you could feel it." Valentin was born HIV positive in 1984, his mother died six years later and Valentin entered the foster care system. As Valentin grew up, the adults in his life warned him he probably would never live to adulthood.

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Dozens Hospitalized with Mystery Illness in Las Vegas

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_5c1a7f3fe1.jpgiStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) -- A youth football tournament held in Las Vegas has been thrown for a loss with the outbreak of a mysterious illness that has sent dozens of kids and parents to hospitals this weekend. At least 60 players and adults in town for the National Youth Football Championships were afflicted by abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting. "It felt like we were in an outbreak movie," said Annalisa Johnson, a parent of the one of the players.

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Scorpion Venom Is Used to Fight Cancer in 'Tumor Paint'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_465a8507df.jpgUriel Sinai/Getty Images (SEATTLE) -- Seattle researchers have developed a new technology that they say utilizes scorpion venom to help surgeons find and remove dangerous brain cancer cells. The technology, called "tumor paint," was developed by Dr. Jim Olson, a brain cancer specialist at Seattle Children's Hosptial and a professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

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Medical Charity Helps NJ Woman get Knee Replacement Surgery

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_0bb28ee00f.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Susan Murray is getting a new set of knees this holiday, thanks to a charitable organization that pairs up orthopedic surgeons with low-income patients. Murray, a 51-year-old mother of two, has lived with a degenerative joint disease since her early twenties that has gradually robbed her of the ability to do even basic, everyday tasks.

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New Beer Glass Helps Boomers Control Their Drink

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_08673af96b.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A new glass design will make it easier for aging beer drinkers to take no slip sips. Australian professor, researcher, and industrial designer Gianni Renda tapped into this good idea when he entered the Heineken Brewery 60+ Design Challenge that asked participants to design something for the over-60 beer market. The age-friendly glass is curved on top with grooves and channels along the body to help promote a firm grip and capture condensation so the glass is less slippery.

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