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Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel Fear
September 4, 1985 at 12:00 AM EDT
5020323785Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel FearBy 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.1985-09-04 18:00:00disabled1967244047true144726The number of hungry seniors has doubled since 2001Nearly one in six senior citizens face the threat of hunger in the United States. Charity and food stamps reach some of these vulnerable Americans, but limited resources and isolation mean many are struggling without receiving help. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports.2015-05-22 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DSC_7649-2-320x196.jpg2365496095NooLQbYrTCA143686Retraining the body to lift a food allergy life sentenceExposing infants to certain foods early on could prevent them from developing life-threatening allergies, but what about about those who are already allergic? Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on promising new research that may help some diminish dangerous reactions.2015-05-11 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/peanuts-320x196.jpg2365487084IsYndMr1BTI143663How Ebola can hide in the bodies of survivorsLiberia was declared Ebola-free this weekend, marking a major milestone in the fight against the epidemic in West Africa, where it killed more than 10,000. But for survivors, the disease can still wreak serious after-effects. Judy Woodruff learns more about those health complications from Ebola patient Dr. Ian Crozier, who nearly went blind from the virus after making a narrow escape from death.2015-05-11 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/LIFE-AFTER-EBOLA-mon-ebola-virus-image-320x196.jpg2365487036t87Y2kpm27A
By 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.
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