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Prevalence of atrial fibrillation in haemodialysis patients higher than previously thought

Prevalence of atrial fibrillation in haemodialysis patients higher than previously thought

Atrial fibrillation, which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is an important risk factor for strokes. [More]
CDC guidelines for PrEP use to prevent HIV transmission do not go far enough, UCLA study suggests

CDC guidelines for PrEP use to prevent HIV transmission do not go far enough, UCLA study suggests

A new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission because current standards could miss some people who should be on it. [More]
Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

There is incontrovertible evidence that some harmful drugs and toxins can affect lifelong health. For example, if women take certain drugs in pregnancy, such as thalidomide, there are well documented effects on lifelong health. These have obvious and dramatic effects on the child... [More]
Anemia protects children against blood-stage malaria in Africa, UNC study finds

Anemia protects children against blood-stage malaria in Africa, UNC study finds

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and causes long-term adverse consequences in children. [More]
First large-scale clinical study of long-acting injectable HIV drug begins

First large-scale clinical study of long-acting injectable HIV drug begins

The first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable drug for HIV prevention began today. [More]
O'Neill Institute, NMAC release first of two reports to help prevent HIV in communities of color

O'Neill Institute, NMAC release first of two reports to help prevent HIV in communities of color

Two HIV policy experts from the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law working in partnership with NMAC have released the first of two reports to help prevent HIV in communities of color. [More]

Study explores men's perceptions of new HIV prevention treatment

The first study to explore United Kingdom men's perceptions of PrEP - a new HIV prevention treatment - has found that their opinions are negatively influenced by social stigma. [More]
New antiretroviral treatments show potential to reduce chances of sexual transmission of HIV virus

New antiretroviral treatments show potential to reduce chances of sexual transmission of HIV virus

More than 2 million people got infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2015, being sexual transmission the main channel of infection. [More]
New European study emphasizes need to enhance standard of haemophilia care in real life

New European study emphasizes need to enhance standard of haemophilia care in real life

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) announces the results from a new European study that assessed the efficacy of haemophilia care in real life. [More]
Genetic susceptibility could help identify breast cancer patients at risk of developing VTE

Genetic susceptibility could help identify breast cancer patients at risk of developing VTE

Genetic testing could help identify breast cancer patients with high risk of experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE), a serious and potentially fatal complication that can occur during cancer treatment. [More]
Neonatal vaccination of mice with bacteria prevents cockroach-induced asthma as adults

Neonatal vaccination of mice with bacteria prevents cockroach-induced asthma as adults

The hygiene hypothesis proposes that a 20th century surge in allergies and asthma is because people are living in increasingly hygienic environments. [More]
Rabies vaccine stored at warmer temperatures can protect against disease, WSU research shows

Rabies vaccine stored at warmer temperatures can protect against disease, WSU research shows

A Washington State University-led research team determined rabies vaccines stored at warmer temperatures still protect against the disease in dogs. [More]
Women report experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention did not negatively affect sexual experience

Women report experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention did not negatively affect sexual experience

Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous wear. [More]
Many gay and bisexual men unaware that PrEP medication may reduce HIV risk

Many gay and bisexual men unaware that PrEP medication may reduce HIV risk

Only four in 10 gay and bisexual men in Baltimore without HIV are aware that pre-exposure prophylaxis medication (PrEP) may significantly reduce their risk of contracting the virus, even those who had recently visited a doctor or been tested for a sexually transmitted disease, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. [More]
UNC secures $18 million NIH funding to form iTech for facilitating HIV research studies

UNC secures $18 million NIH funding to form iTech for facilitating HIV research studies

People under the age of 30 account for the majority, or 40 percent, of new HIV infections in the United States. [More]
Cesarean-section leaves women more vulnerable to VTE than vaginal delivery

Cesarean-section leaves women more vulnerable to VTE than vaginal delivery

Roughly one-third of all births in Europe and North America now occur via cesarean section (CS). Following any birth, women are at an increased risk for a venous thromboembolism (VTE), but it's believed that CS leaves women more vulnerable to VTE, blood clots, than vaginal delivery (VD). [More]
New approach could help tackle behavior change challenges across the globe

New approach could help tackle behavior change challenges across the globe

A new approach to behavior change which has been shown to successfully change hygiene, nutrition and exercise-related behaviors is described in a paper published in Health Psychology Review. [More]
JMU scientists crystallize new inhibitory antibodies targeting sclerostin

JMU scientists crystallize new inhibitory antibodies targeting sclerostin

Osteoporosis particularly affects elderly women: the bone's structure weakens and the risk of suffering fractures rises. [More]
Pre-travel consultation can help international travelers to prepare for trip

Pre-travel consultation can help international travelers to prepare for trip

International tourism exceeds 1.2 billion persons each year, with more than 20 percent of travelers reporting some type of illness. [More]
People with lymphatic filariasis more likely to acquire HIV infection, study shows

People with lymphatic filariasis more likely to acquire HIV infection, study shows

People infected with a parasitic worm called Wuchereria bancrofti in areas where HIV is endemic may be more likely to acquire HIV than people who are not infected with the worm, according to a new study in southwest Tanzania, published in The Lancet. [More]
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