Increased PrEP Uptake Could Lead to Significant Drop in New HIV CasesDecember 28th 2017
Uptake in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could significantly affect the rate of new HIV diagnoses, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
Study: Reduced Sodium Plus DASH Diet Most Effective for Hypertensive AdultsNovember 14th 2017
Reducing sodium intake while on the DASH diet lowers blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive adults, according to the results of preliminary research at the American Heart Associationâ€™s (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2017.
More Research Needed for Answers to Cannabinoid QuestionsNovember 9th 2017
State and local marijuana laws continue to evolve toward legalization much faster than the scientific community can collect the data to help society weigh the health, safety, and ethical ramifications of these new laws.
Vitamin D Halves Risk of Severe Asthma Attacks in Adults?October 5th 2017
Adults with asthma who take oral vitamin D supplements, in addition to asthma medications, may reduce their risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance by 50%, according to a recently-published study in The Lancet of Respiratory Medicine.
National HIV/AIDS Strategy Goals Could Save 200k LivesOctober 5th 2017
A study recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases indicated that an estimated 200,000 lives could be saved over the next 2 decades if the National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets are achieved.
Can Coffee Drinking Improve Survival in HIV/HCV Patients?September 27th 2017
Daily coffee consumption can reduce risk of all-cause mortality in patients who are co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) by half, according to a recently-published study in the Journal of Hepatology.
2017 Practice Guidelines for Management of Chronic Pain in HIV PatientsSeptember 19th 2017
Health care providers should screen patients with HIV for chronic pain and offer appropriate pain management options, according to guidelines released by the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
Asthma Symptoms Mistaken for RTIs in Kids?September 13th 2017
Asthma symptoms may be mistaken for respiratory tract infections (RTI) in children, and that could mean unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. Pharmacists are in a good position to help their patients sort out asthma flare-ups from RTIs.
Use of ART in HIV-Mixed Status Couples Planning to ConceiveAugust 25th 2017
Prior effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) can profoundly reduce the risk of sexual transmission of the HIV for couples attempting conception, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Asthma and COPD Global Disease Burden PersistsAugust 17th 2017
Although asthma prevalence and death rates have decreased overall, the prevalence of lung conditions worldwide has increased between 1990 and 2015, according to the results of the 2015 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study.
CDC Report Recognizes That More than 100 Million Americans Have Diabetes, PrediabetesJuly 21st 2017
As of 2015, 30.3 million Americans â€“ or 9.4% of the US population â€“ have diabetes and another 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes, according to a recently-released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
HIV-Related Gaps Among Women: Promoting Healthy Sexual Behavior Can Help Minimize these DisparitiesJuly 21st 2017
Interventions that promote healthier sexual behavior among black women and Latinas may help prevent HIV infection; especially interventions that address the broader social and structural contexts that nurture risk environments, according to a study.