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Number of LGV cases among gay men in England reach new highs and most cases among men who are HIV-negative

Diagnoses of the sexually transmitted infection lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) in England reached record levels in 2019, with almost all cases involving gay and bisexual men. The data is set out in a report published by Public Health England and shows that the number of diagnoses increased steadily from 2017, reaching a peak in the second… Read More »

College towns growing alarmed over outbreaks among students

RALEIGH, N.C. — As waves of schools and businesses around the country are cleared to reopen, college towns are moving toward renewed shutdowns because of too many parties and too many COVID-19 infections among students. With more than 300 students at the University of Missouri testing positive for the coronavirus and an alarming 44% positivity… Read More »

Among Those Disrupted By COVID-19: The Nation’s Newest Doctors

About HealthBent KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, who has covered health care for more than 30 years, offers insight and analysis of policies and politics in her regular HealthBent columns. Send questions to jrovner@kff.org. July 1 is a big day in medical education. It’s traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of… Read More »

Coronavirus Crisis Could Help Trigger Relapse Among Those Fighting Addiction

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 — The social distancing and isolation of the coronavirus pandemic may put people struggling with addiction at risk for relapse, an expert says. Feeling stressed, isolated and scared may drive them back to substance abuse, said Dr. Lawrence Brown Jr., CEO of the nonprofit START Treatment & Recovery Centers, New York’s… Read More »

Marijuana use is rising sharply among seniors over 65, study says, and there are serious risks

The numbers of American seniors over age 65 who now smoke marijuana or use edibles increased two-fold between 2015 and 2018, according to research published Monday in JAMA. California septuagenarian Carol Collin is one of them. About two years ago she began eating a marijuana “gummy” each night before bed to help with sleep. “I… Read More »