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Same-day ART initiation linked to increased risk of negative outcomes

Same-day initiation of antiretroviral therapy after diagnosis has some negative effects, including more patients lost to follow-up, according to a study conducted in Eswatini. The World Health Organization’s Treat-All policy recommends lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV at the time of diagnosis, irrespective of immunological criteria. Newly diagnosed individuals are generally… Read More »

Systemic Racism Increases the Risk of Psychosis Among Minorities

New findings published by the American Journal of Psychiatry reveal that Black Americans face a greater risk of psychosis as a result of risk factors that stem from racial discrimination and social disadvantage, reports the American Psychiatric Association. Psychosis is a condition that occurs when the brain processes information in a way that causes someone… Read More »

Study links hydraulic fracking with increased risk of heart attack hospitalization, death

The Marcellus Formation straddles the New York State and Pennsylvania border, a region that shares similar geography and population demographics. However, on one side of the state line unconventional natural gas development — or fracking — is banned, while on the other side it represents a multi-billion dollar industry. New research takes advantage of this… Read More »

AHA News: Salt Sensitivity May Increase Risk of High Blood Pressure

MONDAY, April 26, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — People who are salt-sensitive may have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study that points to the need for better genetic testing for sodium sensitivity. Scientists already knew high salt sensitivity is more common among people with high blood pressure, which… Read More »

People with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies may have low risk of future infection, study finds

People who have had evidence of a prior infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, appear to be well protected against being reinfected with the virus, at least for a few months, according to a newly published study from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This finding may explain why reinfection appears to be relatively… Read More »