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Zambian study finds no link between HIV status and COVID-19 severity, but risk quadruples for people with severe HIV infection

Having HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe COVID-19 and death amongst patients hospitalised with COVID-19, according to a Zambian study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. However, patients with more severe HIV infection are more likely to develop severe COVID-19 or die of COVID-19 compared to those without complications. “This… Read More »

Inherited Risk of Early-Onset Cancer Higher Among Latino, African American, and Asian/Pacific Islanders

Increased risk of cancer due to a genetic predisposition in first- and second-degree relatives is long-established but has previously only been studied in white or European populations. Now, a new study published in eLife is the first to demonstrate that the inherited risk of early-onset cancer is significantly higher among Latino and African American families… Read More »

Hair Relaxers Won’t Raise Black Women’s Cancer Risk

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Moderate use of hair relaxers doesn’t increase a Black woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. “While there is biologic plausibility that exposure to some components contained in hair relaxers might increase breast cancer risk, the evidence from epidemiologic studies to… Read More »

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 »