Uninfected individuals born to mothers living with HIV at risk of obesity and asthma

Adolescents and young adults who were born to mothers with HIV but remained uninfected themselves still face a greatly heightened risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found. In a study published in Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), the team revealed for the first time that HIV-negative teens and young adults with […]

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Mother was driven to the brink of suicide by contraceptive implant

‘It felt like a knife was being twisted in my stomach’: Mother, 39, claims she was driven to the brink of suicide by contraceptive implant that left her in agony for seven years Alana Nesbitt, 39, from Belfast, was fitted with the Essure sterilisation device  Mrs Nesbitt’s seven year nightmare is now over, after she had a hysterectomy Her life […]

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Millions unaware of common heart attack symptoms

Millions of Americans don’t know any heart attack symptoms or how to best respond to them, according to a new study that said certain socioeconomic groups are particularly at risk. About 805,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and about 15% of them die from it. Because early intervention is so critical, health officials have spent decades trying to […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross Swears by This Anti-Aging Eye Cream for Getting Rid of Dark Circles

Tracee Ellis Ross doesn’t wear foundation—and we wouldn’t either if we had her complexion. Unfortunately, the skincare routine she follows for fresh, glowing skin includes plenty of pricey picks that equate to as much as one month of rent—or even more, depending on where you live. But between slathering her skin in the $283 Biologique Recherche Le Grande Finishing Serum […]

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Lady Gaga Just Shared a Photo of Herself Hooked Up to an IV—Here's Why

Lady Gaga is only human—and that means she, too, is subject to falling ill during cold and flu season. The singer revealed on her Instagram Stories she was forced to cancel the Wednesday night show of her Las Vegas residency, due to coming down with a sinus infection and bronchitis. “I’m so devasted [sic] I can’t perform tonight for so many […]

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Arkansas company recalls 2 million pounds of poultry over metal contamination concerns

CDC: Don’t wash your raw chicken The CDC is issuing a stern warning against washing raw chicken and explains why it is so dangerous. An Arkansas-based company is recalling more than 2 million pounds of poultry over “extraneous materials” concerns. The Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. […]

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Scientists discover a new strain of HIV for the first time since 2000

Scientists find new strain of HIV for the first time since 2000 – and they say the discovery is a step toward ending the pandemic by including it in testing, treatment and potential vaccines Scientists at Abbott Labs have confirmed that a strain of HIV that infected three people in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a new variety of […]

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On the front lines of mental health care, emergency rooms are adapting

Patients seeking mental health care, sitting in emergency rooms for hours as clinical staff conduct physical tests unrelated to their problem. Case managers making scores of phone calls just to find one spot in an in-patient program. This scenario encountered by mental health patients in their local emergency rooms is less than ideal, experts say, and is even more of […]

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Retrospective study suggests ED physicians improving both outcomes and efficiency of care

As policymakers focus on improving health care value, there has been increasing attention to Emergency Department (ED) care, which is often thought to be high cost and of variable quality, according to policymakers and health care leaders. Yet despite rising ED costs and efforts to encourage alternative sources of acute care, such as going to an urgent care clinic or […]

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Measurement of uterine contractions could predict the outcome of in vitro fertilization

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is considered as the gold standard of assisted reproductive technologies. Yet, the failure rate for IVF treatments is still above 70 percent, and the exact causes of failure remain unknown. Federica Sammali, Ph.D. candidate at the department of Electrical Engineering, has developed a system for measuring and characterizing uterine contractions, which are known to influence the […]

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