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Study highlights need to improve quality of cardiovascular care for HIV-positive adults

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
People with both HIV and risk factors for heart disease and stroke were less likely to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and aspirin than patients without HIV. The researchers believe this to be the first national study comparing statin use in patients with and without HIV and the first extensive analysis using U.S. data.

Leishmania adaptation to environmental changes results from frequent chromosomal amplifications

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Leishmaniasis is an important human and veterinary disease caused by Leishmania parasites that affect 12 million people in over 98 endemic countries. The disease is now emerging in Europe due to climate change and massive population displacement.

Woman's sore throat was 3cm fish bone carotid artery

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
A 71-year old woman from North Carolina checked into hospital with a sore throat, but doctors discovered that her fish dinner from eight days before had almost killed her

Smell the 'roses' of thankfulness

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
A fun family tradition can increase awareness of things you and your kids appreciate: friends, family, teachers, activities, even possessions.

NFL teams turning to mindfulness

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
As football coaches keep players ready through the season, they work to perfect tackles, improve running games and make sure everyone knows all the plays by heart.

Parks and Wildlife firefighters still without specific cancer compensation laws

ABC Australia - 23/11/2017
There are calls to expand cancer compensation laws to include professional firefighters and crews working for Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service and forestry authorities.

What one defector's parasites tell us about North Korea

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
Parasitic worms and a chronic liver infection identified in a North Korean soldier who dramatically defected are providing clues into health conditions inside the secretive rogue state, experts said Wednesday.

To better target HIV prevention, identify people whose social contacts have high viral loads

National Aids Manual (UK) - 23/11/2017
Rather than relying on assessment of an individual’s sexual behaviour or of ‘community viral load’, targeting of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other prevention interventions could in part be based on the proportion of a person’s social contacts who have unsuppressed HIV. There is a correlation between young gay men having HIV and their ‘network

Smoggy Air May Spawn Weaker Sperm

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Smoggy Air May Spawn Weaker SpermCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Health Tip: Travel Safely With a Child

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Health Tip: Travel Safely With a ChildCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Health Tip: Identify Risk Factors for Anorexia

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Health Tip: Identify Risk Factors for AnorexiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Spread Joy, Not Foodborne Illness, for Thanksgiving

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Spread Joy, Not Foodborne Illness, for ThanksgivingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Prep, Patience Help Keep the Family Peace at Thanksgiving

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Prep, Patience Help Keep the Family Peace at ThanksgivingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Opioid Crisis Hitting Boomers, Millennials Hardest

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Opioid Crisis Hitting Boomers, Millennials HardestCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Parasite May Threaten Lives of Hundreds of Vietnam War Veterans

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Parasite May Threaten Lives of Hundreds of Vietnam War VeteransCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

An Exercise Game Plan for Boomers

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: An Exercise Game Plan for BoomersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Sunrise, Sunset: Ancient Rhythms Still Dictate Human Life

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Sunrise, Sunset: Ancient Rhythms Still Dictate Human LifeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Report: Industry Hid Decades-Old Study Showing Sugar's Unhealthy Effects

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Report: Industry Hid Decades-Old Study Showing Sugar's Unhealthy EffectsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Saliva Test Could Diagnose Concussion: Study

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Saliva Test Could Diagnose Concussion: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM