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Middle-aged people with HIV and no hepatitis co-infection have a twofold increase in the risk of liver fibrosis

Having HIV almost doubles the risk of liver fibrosis, according to European research published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Investigators in Denmark and the Netherlands compared rates of liver fibrosis between people living with HIV and people without HIV. Importantly, none of the participants had hepatitis B virus (HBV) or… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

Can asthma increase your heart rate

An asthma attack is a dangerous exacerbation of asthma. You or your child may be given a bronchodilator a drug which makes your airways wider, and may then be given a peak expiratory flow test or spirometry tests again. This review of five human studies on the Mediterranean diet examines its effects on weight loss,… Read More »