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Study of injectable PrEP reports the best efficacy seen yet for any form of PrEP in women

HPTN 084 study finds significantly lower adherence in women taking daily PrEP pills A second study of an injectable HIV drug used to prevent HIV has had its randomised phase stopped early after it became clear that giving women a two-monthly injection of a prevention drug resulted in nearly nine times fewer infections than giving… Read More »

Low carb diet diabetes study

Low-carbohydrate diets are increasingly used to help patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. We sought to provide an overview of the evidence for this treatment approach, considering the epidemiology and pathophysiology of obesity and diabetes in terms of carbohydrate excess. We describe the mechanistic basis for the clinical benefits associated with nutritional ketosis and… Read More »

Coronavirus: ‘Reassuring’ study of children’s ‘tiny’ risk

Parents should be “reassured” Covid-19 has not caused the deaths of any otherwise healthy schoolchildren in the UK, researchers say. Children’s risk of needing hospital treatment for coronavirus is “tiny” and critical care “even tinier”, they say. However, black children, those who are obese and very young babies have a slightly higher risk. The BMJ… Read More »

Sound security practices key to fulfilling telehealth’s promise, study shows

More than 70 percent of respondents polled by cybersecurity firm CynergisTek say they’ll keep using telehealth services, even once the pandemic subsides. But they also say privacy and data security are big concerns – and that  breaches involving virtual care technologies could cause them to stop using telehealth or switch physicians. WHY IT MATTERSAccording to… Read More »