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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 »

People with HIV at higher risk of hospitalisation and death from COVID-19, New York study finds

People with HIV were more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and more likely to die in hospital due to COVID-19 than people without HIV, and people with more advanced HIV disease or unsuppressed viral load were more likely than other people with HIV to be hospitalised, a review of surveillance data in… Read More »

Prenatal Valproic Acid (Depakote) Exposure Increases Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

While we have considerable information regarding the teratogenic risk associated with prenatal exposure to various antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), we have considerably less information on the impact of exposure to AEDs on behavioral outcomes in children.  Several studies have shown that exposure to valproic acid (Depakote) may be associated with increased risk of autistic traits and/or… Read More »

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Enhances Fatality Risk Due to COVID-19

Pennsylvania, October 11: Certain pre-existing medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, hypertension may increase the risk of death due to COVID-19, according to a study. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine say their findings may help public health officials improve patient care and develop interventions that can target these high-risk populations. Also Read | COVID-19 Virus… Read More »

From cancer and Covid to dementia, BAME patients are shamefully more at risk

Britain’s health divide: From cancer and Covid to dementia and childbirth, black and ethnic minority patients are shamefully more at risk. And worst of all? We STILL don’t know why By Lois Rogers and Libby Galvin for the Daily Mail Published: 22:00 BST, 24 August 2020 | Updated: 08:02 BST, 25 August 2020 Moise Roche… Read More »