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Black Africans in UK have limited knowledge of PrEP despite ongoing risk

Data from HIV Prevention England and the Terrence Higgins Trust show much lower levels of knowledge about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in people of Black African origin living in England than there is among gay and bisexual men, despite continuing high levels of risk behaviour and a much higher prevalence of HIV than people from… Read More »

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die, a CDC-led research team wrote in a study published Tuesday in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also showed just how unusual it is for children and… Read More »

Bowel cancer: A popular medication can change person’s gut microbiome and increase risk

In a study published in BMJ, antibiotic use being linked to heightened bowel cancer risk was further analysed. The study found that antibiotics have a strong and long-lasting impact on the gut microbiome, altering the balance of helpful and harmful bacteria. The findings suggest a pattern of risk that may be linked to differences in… Read More »

S&P says risk of hospital operator defaults plummet from last year’s highs

Dive Brief: The risk of healthcare facilities defaulting on their debt has dropped significantly from nearly a year ago, according to a new report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The median probability of default for healthcare facilities within the next year was just 0.9% this week. In late April 2020, at the height of uncertainty… Read More »

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 »