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September 19th, 2018 One in five men and one in six women around the world develop cancer during their lifetime. The Guardian reports that this is according to the latest figures from the from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which found that one...

WEEKLY ROUNDUP

Tips on medication adherence in HIV/AIDS

Infectious Disease Advisor has tips on improving medication adherence in HIV patients. Patients with HIV are living longer thanks to advances in... September 19th, 2018

CARDIOVASCULAR

Lifestyle changes help reduce hypertension risk

Men and women with high blood pressure significantly reduced the need for anti-hypertensive medications within 16 weeks after making diet and exercise changes, according to a small study presented at the American Heart Association's Joint... September 19th, 2018

Dangerously high BP spikes more prevalent in black adults

Black US adults experience a hypertensive crisis, at a rate that is five times the national average, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions, an annual conference focused on... September 19th, 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Sooty air pollution particles reaching the placenta

Previous research has indicated links between pregnant mothers’ exposure to air pollution and premature birth, low birth weight, infant mortality and childhood respiratory problems. Now a study, presented at the European Respiratory Society... September 19th, 2018

HIV/AIDS

Symptom screen less likely to detect active TB in people on ART

The four-symptom screen for active tuberculosis (TB) that is recommended for all people living with HIV in lower-income settings is less likely to detect active TB in people taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and may be improved by the additional... September 19th, 2018

Innovative delivery implant for long-term PrEP administration

A nanochannel delivery implant (NDI) can deliver pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) antiretroviral (ARV) drugs subcutaneously, according to study results. PrEP with ARVs can prevent HIV transmission effectively; however, issues with poor adherence,... September 19th, 2018

NEUROLOGY

Day-time sleepiness linked to Alzheimer's risk

Data from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Ageing, started in 1958, shows that adults who report being very sleepy during the day were nearly three times more likely than those who didn’t, to years later have brain deposits of beta amyloid, a... September 19th, 2018

ONCOLOGY

Breast cancer screening does not reduce mortality

Fewer and fewer women die from breast cancer in recent years but, surprisingly, the decline is just as large in the age groups that are not screened. The decline is therefore due to better treatment and not screening for breast cancer. This is... September 19th, 2018

PUBLIC HEALTH

Almost 40% of South Africans dangerously inactive — WHO study

A quarter of the world’s adults are doing too little exercise, putting them at risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers – and there has been no improvement over the past 15 years. Health-e News reports that... September 19th, 2018

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