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Weekly Roundup




PHIA data provide a robust picture of country-level HIV epidemics

In a perspective recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, ICAP researchers Drs Jessica Justman, Owen Mugurungi, and Wafaa El-Sadr at the Mailman School of Public Health show how Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) data... May 23rd, 2018


Pharmaceutical perks have significant impact on prescribing rates

A US study shows the significant impact that even a meal or two paid for by a pharmaceutical company can have on opioid prescribing rates, despite a national decline of in these rates. Researchers from Boston Medical Centre's Grayken Centre for... May 23rd, 2018


Acupuncture does not improve life birth rates in IVF patients

A study of over 800 Australian and New Zealand women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF (in vitro fertilisation) cycle has confirmed no significant difference in live birth rates. The findings support recent guidelines from the... May 23rd, 2018


Occupational exposure an important risk factor for COPD

An international team led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation, has provided new evidence about the role of occupational exposures as an important risk factor for... May 23rd, 2018


Disruption of circadian rhythms associated with mood disorders

Circadian rhythms, the natural variations in our behaviour and activity throughout a 24-hour period, are known to affect everything from hormones to eating habits. Now, a study led by the University of Glasgow has found that disrupted circadian... May 23rd, 2018


Task-related cerebral blood flow changes in ME/CFS

Cerebral blood flow in associated with memory, goal-oriented attention, and visual function was differentially associated with recovery from fatigue in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) patients. Myalgic... May 23rd, 2018


Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for UTIs

Ibuprofen, given instead of antibiotics to women with uncomplicated urinary tract infection, (cystitis), leads to longer duration of symptoms and more serious adverse events related to the spread of the primary infection, according to a study by... May 23rd, 2018

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