Month: July 2015

Weight Loss Benefits Asthma Patients

Findings from a small investigation indicate that weight loss among obese adults with asthma appears to improve symptom severity, airway hyper-responsiveness, and disease control. It also appears to improve lung function and...

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Injection Drug Use, Hepatitis C, & HIV

A substantial percentage of the excess mortality in HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs) appears to be explained by hepatitis C coinfection, according to international research. Mortality was higher in IDUs than in non-IDUs,...

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Is CD4 Count Monitoring Effective?

Study investigators suggest that annual CD4 cell count monitoring in virally suppressed HIV patients with a CD4 count of 250 cells/μl or greater at baseline appears to be sufficient for clinical management. No significant...

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Contraception Among HIV-Positive Women

Results of a meta-analysis indicate that HIV treatment and contraceptive methods can interact in various clinically meaningful ways. Concomitant use was found to possibly alter contraceptive efficacy and cause drug–drug...

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Trends in Hepatitis A Virus Infection

The incidence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection appears to have declined from 6.0 to 0.4 cases per 100,000 between 1999 and 2011, according to a study. However, researchers found that HAV-related hospitalizations increased...

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Hyperlipidemia & CHD Risks

Cumulative exposure to hyperlipidemia in young adulthood appears to raise the subsequent risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in a dose-dependent fashion, according to findings of a study. Adults with prolonged exposure to even...

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