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Data from routine clinical care shows people with HIV have an increased risk of dementia and that it’s diagnosed at a younger age

The risk of dementia in older age is increased by 58% for people living with HIV compared to their HIV-negative peers, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS. The average age at dementia diagnosis was much younger for people with HIV: 67 years compared to 78 years for people without HIV.… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Childhood Asthma

A mother’s psychological distress during pregnancy may increase the risk for asthma in her child, a new study suggests. Researchers had the parents of 4,231 children fill out well-validated questionnaires on psychological stress in the second trimester of pregnancy, and again three years later. The mothers also completed questionnaires at two and six months after… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: The best type of tea to drink to lower your risk of the condition

Analysing questionnaire data from 40,011 people, in a 10-year follow-up study, the researchers identified 918 incidences of type 2 diabetes. From this, the researchers noted how drinking three cups of tea daily could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 40 percent. Thus, the best type of cuppa to reduce your risk of… Read More »

Roche’s new approval Enspryng cuts relapse risk in NMOSD—and provides extended benefits

Squaring off against Alexion and AstraZeneca spinoff Viela Bio with a new treatment in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMSOD), Roche is touting new data analyses for its Enspryng that show a dramatic reduction in the risk of severe relapses, plus benefits of extended treatment.  In an analysis of two previously published Phase 3 studies comprising 178 NMOSD patients, those who received Enspryng saw a 79% lower risk… Read More »