Posted 2:00 PM 6/17/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- The younger you are, the less likely you are to realize you are infected with HIV or receive treatment for it, a new study finds.
Early diagnosis, prompt and continued care, and antiretroviral drug therapy are key to lowering the risk of illness and (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/13/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Can women blame men for menopause?
They may have a case, according to new research that suggests it was men's interest in mating with younger females that gave evolutionary rise to menopause by sidelining older women from reproduction.
Posted 2:00 PM 6/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- An antiviral drug may help protect injection drug users from HIV infection, a new study finds.
The study of more than 2,400 injection drug users recruited at 17 drug treatment clinics in Thailand found that daily tablets of tenofovir reduced the risk (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 6/11/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Newer, costlier treatment for rheumatoid arthritis appears no better than an older, less-expensive regimen for people who don't respond to the first-line drug methotrexate, a new study suggests.
"Newer isn't always better," said researcher Dr. Ted (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Hurricane season is here, and pregnant women need to take extra precautions to ensure their health and safety during a storm, an expert says.
Pregnant women who are close to their delivery date and those with high-risk pregnancies need to let their (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Anxiety-related sexual problems occur among young adults with congenital heart disease who have implanted heart defibrillators, a new study finds.
Their anxiety about the possibility of receiving a shock from their implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 6/6/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- It's important to stay as healthy as possible during pregnancy, since your health is directly related to the health of your baby.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions for moms-to-be:
Posted 3:00 PM 6/5/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Group counseling is more effective than individual therapy in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety among victims of sexual violence in war zones, a new study shows.
"Survivors of sexual violence have high rates of (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 6/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors and their partners have an increased long-term risk of anxiety but not depression, researchers have found.
For the new study, investigators analyzed data from 27 publications that reported on a total of 43 comparison studies and found (More)