Music therapy aids healing of military personnel
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper published in Music Therapy Perspectives examines the importance of music therapy in military healthcare. There has been an increase in music therapy to treat combat-related injuries in recent years. With this growth in the use of the therapy, the researchers involved believe it's important for practitioners to publish more program evaluations and patient outcomes data.
School of Nursing Associate Dean Dr. LaRon E. Nelson participated in a panel during the International AIDS Society COVID-19 Conference, held July 10 –11.
We describe outpatient and inpatient preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic, and present a case series of all known patients with HIV/SARS-CoV-2 coinfection at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, and The Miriam Hospital Infectious Diseases and Immunology Center, in Providence, Rhode Island, US. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The Infectious Diseases and Immunology Center rapidly prepared for outpatient and inpatient care of persons with HIV and SARS-CoV-2. Between 30 March and 20 May 2020, 27 patients with HIV were diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2. Twenty were male, six female and one transgender female; average age was 49...
Shifting age structure suggested, with 2.37 billion>65 years, 1.70 billion
July 15, 2020IntraHealth International joins theFrontline Health Workers Coalition in urging US policymakers to restore the US’s affiliation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and to cease moving forward on terminating the relationship.On July 6, the Trump Administration began the year-long process to officially terminate the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization. This decision threatens global health security and will impede the US and other countries in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and other critical health needs.“We are strongly opposed to this decision,” saysPolly Dunford, ...
[Daily News] ZANZIBAR has the lowest HIV epidemic in sub-Sahara Africa with prevalence rate at below 0.4 per cent, according to Zanzibar Aids Commission (ZAC) data but a rising number of people belonging to the vulnerable group and key population is posing new challenges.
[Daily News] IN efforts to control the spread of HIV/AIDS and STIs, retail shops, including pharmacies have been urged to distribute or sell condoms here.
[Foroyaa] Report by the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has revealed that the global HIV target set for 2020 will not be reached owing to highly unequal progress notably in expanding access to antiretroviral therapy.
[Daily Maverick] There are lessons to be learnt from those who have witnessed not one, but two epidemics: the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the most recent Covid-19 pandemic--but we must harness the power of society.
How significant is the risk of secondary transmission from hepatitis A-infected food handlers to food establishment customers? Is preemptive vaccination of food handlers warranted?Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
Abstract The continuous rising of HIV drug resistance in low- and middle-income countries and its impact on treatment failure is a growing threat for the HIV treatment response. This review aimed to document pre-antiretroviral therapy (ART) CD4 counts, emerging drug resistance, and treatment failure in HIV-infected individuals initiating ART. We performed an online search in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, African Index Medicus, Cochrane library, and The National Institute for Health Clinical Trials Registry of relevant articles published from January 1996 to June 2019. Of 1755 original studies retrieved, 28 were ...