Woman dies after ‘acupuncture’ session that used live bees instead of needles
A woman in Spain died after undergoing a supposedly routine “bee acupuncture” treatment and then suffering an allergic reaction that put her in a coma. The alternative medicine procedure is more or less what its name conjures up: Instead of a needle, an acupuncture practitioner injects bee venom into the body at certain points. In some instances, […]Related:Longtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDCTeenage twins needed liver transplants. One of them lived long enough to get his.Former FDA commissioners say right-to-try bills could endanger ‘vulnerable patients’
CONCLUSIONS: In settings with high RRRF and long maternal ART durations, HFS is maximized when mothers breastfeed longer than the previously-recommended 12 months. In settings with low RRRF or short maternal ART durations, shorter breastfeeding durations optimize HFS. If mothers are supported to use ART for longer periods of time, it is possible to reduce transmission risks and gain the benefits of longer breastfeeding durations. PMID: 29667336 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Romanet P, Guy M, Allaert FA Abstract BACKGROUND: of the study: The primary objective of this trial was to demonstrate the effect of wearing a Hearing aid (HA) on improvement of hearing and comprehension in everyday life situations. METHODS: This mono-centre phase IV open-label clinical trial was carried out on men or women 40 years old or more, presenting mild or moderate first-degree presbyacusis. Presbyacusis was diagnosed by performance of pure-tone audiometry in silence. The main criterion was the comparison of the Glasgow Hearing Aid Benefit Profile (GHABP) before wearing HA and after a month of ...
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The article by Pi ña and colleagues (2017) brings much needed attention to the hitherto neglected public health problem of poor adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) among marginalized and vulnerable sexual minorities (men who have sex with men, transgender). The authors rightly recommended the urgent need to develop scalable evidence-based interventions for improving health outcomes in these groups. However, there is a methodological concern with regard to the assessment of adherence in this study, which can be clarified by the author and perhaps addressed in future research.
HIV infection is associated with a significantly increased risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to results from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS).Reuters Health Information