Tag Archives: SAFE

Your Health Data Isn’t as Safe as You Think – The Wall Street Journal

Illustration: Chiara Vercesi By Katherine Bindley Katherine Bindley The Wall Street Journal Biography @katiebindley katie.bindley@wsj.com Updated Nov. 22, 2019 1:15 pm ET We relinquish all kinds of data to tech companies in exchange for convenience. We hand over our location, our heart rates and even imprints of our eyeballs because we want to order an… Read More »

Dolutegravir-based regimen safe and effective for people taking rifampicin for TB

A study from Botswana published in the October issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes provides important scientific evidence, but not strong enough data for a policy change, on the use of a dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen along with a rifampicin-based anti-tuberculosis (TB) regimen, for people living with HIV and TB coinfection.… Read More »

Is It Safe to Order Your Birth Control Online?

There were 45 visits in which secret shoppers reported contraindications to using the Pill such as a history of blood clots or migraine with aura. In those cases, the companies followed medical guidelines 93% of the time. How does that compare with traditional office visits? It’s a bit tricky to judge, according to Mehrotra. “A… Read More »

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys are safe and work as well as uninfected organs, study finds

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys are safe and work as well as uninfected organs, study finds For years, most transplant centers discarded kidneys infected with hepatitis C over fears the recipients would have lower survival rates Since 2015, there are three times as many centers using infected kidneys thanks to new antiviral treatments   Researchers looked at hepatitis C-infected… Read More »