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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 »

Humana warns of Q4 loss amid increased COVID-19 costs, rebounding utilization

Dive Brief: Humana bested Wall Street expectations as it gained more members during the third quarter, generated higher revenue and beat earnings estimates, according to its quarterly results released Tuesday morning. The payer’s medical utilization continued to trend slightly below pre-COVID levels during the third quarter, though still well above the severe dip in March… Read More »

PCOS Carries Increased Risk for Bipolar Disorder, Risk Reduced with Metformin

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine-related dysfunction in women of reproductive age.  Multiple studies have observed a higher prevalence of psychiatric illness, including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder in women with PCOS  The nature of this association is not fully understood.  Some have hypothesized that the hormonal dysregulation seen in… Read More »

After Stillbirth Women Are at Increased Risk for Significant Psychiatric Illness

In the United States, about one out of every 160 pregnancies ends in stillbirth, defined as a pregnancy loss occurring after 20 weeks’ gestation.  Perinatal loss is a traumatic event for women and their families. While we clearly understand the potential for perinatal loss to cause significant emotional consequences, we have relatively little data on… Read More »

Psoriasis Tied to Increased Cancer Risk

Having psoriasis is associated with an increased risk of cancer, a new review of studies concludes. Researchers, writing in JAMA Dermatology, combined data from 58 studies and found that, over all, compared with people without the condition, psoriasis of any degree of severity was associated with an 18 percent increased risk for cancer, and severe… Read More »

Most nations grappling with increased healthcare cost trends

Dive Brief: The United States is not the only nation whose healthcare systems are under considerable price and inflation pressures, a new global medical trend rate report from Aon concludes. The gross global medical trend price increase will average 8% in 2020 (including general inflation), up from 7.8% this year, researchers found. General inflation will be be… Read More »

Scientists identify genes tied to increased risk of ovarian cancer

Denise Heady A team of researchers from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Genetics, will both help identify women who are at highest risk of developing ovarian… Read More »