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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 »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: ‘It’s getting harder to tell the 2 types of diabetes apart’

As a rule of thumb, type 1 ­diabetes is defined as needing insulin and first appears in childhood or teen age. Type 2, on the other hand, tends to appear in later life, usually middle age, mostly doesn’t require ­insulin and is largely triggered by ­excessive weight. Lifestyle changes can often curb it, so clearly… Read More »

It’s now or never: Visual events have 100 milliseconds to hit brain target or go unnoticed

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have defined a crucial window of time that mice need to key in on visual events. As the brain processes visual information, an evolutionarily conserved region known as the superior colliculus notifies other regions of the brain that an event has occurred. Inhibiting this brain region during a… Read More »

It’s likely there are more coronavirus cases in the United States than the numbers show

“We don’t care if you’ve traveled to us from China or from Queens, we’re going to put a mask on you,” said Dr. Michael Phillips, an infectious disease specialist at NYU. The New York University doctors and other experts are convinced there could be more novel coronavirus cases in the United States than have been… Read More »

Pool Dangers and Drowning Prevention — When It’s Not Swimming Time

Swimming pools can have a powerful pull on little children―even when it’s not swimming time. Those glistening turquoise-blue ripples may look especially inviting to an active toddler or an overly confident preschooler.  Kids can slip away from the watchful eyes of adults in seconds. It happens every day. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends… Read More »