Mark L. Fuerst is a freelance health and medical writer for ConsultantLive, Rheumatology Network, Psychiatric Times, and other UBM publications. He writes about rheumatology, psychiatry, neurology, endocrinology, oncology, and men’s health.
HIV and Quality of Life
Turns out, older age may have its advantages when it comes to coping with HIV infection.
Prenatal Fish Oil May Trim Asthma Risks in Children
Risk may be reduced by about one-third in the children of pregnant women who take these supplements.
Obesity Balloons With Childhood Asthma
Asthma medications reduced obesity risk. Which type of medication surprised the researchers.
Online Calculator Personalizes PrEP Initiation
A new Web-based algorithm uses more refined criteria to better identify PrEP candidates at highest risk for HIV infection.
Older Adults and HIV: Don't Underestimate Risk
One in 6 new HIV diagnoses occurs in people over age 50. Are you routinely asking your older patients about their sexual history?
Mannitol Test for Asthma Presents Challenges
The test should not be used alone to screen for asthma in asymptomatic young persons outside of the clinic.
Insomnia Common with Asthma
The combination results in worse asthma control and a variety of health and quality of life issues.
Direct-acting Antivirals Treat HIV/HCV Coinfection in Real-world Study
Twelve-week viral eradication rates were high in patients coinfected with HCV and HIV, particularly in those without advanced cirrhosis.
Advanced Cirrhosis Patients Respond to DAAs in Real-world Study
High sustained virologic response rates were seen among patients with decompensated cirrhosis in European compassionate care cohort.
Young Urban Asthma Patients Exhibit Unique Features
Severe asthma symptoms but low allergy and inflammation levels may mean poor response to guideline-based therapy.
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