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Higher Levels of These Antioxidants Linked to Lower Dementia

A study supported by the National Institute on Aging and published in the journal Neurology demonstrates that people who have higher levels of specific antioxidants in their blood could reduce their potential risk of developing dementia.1,2 Antioxidants are substances that help protect the body against cell damage from free radicals. The body produces free radicals… Read More »

People with HIV with suppressed viral load and higher CD4 counts unlikely to need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Multiple chronic conditions, older age or the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine might increase the need for a third dose People with HIV with well-controlled viral load on antiretroviral treatment have similar levels of antibodies to HIV-negative people after two doses of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and in most cases will not need a third dose, Canadian researchers report.… Read More »

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die, a CDC-led research team wrote in a study published Tuesday in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also showed just how unusual it is for children and… Read More »

Higher Rates of Depression and Anxiety in Mothers Caring for Children at Home During the Pandemic

There have been multiple studies over last year showing increased anxiety and depression in certain populations as a result of the COVID pandemic.  It is clear that some members of the population may be more susceptible to psychological distress than others.  From our clinical vantagepoint, it is clear that the parents of young children have… Read More »

People with HIV at higher risk of hospitalisation and death from COVID-19, New York study finds

People with HIV were more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and more likely to die in hospital due to COVID-19 than people without HIV, and people with more advanced HIV disease or unsuppressed viral load were more likely than other people with HIV to be hospitalised, a review of surveillance data in… Read More »