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Using racial adjustments for Black people living with HIV decreases the accuracy of kidney function tests

A study of African Americans living with HIV has found that the commonly used method for estimating kidney function is overestimating how well their kidneys are working. Their estimated kidney function was less accurate when race was included in the calculations than when their race was omitted. Results were especially inaccurate when the participants had… Read More »

‘I give my baby bleach baths, people think it’s cruel but it helps his skin’

If there were ever two words you wouldn’t want to hear in the same sentence, it’s baby and bleach. So many horrible thoughts probably just ran through your head, but according to an expert, bathing your baby in bleach could actually be really good for them. In a post on the Instagram account @tinyheartseducation, a… Read More »

Diabetes often underdiagnosed or undertreated in people living with HIV

The rate of missed diagnosis of diabetes among people living with HIV and engaged in HIV care may be significant, according to a French study published in PLOS ONE. The study has also found that rates of undertreated diabetes in this population were surprisingly high. Additionally, participants with diabetes were at elevated risk of cardiovascular… Read More »

Wearables Are Good For Older People, Too — The Latest From Laurie Orlov

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a whole lot of digital transformation for people staying home. For digital natives, that wasn’t such an exogenous shock. For older people who are digital immigrants, they will remember their initial Zoom get-together’s with much-missed family, ordering groceries online in the first ecommerce purchase, and using telemedicine for the first time… Read More »