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Does HIV increase cancer risk?

Date: Dec-04-2018
HIV can weaken a person’s immune system, which can increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Such cancers include Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical, lung, anal, and oral cancer. However, effective treatment can significantly reduce the risk of developing these cancers. Learn more here.

What to know about multiple sclerosis and mood swings

Date: Dec-04-2018
Multiple sclerosis affects the nerves in the body and may also affect mood. Learn more about the causes of multiple sclerosis mood swings, and the best treatment options, here.

How to recognize the symptoms of diabetes

Date: Dec-04-2018
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes can cause many of the same symptoms, some of which may be difficult to recognize. Being aware of the signs and symptoms can allow people with either type to seek treatment sooner and avoid severe health complications. Learn what signs and symptoms to look out for here.

Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention?

Date: Dec-04-2018
A modeling study that assessed the harms and benefits of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease suggests that doctors may overprescribe them.

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

Date: Dec-04-2018
Researchers have discovered a new drug combination that may be able to boost cancer treatment while also preventing tumors from becoming therapy-resistant.

These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease

Date: Dec-04-2018
A new study finds that essential oils from garlic cloves, myrrh trees, thyme leaves, and several other herbs can kill forms of Lyme disease bacteria.

What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?

Date: Dec-04-2018
A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain occurs when there is a tear in the ligaments on the outside of the knee. Causes include sports injuries and accidents. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and weakness. Treatment involves rest, medications, and possibly physical therapy. Learn more about LCL sprains here.

HIV and AIDS: A timeline and history

Date: Dec-04-2018
In this article, learn about how HIV and AIDS came to affect humans and how researchers discovered the virus. We also cover how the public response and treatment have evolved over several decades.

Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment

Date: Dec-04-2018
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia.

Insomnia: Light pollution and sleeping pill use may be linked

Date: Dec-04-2018
New research examines the use of hypnotic drugs in seniors and finds a connection between nighttime exposure to artificial outdoor light and insomnia.