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What are Medicare and Medicaid?

Date: Dec-04-2018
Medicare and Medicaid are state- and federal-funded health insurance plans that enable people with a low income to access healthcare in the United States. Find out more about what they are, the plans available, and who can access them.

Undetectable viral load: Everything you need to know

Date: Dec-03-2018
A person has an undetectable viral load when there are so few viral copies of HIV in their blood that a blood test cannot detect them. This is good for a person’s overall health and means that they cannot transmit the virus to another person. Learn more about an undetectable viral load and how doctors measure it here.

What are protease inhibitors for HIV?

Date: Dec-03-2018
Protease inhibitors are a class of HIV medication. They block the function of HIV protease enzymes. Taken with other antiretroviral drugs, protease inhibitors help prevent HIV from multiplying. Brand names include Reyataz, Prezista, and Lexiva. Learn about the actions and side effects of protease inhibitors here.

What does my eosinophil count mean?

Date: Dec-03-2018
Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that help the body fight off infections. The test involves a doctor drawing blood. An eosinophil count may be either too high or too low, which may indicate an underlying condition, or it may be in the normal range. Learn more about eosinophil count here.

Type 1 diabetes: Drawing nearer to treatment that generates new insulin cells

Date: Dec-03-2018
Scientists have mapped the signals in the cellular environment that determine whether immature pancreatic cells will produce insulin.

The health risks of being a night owl

Date: Dec-03-2018
In a comprehensive review, researchers have investigated the impact of being a night owl on eating patterns and evaluated associated health risks.

Celiac disease may be treated with cystic fibrosis drugs

Date: Dec-03-2018
New research investigates the similarities between cystic fibrosis and celiac disease, suggesting that drugs for the former may also treat the latter.

Social media photo overkill may boost narcissism

Date: Dec-03-2018
Findings of a recent study suggest that individuals most likely to post photos of themselves on social media may develop higher levels of narcissism.

Surgeons successfully perform full face transplant

Date: Dec-03-2018
With the help of innovative techniques, surgeons at New York University Langone Health have successfully conducted a full face transplant.

Snoring can worsen heart function, especially in women

Date: Dec-02-2018
According to a recent study, snoring increases the chances that a person will experience reduced cardiac function. Women seem to be most at risk.