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Southern African HIV testing programmes have hit the 90% UNAIDS target for knowledge of status but testing rates are lower in key groups

A study across sub-Saharan Africa has shown a huge improvement in knowledge of HIV status. Eighty four per cent of those living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa were aware of their HIV status in 2020, compared to only 5.7% in 2000. Over half of the population had been tested for HIV at some point by… Read More »

Lower COVID-19 rates seen in U.S. states with higher adherence to mask wearing

A new state-by-state analysis shows a statistical association between high adherence to mask wearing and reduced rates of COVID-19 in the U.S. Charlie Fischer and colleagues at the Boston University School of Public Health in Massachusetts present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on April 14. During the COVID-19 pandemic, different states have… Read More »

Heart-healthy lifestyle linked to lower risk of future cancers

In addition to lowering risk of heart disease, maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle may pay off in lower risk for developing cancer, researchers from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and other centers in the United States and the Netherlands have found. Looking at the potential link between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer among  participants in two… Read More »

How does controlling your diet lower your cholesterol

Changing what foods you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the armada of fats floating through your bloodstream. Eventually, both the fiber and attached bile are excreted in your stool. Cholesterol: Top cpntrolling to improve your numbers Cholesterol-lowering supplements may be helpful Coconut oil: Can it cure hypothyroidism? Ask your doctor to help you… Read More »