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"Safe" Drug Consumption, Youth with HIV, Promising Vaccine Research, and More in the AIDS and HIV News Source

The latest research, features, and experts on HIV and AIDS.

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Stroke Risk Factors for Pregnant Women with Preeclampsia Uncovered

Researchers at Columbia University found that women with preeclampsia have a higher stroke risk during pregnancy and postpartum if they have urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure, or blood disorders.

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Zika Infections Could Be Factor in More Pregnancies

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Zika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and the fetus’s developing nervous system, and suggesting a wider threat in human pregnancies than generally appreciated.

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Preliminary Study Finds BRCA Variation May Work Alongside COMT Variation to Reduce Breast Cancer Incidence

George Washington University researchers, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, find through looking at genetic data sets of presumed cancer-free women who carry BRCA 1/2 variants, the co-occurrence of a rare COMT genetic variant in some women. This research outlines a strategy for looking at large genetic data sets for clues as to why a genetic carrier may never develop the associated diseases.

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Many Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Receive Costly, Inappropriate Testing, Says Fred Hutch Study

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A study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 5 in Chicago shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer often undergo advanced imaging and other tests that provide little if any medical benefit, could have harmful effects and may increase their financial burden.

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Mount Sinai Initiates International Research Collaboration for the Advancement of Maternal-Child Health

Researchers from the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are collaborating with scientists from Brescia, Italy, on a research project for the advancement of maternal-child health.

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University of Kentucky Researchers Help Victims of Violence Manage Chronic Pain with Mobile App for Breathing Techniques

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By providing UK Orofacial Pain Clinic patients with a smartphone application that teaches diaphragmatic breathing, a team from the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women hypothesizes victims of sexual and physical violence will learn to regulate their body’s sympathetic (flight or fight) tone and manage their pain.

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Depression, Natural Disaster, Flood, Pupil Dilation, Binghamton, Tropical Storm Lee, Binghamton University, SUNY Binghamton, State University of New York at Binghamton, Women, Mood Disorders, Mental Health, Psychology, pupillary response, emotional stimuli, Emotions, 2011 flood

New Test Could Help Gauge Depression Risk Following Natural Disasters

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Pupil dilation could identify which individuals are at greatest risk for depression following disaster-related stress, and help lead to targeted interventions, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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New Report: Just One Alcoholic Drink a Day Increases Breast Cancer Risk, Exercise Lowers Risk

Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, finds a major new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).

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Intestinal Fungi Worsen Alcoholic Liver Disease

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Liver cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of mortality worldwide and approximately half of those deaths are due to alcohol abuse. Yet apart from alcohol abstinence, there are no specific treatments to reduce the severity of alcohol-associated liver disease. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) have linked intestinal fungi to increased risk of death for patients with alcohol-related liver disease.







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