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Hepatitis C testing in gay and bisexual men with HIV below target, US study finds

The findings are published in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Hepatitis C can be cured by a short course of direct-acting antiviral treatment and the World Health Organization has set targets for testing and treatment coverage by 2030 with the aim of eliminating hepatitis C. Left undiagnosed and untreated, hepatitis C may eventually lead… Read More »

Bacterial STI rates rose in the year before starting PrEP, but not during PrEP, Australian study finds

A study of gay and bisexual male participants in the first large implementation study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Australia has found that although rates of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were high, they did not increase in the two years after starting PrEP. In contrast, they increased significantly in the year before men… Read More »

Landmark Study Finds Masks Are Ineffective

The first randomized controlled trial1,2 to assess the effectiveness of surgical face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection specifically — which journals initially refused to publish — is finally seeing the light of day. The so-called “Danmask-19 Trial,” published November 18, 2020, in the Annals of Internal Medicine,3 included 3,030 individuals assigned to wear a surgical face… Read More »

Fewer than 10% of Americans show signs of past coronavirus infection, study finds

Jacqueline Dunlap places whole blood samples into a centrifuge to separate plasma for antibody testing at the Bloodworks Northwest Laboratory during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Renton, Washington, September 9, 2020. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans showed signs of a prior coronavirus infection as of late July, suggesting that… Read More »

Fleece neck gaiters and bandanas are least effective at stopping COVID-19 droplets, study finds

Article content continued A laser beam is expanded vertically by a cylindrical lens and shined through slits in the enclosure. The camera is located at the back of the box, a hole for the speaker in the front. The inset shows scattering for water particles from a spray bottle with the front of the box… Read More »

Study finds owning a puppy helps kids stay out of trouble

A new study has found that puppies can help children stay away from bad behaviour. The study, carried out by the University of Western Australia, shows that puppies can have beneficial effects on children’s social skills and help keep them out of trouble. UWA looked at the emotional wellbeing of over 1,600 children between the… Read More »

‘Gold Standard’ Clinical Trial Finds Hydroxychloroquine Won’t Prevent COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 — Hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted and reportedly used by President Donald Trump as a preventative for COVID-19, appears not to have lived up to its hype, a new study shows. Unlike some prior studies, this new trial was a “gold standard” prospective, randomized clinical trial. It found that hydroxychloroquine could… Read More »

First map of tumour microbiomes finds bacteria live in many cancers

By Alice Klein More than 60 per cent of pancreatic tumours tested positive for bacterial DNAANNE WESTON, FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The first comprehensive survey of the microorganisms that live inside tumours has found that bacteria reside in those from many different cancer types, but it is unclear whether they contribute to… Read More »