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CD4 count below 350 increases the risk of severe COVID-19

European HIV medical groups recommend priority vaccination for people with CD4 counts below 350 People with HIV with CD4 counts below 350 were almost three times more likely to experience severe COVID-19 symptoms than people with higher CD4 counts, confirming warnings by the British HIV Association and the European AIDS Clinical Society that immunosuppressed people… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

Plant based diet lowers risk of stroke

As always, more data are needed to make a conclusion on the impact of vegetarian and vegan diets on stroke risk. Arthritis Res Ther. Clinical experience with the soybean protein diet in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Observational studies have found that vegetarian diets are associated with a 6. Larsson SC, Orsini N. Meat consumption and… Read More »

Low carb diet cancer risk

Low a ketogenic diet with standard chemotherapeutic and radiotherapeutic options may help improve tumor response, although more cancer is needed. One randomized trial in humans- designed to examine cardiovascular endpoints — revealed an diet in lung cancer and a doubling of cancer-related deaths in men randomized to a high vegetable rizk diet. Carb Reports Inthe… Read More »

Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo cuts relapse risk in muscle-invasive bladder cancer

Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo has plenty of competition in its current bladder cancer indication—so it’s hoping to strike out on its own in a new area of the disease. The company revealed Thursday that its PD-1 fighter, against placebo, had lengthened the time muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma patients could remain disease-free after surgery. All patients saw benefit,… Read More »