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What is an HIV viral load?

Hematology - Παρ, 11/30/2018 - 02:00
Viral load is the amount of HIV per milliliter of blood. Antiretroviral therapy aims to reduce a person’s viral load to undetectable levels, where the virus is no longer transmittable. Here, we discuss what viral load and CD4 levels mean for a person living with HIV.
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What to know about a fever and HIV

Hematology - Πέμ, 11/29/2018 - 22:00
A fever may be one of the initial symptoms of an acute HIV infection soon after exposure to the virus. In this article, learn about an HIV fever and other early symptoms.
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HIV and AIDS: Transmission myths and facts

Hematology - Τετ, 11/28/2018 - 23:00
There are many myths about HIV and AIDS, including some about transmission. Developments in treatment mean that a person’s risk of contracting or transmitting HIV is significantly reduced. It is also vital to note that people cannot transmit AIDS, which develops from untreated HIV. Learn more.
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What are the symptoms of low sodium levels?

Hematology - Τετ, 11/28/2018 - 22:00
Low sodium in the blood can cause confusion, lethargy, and nausea. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about low sodium levels, risk factors, prevention and treatment here.
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New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

Cancer - Τετ, 11/28/2018 - 19:00
Scientists have found that making the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy more aggressive results in them being vulnerable to anti-inflammatories.
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End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

Cancer - Τετ, 11/28/2018 - 15:00
The end-of-life symptoms associated with metastatic breast cancer depend on where a person’s cancer has spread to, and they can include both physical and mental issues. Treatment focuses on improving quality of life and caring for the individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Learn more here.
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ADHD: First genetic risk locations uncovered

Genetics - Τετ, 11/28/2018 - 13:00
The largest genetic study of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder finds 12 genomic segments that raise the risk of developing the condition.
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What are the symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis?

Genetics - Τρί, 11/27/2018 - 16:00
Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when the immune system attacks the liver. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, a loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Learn more here.
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Second trimester pains: What to expect

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Δευ, 11/26/2018 - 22:00
While many women experience less morning sickness during the second semester, a variety of pains may arise. These can include round ligament pains, Braxton-Hicks contractions, symphysis pubis dysfunction, and back and leg pain. Here, learn about the causes and how to find relief.
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'DNA origami' tackles multidrug-resistant cancer cells

Cancer - Δευ, 11/26/2018 - 19:00
Scientists have developed a 'DNA nanoplatform' that carries anticancer drugs to targeted cancer cells and also prevents the cells from expelling the drug.
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'DNA origami' tackles multidrug-resistant cancer cells

Genetics - Δευ, 11/26/2018 - 19:00
Scientists have developed a 'DNA nanoplatform' that carries anticancer drugs to targeted cancer cells and also prevents the cells from expelling the drug.
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What you need to know about breast cancer

Cancer - Δευ, 11/26/2018 - 18:00
Breast cancer survival rates are rising as screening and treatment improve. But breast cancer is still the most invasive cancer in women. Find out who might have a greater risk, what symptoms to look out for, and the treatment options a person might face. Plus, learn about the types of breast cancer and the stages.
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Ovarian cancer statistics

Cancer - Δευ, 11/26/2018 - 17:00
Knowing the statistics on ovarian cancer can help a person better understand the condition. However, it is important to remember that everyone has a different experience with cancer.
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Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging?

Cancer - Δευ, 11/26/2018 - 10:00
A new study finds connections between key markers of biological aging and signs of cognitive decline years after the completion of breast cancer treatment.
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Rainforest vine compound kills resilient cancer cells

Cancer - Παρ, 11/23/2018 - 18:00
New research finds that a compound extracted from vines in the Congolese rainforest can kill cancer cells where other substances have failed.
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Could a type of sugar halt cancer's march?

Cancer - Παρ, 11/23/2018 - 17:00
A recent study concludes that supplementation with a type of sugar interrupts cancer cells’ metabolism. This simple intervention could help fight cancer.
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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

Cancer - Παρ, 11/23/2018 - 13:00
Ovarian cancer is rarely detected in its early stages, which makes treatment less effective. A new blood test, however, may become a game-changer.
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Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread

Cancer - Πέμ, 11/22/2018 - 19:00
Using tumor-like microenvironments, scientists stopped cancer cells from spreading, even after the cells had switched to a different way of moving.
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Could managing cholesterol prevent Alzheimer's?

Genetics - Πέμ, 11/22/2018 - 10:00
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds that this neurological disease shares some genetic risk factors with several cardiovascular conditions.
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How much does hepatitis C treatment cost?

Cancer - Πέμ, 11/22/2018 - 00:00
Hepatitis C is a viral infection with different treatment options. Medication, treatments, and care pricing depend on factors that include a person’s insurance policy and their overall health. There are various medications available. Learn more about the costs of hepatitis C treatment here.
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