Tag Archives: Infections

HIV infections among black gay men taking PrEP, probably due to poor adherence

Awareness and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States increased significantly between 2014 and 2017, according to research published in 1 November edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study also showed that PrEP was reaching… Read More »

Study finds probiotics not effective in treating children with viral intestinal infections

A quick Google search for ‘probiotics’ reveals several websites suggesting the benefits of probiotics for gut health and their efficacy in treating common stomach bugs. However, the published literature on probiotics suggests a much different story. Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other paediatric hospitals across Canada worked with lead researchers at… Read More »

'Spooky' cosmetic lenses sold at Halloween can trigger eye infections

Novelty coloured and patterned cosmetic lenses sold at Halloween can trigger infections, warns top eye doctor Parwez Hossain is an ophthalmologist at the University Hospital Southampton Says most people are ‘largely unaware’ of hygiene risks related to contact lenses He also insists that corneal abrasions can result from tradition of apple bobbing  By Stephen Matthews… Read More »