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Mailing free home HIV tests helps detect more infections

In this June 27, 2012 file photo, a patient uses an oral test for HIV, inside the HIV Testing Room at the Penn Branch of the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles, in southeast Washington. Free mail-order HIV tests for high-risk men offer a potentially better strategy for curbing …

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Clearing damaged cells out of the body helps heal diabetics’ blood vessels

Research published today in Experimental Physiology shows that ramping up one of the body’s waste disposal system, called autophagy, helps heal the blood vessels of diabetics. Complications with blood vessels (known as vascular complications) are major risk factors for morbidity and mortality in the diabetic patients. These complications are divided …

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Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus

Electron microscopy of influenza virus. Credit: CDC A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn’t one of them. Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to a new Yale …

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Planning to avoid temptations helps in goal pursuit

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People who make plans to avoid or handle temptations may be more likely to achieve goals, such as academic and weight loss goals, according to new research by University of Wyoming psychologists. Proactively planning to manage temptations may be more effective than simply responding to temptation …

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‘Magic therapy’ program helps reduce pediatric patient anxiety

Medical student magic therapist, Harrison Pravder, engaging a pediatric patient in magic therapy at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Credit: Stony Brook University The experience of stress and fears upon hospitalization is frequent with pediatric patients. A new study of pediatric patients at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital reveals that a program …

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Topical wound oxygen therapy helps heal diabetic foot ulcers

(HealthDay)—Adjuvant cyclical pressure topical wound oxygen (TWO2) therapy, compared with sham control therapy, in addition to optimal standard of care is superior for healing chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), according to a study published online Oct. 16 in Diabetes Care. Robert G. Frykberg, M.D., from Diabetic Foot Consultants at Midwestern …

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Surgery helps tough-to-treat acid reflux

(HealthDay)—For people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that doesn’t respond to the usual treatments, a complex surgery may help, a new study finds. In carefully selected patients, the surgery provided much more relief than two different types of medication treatment—67% for surgery compared to 28% for “active” drug treatment and …

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Edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds: study

Poor adherence to treatment has long been associated with continued transmission and the emergence of drug-resistant strains of TB An ingestible sensor that allows doctors to remotely monitor tuberculosis patients’ intake of medication has the potential to save millions of lives and revolutionise treatment for the world’s most deadly infectious …

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