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Women Might Need More Nutrient-Rich Diet

Women might need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. Mounting evidence suggests that anatomical and functional differences in men's and women's brain dictate susceptibility to mental disease. 

HIV Epidemics in the U.S.: Closing Treatment Gaps

Daily antiretroviral therapy (ART) that suppresses HIV to levels undetectable by standard blood tests is lifesaving for individuals living with HIV and prevents sexual transmission of the virus to others.

The public health community must use targeted interventions, however, to do a better job of reaching populations with low levels of viral suppression, according to experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Combination Of Drugs Prevents Hypertension

According to a study, researchers have shown that the adverse effects noticed were a .musculoskeletal pain, dizziness, and severe headaches. A triple pill combination for hypertension has shown 77% results compared to the standard care in low and middle-income groups where compliance of medicines is a serious problem

The study was published in JAMA. While the risk versus benefits ratio has shown that of the 700 patients in the mean age of 56 years, 67% had good results while 38.1% of the patients had severe side effects.

Safety Of Discharging Patients From ICU

According to a study, researchers examined that the safety of discharging adult patients recovering from a critical illness directly home from the intensive care unit (ICU) is unknown. Direct discharge home from the ICU does not increase health care utilization or mortality. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

An Improved Method Of Diagnosing Infection May Help Doctors

Researchers have found a novel way to diagnose and manage patients with fever. Through new biomarkers that can tell the difference between bacterial and viral infection. The most common reason that parents seek medical care for their children is a fever. But only in a small proportion (5 to 10%) of these cases is the fever caused by a life-threatening bacterial infection.

Most of the time, febrile illness an illness caused by high fever is brought on by a viral infection that runs its course without any need for antibiotic treatment. However, since there are no reliable tests, many children are unnecessarily administered antibiotics, which are used for treating bacterial rather than viral infections.

Opioid Prescriptions Remains Unchanged

The research examined that increased attention to opioid abuse, prescriptions have remained relatively unchanged for many U.S. patients. They show that opioid prescription rates have remained flat for commercially insured patients over the past decade. Rates for some Medicare patients are leveling but remain above where they were 10 years ago. The study was published in The BMJ.