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HIV / AIDS / Single Antibody Injection Rids Infant Monkeys of Simian HIV
« Last post by iana5252 on January 27, 2020, 12:39:13 pm »
A single injection of a pair of antibodies given 30 hours after infection with SHIV, a hybrid simian-human form of HIV, can rid infant monkeys of the virus. This finding could lead to a simple and highly effective prophylactic that infants born to HIV-positive mothers could receive promptly after birth to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus.

Taking HIV treatment during pregnancy is highly effective at preventing transmission of the virus to infants, so the need for postpartum prophylactics is great if the HIV-positive mother was not on antiretrovirals (ARVs) prior to giving birth.

Mental Health / How Family Therapy Can Help Young People At Risk of Bipolar Disorder
« Last post by iana5252 on January 27, 2020, 12:37:57 pm »
A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry explores how family therapy can benefit children and adolescents at high risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD)?a brain disorder marked by sudden shifts in mood and energy levels?stay healthier for longer periods of time, reports the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

For the study, researchers examined 127 children and teens ages 9 to 17 at elevated risk for developing BD due to genetics or family history. Participants showed early signs of BD, such as depression and short periods of mania, at the start of the investigation. (Symptoms of BD include bouts of mania and depression. The disorder is characterized by high energy and feelings of grandiosity and elation that alternate with deep feelings of sadness, lethargy and suicidal thoughts and actions.)

Mental Health / What supplements are best for depression and OCD?
« Last post by KristenSwan on April 27, 2019, 03:09:45 am »
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.
According to the Anxiety And Depression Association of America, obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms commonly include:
?   obsessive thinking, also called ?ruminating?: this usually involves having repeated thoughts and urges that are very hard to stop or ignore
?   a loss of control over behaviors and thoughts, especially in unfamiliar situations
?   extreme anxiety when rituals/compulsions are not performed or are interfered with
?   having repeated mental images that cause anxiety
Imagine you find your friend always shivering while standing, sneezing continuously for days together, or just struggling to do anything for weeks together. Most of the times, chances would be that your friend is definitely unwell.

It?s not like you need to any professional expert to read the signs. It?s just that whether that?s physical pain or something else is going on in their world.

But, chances are more of mental issues is going on with your friend. I understand you might be hesitating to tell your friend that he/she needs to see a specialist for consultation and treatment.

Remember, being mentally ill is not a taboo, it?s just like your body is not cooperating with you. In the same way, your mind is doing those glitches as well.
Hypertension / Malignant Hypertension
« Last post by KristenSwan on April 19, 2019, 04:59:48 am »
Malignant hypertension is extremely high blood pressure that develops rapidly and causes some type of organ damage. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80. A person with malignant hypertension has a blood pressure that's typically above 180/120. Malignant hypertension should be treated as a medical emergency.

In many people, high blood pressure is the main cause of malignant hypertension. Missing doses of blood pressure medications can also cause it. In addition, there are certain medical conditions that can cause it. They include:

Collagen vascular disease, such as scleroderma
Kidney disease
Spinal cord injuries
Tumor of the adrenal gland
Use of certain medications, including birth control pills and MAOIs
Use of illegal drugs, such as cocaine
Weight Loss / Tips and Tricks For Getting Past The Weight Loss Plateau
« Last post by KristenSwan on April 18, 2019, 05:45:06 am »
Weight loss doctor in Orange County shares the information regarding the best ways to stop the progress and the reasons behind the occurrence of weight loss plateaus.
Tips and Tricks For Getting Past The Weight Loss Plateau

Eat More
Stabilize the Training Periods
Understand Your Body Composition
Manage Stress
Hunger Weight Loss Plateau
Mental Health / The Hidden Struggles of a Woman with ADHD
« Last post by KristenSwan on April 15, 2019, 08:14:04 am »
ADHD also looks like me: a 30-year-old woman firmly planted on the couch.

In addition to dealing with the general joys of ADHD, women with the condition also experience a unique set of symptoms and challenges. Understanding them can help ease the guilt and confusion that can come from being a slightly messy woman in a world that seems to demand perfection.

If you didn?t know before, here are just a handful of the hidden struggles of a woman with ADHD.
Boobs, periods, and ADHD

Right out of the gate, girls with ADHD face an uphill battle. That?s because their symptoms are likely to go un- or misdiagnosed, since ADHD looks different in girls than in boys.
Whereas boys usually develop ADHD around age 8, symptoms in girls typically appear at the onset of puberty ? because apparently boobs, menstrual cycles, and eyeliner aren?t enough to throw at a middle schooler.

In women, ADHD frequently presents as inattentiveness rather than hyperactivity ? unless you?re like me and were lucky enough to have both. This means people frequently write our inattention off as a character flaw, rather than a treatable condition.
Weight Loss / How Does The Weight Loss Consultations Work?
« Last post by KristenSwan on April 13, 2019, 06:37:52 am »
Weight loss programs are no magic. There is a lot of science that goes behind every medical weight loss plan. You will be asked about your health conditions, details of your medications. Plus, your weight, height, BMI will be reviewed. Every aspect will help to understand the type of weight loss diet, restrictions as well as goals.

Some weight loss centers will focus on low-calorie food while others might focus on losing few pounds at a time with changes in the diet gradually. Some centers might also consider appetite suppressants as well. The final choice of treatment will depend on your body weight, size, and type.
Heart Disease / Protect your heart at Menopause with Women?s HRT
« Last post by KristenSwan on April 11, 2019, 06:22:52 am »
Just a few years ago, almost every woman who went through menopause was automatically given a prescription for estrogen along with progestin (a female hormone). HRT was a standard treatment to alleviate the symptoms of menopause.

However, over the years, there have been major health concerns raised about Hormone Replacement Therapy and its potential risks to women's heart.

Is hormone replacement therapy safe for heart?
How are cardiovascular diseases associated with menopause?
Potential risks of HRT
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