Today's Health News

Long-Acting Drug Targeting Capsid Protein Promising for HIV

Reduction of viral load seen nine days after dose; sustained plasma exposure seen for more than six months

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Profiled

Two reports describe characteristics of MIS-C seen in U.S. pediatric health centers, New York state

Interruption of Sitting May Cut Acute Postprandial Response

Interruption of prolonged sitting with light exercise reduced postprandial insulin and glucose levels

Statin Use May Cut All-Cause, CVD Mortality in Those 75 and Older

Reductions in risk seen for all-cause, CV mortality and composite of atherosclerotic CV events

February to March 2020 Saw Surge in Hydroxychloroquine Rx

Number of patients receiving hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine prescriptions climbed across the U.S.

American Cancer Society Updates HPV Vaccination Guidelines

Vaccination should be routinely offered at age 9 to 12 years; catch-up vaccination recommended through age 26

Rising Number of People Report Anxiety, Depression During COVID-19

Since pandemic began, number of people seeking mental health screening, showing symptoms up substantially

Dairy Does Not Protect Against Bone Loss During Menopause Transition

Similarly, no association seen between dairy food intake and risk for fractures

Huntington Disease Brain Changes ID’d 24 Years Before Symptoms

Authors say this might represent the optimal time to treat Huntington disease with emerging drugs

2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Tied to Drop in Childhood Obesity

The stronger nutrition standards for school meals and snacks should be maintained, the authors say