Tag Archives: Treatment

Many Women on HIV Treatment Are at Risk of Developing a Detectable Viral Load

Beset with numerous life challenges that may compromise their adherence to antiretrovirals (ARVs), many women living with HIV are at substantial long-term risk of developing a detectable viral load. Publishing their Findings in JAMA Network Open, researchers from the Women’s Interagency HIV Study, an ongoing longitudinal cohort study, analyzed data on 1,989 women with the… Read More »

From The State Capitols: Ohio Law Would Ensure Women Know About Abortion-Reversal Treatment; Georgia Bans Shackling Of Pregnant Prisoners

Health care news from state legislatures comes from Ohio, Georgia, Maryland, California, Iowa and Minnesota. Cincinnati Enquirer: Ohio Lawmakers Want Women To Know About Abortion ‘reversal.’ But The Method Is Unproven. Republican lawmakers in Ohio want every woman seeking a medical abortion informed that they could reverse that procedure. But the American College of Obstetricians… Read More »

Hormone treatment may help prevent miscarriages in some pregnancies

EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty By New Scientist staff and Press Association The hormone progesterone may help prevent women from having a second miscarriage, according to a study involving more than 4100 pregnant women. The study tested the hormone as a treatment for women who were experiencing bleeding during early pregnancy. Around half the women were given progesterone as… Read More »

Montreal doctors’ ‘Hail Mary’ treatment could save babies’ lives from most common of all rare diseases

MONTREAL — Lyana Deslauriers was born with eyes a magnetic, ethereal blue, low-set ears and a heart two sizes too large. That thick, dense heart would keep growing and threaten to kill the Joliette, Que., toddler before her Montreal doctors tried something never before attempted — a “Hail Mary” that could turn the world’s most… Read More »

Engineered virus to be tested as treatment for incurable cancers

Tiny phages that usually infect microbes could fight cancerScience Photo Library/Getty By Michael Le Page People with incurable melanomas and brain or breast cancers are to get injections of tumour-fighting viruses. The trial will test the safety of a virus that has been engineered to shrink tumours – an approach that holds promise for a range… Read More »