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Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for addiction to opioids and ultraviolet rays

Vitamin D deficiency strongly exaggerates the craving for and effects of opioids, potentially increasing the risk for dependence and addiction, according to a new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). These findings, published in Science Advances, suggest that addressing the common problem of vitamin D deficiency with inexpensive supplements could play a… Read More »

Covid cases are rising and hospitalizations have plateaued even as vaccinations increase

Emergency Medical Technician Lenny Fernandez, Medical Assistant Rodnay Moore and Physician Assistant-Certified Calvin Davis, left to right, prepare doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine as the city of Vernon Health Department staff used the city’s new mobile health unit clinic to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to nearly 250 essential food processing workers at Rose & Shore,… Read More »

Middle-aged people with HIV and no hepatitis co-infection have a twofold increase in the risk of liver fibrosis

Having HIV almost doubles the risk of liver fibrosis, according to European research published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Investigators in Denmark and the Netherlands compared rates of liver fibrosis between people living with HIV and people without HIV. Importantly, none of the participants had hepatitis B virus (HBV) or… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

Mushrooms Help Reduce Hunger and Increase Feeling of Fullness

A study on satiety shows that eating a mushroom-rich breakfast can lead to reduced hunger and an increased feeling of fullness after the mushroom breakfast in comparison to a meat-rich breakfast. Previously published research has suggested that mushrooms can be more satiating compared to meat, but this effect hadn’t been studied with protein-matched amounts. This… Read More »