A small chip under the skin may predict second stroke

For patients who have experienced certain common types of stroke, a small chip inserted under the skin may help physicians predict their likelihood of experiencing a second stroke, and therefore their likelihood of benefiting from preventive therapy. The findings come from a recent clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and… Read More »

Who cares about a ‘bikini body’? Meet the sea swimmers who say their hobby has banished any body hang-ups

There’s a secret that many women who swim regularly know. It’s that the longer you spend in a piece of Lycra, the less you care about what your body looks like. s more and more women have taken to the waves and to rivers and lakes all over the country, it’s not so much a… Read More »

Weight gain after changing treatment more likely when switching from efavirenz or old-style tenofovir

Gaining weight after switching to a new antiretroviral combination is common, especially after switching from efavirenz or the older formulation of tenofovir, but most weight gain is modest and occurs in the first year after switching, a review of 12 large clinical trials shows. The results suggest that some older antiretrovirals may have a weight-suppressive… Read More »