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Using facts to promote cancer prevention on social media is more effective than personal stories

When it comes to cancer prevention messaging, clear information from trusted organizations has greater reach on social media than personal accounts of patients, new University of California, Davis, research suggests. Researchers looked at thousands of Twitter messages to identify the effects of the type of sender (individuals or organizations) and content type (basic information and […]

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Pillar of HIV prevention (PrEP)—how to implement

A pillar of the federal government’s plans to fight the HIV epidemic is PrEP: pre-exposure prophylaxis. For someone who is HIV-negative but at risk of becoming infected, this means taking anti-retroviral drugs before possible HIV exposure. When discussing PrEP, public health officials sometimes say “if taken properly”, it can reduce the likelihood of infection by […]

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HIV prevention study finds universal ‘test and treat’ approach can reduce new infections

New HIV infections declined by 30 percent in southern African communities where health workers conducted house-to-house voluntary HIV testing, referred people who tested positive to begin HIV treatment according to local guidelines, and offered other proven HIV prevention measures to those who tested negative. Local guidelines evolved during the study from offering HIV treatment based […]

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Hypothyroidism: treatment and prevention

It is a common disease of the endocrine system occurs because of a lack of thyroid hormones. Pathology often occurs in women older than 65 years, and it can be confused with normal fatigue. At the last stage of the disease occurs in children dementia and in adults myxedema (mucous swelling of the skin). Therefore, […]