Author Archives: wpadmin

Longevity Depends on Your Lifestyle

Lots of people like to blame their families for every negative aspect of their health or weight as in, “I inherited my mother’s slow metabolism,” or “I’m probably doomed to get diabetes because it runs on my father’s side of the family.” While certain traits are directly passed down to us from our parents, such… Read More »

Viral suppression key to preventing mother-to-child transmission, but food insecurity, TB and STIs may also be risk factors

Reducing maternal viral load during pregnancy is the most important factor in preventing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, results of a large study published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal confirm. Other risk factors for MTCT included insufficient food, a recent sexually transmitted infection (STI) and a history of diseases associated with immune suppression. The… Read More »

University of Maryland student dies from Adenovirus, 5 others sick, school says

A student at the University of Maryland has died after suffering from a strain of the Adenovirus, school health officials said. The school learned that a student was sick with the illness on Nov. 1, David McBride, the director of the university’s health center, said in a statement released Tuesday. ADENOVIRUS OUTBREAK IN NEW JERSEY KILLS… Read More »