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April 23, 2015
Insulin Pills Might Help Kids at High Risk of Type 1 Diabetes Avoid the Disease
In most people with type 1 diabetes, the body's own immune system mistakenly destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
April 21, 2015
Breast Cancer Cases Predicted to Rise Significantly by 2030
The scary disease is expected to increase by almost 50 percent in 15 years.
April 17, 2015
98% of People With HIV Face Legal Needs, Study Finds
HIV-positive people living in Los Angeles County reported having a variety of unmet legal needs, according to a William Institute report.
April 16, 2015
Medicare Now Covers HIV Tests, Just in Time for STD Awareness Month
Medicare will now cover an annual HIV test for all people ages 15 to 65 regardless of their risk. Pregnant women are covered for three HIV tests.
Intervention Improves HIV Med Adherence Among Blacks and Latinos
A counseling-based intervention has succeeded in improving adherence to antiretrovirals among HIV-positive blacks and Latinos who are reluctant to start treatment.
Kids Born to Women Who Develop Diabetes While Pregnant Face Greater Autism Risk
Gestational diabetes occurs in moms-to-be who have never been diabetic but who have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy.
April 14, 2015
Obesity-Related Liver Disease Linked to a Leaky Gut
When bacteria from the gut to moves into the bloodstream of NASH patients, it worsens their liver disease.
5 Ways the National AIDS Strategy Can Help Women With HIV
Positive Women’s Network-USA (PWN-USA) released five recommendations for the next National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) to prioritize care of women with HIV.
Researchers Find Eating Out and Hypertension Are Linked
Dining away from home isn't just bad for your waistline; it may also be hard on your heart.
April 13, 2015
AIDSWatch Gives Positive Leadership Awards to 4 Advocates
AIDSWatch honors Mary Bowman, John East, Tami Haught and Scott A. Schoettes with Positive Leadership Awards during its Washington, DC, advocacy event.
April 10, 2015
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day 2015
Friday, April 10, marks National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). In 2013, nearly 10,000 people ages 13 to 24 in the U.S. were diagnosed with HIV.
April 09, 2015
Eating Lots of Eggs May Not Necessarily Increase Diabetes Risk
A recent study seems to contradict the idea that one of our favorite breakfast foods should be blacklisted.
April 08, 2015
Nationwide Vigils Support the Robin Hood Tax
Vigils held April 8 support the Robin Hood Tax -- a 0.5 percent tax on Wall Street transactions to raise $300 billion a year for schools, AIDS and other needs.
April 07, 2015
Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs in 2014
This marks a 15-fold increase for liver disease drugs since new HCV therapies started rolling out in 2013.
Congressional Caucus to Focus on Prostate Cancer and Veterans' Health
African Americans and veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange are at an increased risk for prostate cancer.
April 03, 2015
$185M in Federal HIV Funds Go to Black Gay Men, Others at High Risk
The CDC leads a $185 million effort to prevent HIV and promote pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) among men who have sex with men (MSM) and others at high risk.
April 02, 2015
For Kids, Quality Time Spent With Parents Counts
However, the quantity of time bonding may not matter.
Naturi Naughton, who stars on the cable TV show Power, talks about why self-love and empowerment is key for women and girls' health.
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