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Australian researchers present two possible ‘PrEP cascades’ that could be used to measure uptake

The most recent of a series of national gay men’s surveys in Australia shows that over one in seven (14.7%) of all the non-HIV-positive respondents in the 2018 survey is taking PrEP. A smaller survey conducted in 2017, which focused on gay men’s opinions of biomedical prevention alone, found that one in five (20.5%) were taking… Read More »

New technology could help tackle antibiotic resistance

by Brandi Wampler According to the World Health Organization, one of the biggest health threats around the world is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every day people use antibiotics to prevent or fight back against infection, but as bacteria evolve and develop resistance, diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis are becoming harder to treat. Researchers at the University of… Read More »

Could Your Fitbit Help Detect the Flu?

Jan. 17, 2020 — Wearable activity monitors that also measure your heart rate could one day warn people they might be getting sick with an infection like the flu. Doctors have long known that a higher resting heart rate — the number of times each minute the heart beats while a person is sitting or… Read More »