Astaxanthin Shown to Slow Brain Aging

Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid with a wide variety of nutraceutical applications in the fight against diseases. Data now reveal astaxanthin has significant promise as a geroprotector, helping to slow brain aging.1 Astaxanthin is responsible for the pink or red color of salmon, trout, lobster and other seafood.2 According to Science Direct, “when compared… Read More »

Landmark Study Finds Masks Are Ineffective

The first randomized controlled trial1,2 to assess the effectiveness of surgical face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection specifically — which journals initially refused to publish — is finally seeing the light of day. The so-called “Danmask-19 Trial,” published November 18, 2020, in the Annals of Internal Medicine,3 included 3,030 individuals assigned to wear a surgical face… Read More »

Respiratory problems and bronchitis more common in people with HIV

There are higher rates of poor respiratory health in people ageing with HIV than in carefully matched HIV-negative people, with symptoms strongly associated with worse mental health and quality of life. Professor Caroline Sabin presented these data from the POPPY study to the virtual British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference yesterday. Higher rates of respiratory problems,… Read More »

Glasgow outreach service shows the feasibility of PrEP for people who inject drugs

A proactive, outreach-based service for people who inject drugs has successfully delivered the HIV prevention medication PrEP in the midst of Glasgow’s HIV outbreak, Dr Ceilidh Grimshaw of Sandyford told the virtual British HIV Association conference this week. Very few PrEP programmes for people who inject drugs have reported results and ongoing engagement with healthcare… Read More »