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‘Read more books’ says leading purpose and performance coach Mark Whittle – here’s why reading is so important for our wellbeing

Reading is one of our greatest skills says Purpose and Performance Coach, Mark Whittle. Join us every week for productivity hacks, lifestyle changes and tools to help you through the rest of lockdown  Reading is a privilege. To be able to read, is a privilege. The first written communication dates back to 3,500BC and those who could read, would hold… Read More »

‘The digital world seems to be far more open to collaborating’

Healthcare experts discussed how leaders of digitally mature hospitals can support the digital process of healthcare systems during the ‘Achieving Digital Maturity Across Entire Health and Care Ecosystems’ session at the UK Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) conference. The speakers were: Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS; Ben Maruthappu, CEO at CERA and… Read More »

More weight gain in people starting HIV treatment with newer integrase inhibitors or darunavir

A US study has concluded that weight gain is greater by around 2 to 4kg in HIV-positive people taking bictegravir or dolutegravir as part of their first antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared to their counterparts using other drug regimens. A similar effect was reported in those using the protease inhibitor darunavir. The study led by Dr… Read More »

Women living with HIV in wealthy countries need to be given more information around bottle feeding

A Canadian study aimed at researching the attitudes of mothers living with HIV has found that more support and education is needed around the recommendation to bottle feed their infants. This is particularly true for women who have moved to wealthy countries from low-income countries, where infant care is completely different and women are told… 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 »