Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 346 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 12-Dec-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-Dec-2003
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Combination, order of anti-HIV drugs make a difference in first-time recipients
How anti-HIV drugs are combined and the order in which they are given are important factors to consider when designing treatment strategies for patients new to antiretroviral therapy, says a new study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health.  more

Ten reasons why many seniors won't like medicare reforms
Once they take a closer look, senior citizens probably will find changes to Medicare signed into law on 8 December are no panacea, says a Saint Louis University professor who has studied healthcare reform for about a dozen years.  more


Use of antivirals by HIV-infected persons reduced their ability to infect partners
The introduction and widespread use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV-infected persons in San Francisco in the late 1990s reduced their risks of infecting partners by 60 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and UCSF. more

Scientists discover connection between obesity and diabetes
Scientists with the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute at the University of Denver have made a revolutionary discovery that for the first time establishes a biochemical connection between obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. This study was published in this month's Journal of Endocrinology.  more

A little stress may be good for you
We've often heard that red wine and dark chocolate in moderation can be good for you. Now it appears that a little stress may be beneficial, too. more

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