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New government program provides HIV prevention drugs for uninsured

New government program provides HIV prevention drugs for uninsured

US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the launch of a national program Tuesday to provide free HIV-prevention drugs to uninsured Americans at risk of HIV. “Ready, Set, PrEP” will provide about 200,000 Americans annually access to PrEP medications — daily pre-exposure prophylaxis pills for the prevention of HIV. To qualify for the…MORE

Doctors ‘reanimate’ heart for first-of-its-kind transplant in US

Doctors ‘reanimate’ heart for first-of-its-kind transplant in US

Doctors at Duke University Medical Center this month “reanimated” a heart for a first-of-its-kind transplant performed on an adult in the United States. Heart transplants typically come from donations after brain death, in which the still-beating heart of a person who has been declared brain dead is transplanted into a recipient. The approach used at…MORE

A ‘blue zones’ diet: Live longer from what you eat

A ‘blue zones’ diet: Live longer from what you eat

Want to live a long, healthy life? So do I. That’s why for the past 15 years I’ve explored places around the world where people have done exactly that — places I dubbed “blue zones.” And I’m convinced that the foods the people in these areas eat are a big part of their secret. On…MORE

Warming temperatures put women at risk of giving birth early, study says

Warming temperatures put women at risk of giving birth early, study says

Women are at risk of giving birth early due to warmer temperatures brought on by the climate crisis, a new study finds. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that on days when temperatures soar past 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 degrees Celsius), birth rates increase 5%. Births rates are also elevated…MORE

1 in 5 US adolescents is now prediabetic, study says

1 in 5 US adolescents is now prediabetic, study says

Nearly a quarter of young adults and a fifth of adolescents in the United States have prediabetes, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Prediabetes — a condition wherein blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to warrant a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes — was estimated at 18%…MORE