Could pasta actually help you to lose weight?

The results of this new study will be music to many dieters’ ears; researchers conclude that although pasta is famously carb-heavy, it might, in fact, help you to lose weight. How sinful really is pasta? Ravioli, macaroni, spaghetti, lasagna, cannelloni. No doubt you are salivating as you pronounce those words in your head with a […]

What Is the Interstitium? Scientists ‘Discover New Organ’

The interstitium, the shock-absorbing tissue underneath the skin, gut and blood vessels, has been identified as an organ for the first time according to a new study. Researchers think the layers of the body previously believed to be dense, connective tissues are in fact interconnected compartments filled with fluid. According to the team co-led by New […]

Mumps Outbreak Linked to ‘Mexican Dance’ in Delaware

 Mumps Cases Increase to 11; Possible Link to Second Mexican Dance Event at Chase Center DOVER – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is now confirming 11 cases of the mumps as part of its ongoing investigation of an outbreak among attendees at a February dance festival in New Castle County. Seven of the […]

How much ‘PrEP-resistant’ HIV is out there?

  Gus Cairns A study presented at the recent 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) aims to quantify how many people with HIV there might be in the community who both have a detectable HIV viral load and also have significant resistance to tenofovir and emtricitabine, the two drugs currently used in […]

E-cigarettes: Teens ‘should not be using them at all’

A new study confirms that e-cigarettes are harmful to teenagers and urges adolescents to stop putting their health at risk. Many teenagers are attracted to ‘vaping,’ but at what cost to their own health? Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-powered devices regularly used as a more healthful alternative to regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes sometimes contain nicotine, and […]

Gilead says switching studies back new HIV therapy Biktarvy

Less than a month after claiming FDA approval for its new HIV therapy Biktarvy, Gilead Sciences has reported new data claiming patients can safely switch to its drug from rival ViiV Healthcare’s Triumeq. The results of Study 1844 showed that patients who transferred to treatment with Biktarvy (bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide) from Triumeq (abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine) were able to […]