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Injecting drugs in public places linked to a higher risk of HIV, hepatitis C and overdose, Scottish survey finds

Lack of safer drug consumption facility impeding efforts to control HIV outbreak among Glasgow drug users People who inject drugs in public places in Scotland are much more likely to have HIV or hepatitis C and are at higher risk of overdose and skin and soft tissue infections caused by injecting, a survey of drug… Read More »

Why is gestational diabetes high risk

It can happen at any stage of pregnancy, but is more common in the second or third trimester. Diabetes mellitus in pregnancy: Screening and why is gestational diabetes high risk. WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Usually, your pancreas can send out enough insulin to handle it. It is not clear how these screening tests affect… Read More »

Osteoporosis: Could selenium reduce risk?

A recent study from China finds an association between dietary intake of selenium and osteoporosis risk. Although the authors cannot determine whether the link is causal, they call for more investigation. Share on PinterestA new study asks whether selenium intake might link to osteoporosis risk. Throughout life, the body continuously breaks down bone, reabsorbs it,… Read More »

Sedentary teens risk health, hearts and minds: WHO study

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – Teenagers worldwide are jeopardizing their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, a World Health Organization-led study released on Friday warns. The study, based on data from 1.6 million people in 146 countries, found that more than 80% of adolescents aged between 11… Read More »