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Drug overdose deaths rocketing among middle aged women: Rate shot up 500% since 2000

Drug overdose deaths soaring among middle aged women: Rate shot up 500% since 2000, CDC report reveals The rate has rocketed 260 percent among women aged 30 to 64 since 1999 But among women aged 55 to 64 years old specifically, the rate shot up 500 percent, new CDC data show By Mia De Graaf… Read More »

Improved liver function, but progressive kidney damage, among children on antiretroviral therapy in Ethiopia

Among HIV-positive children with liver and kidney abnormalities, liver enzyme abnormalities improved while kidney function progressively deteriorated the longer the children were on antiretroviral therapy (ART). With the exception of nevirapine, the specific ART regimen did not have a significant effect on changes in liver enzymes or kidney function. These findings from the Ethiopian Paediatric… Read More »

Poverty, lack of health insurance among female health care workers

A study carried out by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania finds that low wages and poor benefits leave many female health care workers living below the poverty line. The report that will appear in the January issue of the American Journal of Public… Read More »