• Differences in mouth bacteria of HIV-infected youth may increase risk of cavities

    7 monthes ago - By News Medical

    A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study, has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of cavities.
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  • Poor health literacy increases depression risk in IBD fourfold

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    Patients with inflammatory bowel disease who struggle with health literacy experience worse patient-reported outcomes and symptoms of depression, according to research published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
    Lauren K. Tormey, MD, of the section of gastroenterology and hepatology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and colleagues wrote that proper health literacy is an important factor in patient health and safety, particularly in IBD, which requires patients to juggle complex medications with the chronic, irregular course of their disease symptoms.
    “Health literacy is
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