George Citroner is a medical and health journalist based in New York, N.Y., United States of America. He contributes to WebMD, Healthline, Livestrong, and a host of other publications.
The Discrimination LGBTQ People Still Face from Healthcare Providers People with certain sexual orientations say healthcare providers can be reluctant to treat them, and health insurers discriminate against them in their policies.
Be an Entrepreneur to Beat Tough Times We can’t control the economy. Good times come and go no matter what anyone does. Companies will hire you when things are good and cut hours or lay people off when they’re not. But, do you have to deal with this endless boom-bust cycle?
Training for Increased Testosterone Let’s start with the facts. Most men will begin to suffer a gradual decline in testosterone after age 30.
6 things to look for in a lumber supplier Are you a wholesale buyer or lumber procurement specialist struggling to figure out the right lumber supplier to source the lumber your business needs? Wholesale lumber is a nearly $2 billion industry and buyers need to find sources that will help them satisfy their business's customers while staying within budget.
Is My Thyroid Making Me Fat? Your thyroid gland does some heavy-lifting: The hormones it produces help to regulate your heart rate, keep your skin healthy, and keep your metabolism at the right speed.
Key Details You Should Know About the Trump Tax Plan The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (aka Trump Tax Plan) will be a game changer for corporations; the elimination of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and consolidation of tax rates down to 21 percent – are all permanent.
How Can Baby Boomers Become More HCV Aware? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), baby boomers are 5 times more likely to have hepatitis C (HCV) than other adults. Through IV drug abuse and unprotected sex, baby boomers have reported such high HCV rates, Gavin Cloherty, PhD, director of Infectious Disease Research for Abbott’s diagnostics business told MD Magazine.
Anticholinergic Practice May Not Affect Tardive Dyskinesia A systematic analysis of 712 references from the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Study-Based Register of Trials investigated the use or withdrawal of anticholinergic drugs in patients experiencing antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia (TD).
Effectiveness of Fidaxomicin Versus Vancomycin for Clostridium Difficile Treatment Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is presently one of the largest drug-resistant threats to our population according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the severity and incidence have risen significantly in recent years.
Weak Evidence for Vitamin E as Tardive Dyskinesia Treatment A review of studies investigating the efficacy of vitamin E as a treatment for tardive dyskinesia (TD) has found weak evidence that it may improve the symptoms of TD.
Future of FMT May Depend on New AGA Registry The first participant has been enrolled in the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) study, planned to be the largest of its kind.
New Multi-Drug Resistant Infection Guidelines Released New expert guidance released January 11 by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) advises hospitals how to determine when they can most safely discontinue contact precautions (CP) for patients experiencing multi-drug resistant infections like Clostridium difficile (C. diff).
DAAs Make Possible Transplant of HCV Positive Organs More than 100,000 Americans are on the organ donor list, and the vast majority need kidneys. Around 17,000 Americans actually receive a kidney transplant every year, while almost 5,000 die waiting. New research has reported that new DAA drugs may hold the key to making many more organs available to waiting patients.
Channel Blockers Show Promise of New HCV Treatment Recently-published research has reported exploitable weakness in virus replication that could result in new broad-spectrum antivirals. The antivirals have the potential to revolutionize how infectious diseases like HCV are treated.
Researchers Look at CAR-T Treatments for HIV In a new study, the treatment that has shown promise in fighting cancer also was effective in battling the virus that causes AIDS.
Children Exposed to Drugs, Violence Experience Higher Incidence of HIV as Adults Evidence suggests that exposure to certain types of mental and physical stress in adolescence may make it more likely that as adults they will practice behaviors that increase the risk of HIV infection.
Possible Obstacle to HIV 'Kick and Kill' Method Found A new study conducted by George Washington University researchers found that latent HIV reservoirs are resistant to CD8+ T-cells, the white blood cells which eliminate infected cells.
Interrupting HIV Treatments in Hopes of Finding a Cure Researchers now say it’s safe to temporarily take people off HIV antiretroviral therapy to help develop a cure. There are some ethical concerns, though.