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Data from routine clinical care shows people with HIV have an increased risk of dementia and that it’s diagnosed at a younger age

The risk of dementia in older age is increased by 58% for people living with HIV compared to their HIV-negative peers, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS. The average age at dementia diagnosis was much younger for people with HIV: 67 years compared to 78 years for people without HIV.… Read More »

Marijuana Use in Men Associated with Increased Risk of Miscarriage

In women of reproductive age, cannabis is the most commonly used recreational drug, and there the use of cannabis during pregnancy is on the rise.    While recent studies  a North American cohort study of couples attempting to conceive. At the baseline interview occurring prior to conception, men and women provided information on demographic variables,… Read More »

Tufts-Harvard Pilgrim combo portends increased use of IT

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan have announced intentions to combine, aiming to improve care quality through initiatives that will increase use of their information technology capabilities. The combination, announced on Wednesday, will join Harvard Pilgrim’s and Tufts’ not-for-profit organizations into a yet-to-be-named entity. Its board of directors will comprise equal representation from… Read More »

No Increased Risk of Autism in Children Prenatally Exposed to Commonly Used Antidepressants

Concerns regarding a link between antidepressant use during pregnancy and autism emerged when two epidemiologic studies demonstrated an association between prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in the offspring (ASD; Croen et al 2011, Rai et al, 2013).  One important limitation of these earlier… Read More »