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Alcohol Consumption Again Linked to Increased AFib Risk
  |  Andrew Smith
“Acute alcohol consumption has long been linked to development of AF. In the Framingham, Copenhagen, and Women's Health Studies, chronic alcohol consumption, especially two or more drinks per day, is associated with up to 30% higher risk for incident AF,” the study authors wrote in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Deficient Sleep Heightens Atrial Fibrillation Risk
  |  Andrew Smith
Several studies have shown that patients with sleep apnea are more likely than others to develop atrial fibrillation, but recent information indicates that any type of disrupted sleep may indicate an elevated risk.
Alcohol Consumption Again Linked to Increased AFib Risk
  |  Andrew Smith
Chronic alcohol consumption of 2 or more drinks per day is associated with up to 30% higher risk for atrial fibrillation.
Could the Paleo Diet Help in Multiple Sclerosis?
  |  Andrew Smith
Multiple sclerosis: Eat like a cave-dweller and get symptom relief?
First Large Trial for Long-Lasting Injectable PrEP Gets Underway
  |  Andrew Smith
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is enrolling participants from 45 sites around the world to evaluate cabotegravir as long-acting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
Growing HIV Drug Resistance Justifies Treatment Change
  |  Andrew Smith
The rise in drug resistance against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) could have a negative impact on costs associated with the disease.
Auto-Injectors: Doctors, Patients, Need More Instruction in Use
  |  Andrew Smith
People most at risk of needing adrenaline auto-injectors tend not to know how to use them properly, studies have found. Physicians are blamed for the lapses.
HIV: How Protease Inhibitors May Lead to Neurocognitive Disorders
  |  Andrew Smith
Studies have shown that HIV increases the risk of confusion and forgetfulness, but new research found that the virus is tied to more serious neurocognitive conditions.
Three Countries Make Progress Towards the Global HIV 90-90-90 Targets
  |  Andrew Smith
Incidence rates of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have dramatically dropped since 2003 in three African countries.

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