Tag Archives: Disease

Co-infection with HIV and HCV does not increase the risk of end-stage liver disease or liver cancer

People with HIV and hepatitis C are no longer at higher risk of end-stage liver disease than people with hepatitis C alone, and the trend is probably associated with the improved effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment, a French study has reported in the journal Hepatology. The study also found that people with HIV and hepatitis C… Read More »

An Introduction to Addison’s Disease

On top of your kidneys sit the adrenal glands — these are two thumb-sized triangular glands that are responsible for the production of several hormones, including adrenaline, cortisol and aldosterone.1 When the glands become physically damaged and cease to function normally, you may have a disorder called Addison’s disease. This is a rare but potentially… Read More »

Tennessee man diagnosed with human form of 'mad cow' disease: What you should know

The rare human form of “mad cow” disease has claimed its latest victim in a young Tennessee father. Tony Gibson, 32, began experiencing symptoms of the rare neurological condition Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) about a year ago. He became very forgetful and would get lost in grocery stores and even his own home, his wife, Danielle… Read More »