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More weight gain in people starting HIV treatment with newer integrase inhibitors or darunavir

A US study has concluded that weight gain is greater by around 2 to 4 kg in HIV-positive people taking bictegravir or dolutegravir as part of their first antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared to their counterparts using other drug regimens. A similar effect was reported in those using the protease inhibitor darunavir. The study led by… Read More »

More than 200 days in, COVID-19 is taking a psychological toll, and that’s entirely normal

Article content continued University of Regina psychology professor Dr. Gordon Asmundson: “The psychological footprint of the pandemic is likely as big, if not bigger, than the medical footprint.” Photo by Brandon Harder/Postmedia/File Psychotherapy, now more accessible than ever via virtual care, can help people cope with abnormal stressors, Frances says. What he doesn’t support is… Read More »

Roundup: NHS COVID-19 app shows phantom alerts, digital interventions for children’s mental health and more briefs

NHS COVID APP SHOWS PHANTOM ALERT Users have complained of ‘scary and confusing’ pop up alerts from the NHS COVID-19 app, suggesting exposure to the virus and then disappearing. The messages read: “Possible COVID-19 exposure. Someone you were near reported having COVID-19. Exposure date, duration and signal strength have been saved.” It was later revealed that… Read More »