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People with HIV taking newer antiretrovirals at higher risk of fatty liver disease

People with HIV were more likely to develop fatty liver disease if they took antiretroviral treatment that contains an integrase inhibitor or tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), a German research group has found. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) develops through accumulation of fat in the liver. People with diabetes and / or high body mass are more… Read More »

A new risk factor for ‘breakthrough’ Covid infection in fully vaccinated has been found

COVID-19 is an unpredictable virus: some people catch it and are asymptomatic. Others, on the other hand, can end up in hospital. The Covid vaccines deployed against the viral disease have made it far less unpredictable by making it less severe. Despite the palpable benefits of getting vaccinated, breakthrough Covid infections have cropped in fully… Read More »

‘Proof that shows teachers are not at greater risk of catching Covid in school’

Teachers are not at greater risk of catching Covid in the ­classroom, an excellent study from New ­Zealand found ­earlier this year. But it’s taken us a while to catch up with this thinking – and there have been many calls to keep our schools closed as a result. Reassuringly, new research from ­Scotland has… Read More »

‘Drinking three to four cups of coffee can reduce risk of chronic liver disease’

There’s more to your morning cup of coffee than you might imagine. It turns out it could be protecting you from liver disease. But does it depend if your preference is for caf or decaf? No. Apparently, drinking coffee – whether it’s caffeinated or decaffeinated (ground or instant) – is linked to a lowered risk… Read More »