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Fatty liver raises the risk of death in people with HIV and hepatitis C

People with HIV and hepatitis C co-infection who had fatty liver disease were twice as likely to die during a five-year follow-up period as their counterparts without fatty liver disease, French researchers report in Hepatology. The researchers say that using non-invasive measures of fatty liver disease can help doctors identify patients at higher risk of… Read More »

Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their “natural barrier” against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Completely removing pubic hair most likely does not influence the risk of STIs, according to recent findings. Many women, often… Read More »

Initial evidence shows microplastics pose ‘minimal health risk’

Microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first report on the issue, the WHO found that larger particles, and most smaller ones, pass through the body without being absorbed. But it said the findings were based on “limited… Read More »