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Angela Bassett, 61, joined hands with the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association for the initiative called Know Diabetes by Heart in order to educate and raise awareness about heart disease and stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. She recommends making small changes to stay healthy.
LGBTQ groups and HIV organizations have come together to protest against Facebook’s HIV PrEP ads, stating that they are misleading people and posing a great threat to public health. They have written an open letter, calling the social media platform to remove the ads of Truvada, which state that it is harmful and causes side effects.
American rapper Juice Wrld, who gave hit songs like “Lucid Dreams” and “All Girls Are The Same,” died at the age of 21. The cause of death was not available and an autopsy was to be done. He started posting his songs online recorded onto his cellphone and came to limelight after making his EP debut – “9 9 9.”
A new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics has found that a quarter of young adults and on-fifth of adolescents have prediabetes, a condition in which the blood sugar levels are elevated but not enough to diagnose type 2 diabetes. The study also found that males were more likely to have prediabetes than females.
Three experimental HIV vaccines – HVTN 702, Imbokodo, and Mosaico – have been undergoing clinical trials and experts are pretty optimistic about their results. The results of HVTN 702 and Imbokodo trials are expected in 2021, while the results of Mosaico in 2023.
A possible norovirus outbreak has prompted health officials to take an unprecedented step of shutting down all schools in Colorado district. Hundreds of students and teachers have been infected by the norovirus, driving officials to disinfect all the classrooms and hallways of the schools.
Pfizer has issued a warning to men who take Viagra for erectile dysfunction about buying the little blue pill online. The pharma giant said many websites sell Viagra online but only 20 percent of them are genuine. Fake Viagra pill have been found to contain toxic chemicals that could be fatal.