New Yorkers are initiating treatment earlier after HIV infection, study shows

The most effective way to reduce HIV-related deaths and prevent onward transmission is to diagnose and treat all persons as soon as possible after HIV infection. According to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, New Yorkers living with HIV are being treated sooner after infection. The time to treatment initiation was reduced in tandem…

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ACR and Arthritis foundation release updated treatment guideline for OA

ATLANTA — Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation (AF), released the 2019 ACR/AF Guideline for the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip and Knee. The ACR periodically updates guidelines to reflect any advances in management added to the literature since the last publication, which in this case…

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Genetic differences help distinguish type 1 diabetes in children from ‘type 1.5’ in adults

Philadelphia, January, 2020—A multi-center team of researchers led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has discovered a genetic signature that could help distinguish an adult-onset form of diabetes sharing many type 1 diabetes (T1D) characteristics from pediatric-onset T1D, opening the door to potentially more straightforward diagnostic tests for the adult condition and improving responses by…

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Medical News Today: What to know about urinary retention

Urinary retention is difficulty completely emptying the bladder. People with urinary retention may need to urinate very frequently, feel the urge to urinate again immediately after using the bathroom, or experience incontinence. Sometimes a chronic issue, such as a pelvic floor or prostate problem, causes urinary retention. Acute issues, such as infections, may also cause…

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A Perfect Cheese for Raclette

L’Etivaz is a type of Swiss Gruyère that’s made according to more traditional, higher standards than regular Gruyère, and it’s sold in a number of better cheese stores. James Coogan, the cheese buyer at Eli’s Manhattan food market, says the cheese made in 2018 (the latest available) — nutty, earthy and with a slightly fruity…

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This Dutch Oven Has a Dutch Pedigree

A Dutch Dutch oven is not a joke. BK, a cookware company in Wateringen, the Netherlands, has been making the pots for 150 years. Dutch oven is a term used for a lidded casserole, usually metal, that was first developed in England in the 17th century and so named because the process of molding the…

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At Dulceria, Chilean Cookies and Other Delights

In a now commonplace career switch, Daniel Minzer abandoned banking for baking. “I wanted a career change, and I have a passion for food,” said Mr. Minzer, a native of Chile. His Dulceria New York City, a new brick-walled bakery as narrow as a breadstick, features Chilean confections, notably alfajores (sandwich cookies). “Chile has great…

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A Single Pot Irish Whiskey Comes to America

As Irish whiskey becomes increasingly popular, climbing back up toward to the top-selling position it held 100 years ago, new distilleries are opening at a fast clip. One of them, Teeling Whiskey, established a distillery in Dublin in 2012, and now its first spirit made entirely in the city is available. Other Teeling’s whiskies, which…

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A Chef Designs Shelf-Stable Meals for the Needy

The chef John Doherty, who once ran the kitchens at the Waldorf Astoria and is now an owner of the Black Barn Restaurant, has created meals for the needy. After 18 months of work, he has designed shelf-stable meal pouches, each containing a main dish with at least 20 grams of protein. Among them are…

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What You Need to Know About Traveling to Australia During This Fire Season

As one of the worst fire seasons in Australia’s history continues to engulf parts of the country, authorities asked thousands of residents and tourists to evacuate affected areas, and the government announced the large-scale use of military assets to try and tame the fires, leaving some people stranded and those with upcoming trips to the…

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