Community-led distribution of HIV self-testing increases uptake of HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy in Malawi

A study from Malawi has found that short-term campaigns of HIV self-testing, whose design and implementation are led by community groups, can rapidly increase the uptake of HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy among underserved populations. Recently published in PLOS Medicine, the study also reported a lower cost for this intervention than for other testing programmes.… Read More »

Ease of Covid lockdown restrictions may help diminish drug addiction, National Institute on Drug Abuse director says

The number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. hit a grim record, as the nation simultaneously battled the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 93,331 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2020, and that represents nearly a 30% increase from the year before, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and… Read More »

If I Don’t Sweat, Does It Even Count?

It is a common belief that if you don’t leave a workout dripping in sweat, it didn’t count. Count for what? That is the main question. If you didn’t sweat until your clothes need to be wrung out, does that mean it was a waste of time?  Before we talk about the physiology of sweating,… Read More »