Tag Archives: care

Care homes should come out of lockdown more slowly than rest of country on July 19, SAGE says

Care homes should come out of lockdown more slowly than rest of country on July 19 and curbs like mask-wearing and two-metre distancing should be released more gradually, SAGE recommends Urged ministers to lift care home curbs incrementally rather than all at once Group said emergence of new variants gave it cause for concern despite… Read More »

Matthew’s health care tidbits

Uncategorized May 30, 2021• Each week I’ve been adding a brief tidbits section to the THCB Reader, our weekly newsletter that summarizes the best of THCB that week (Sign up here!). Then I had the brainwave to add them to the blog. They’re short and usually not too sweet!–Matthew Holt In this week’s health care… Read More »

Where Was I Care a Lot Filmed? Here’s What We Know

By now, you’ve probably seen the chaos that is Gone Girl: The Sequel—we mean Netflix’s I Care a Lot—a movie about one woman’s unrelenting quest for world domination by way of outright manipulation and deception. The brilliance of Rosamund Pike, Dianne Wiest, and Peter Dinklage make this film a puzzle: you’re never quite sure who… Read More »

HIV self-testing increases uptake of HIV testing, but with poorer linkage to care

A study has concluded that HIV self-testing is safe, increases testing uptake and increases the yield of HIV positive results among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. Among female sex workers, results are more mixed. While HIV self-testing improves testing uptake, it does not increase the yield of positive results and… Read More »

Data from routine clinical care shows people with HIV have an increased risk of dementia and that it’s diagnosed at a younger age

The risk of dementia in older age is increased by 58% for people living with HIV compared to their HIV-negative peers, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS. The average age at dementia diagnosis was much younger for people with HIV: 67 years compared to 78 years for people without HIV.… Read More »