Category Archives: News

New edition of HIV & sex booklet focuses on U=U

We are excited to announce the sixth edition of our HIV & sex booklet, updated from 2016. This latest edition of HIV & sex represents a distinct shift from the previous one, with significant changes throughout. HIV & sex is available through our patient information scheme as an online booklet (PDF). Members can access it… Read More »

Melatonin: Is This Natural Hormone One of the Keys To Slowing Brain Aging?

Melatonin is best known as a sleep hormone because of its action controlling the circadian cycle. But melatonin also has antioxidant properties, and may have an important anti-aging role. A recent study looked at artificially aged mice to determine the effects of melatonin on aging.  Such mice are used as a model to study the… Read More »

Coronavirus discovered in ice cream

Ice cream made in China with ingredients from New Zealand and the Ukraine has been contaminated with COVID-19 in what experts describe as a “one-off”. Health officials in the Chinese municipality of Tianjin report that three samples of the ice cream returned a positive COVID-19 test. However, the infection is thought to be a “one-off”… Read More »

Can Flu Vaccine Increase COVID Risk?

For years, concerns have been raised that previous flu vaccination seems to increase patients’ risk of contracting more severe pandemic illness. This occurred during the 2008 to 2009 flu season, when prior vaccination with the seasonal flu vaccine was associated with an increased risk of H1N1 “swine flu” during spring/summer 2009 in Canada.1 A January… Read More »