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One in five children on ART still lost to follow-up, while disparities between low- and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa persist

The proportion of children under three months of age starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) doubled from 5% to 10% between 2006 and 2017, while death rates were halved, according to findings from over 32,000 children living with HIV from 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. However, one in five children were still lost to follow-up and the… Read More »

The Biggest Differences Between HBO’s Lovecraft Country and Matt Ruff’s Book

Spoiler warning: The following story contains spoilers for HBO’s Lovecraft Country. HBO’s new series Lovecraft Country is based upon the book of the same name by Matt Ruff, which was released in 2016. Showrunner Misha Green says Ruff’s book was “a beautiful jumping-off point” for the series. Here are all the biggest changes, and points… Read More »

Scientists find evidence of link between diesel exhaust, risk of Parkinson’s

Caroline Seydel A new UCLA study in zebrafish has identified the process by which air pollution can damage brain cells, potentially contributing to Parkinson’s disease. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Toxicological Sciences, the findings show that chemicals in diesel exhaust can trigger the toxic buildup of a protein in the brain called alpha-synuclein, which is commonly seen in people with the disease. Previous studies have revealed that people living… Read More »