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Impact of trauma must be acknowledged in adolescent HIV care

Trauma is a major underlying reason for adolescents disengaging from HIV care in Kenya, report Dr Leslie Enane of Indiana University and colleagues in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. The study shows that adolescents have experienced a wide range of traumas and are particularly affected by stigma, poor mental health, disclosure and transitions… Read More »

‘As coronavirus eases we must tackle the drinking crisis and coming surge’

Covid-19 isn’t kind to sufferers of certain medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart ­disease. And along with the pressures we are all under, we can add alcohol to that list. The harm drink does to our health and finances usually reflects what’s going on in the country. In bad times,… Read More »

New Maine law says private health insurers must provide hearing aid benefits

There aren’t a lot of states that require private health insurers to provide hearing aids to their beneficiaries, but Maine joined their ranks on New Year’s Day, becoming the sixth such state to do so. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the other states that require hearing aid coverage for both children and adults… Read More »