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Danish research underlines the importance of monitoring kidney function in patients doing well on antiretrovirals

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The prevalence of impaired kidney function is low among white HIV-positive individuals with an undetectable viral load, Danish investigators report in HIV Medicine.  However, the rate was still double that seen in closely matched HIV-negative controls (4% vs 2%), and as a risk factor for impaired kidney function, infection with HIV was… Read More »

Vitamin D Improves Muscle Function

Research has revealed that Vitamin D improves muscle function and is believed to enhance activity of the cell batteries, otherwise known as mitochondria. Vitamin D is a hormone usually manufactured in the skin making use of sunlight energy, and is also found in several foods, such as egg yolks, fish liver oils, fish and fortified… Read More »

12 foods to boost brain function

The foods we eat can have a big impact on the structure and health of our brains. Eating a brain-boosting diet can support both short- and long-term brain function. The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 20 percent of the body’s calories, so it needs plenty of good fuel to maintain concentration throughout the… Read More »