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Babies of South African mothers taking HIV therapy have worse health in early months – unless they are vaccinated and consistently breastfed

A South African study has found that, in general, babies born to HIV-positive mothers who are on antiretroviral therapy do not have worse health outcomes than the children of HIV-negative mothers. However, it did find that the HIV-positive mothers’ babies had more hospitalisations – especially for lower respiratory tract infections and diarrhoeal disease – in the period from… Read More »

Chest pain and leg pain: Are they connected?

Leg pain and chest pain do not typically occur together. However, there is a connection between leg pain and heart health, so a person may experience both of these symptoms at the same time. If a person is experiencing chest pain, they should seek medical attention immediately as it may indicate a heart attack. In… Read More »