NIH-led effort uses implementation science approaches to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission

Washington, DC - An emerging field, known as implementation science, may help reduce the nearly 150,000 instances of mother-to-child HIV transmissions that occur annually around the world, mostly in developing countries. A team of scientists and program managers, led by the National Institutes of Health, has been studying a variety of implementation science approaches to prevent mother-to-child transmission and has published the results in a 16-article open-access supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

New method detects telomere length for research into cancer, aging

Dallas, Texas - UT Southwestern Medical Center cell biologists have identified a new method for determining the length of telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, which can influence cancer progression and aging.

Low Blood Pressure

Rochester, Minnesota - A blood pressure reading has two numbers, given in millimeters of mercury. The first, or upper, number measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats. That’s systolic pressure. The second, or lower, number measures the pressure in your arteries between beats. That’s the diastolic pressure.

Living With Cancer: Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

Scottsdale, Arizona - Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. Gardens in full bloom and long days filled with sunlight and warm temperatures. However, as the temperature rises it's good to keep a few things in mind in order to stay safe and healthy in the summer sun and heat.

Sex after acute coronary syndrome: What you need to know

Scottsdale, Arizona - Are you worried about whether sex after an acute coronary syndrome, such as a heart attack or unstable angina, is safe? Experts agree that most people can safely return to sexual activity after recovering from a heart attack — as long as your heart disease is stabilized.