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Lifestyle changes are important for managing atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (afib) is a common heart rhythm disorder in which the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat fast and irregularly. Afib commonly causes recurrent symptoms, usually palpitations and shortness of breath, and can negatively affect quality of life. Afib also substantially increases the risk of stroke, and is also associated with heart… Read More »

Marked changes in gay men’s relationship agreements and condom use in the PrEP era

A recent Australian study found that gay couples’ agreements regarding casual sex outside their relationships have changed markedly in the era of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Nearly 40% of PrEP users in relationships had agreements that allowed for condomless sex with casual partners. Additionally, 34% of PrEP users engaged in condomless casual sex despite being in… Read More »

Exposure to Postpartum Depression Leads to Changes in Children’s Brain Development

Neuroimaging studies over the last few years have demonstrated that exposure to maternal depression can lead to changes in the architecture of the child’s brain, changes which may persist into adulthood and are associated with disruptions in cognitive development.  Less clear is how the timing of exposure may modulate the effects of maternal depression on… Read More »