It turns out that your social network has more to do with just the likelihood of having plans on a Friday night. People with fewer friends have a lower pain tolerance, according to new research from Oxford University in England.
As with many parts of medicine guidelines are constantly being updated across a variety of specialties. The American Academy of Neurology recently released new guidance on how and when to use botulinum toxin in patient care.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) analyzed how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks macrophages – a target that, up until now, was believed to have little to do with infection.
Under the threat of lawsuits, seven major commercial insurers doing business in New York will now cover direct acting antivirals for patients with HCV infection, as will NY's Medicaid program. The plans will also stop denying coverage to patients who abuse drugs or alcohol.