HIV could increase risk of death from heart failure

After a heart failure diagnosis, people who are HIV-positive are more likely to be hospitalized or die of any cause than those not infected with HIV, new research shows. The study is the largest to date to look at how HIV status affects people diagnosed with heart failure, a chronic…

Sex pill for women could also help weight loss

HEALTH NOTES: Pill that boosts women’s sex drive could also help them lose weight A pill that boosts women’s sex drive could also help weight loss. Flibanserin, dubbed the ‘female Viagra’, can help women shed up to five per cent of body weight.  In a study, a quarter of post-menopausal women…