Tag Archives: First

In world first, HIV-positive woman donates kidney to HIV-positive recipient

Nina Martinez, a 36-year-old public health consultant, acquired HIV as a 6-week-old in 1983, when she received a blood transfusion in the years before blood banks began routine testing for the virus. HIV damages the immune system and interferes with the body’s ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. Despite her illness, Martinez’s enduring… Read More »

'I had my first taste of alcohol when I was probably 14' – Irish college student reflects on Ireland's binge drinking culture

Criodán Ó Murchú Criodán Ó Murchú ‘I had my first taste of alcohol when I was probably 14’ – Irish college student reflects on Ireland’s binge drinking culture Independent.ie I had my first taste of alcohol (beer) when I was probably 14. But I started actually “drinking” when I was 17, I’d tip down the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Trying to eat healthfully? Choose an indulgent dessert first

An intriguing new study suggests that the order in which we choose food items might have an impact on how many calories we consume overall. A recent investigation into food choices reaches a surprising conclusion. Consumers often face an array of food choices, whether they are picking a meal in a restaurant or from a… Read More »