WHO launches first-ever insulin prequalification program to expand access to life-saving treatment for diabetes
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the start of a pilot program to prequalify human insulin to increase treatment for diabetes in low- and middle-income countries.
The decision is part of a series of steps WHO will take to address the growing diabetes burden in all regions.... read more
Revealed: danger and squalor for cleaners who remove human waste by hand
The plight of sanitation workers in the developing world should be addressed urgently, the UN said on Thursday, warning that their rights, health and dignity are at risk.
Highlighting the dangers for the millions of people who clean toilets, sewers and septic tanks,... read more
Antibiotic-resistant infections killing twice as many Americans as once thought
Nearly twice as many people are dying in the United States from antibiotic-resistant infections than previously believed, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, as so-called “superbugs” alarm experts with their rate of growth and spread.... read more
Increased VTE Risk with Testosterone Therapy
Men with and without hypogonadism have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) with testosterone therapy, according to a case-crossover study.
Researchers investigated whether exposure to testosterone therapy is associated with an increased risk of incident VTE... read more
Triple Combo Tx Seems to Work in Hep D Patients
Triple combination therapy for hepatitis D was associated with a decline in hepatitis D virus (HDV) RNA for nearly all patients receiving the regimen, with more than half achieving undetectable or nearly undetectable RNA levels, a researcher said at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.... read more