PrEP prevents HIV — so why aren't more people taking it?
A key part of HIV control plan is pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, a daily medication to help prevent HIV that is recommended for people at high risk. Recently, the FDA approved a new formulation of PrEP for many — but not all — of those at risk.... read more
NHA, Google tie up for Ayushman Bharat implementation
New Delhi: The National Health Authority (NHA) has joined hands with Google to collaborate and strengthen the implementation of the government's flagship health scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), it was announced on Friday.... read more
WHO and FIFA team up for health
The World Health Organization (WHO) and football's world governing body, FIFA, agreed a four-year collaboration to promote healthy lifestyles through football globally.
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and FIFA President Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum of understanding... read more
UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo
One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities combined with the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, United Nations agencies said.
The latest figures released by WHO on Friday for the week ending 1 October,... read more
U.S. retains measles-elimination status despite worst outbreak in quarter century
The United States has kept its WHO designation as a country that has eliminated measles even though it had 1,249 reported cases this year in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Friday.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a report on Friday that 75% of cases of the ... read more
FDA OKs Trifarotene, First New Retinol Acne Cream in 20 Years
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved trifarotene cream 0.005% (Aklief, Galderma), the first new retinoid molecule to be approved in the United States in over 20 years for the once-daily topical treatment of acne vulgaris, according to a company news release.
Trifarotene is the only topical retinoid that selectively targets retinoic acid receptor (RAR) gamma,... read more
Similar Benefits for Thrombectomy, Medical Management, in Mild Stroke
Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) and best medical management (bMM) have comparable outcomes in patients who have had a mild stroke, new research suggests.
Investigators conducted a study and performed a meta-analysis of other studies, comparing MT and ... read more
Serum Interferon Predicts Lupus Flares
Elevated serum levels of interferon-a among patients whose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was in remission helped predict future disease flares, researchers found.
Among 254 SLE patients who were in remission, 26% had abnormally high serum levels of... read more