Agreement to eliminate trans-fatty acids from industrial food production aims to prevent cardiovascular disease
A new plan to reduce cardiovascular disease by eliminating trans-fatty acids from industrial food production by the year 2025 has been agreed by the countries of the Americas. Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death in the hemisphere.... read more
New York state could end its AIDS epidemic by end of 2020, says governor
New York could end the AIDS epidemic in the state by the end of next year, the governor's office said.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that new HIV diagnoses in the state dropped to 2,481 in 2018, a historic low. It's a victory for Cuomo's "Ending the Epidemic" initiative, launched in 2014,... read more
FDA Approves Asthma Drug Benralizumab for At-Home Use
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a self-administered version of benralizumab (Fasenra, AstraZeneca), which comes in a prefilled, single-use autoinjector (Fasenra Pen), the company has announced.... read more
Novel Tx for Binge-Eating Cuts Weight in Obese Adults
Dasotraline, a novel binge eating disorder treatment, helped reduce body weight in a secondary analysis, a researcher reported at Psych Congress 2019.
After 12 weeks, the once-daily investigational long-acting dopamine/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor was associated with a significant... read more
5-Year Survival High for HIV+ to HIV+ Kidney Transplant
HIV positive individuals have high rates of 5-year overall survival and kidney graft survival after receiving a transplant from a deceased donor with HIV, according to new research conducted in South Africa, published October 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine.... read more