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Slow Medicine: COVID-19 Exposes What's Wrong With U.S. Healthcare

1 month ago   |   By MedPageToday

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, U.S. policymakers, healthcare leaders, and the public alike have looked far and wide for a technological fix to the crisis. News coverage has focused on the search for "magic bullet" cures...
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COVID-19 sets goals to end HIV ‘completely off track'

COVID-19 sets goals to end HIV ‘completely off track'

1 month ago   |   By Healio

COVID-19 will set back the goal to end AIDS by 2030, stalling an already off-track goal even further, according to a presentation from the opening session of the AIDS 2020 virtual meeting.
“We were already off track to achieving our HIV goals, but the coronavirus is really blowing us completely off track,” UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima said during the AIDS 2020 opening press conference. “One disease cannot be sacrificed for another. That's a poor solution.”
Byanyima presented findings from the UNAIDS 2020 Global AIDS Update, which show “remarkable
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COVID-19 Update: Airborne Virus Controversy, Stem Cells

1 month ago   |   By Medscape

The coronavirus stories Medscape's editors around the globe think you need to know about today.
Medscape Medical News
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COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

1 month ago   |   By MedPageToday

Lapses in refills for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis skyrocketed during the COVID-19 outbreak, with significant declines in PrEP initiations, as well as testing for sexually transmitted infections at an HIV clinic in Boston...
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Wales has no coronavirus deaths in a day for first time since lockdown

Wales has no coronavirus deaths in a day for first time since lockdown

1 month ago   |   By Wales online

The last time no coronavirus deaths were reported in Wales was on March 19 - at that time only two people here had died with Covid-19
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COVID-19 Disruptions 'Life Threatening' for People With HIV

1 month ago   |   By Medscape

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted healthcare for people with all conditions. For people with HIV, the threat to health is just starting to come into focus.
Medscape Medical News
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Breast Milk Based Fortifiers Improve Health Outcome of Micro Preemies

Breast Milk Based Fortifiers Improve Health Outcome of Micro Preemies

Compared to traditional cow-based milk fortifiers, the human-based milk fortifiers improve the health outcome in severely underweight premature babies. It will help meet the... Read more ...

Mass Vaccination For COVID-19 In Russia from Jan 1, 2021

Mass Vaccination For COVID-19 In Russia from Jan 1, 2021

The Covid-19 vaccine that Russia registered on Tuesday is expected to enter into civilian circulation on January 1, 2021. Read more ...

Vitamin E treatments can help prevent muscle damage after a heart attack...

Vitamin E treatments can help prevent muscle damage after a heart attack, say scientists

A pre-clinical study published in the journal Redox Biology found that vitamin E can help prevent and treat muscle damage after a heart attack. The researchers said that while... Read more ...

One in 10 people in Wales would refuse a Covid-19 vaccine if it was available

One in 10 people in Wales would refuse a Covid-19 vaccine if it was available

Public Health Wales says a vaccine would be 'the most effective way of ensuring that the whole population is protected from the virus' Read more ...

Navajo Country: COVID-19 Cases Trend Down, but Need Still High

Navajo Country: COVID-19 Cases Trend Down, but Need Still High

Everyone on the Navajo Nation reservation knows someone who has been infected with COVID-19. At least that's what it feels like to Melissa Begay, MD, a Navajo pulmonary... Read more ...

Lupus Anticoagulant Tied to COVID Thrombosis

Lupus Anticoagulant Tied to COVID Thrombosis

Prothrombotic autoantibodies were elevated in COVID-19 and linked to development of thrombosis, a small observational study showed. Lupus anticoagulant appeared in 44% of... Read more ...

Lung cancer deaths have been falling by nearly 5% a year over last decade...

Lung cancer deaths have been falling by nearly 5% a year over last decade thanks to better treatment

A new study from the National Cancer Institute found, in men, deaths from non-small lung cancer fell by 6.3% per year from 2013 to 2016, while they fell by 5.9% annually in... Read more ...

Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation Has New Tx

Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation Has New Tx

WASHINGTON - Viltolarsen injection has been approved to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients with a confirmed mutation in the DMD gene amenable to exon 53 skipping... Read more ...

Teens and Young Adults Are at an Increased Risk For Getting COVID-19 If They...

Teens and Young Adults Are at an Increased Risk For Getting COVID-19 If They Vape, Study Finds

Vaping has become extremely popular over the past few years, especially among teenagers and young adults, and it has been found to cause damage to your lungs, arteries, and... Read more ...

Malaria breakthrough could help speed up discovery of Covid-19 treatments...

Malaria breakthrough could help speed up discovery of Covid-19 treatments, scientists hope

Current drugs primarily target the pathogen itself but academics from RMIT University in Australia found infection often relies on enzymes in red blood cells of the human host. Read more ...