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Healthcare workers in Cape Town ambivalent about patients who disengage from HIV treatment

A qualitative study sought to understand healthcare workers’ perspectives on patients who disengage from antiretroviral therapy (ART) at a clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. Results showed that healthcare workers had contradictory feelings about these patients, ranging from empathy to anger. Having sub-optimal adherence to or stopping HIV treatment can lead to drug resistance, HIV… Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccine Not Detected in Breast Milk, Indicates Safety for Pregnant and Lactating Women, Says Study

New York, July 18: Vaccines against Covid-19 were not detected in human milk, according to a small study, indicating vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating women and providing early evidence that the shots are not transferred to the infant. Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) analysed the breast milk of seven women after… Read More »

Scientists create tool to explore billions of social media messages, potentially predict political and financial turmoil

For thousands of years, people looked into the night sky with their naked eyes — and told stories about the few visible stars. Then we invented telescopes. In 1840, the philosopher Thomas Carlyle claimed that “the history of the world is but the biography of great men.” Then we started posting on Twitter. Now scientists… Read More »

Kadmon’s Rezurock scores surprise FDA nod in chronic graft-versus-host-disease

With a surprise FDA approval Friday afternoon, Kadmon Holdings is on its way to becoming a commercial drugmaker.  The FDA cleared Kadmon’s Rezurock to treat chronic graft-versus-host disease, a serious complication of transplant procedures. Formerly known as belumodsil, the drug is a first-in-class ROCK2 inhibitor—and now Kadmon’s first approved drug.  GVHD occurs when donor cells mount an immune response against a patient’s own tissues and organs. While doctors can… Read More »

Is It Lyme Disease or Something Else?

Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States each year. Despite its increasing prevalence, there are many lingering myths about this tick-borne illness. Also known as the “great imitator,” Lyme disease often affects more than one system in the body and can trigger a wide range of symptoms that may mimic other… Read More »