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Could UK HIV transmissions really go down to near-zero by 2030? The latest report suggests so

90% viral suppression rate reached in London; most people on ART now have lower death rate than the general population The latest annual report on HIV diagnosis, treatment and testing in the UK should have come out, as they normally do, in advance of World AIDS Day, 1 December last year. It did not, due… Read More »

Investment in medical and health R&D not keeping up with needs of nation, report finds

Total U.S. investment in medical and health research and development grew by 6.4% from 2017 to 2018, reaching $ 194.2 billion. For the third straight year, the growth-rate of medical and health R&D investment outpaced the growth-rate of overall health spending. Yet R&D spending still represents only about 5 cents of every health dollar spent.… Read More »

Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

Scarlet fever strikes UK: Hundreds of children report rash – what are the symptoms?

Scarlet fever is a highly contagious infection which causes a number of symptoms. The illness most commonly affects children, but in rare cases can also affect adults. Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness caused by Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria. The illness commonly affects children, and often results in a fever and a large red rash on… Read More »

Federal prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers and distributors, report says

This illustration image shows tablets of opioid painkiller Oxycodon delivered on medical prescription taken in Washington, DC. Eric Baradat | AFP | Getty Images Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have opened a criminal probe of opioid manufacturers and distributors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.  Companies including Teva, McKesson, Mallinckrodt, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson and Amneal… Read More »