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US HIV infections could drop by 94% before 2030, if treatment is prioritised

Modelling estimates suggest that new HIV infections in the US could be reduced by as much as 94% before 2030, if the current HIV prevention budget is spent more efficiently. Priorities would be linking those diagnosed with HIV to care, ensuring that they receive treatment and getting them to the point of viral suppression. Less… Read More »

Could an Antibody Drug Help You Shed Pounds?

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2020 — An experimental antibody drug that targets one of the body’s key metabolism regulators may help obese people lose weight — at least briefly. That’s one finding from an early study that tested the injection drug, which mimics the effects of a natural hormone called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21). In… Read More »

AbbVie pegs growth to booming Skyrizi, Rinvoq in post-merger future. But neurology could be a ‘sleeper’

With its $ 63 billion merger with Allergan in the rearview, the new AbbVie is facing a major challenge as U.S. biosimilars for Humira cast a pall over the near-term future. But AbbVie figures its homegrown prospects will keep driving growth—and a couple of surprises from Allergan could make the forecast even rosier.  After six… Read More »

Coronavirus update: Public Health England warns Calpol could ‘mask’ COVID-19

Treating coronavirus symptoms at home If you have a mild infection with COVID-19, while self-isolating at home, the NHS shares its tips on how to recover. The national health body advises it can be helpful if you “get lots of rest” and to “drink plenty of fluids”. Water is the optimum beverage of choice to… Read More »

Trump virus therapy could pave way: expert

The treatment being provided to United States President Donald Trump could pave the way to fighting COVID-19, says one of Australia’s top scientists. Professor Peter Doherty, who shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1996 for his work on how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells, says a vaccine might not be the only answer.… Read More »