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Why Are COVID Patients Treated With an HIV Pill?

July 25, 2022, Chinese officials granted conditional approval to an HIV drug to be used as a COVID treatment. As reported by Reuters:1 “The Azvudine tablet, which China approved in July last year to treat certain HIV-1 virus infections, has been given a conditional green light to treat adult patients with ‘normal type’ COVID, the… Read More »

Exercise May Alleviate ‘Chemo Brain’ in Breast Cancer Patients

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Phys Ed Exercise May Help to Ease ‘Chemo Brain’ Women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who stayed physically active had fewer problems with memory and thinking. Read in app Credit…Getty Images Oct. 6, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET Regular exercise may help lessen… Read More »

FDA Approves Livmarli (maralixibat) for the Treatment of Cholestatic Pruritus in Patients with Alagille Syndrome

[unable to retrieve full-text content]FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 29, 2021– Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIRM), a leader in rare liver disease, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Livmarli (maralixibat) oral solution for… Drugs.com – New Drug Approvals

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 »

CDC panel to weigh COVID-19 booster shots in immunocompromised patients

A panel of independent experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plans to consider additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine in a small fraction of the population with weakened immune systems.  The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) plans to convene on July 22 to discuss “clinical considerations for additional doses in immunocompromised… Read More »