Gilead Will Donate Truvada to U.S. for H.I.V. Prevention

Gilead Sciences, maker of Truvada, the only drug approved to prevent infection with H.I.V., will donate enough of the drug to supply 200,000 patients annually for up to 11 years, federal health officials announced on Thursday. Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services said the donation came about “as a result of discussions between the Trump administration and […]

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Serum free fatty acid level verifies fasting state in children

(HealthDay)—Serum free fatty acid (FFA) concentrations can distinguish children’s fed and fasting states, according to a study published online May 3 in Pediatrics. Shavonne M. Collins, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues examined 442 inpatient (fasting) and 323 post-glucose load oral glucose tolerance test samples of glucose, insulin, […]

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New research reviews the state of vaccine safety science

A new systematic review provides a succinct summary of the scientific evidence for and/or against causal associations for 47 adverse events following immunization (AEFI). Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24—May 1 in Baltimore. “Health care providers desire objective and clear information on a broad range of […]

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Impact of opioid epidemic on children varies by state

A new report released by the Drug Enforcement Administration finds most overdose deaths are caused by prescription drugs, including opioids. While opioid abuse continues to plague certain states more than others, each state is unique in how it attempts to stem the crisis and its effect on families. These differences have resulted in significant variation across the country between opioid […]

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“We finally came from the state of understanding that cancer is a challenge for all”

Russian Oncology needs a major upgrade – from organization and financing to training programs of doctors, experts say: in the Public chamber leading oncologists and patient community discussed prospects of the National cancer strategy. Funding for the Russian health care system is inefficient and does not always produce the desired results, and the actions of its members don’t agree to […]

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Kansas State University rower dies from rare bacterial infection

Samantha Scott died following a sudden bacterial illness. (KDVR ) A top-tier college athlete’s sudden death on Saturday has shaken the rowing community. Samantha Scott, a 23-year-old senior on the Kansas State University rowing team, started complaining of symptoms about two weeks ago and was initially thought to be suffering from tonsillitis. ADENOVIRUS OUTBREAK AT NEW JERSEY REHAB CENTER CLAIMS 10TH […]

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Lax state gun laws linked to more child, teen gun deaths, study finds

Compared with U.S. states with the strictest gun control legislation, gun deaths among children and teenagers are twice as common in states with the most lax gun laws, a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. In addition, states with laws that restrict children’s access to guns have lower rates of firearm-related suicides among youth, even after […]

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