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Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization

Hospitalization due to flu or flu-like viruses is more likely in underweight adults or those with obesity in the morbid range or higher, says a new study. …read more

By |December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

What are the complications of HIV?

While modern medical treatments have drastically reduced the risk of HIV complications, people living with HIV may be more prone to certain illnesses. Learn more here. …read more

By |December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think

Study reveals a common cellular mechanism through which bacterial infection could promote cancer and increase resistance to anticancer drugs. …read more

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Responding to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to be a multifaceted challenge. By utilising proven public health measures (contact tracing, engaging communities) as well as new tools at hand (vaccine and therapeutics), WHO remains confident the outbreak can be contained and brought […]

By |December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

What to know about HAART for HIV

HAART refers to any treatment for HIV that uses two or more antiretroviral drugs. Also called combined antiretroviral therapy, this regimen revolutionized HIV treatment in 1996, making it possible to manage HIV long-term. HAART can use seven classes of medication and over 30 antiretroviral drugs. …read more

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