Health

Nuts may boost male fertility: study

Eating nuts "significantly" boosted the number and health of sperm in young men in a scientific trial, researchers said Wednesday.

Health

Immediate ART treatment improves retention rates

Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately following an HIV diagnosis dramatically improves retention in clinical HIV care, according to a study led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher.

Pediatrics

'Modest at best' discriminatory ability for CBC test in infants

(HealthDay)—Complete blood cell count parameters at commonly used or optimal thresholds do not offer high accuracy in identifying invasive bacterial infections (IBIs) in febrile infants (≤60 days of age), according to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immunosuppressant response predicts aplastic anemia survival

(HealthDay)—Response to immunosuppressive therapy (IST) predicts overall survival (OS) in aplastic anemia (AA), according to a study published online Aug. 29 in the American Journal of Hematology.

Oncology & Cancer

New treatment approved for soft-tissue cancers

(HealthDay)—Lartruvo (olaratumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with certain soft-tissue sarcomas, cancers that develop in areas such as the muscles, fat, blood vessels and tendons.

HIV & AIDS

Rapid, successful response to ART for many patients with HIV

(HealthDay)—Many HIV-infected patients have rapid and successful immune and virological response to antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study published online Sept. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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