Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

S.Africa trial shows promise for drug-resistant TB regimen

Almost all patients who received a new treatment for highly drug-resistant tuberculosis are still clear of the disease two years after a medical trial in South Africa, findings from a long-term study showed Thursday.

HIV & AIDS

Formula predicts ideal dose of stem cells to cure HIV

Scientists have determined the optimal conditions following a stem cell transplant that could control HIV without the need of an everyday pill, according to a study published today in eLife.

Oncology & Cancer

First man cured of HIV dies of cancer: charity

The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown—known as the "Berlin Patient"—has died after a battle with cancer, the International Aids Society (IAS) announced Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Another COVID hazard: False information

(HealthDay)—Be careful that the COVID-19 information you're getting is accurate and not opinion masquerading as the real McCoy, says the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

C. difficile treatment completes second phase of trials

A treatment discovered at the University of Strathclyde for the Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) has successfully completed the second phase of clinical trials in the US and Canada.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More must be done to fight bogus COVID-19 cure claims

Fake and bogus cure claims are a longstanding, but neglected public health problem. Throughout recorded history, plagues have inspired anxiety and desperation. Time and again, this public nervousness has proved a fertile ...

HIV & AIDS

Second HIV patient reportedly 'cured'

(HealthDay)—It was 12 years ago that a German patient was seemingly cured of HIV. Now doctors in the United Kingdom believe they've finally duplicated that success, this time in a 40-year-old Englishman.

Oncology & Cancer

Outcomes steadily improve for multiple myeloma treated with ASCT

(HealthDay)—For patients with multiple myeloma (MM) treated with autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), long-term outcomes have improved steadily, according to a study published in the Jan. 28 issue of Blood Advances.

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