Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First case of dengue spread by sex confirmed in Spain

Spanish health authorities confirmed Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitos.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mated female mosquitoes are more likely to transmit malaria parasites

Female mosquitoes that have mated are more likely to transmit malaria parasites than virgin females, according to a study published November 7 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Farah Dahalan of Imperial College ...

Medications

Spironolactone noninferior in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

(HealthDay)—In a head-to-head study of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, spironolactone was found to be noninferior to eplerenone for slowing the progression of heart damage in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy ...

Oncology & Cancer

Men with breast cancer face high mortality rates: Study

Men with breast cancer are more likely to die than their female counterparts, across all stages of disease, with the disparity persisting even when clinical characteristics, such as cancer types, treatment and access to care ...

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