Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New therapy for flu may help in fight against COVID-19

A new therapy for influenza virus infections that may also prove effective against many other pathogenic virus infections, including HIV and COVID-19, has been developed by Purdue University scientists.

Medications

Pembrolizumab use supported in advanced melanoma

(HealthDay)—Use of pembrolizumab is supported among patients with advanced melanoma, regardless of BRAF V600E/K mutation status or prior receipt of a BRAF inhibitor (BRAFi) with or without MEK inhibitor (MEKi) therapy, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Outcomes similar for COVID-19 in patients with, without HIV

(HealthDay)—Persons with HIV (PWH) hospitalized with COVID-19 have similar outcomes to demographically-matched patients without HIV, according to a study published online June 28 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Neuroscience

Medical management alone better for brain AV malformations

(HealthDay)—Among patients with unruptured brain arteriovenous malformation, medical management alone is superior to its combination with interventional therapy for prevention of death or symptomatic stroke in the long ...

HIV & AIDS

Existing drugs may limit damage caused by HIV

Yale researchers have identified four drugs that may help minimize the long-term health effects of HIV infection, they report June 23 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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