Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ontario should vaccinate newborns for hepatitis B, study suggests

Not all pregnant women are universally screened for hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Ontario, even though this screening is recommended, and the majority of those who test positive do not receive follow-up testing or interventions, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is reaching zero COVID-19 possible?

Most scientists agree that stringent control measures, involving efficient contact tracing, testing and isolation, together with social distancing and mask wearing, are required to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2. South Korea, ...

Medications

EU regulator greenlights first injectable HIV drug

The EU's medicines regulator on Friday gave the green light for the first injectable treatment for the HIV virus that causes AIDS, which could change the lives of millions of people.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will the COVID-19 virus become endemic?

A new article by Columbia Mailman School researchers Jeffrey Shaman and Marta Galanti explores the potential for the COVID-19 virus to become endemic, a regular feature producing recurring outbreaks in humans. They identify ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Covid reinfections are possible. Should we worry?

The patient walked into the Washoe County community testing station in the US state of Nevada on April 18 with a sore throat, dry cough and a headache, but no reason to worry.

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