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CDC: influenza vaccine 48% effective this season

Results of an interim analysis in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Abnormal vaginal microbiota not a bar to effective oral PrEP | CROI

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Opioid abuse: CDC finds increase among black MSM and those of low SES | CROI

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HIV: markers of inflammation remain elevated despite early ART initiation

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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process

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HIV: fetal/neonatal NRTI exposure linked to developmental delay, behavioral disorders

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Point-of-care early infant diagnosis enables earlier and increased ART initiation | CROI

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Specific ART regimens used in pregnancy may affect adverse birth outcomes | CROI

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Diagnostic criteria for idiopathic multicentric CD established

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Professional & Business

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

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Neonatal HIV: variability seen in virologic response to early ART | CROI
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Neonatal HIV: variability seen in virologic response to early ART | CROI

Many clinical and social challenges affect engagement in care of this high-risk group of infants.

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Influenza vaccination in pregnancy: large study supports safety

Limited data are available for assessing adverse birth outcomes in relation to trimester of vaccination.

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High response rates for bictegravir or dilutegraver with FTC/TAF for initial HIV therapy | CROI
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High response rates for bictegravir or dilutegraver with FTC/TAF for initial HIV therapy | CROI

Virologic success at week 24 was 97% for the bictegravir arm and 94% for the dilutegravir arm; at week 48 it was 97% and 91%, respectively.

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HIV Perinatal Case Management: intervention improves outcomes in pregnancy, postpartum

Despite the ability of ART to prevent perinatal HIV transmission, failures still occur.

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Trends in global health governance
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Trends in global health governance

An analysis of the financial flows of WHO, the World Bank, the Global Fund

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Grass pollen immunotherapy: what is the optimal duration of treatment?
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Grass pollen immunotherapy: what is the optimal duration of treatment?

A new study suggest three years rather than two years of treatment may be needed for lasting benefits.

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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually
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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually

92 per cent of the world’s population lives in areas with unhealthy air, according to a new report.

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Cutaneous HNSCC: immunosuppression linked to poor outcomes

Immunosuppressed patients undergoing surgery/RT had poorer RFS and PFS at 2 y.

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Capsid inhibitors: Scientists find novel, potent HIV agents with long-acting potential | CROI
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Capsid inhibitors: Scientists find novel, potent HIV agents with long-acting potential | CROI

New class of metabolically stable HIV drugs with pharmacokinetic profiles suitable for slow-release parenteral administration.

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Study nixes link between HPV vaccine, autoimmune diseases

Vaccine safety has been questioned amid reports of autoimmune disease after vaccination.

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HIV: early cART initiation key to optimizing outcomes for youth

Current guidelines recommend combination ART for HIV, regardless of CD4 count.

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Another contract

BMA announced its annual GP contract changes for 2017/18 in England

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IBD disease course similar in Eastern and Western Europe | ECCO
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IBD disease course similar in Eastern and Western Europe | ECCO

This similar disease course was in spite of more early and aggressive treatment with biologicals in Western Europe.

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Photographs may improve patient healthcare in rural areas
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Photographs may improve patient healthcare in rural areas

Patients who use ‘photo journeys’ shared more information about living with their condition.

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