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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

This condition progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections and tumors. HIV is transmitted through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with a bodily fluid containing HIV, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, preseminal fluid, and breast milk.
Mylan receives shareholders' approval for proposed Perrigo acquisition

Mylan receives shareholders' approval for proposed Perrigo acquisition

Mylan N.V. today announced that its shareholders have approved Mylan's proposed acquisition of Perrigo Company plc and the related issuance of Mylan ordinary shares to Perrigo's shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held today. [More]
Global life expectancy climbs, but people live longer with illnesses

Global life expectancy climbs, but people live longer with illnesses

Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 as healthy life expectancy grows; ischemic heart disease, lower respiratory infections, and stroke cause the most health loss around the world. [More]
Mylan releases generic version of Zosyn Injection in the U.S.

Mylan releases generic version of Zosyn Injection in the U.S.

Mylan N.V. today announced the U.S. launch of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection USP, 3.375g Single-dose Vials, which is the generic version of Pfizer's Zosyn Injection. [More]
White sexual-minority men have higher positive racial attitudes, empathy than white heterosexual men

White sexual-minority men have higher positive racial attitudes, empathy than white heterosexual men

White sexual-minority men may be more empathic toward other minority groups compared to their heterosexual white peers. A new study from the University of Houston College of Education compared the attitudes of white heterosexual men to those of white sexual-minority men. [More]
Researchers find that humans carry more antibiotic-resistant staphylococci than farm animals

Researchers find that humans carry more antibiotic-resistant staphylococci than farm animals

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a concern for the health and well-being of both humans and farm animals. One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, a potentially fatal bacterial inflammation of the mammary gland (IMI). Widespread use of antibiotics to treat the disease is often blamed for generating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. [More]
Benitec Biopharma announces closing of U.S. initial public offering of ADSs

Benitec Biopharma announces closing of U.S. initial public offering of ADSs

Benitec Biopharma Limited, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, is pleased to announce the closing of its U.S. initial public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs), representing 30,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares of Benitec, together with warrants to purchase 500,000 ADSs, representing 10,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares. [More]

AfroCentric, FICO partner to offer payment integrity platform to reduce healthcare fraud in South Africa

The AfroCentric Health Group and global analytics software firm FICO today announced a strategic partnership that establishes the South African healthcare industry's leading fraud management solution. AfroCentric's healthcare IT services subsidiary, Helios IT Solutions, and FICO now offer this fraud management and payment integrity platform to all medical schemes in South Africa. [More]
Benitec prices initial public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares

Benitec prices initial public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares

Benitec Biopharma Limited, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, is pleased to announce the pricing of its U.S. initial public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs), representing 30,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares of Benitec and warrants to purchase 500,000 ADSs, representing 10,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares, at a price of US$9.21 per ADS and US$0.01 per warrant. [More]
Mylan sued in connection with ANDA filing for generic version of Zytiga

Mylan sued in connection with ANDA filing for generic version of Zytiga

Mylan N.V. today confirmed that the company has been sued by BTG International Ltd., Janssen Biotech, Inc., Janssen Oncology, Inc., and Janssen Research & Development, LLC in connection with the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Abiraterone Acetate Tablets, 250 mg. [More]
PHIV children may lack immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella despite vaccination

PHIV children may lack immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella despite vaccination

Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella--even though they may have been vaccinated against these diseases. [More]
Inhibikase Therapeutics launches observational clinical study in patients who survived PML

Inhibikase Therapeutics launches observational clinical study in patients who survived PML

Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc. announces the launch of an observational clinical study in patients who contracted Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), the rare and often fatal brain infection that arises as an unintended side effect of some medications used for treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis and certain cancers of the blood and lymph. [More]
Sexting, Internet safety climb higher on list of major health concerns for children

Sexting, Internet safety climb higher on list of major health concerns for children

With more kids online and using cell phones at increasingly younger ages, two issues have quickly climbed higher on the public's list of major health concerns for children across the U.S: sexting and Internet safety. [More]
More marijuana dispensaries associated with more marijuana-related hospitalization rates

More marijuana dispensaries associated with more marijuana-related hospitalization rates

People who live in areas of California with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. [More]
Mylan announces launch of Lidocaine Patch 5% in the U.S.

Mylan announces launch of Lidocaine Patch 5% in the U.S.

Mylan N.V. today announced the U.S. launch of its Lidocaine Patch 5%, which is the generic version of Endo Pharmaceutical's Lidoderm. Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product, which is indicated for relief of pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia. [More]

Mylan announces launch of Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-release Capsules USP in U.S.

Mylan N.V. today announced the U.S. launch of Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-release Capsules USP, 20 mg and 40 mg, which is the generic version of AstraZeneca's Nexium. [More]
Hetero Group launches biosimilar 'Rituximab' under brand name MABALL in India

Hetero Group launches biosimilar 'Rituximab' under brand name MABALL in India

Hetero Group, one of India's leading generic pharmaceutical companies and one of the world's largest global producer of anti-retroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS treatment, today announces the successful launch of its biosimilar 'Rituximab' under the brand name MABALL in India. [More]
Researchers reveal how insulin reaches and acts in the brain to improve memory

Researchers reveal how insulin reaches and acts in the brain to improve memory

Researchers at the UW Medicine, Veteran's Administration Puget Sound and Saint Louis University have made a promising discovery that insulin delivered high up in the nasal cavity goes to affected areas of brain with lasting results in improving memory. [More]
Northwestern gets $17.5 million NIH grant to invent, develop implantable drug delivery system for HIV prevention

Northwestern gets $17.5 million NIH grant to invent, develop implantable drug delivery system for HIV prevention

Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a five-year, $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an interdisciplinary project that aims to invent, develop and test an implantable drug delivery system to protect high-risk individuals from HIV infection for up to a year at a time. [More]

Pitt investigators to lead $5 million initiative to monitor resistance to HIV prevention drugs in sub-Saharan Africa

Infectious diseases researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are leading a five-year, $5 million initiative to monitor drug resistance during the rollout of HIV prevention drugs in sub-Saharan Africa. [More]

amfAR releases recommendations to help U.S. states to achieve goals of National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Major achievements have been made in the domestic HIV/AIDS response as a result of increased realignment and coordination of efforts at the federal level. However, that level of consistent coordination and alignment has yet to take place in most states. In an effort to identify what needs to be done, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, in collaboration with the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, has released a set of recommendations for how states across the U.S. can improve HIV prevention and care outcomes in an effort to achieve the goals identified within the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. [More]
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