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FDA Clears Next-Gen Assay to Detect HIV-1 Drug Resistance Mutations

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Sentosa SQ HIV genotyping assay (Vela Diagnostics USA Inc) that uses next generation sequencing technology to detect HIV-1 drug resistance mutations from a blood sample. Recent data suggest that the percentage of people living with HIV around the world that have resistance to some HIV drugs has…

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why must some medications be taken with food?

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Have you ever been advised to take a medicine with food? How about taking a medicine with cola or avoiding grapefruit? Hundreds of medicines have food-related dosing instructions. With four out of five Australians aged above 50 taking daily medication, most people will encounter instructions about medicines and food at some point in their lives –…

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Protecting yourself during cancer treatment

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Experts recommend that patients protect themselves from infection by taking certain precautions, many of which may make for some socially awkward moments, like declining a handshake at a business meeting. But there are ways to manage both your health and your social relationships, and it often starts with a healthy dose of information. With a…

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US, Canada, Australia Simultaneously Approve Endometrial Cancer Combo

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), and Health Canada (HC) today simultaneously approved a new two-drug combination for the treatment of advanced endometrial carcinoma. The three agencies worked together under the umbrella of Project Orbis, a new FDA initiative that allows concurrent submission and review of oncology products among…

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World Mental Health Day…

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What are mental health problems? Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it. Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Taking care of our…

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Happy Gandhi Jayanti

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Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday (Gandhi Jayanti or Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti) is a gazetted holiday in India on October 2 each year. It marks the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth on October 2, 1869. Gandhi is remembered for his contributions towards the Indian freedom struggle. Is Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti a Public Holiday? Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is a public holiday.…

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National ADHD Awareness Month – October 2019

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  Undiagnosed, untreated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can wreak havoc on your life, and it can also impact your loved ones. Each year, we recognize ADHD Awareness Month in October as a time to celebrate the progress made in ADHD education and advocacy, understand the work that still needs to be done, and raise awareness about…

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