Quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination can substantially reduce the risk of invasive cervical cancer, by up to almost 90 percent in women who were vaccinated early, a large Swedish registry-based study has shown.
The widespread adoption of self-testing for HIV (HIVST) may further weaken the testing for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to a recent Singapore study.
Use of pegylated interferon alpha 2a as an add-on therapy in chronic hepatitis B patients on tenofovir disoproxil fumarate facilitates rapid reductions in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and core-related antigen (HBcrAg) levels, a study has shown.
More than 9 months into the combat against COVID-19, the world has seen battles being stepped up on all fronts in the search for an effective therapy. While new drugs are being developed, old drugs are repurposed as potential treatment for COVID-19, and a plethora others are upcoming in the pipeline.
The population-based risk prediction algorithm QCOVID demonstrates very high levels of discrimination for deaths and hospital admissions due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the results of a national derivation and validation cohort study.
A community initiative targeted at metastatic breast cancer (mBC) patients has recently been launched by the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA). Called #UnPause, the initiative aims to rally mBC patients to live their lives to the fullest. It further aims to raise awareness of mBC among the public and prevent treatment disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. #UnPause is also supported by Pfizer.
Having vaccination against influenza during pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring, a large cohort study reveals — providing more support for vaccination during pregnancy.
The combination therapy comprising carfilzomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (KCd) is effective, with a tolerable safety profile, in an Asian cohort with high-risk multiple myeloma (MM) — thus providing a more economical alternative as a potential upfront regimen in resource-limited settings, according to leading experts during a myeloma education webinar.
Weight suppression appears to result in future onset of eating disorders characterized by dietary restriction or compensatory weight control behaviours, suggesting weight-suppressed women represent an at-risk group that may benefit from selective prevention programmes, a study has found.