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Pearl Toh, 4 days ago
Vitamin D supplementation can reduce the incidence of advanced cancer among older adults, in particular those with a normal BMI but not those who are overweight or obese, suggests the large VITAL* randomized study presented during the ASCO 2020 Meeting.
Stephen Padilla, 19 Jul 2019
A quadruple combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) demonstrates similar effects when compared to a triple cART in treatment-naïve people with HIV, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 01 Jun 2020
Current three-drug combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens have proven to be highly effective, and the use of the relatively inexpensive rilpivirine (RPV) appears to have considerably better tolerability profile than efavirenz or protease inhibitors in regimens containing abacavir plus lamivudine (ABC/3TC) for treatment-naïve patients, offering a good, less costly approach to suppressing HIV, as shown in a Singapore study.
05 Jun 2020
Darunavir lacks potent in vitro antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 and is therefore not supported for use in the treatment of COVID-19, according to a recent study.

Influenza (Patient Counselling Guide)

05 Jun 2020
19 cases of severe influenza-associated complication or death (three deaths) were detected.
Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious acute respiratory illness caused by influenza virus that can occur in children or adults of any age. There are 4 types of influenza viruses: A, B, C and D. Influenza A viruses infect humans and many different animals, and are known to cause flu pandemics. Human influenza A and B viruses cause seasonal epidemics of disease. Influenza type C infections can affect both humans and pigs but infections are generally mild and are rarely reported. Influenza D viruses affect cattle but do not cause illness in humans. Current subtypes of influenza A viruses found in people are seasonal influenza A (H1N1) and influenza A (H3N2) viruses. There have been several widespread flu outbreaks (called pandemics), which led to the deaths of many people worldwide. These outbreaks occurred when new strains of influenza viruses formed (often from pigs [swine influenza] or birds [avian influenza]) and humans became infected because they had no immunity to these viruses.Complications of influenza occur in some people; pneumonia is the most common complication. It is a serious infection of the lungs and is more likely to occur in young children, people over the age of 65, people who live in long-term care facilities (nursing homes), those with other illnesses such as diabetes or conditions affecting the heart or lungs, and in people with weakened immune systems, such as those who have had a transplant.

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Pearl Toh, 4 days ago
Vitamin D supplementation can reduce the incidence of advanced cancer among older adults, in particular those with a normal BMI but not those who are overweight or obese, suggests the large VITAL* randomized study presented during the ASCO 2020 Meeting.
Stephen Padilla, 19 Jul 2019
A quadruple combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) demonstrates similar effects when compared to a triple cART in treatment-naïve people with HIV, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 01 Jun 2020
Current three-drug combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens have proven to be highly effective, and the use of the relatively inexpensive rilpivirine (RPV) appears to have considerably better tolerability profile than efavirenz or protease inhibitors in regimens containing abacavir plus lamivudine (ABC/3TC) for treatment-naïve patients, offering a good, less costly approach to suppressing HIV, as shown in a Singapore study.
05 Jun 2020
Darunavir lacks potent in vitro antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 and is therefore not supported for use in the treatment of COVID-19, according to a recent study.