Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious. Infants and older adults are more likely to develop severe RSV and need...
Research team develops a new vaccine that kills HIV in monkeys

Research team develops a new vaccine that kills HIV in monkeys

A team of researchers in Japan has created a vaccine that eliminated the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in test macaques during an early trial. And it could start human testing within just five years. The information was published by The Asahi Shimbum newspaper...
Pfizer says its COVID-19 pill cuts disease’s worst risks by 89%

Pfizer says its COVID-19 pill cuts disease’s worst risks by 89%

Pfizer says that its easy-to-administer Covid-19 pill reduced the risk of hospitalization or death by 89%, in a clinical trial that tested the drug in adults with the disease who were also in high-risk health groups. The oral medicine, with the brand name Paxlovid,...
Aduhelm, Alzheimer’s New Drug

Aduhelm, Alzheimer’s New Drug

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new medication for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly two decades, a contentious decision made despite opposition from the agency’s independent advisory committee and some Alzheimer’s experts who said there was...
Sputnik Light, one-dose version of Sputnik V vaccine

Sputnik Light, one-dose version of Sputnik V vaccine

Russia has approved a single-dose version of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine “Sputnik Light” after it showed almost 79.4% efficacy and would cost less than $10 a dose, according to the state-run fund that backed its development. One injection of Sputnik Light...
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