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A new drug to treat HIV just got approved — and it could shake up a $22 billion market

The FDA approved a two-drug regimen for HIV for the first time on Tuesday.<p>The pill, which contains dolutegravir with rilpivirine, is made by ViiV, the specialist HIV company majority owned by GlaxoSmithKline, that has Pfizer and Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi as shareholders.<p>Up until now, …

Biotechnology

UK named most overweight nation in Western Europe as obesity rate rises faster than US

The UK is the most overweight nation in Western Europe, with levels of obesity growing faster than in the US, a new report has warned.<p>The …

OECD

Clogged arteries may be down to bacteria, not diet

The fat molecules in the plaques that clog up our arteries and raise risk of heart attack and stroke may come from bacteria that live in our mouths …

Scientists Solve 50-Year-Old Mystery About Breakbone Fever

In 1954, a mysterious disease struck children in Manila. They were showing up at hospitals with internal bleeding. Their blood vessels were leaking.<p>Over the next few years, similar outbreaks cropped up every rainy season. And then in 1958, a massive outbreak hit Bangkok. More than 2,500 children …

Public Health

Doctors herald "revolutionary" heart surgery that will save thousands of lives

A New Type of Heart Surgery<p>Dr. David Wood’s patients tend to have a rather unusual schedule the week that they see him: wake up; drive to the …

Medical Technology