The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who have not received prior chemotherapy. This is the first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC, a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer.
The number of annual HIV infections in the United States, fell 18 percent between 2008 and 2014 — from an estimated 45,700 to 37,600 — according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made public on Tuesday, a statement by The Body Pro have said. Progress, however, was not the
The World Health Organization says it has just prequalified its first hepatitis C virus (HCV) rapid diagnostic test, a tool that will aid diagnosis of HCV in low- and middle-income countries and improve access to treatment. Resembling a pharmacy pregnancy test, it does not require hospital facilities or electricity and can be performed by health
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has inaugurated a Hepatitis Project at the 37 Military Hospital, which seeks to create awareness, and provide medical attention for military personnel. The project is built upon the National Hepatitis Policy, established by the Ministry of Health in 2015 to provide responses to hepatitis challenges in the country. A statement
The World Health Organization in Africa has opened its first technical meeting on Communicable diseases(CDS) in Accra. The three day event brings together CDS staff members across the WHO Africa region to discuss challenges and propose solutions to the cluster of communicable diseases burdening the African region. The meeting in the end is expected to
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough drug Friday to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) is the first drug that has been shown to safely and effectively treat certain types of hepatitis C infection without a need for interferon, the FDA said. Hepatitis C is a viral disease that causes
Hepatitis B is Treatable and Preventable! Know it, Get treated. Across the country, millions of Ghanaians are living with hepatitis B. As many as three-fourths of Ghanaians living with the disease are unaware of their status and are not receiving care and treatment. Raising awareness about hepatitis B is crucial to effectively stemming the tide