Tag Archives: Treatment

Global Health: ‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa

A drug that protects children in wealthy countries against painful and sometimes lethal bouts of sickle-cell disease has been proven safe for use in Africa, where the condition is far more common, scientists reported on Saturday. More research remains to be done, experts said, but knowing that hydroxyurea — a cheap, effective and easy-to-take pill… Read More »

All people with HIV-2 should receive HIV treatment – without it, most will progress to AIDS and death

Most people with HIV-2 infection with progress to AIDS and death unless they receive antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to the results of a study conducted in Guinea-Bissau and published in The Lancet HIV. HIV-2 infection has been considered more benign than HIV-1 infection, and it had been thought that many people would have a normal… Read More »

Treatment of Panic Disorder with Antidepressants Associated with Better Outcomes

While we have focused a great deal on the emergence of mood disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period, there is a growing body of literature that indicates that anxiety symptoms are prevalent during this period of time and may also affect pregnancy outcomes.  Although many women with panic disorder attempt to discontinue their medications… Read More »