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Antibody Drug for HIV-1 prevention and immunotherapy

A research team invents a universal antibody drug against HIV/AIDS. By engineering a tandem bi-specific broadly neutralizing antibody, the team found that this novel antibody drug is universally effective not only against all genetically divergent global HIV-1 strains tested but also promoting the elimination of latently infected cells in a humanized mouse model. The new findings are now published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

ICU: Chronic Pain Common After Discharge

Chronic moderate to severe pain is common in survivors of critical illness and often interferes with daily life, new findings show. "There’s a high rate of persistent pain symptoms after the critical illness that negatively impacts patients' daily life, such as going to work and affects their sleep and their enjoyment of daily activities," Dr. Christina J. Hayhurst of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.

Anemia Prevalent in Nearly 32% Pregnant Women Of Sri Lanka

Across South Asia, women lack the nutritional care they urgently need. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need better nutrition to protect children from stunting and disease. The progress on improving nutritional care of women in South Asia during and after pregnancy is slow, impacting on their children’s survival, growth, and development.

Perioperative Myocardial Ischemia: Control Angiography After Coronary Surgery Suggested

Recently, the European Society of Cardiology endorsed a document suggesting new cutoff values for cardiac troponin levels for the diagnosis of PMI after CABG and proposed a treatment strategy for its treatment.

This document recognized the clinical importance of PMI in these patients, however it unclear whether postoperative control angiography and, when needed, prompt repeat revascularization is beneficial in these patients. Researchers sought to investigate this issues by pooling the available data from the literature on the outcome of patients with PMI after CABG.

Healthcare Programme Ayushman Bharat And Challenges

The recently announced government’s flagship healthcare programme Ayushman Bharat rests on two pillars – primary healthcare and financial protection. While a National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) was announced to provide financial protection to poor families during illnesses, the other component is setting up 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs).