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Prevalence of HIV Diagnosis Among African-Americans

African-Americans are still much more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than white Americans. A new paper on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community shows that despite recent drops in HIV diagnoses across every population in the US, there are still great disparities between ethnic groups. The paper was led by Cato T. Laurencin of the University of Connecticut in the US and is published in Springer's Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

Effectiveness of Ribavirin Against Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

In a viral haemorrhagic disease where up to 40% of people developing it die, it is remarkable that doctors still do not agree whether the only recognized treatment, an antiviral drug called ribavirin, makes a difference. In a new Cochrane Review a team of authors at LSTM, along with colleagues in London, The Philippines and in Greece, evaluated the evidence to assess the effectiveness of treating Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF).

Ayushman Bharat scheme: India Largest Healthcare Scheme

When the Ayushman Bharat scheme was announced in Budget 2018, there were sceptics who observed that the scheme would only remain a dream. However, it soon culminated into reality when PM Narendra Modi launched the first phase of the Ayushman Bharat Health Programme from Bijapur in Chhattisgarh in the presence of Chief Minister Raman Singh and Union Health Minister JP Nadda.

Factors To Improve The Transfer Of Patients From ICU To A General Ward

According to a new study, researchers have identified important factors that can improve the transfer of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a general hospital ward, a high-risk transition in which breakdowns in communication, medical errors and adverse events resulting in readmission can occur. They include patient and health care provider perspectives that identify resource availability, communications and institutional culture as key factors to be addressed. The study was published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).