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High rates of starting and staying on PrEP in pregnant South African women, despite barriers

High initiation and persistence on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been documented in pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa, with 91% of those offered PrEP starting it and nearly half of those continuing to take PrEP six months later. While women who had given birth and those reporting side effects were less likely to stay… Read More »

No new infections despite mystery case

Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus on Thursday as 32,767 people were tested in the past 24 hours. There are 38 active cases of COVID-19 across the state, 28 of which are locally acquired cases. There are now more than 200 testing centres in operation across Victoria, including new testing sites in areas… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson earnings beat expectations despite legal challenges from opioids and talc

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations, boosted by higher sales of cancer and other prescription drugs, despite multimillion-dollar legal problems from talc and opioids. Here’s what the company reported compared with Wall Street estimates, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv: Adjusted earnings per share: $ 2.12… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Fewer teens are smoking despite vape increase

Teenagers given good health ­information, I believe, will ­always act responsibly, by and large. This is proved by ­national surveys in several countries indicating smoking among the young has ­continued to fall in recent years, ­despite a rapid growth in e-cigarette use. Health professionals have feared vaping might act as a gateway to regular smoking… Read More »

Despite Youth On Farm, Abbott Ventures Chief Avoids Spreading Manure

By MICHAEL MILLENSON  Abbott Ventures chief Evan Norton may have spent part of his youth on a farm, but there’s no manure in his manner when speaking of the medical device and diagnostics market landscape. The key, he says, is to avoid being blindsided by the transformational power of digital data. “We’ve been competing against Medtronic and J&J,… Read More »