Health Problems

Coverage with HPV vaccine continuing to increase in boys

(HealthDay)—Coverage with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased among boys from 2017 to 2018, according to research published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Tanja Y. Walker, M.P.H., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2018 National Immunization […]

Medications

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to provide research data

The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin has agreed to provide access to propriety research and other data to researchers at Oklahoma State University to help them find causes and treatments for drug addiction. Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma announced the agreement Thursday in a joint statement with the university. Purdue said it will provide Oklahoma […]

Health Problems

Study finds way to disarm dangerous bacteria

In Australia, more than 10,000 patients a year acquire a serious bacterial infection called Clostridioides difficile, often while in hospital, resulting in the death of up to 300 people per year. The Centers for Disease Control in the United States (US) call C. difficile a major health threat causing half a million infections and 15,000 […]