• Brazil has about 3,000 confirmed H1N1 cases

    by Otávio Clark  |  Jun 29, 2016
    This year in Brazil, the H1N1 epidemic started earlier – in late summer – and has had more than 3,000 confirmed cases. High sudden fever, severe cough, constant headache, lack of appetite, chills and joint and muscle pain are the main symptoms of H1N1 flu.
  • Just one mosquito can transmit dengue, Zika, chikungunya – and cause a lot of trouble for authorities, health professionals and the general population. With the approach of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in August and September this year, outbreaks in Brazil have been gaining international attention.
  • Blood connects us all. This is the theme of World Blood Donor Day this year, celebrated by the World Health Organization (WHO) on June 14 to encourage blood donation globally. According to WHO, blood donations must increase rapidly in more than half the world's countries to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it.
  • PALOMA Soars!

    by Arnold DuBell  |  Jun 7, 2016
    Oncology Conference Insight: ASCO 2016 --- The CDK 4/6 inhibitor Ibrance® (palbociclib, Pfizer) burst onto the scene in February 2015 with its original approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of newly diagnosed HR+/HER2- breast cancer.
  • PD-1 Inhibitors Running Neck-and-Neck in Head and Neck

    by Stephanie Hawthorne  |  Jun 6, 2016
    Oncology Conference Insight: ASCO 2016 --- Patients with recurrent or metastatic (R/M) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) who are refractory to platinum-based therapy have a poor prognosis with a median overall survival of six months or less.