Health News

Are Hep C Drugs Worth the Cost?
Newly developed drugs to treat hepatitis C infection can cost upward of $100,000 for a full course of treatment. Do the benefits of these drugs outweigh the costs?
A Potential Cure for Hep C Infection
A pill is causing quite a stir after it was suggested as a potential cure for hepatitis C.
A One-Step Test to Detect Hep C
Testing patients for hepatitis C infection might have just gotten a whole lot easier.
Combo HIV Tablet Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Genvoya (a fixed-dose combination tablet containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide) as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older.
A New Treatment Option for HIV in Kids
In the fight against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), one treatment may be safer than previously thought.
Teen Girls and the HPV Vaccine
In the US, routine HPV vaccination is recommended for all girls before age 13. So why are so many still not getting vaccinated?
HPV Vaccination Found Lacking in Teen Boys
Many parents know the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can protect against cervical cancer. But new evidence suggests that some US teens are still not getting vaccinated.
FDA Warns Against Imported Dietary Supplements
Consumers, beware! Imported products marketed as "dietary supplements" or "herbal alternatives" to prescription drugs may do you more harm than good.
An Added Benefit of HIV Therapy
Hepatitis B infection can be a serious risk for patients with HIV. But there may be some good news on that front.
Global HIV Efforts Ramped Up
In its effort to put a stop to the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) has made some big changes to its guidelines for global HIV treatment.