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Promising treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome fails large trial

iStock / Getty Images Plus By Clare Wilson A medicine that people hoped would treat chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has failed its first large placebo-controlled trial. The drug, called rituximab, is used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases in which the immune system makes antibodies that turn against the body. The medicine works by killing the cells that… Read More »

HIV treatment outcomes continue to get better, says large analysis

The efficacy of first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) continues to improve, according to an analysis of outcomes in 78,000 people in 181 studies, published in AIDS by Professor Andrew Carr of St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and colleagues. Over three-quarters of people who started treatment between 2011 and 2015 were still on their first regimen and… Read More »