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Oral Drug Cocktail Is Treatment for Hep C
Hepatitis C is a serious condition that damages the liver and can be difficult to treat. Here's the latest on its treatment: A new university study says that a drug combo may be able to slow the disease’s growth.
Immune Cells Tactics: Divide and Conquer
Scientists understand the big picture of how vaccines work in the body but not all the specifics at the cellular level. Now they have discovered one more piece of the puzzle.
Get Vaccinated, Stop the Spread of Hep B
There are a great deal of complications associated with diabetes. In order to prevent these complications, patients have to take special care of themselves, whether that means eating healthier or getting vaccinated.
STD Rates Still Rising in U.S.
If you're sexually active with multiple partners, listen up: More Americans are picking up sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, fewer people are infected with syphilis.
Two Chinks in the Armor of Hepatitis C
In the middle ages, a great time to attack one's enemies is while they were sleeping. Researchers have found two times when the hepatitis C vaccine may be easily attacked.
Half the Dose for Hepatitis C Remission
Less sometimes is worth more! Finding the "sweet spot" for taking a drug while minimizing the downside of drug exposure is the goal of many drug researchers. A new multi-continent study has done just.
Hepatitis B Vaccine for Pregnant Women
When women become pregnant, they often focus their energies on making sure their fetus is as healthy as possible. However, by delaying vaccination for hepatitis B (HBV) while pregnant, women may be putting their own health at risk.
Hepatitis C May Be Stopped Dead in its Tracks
Three percent of the world's population are infected with the hepatitis C virus, which is a leading cause of organ transplants, liver cancer and liver-related deaths.
Breakthrough Treatment With Incivek for Hepatitis C
It appears that a major breakthrough has occured in the treatment of a chronic liver disease. Remission looks to be a real possibility when telaprevir (Incivek) is combined with standard treatment for hepatitis C.
Hepatitis A Avoids the Immune System
Just when researchers were attributing hepatitis C's ability to become chronic was due to its superior ability to avoid the immune system, a new discovery was made. Hepatitis A can linger, too in the body for up to a year.