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2014-01-16 10:01:37

Study shows safe and simpler treatment for potentially deadly, liver-damaging disease Efforts to cure hepatitis C, the liver-damaging infectious disease that has for years killed more Americans than HIV/AIDS, are about to get simpler and more effective, according to new research at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere. In a study to be reported in the Jan. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers say combination treatments involving a pair of experimental, oral antiviral...

2014-01-03 11:31:48

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a major cause of death worldwide, and a formidable foe. Most healthy people can defend themselves against tuberculosis, but they need all parts of their immune system to work together. A study published on January 2nd in PLOS Pathogens reveals how a special class of immune cells called "invariant natural killer T cells" make their contribution to this concerted effort. "We were interested in identifying the mechanisms that different types of T cells use to...

2013-12-30 12:22:25

For the estimated 10 percent of patients whose bodies reject a corneal transplant, the odds of a second transplant succeeding are poor. All that could change, however, based on a UT Southwestern Medical Center study that has found a way to boost the corneal transplant acceptance rate. In the study, researchers found that corneal transplants in mice were accepted 90 percent of the time when the action of an immune system molecule called interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) was blocked and when the...

2013-12-27 23:04:33

“Should I take drugs for my herpes or not?” That is a recent topic on Positivesingles.com. Los Angeles (PRWEB) December 27, 2013 In December PositiveSingles.com hold a survey for members regarding whether or not they have taken their prescribed drugs since being diagnosed with herpes. 83.61% of members express that they typically take their prescribed drugs once being diagnosed with herpes. The medicines they usually take are valtrex 500 milligrams, lysin vitamins or garlic...

2013-12-24 13:31:09

The drug inosine appears to be a safe and effective way to raise blood and cerebrospinal fluid urate levels in patients with early Parkinson disease (PD), suggesting it may be a potential strategy to slow the disability progression of the degenerative neurological disorder, according to a report published by JAMA Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. Urate is an end product of human metabolism. Animal experiments suggest that urate may protect against PD, and higher blood urate levels are...

2013-12-12 11:06:49

Researchers from Taiwan reveal that antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) improves kidney and cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diabetes. Results of the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that incidences of kidney disease, stroke, and heart attack were lower in patients treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin compared to HCV patients not treated with antivirals or diabetic patients not infected...

FDA Approves Sovaldi For Treatment Of Chronic Hepatitis C
2013-12-08 07:27:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), a new drug that can treat hepatitis C infections, has been approved for sale by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), agency officials confirmed on Friday. According to Kim Painter of USA Today, the medication is manufactured by Gilead Sciences and “can be paired with other drugs to make treatment of the liver-damaging disease faster, easier and more effective.” Dr. Edward Cox, director of the...

2013-11-26 23:32:05

AllMed webinar provides in-depth review of the latest in the standard of care for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 As the treatment of HCV continues to evolve, new and increasingly complex protocols present additional challenges in providing optimal care while meeting the unique needs of individual patients with HCV. During a recent webinar hosted by AllMed Healthcare Management, Dr. Anca Pop, board-certified gastroenterologist and...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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