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SVR may increase survival rate of hepatitis C patients
Date: 2012-12-27 17:32:14
A recent study published in JAMA revealed that the sustained virological response (SVR) that comes from  interferon-based treatment in patients who have hepatitis C may increase their chances of survival. SVR occurs when a patient has undetectable levels of the virus in the bloodstream.... Full Story

HPV detection in older women caused by reaction to infection
Date: 2012-12-13 17:46:58
Research led by Patti E. Gravitt, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine in Serdang, Malaysia, has found that detecting HPV in older women may not be solely the cause of having recent sexual partners, but it may also be the result of a reaction that occurs due to a past infection.... Full Story

Adult hepatitis B drug effective in adolescents
Date: 2012-12-05 18:06:13
The results of a recent clinical trial published in the journal Hepatology reveal that the drug tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF), which is usually used to treat hepatitis B in adults, may also be effective in teenagers.... Full Story

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