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Why the Hepatitis C 'Cure' Rate Spiked
Hepatitis C "cure" rates increased 21-fold between 2010 and 2015, a new study found. That increase is likely due to a transformation in the available treatments.
Hep C, Baby Boomers and Testing
In 2015, nearly 86 percent of baby boomers had never been screened for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), a new study found. And that may put them at unnecessary risk for liver disease.
Cirrhosis Survival Spiked
Good news for cirrhosis patients: Survival may be much more common than it once was.
This Rx Combo Fought Hep C
Hepatitis C patients may soon have another medication option.
This Hep C Rx Combo May Be Quicker Cure
For people with hepatitis C, three isn't a crowd. These patients got well much faster with the addition of a third medication.
Cirrhosis: Usually Preventable but Common
Cirrhosis of the liver may usually be preventable, but it may be more common than previously thought. Fortunately, patients can take simple steps to keep their livers in tip-top shape.
With Hep C, Alcohol is a No Go
For healthy people, a drink or two can be okay. But for people with hepatitis C liver infections, a drink or two a day might be very dangerous.
Is Hep C Retreatment Worth It?
Hepatitis C is an infection that can lead to serious liver problems. As such, treatment is required to protect patients from these complications. Unfortunately, one treatment does not appear to do much good.
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.
Fabry Disease Affects Spanish Patients Differently
A disease may not affect all populations in an equal manner. A recent study shows that Spanish patients with a rare genetic metabolic disease do not necessarily exhibit the same symptoms as those in other European countries.