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  • New EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Hepatitis B Virus
    The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) today published its revised Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) on the management of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The CPGs, which will also be presented in a session at The International Liver Congress™ ...More
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  • Inhaled Steroids May Increase Pneumonia Risk in People With Asthma
    Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma. In the study of 152,412 asthma patients (of whom 1928 had a pneumonia event during follow-up), current use of inhaled corticosteroids was associated with an ...More
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  • New Weapon in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance is Discovered
    Scientists at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre and the University of Manitoba have developed a drug that combats two of the top 10 "priority pathogens" recently defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as antibiotic-resistant bacteria requiring ...More
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  • Scientists Uncover Mechanism Allowing Bacteria to Survive the Human Immune System
    Researchers have uncovered molecular details of how pathogenic bacteria fight back against the human immune response to infection. Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Institut de Biologie Structurale (CEA-CNRS-UGA, France) have identified the structure of ...More
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  • Fungi Have Enormous Potential as New Antibiotics
    Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from nature's own resources. The findings, which could prove very useful in the ...More
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  • European Countries Restrict Access to Lifesaving Treatment for Hepatitis C
    Data presented today demonstrate that there are considerable restrictions in the reimbursement of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy across European countries, particularly with respect to the severity of liver fibrosis (scarring of the liver) and prescribing by ...More
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  • Periodic Model Predicts the Spread of Lyme Disease
    Lyme disease is among the most common vector-borne illnesses in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. A spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi causes the disease, and blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are responsible for the majority of North American ...More
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  • Could Yellow Fever Rise Again?
    Many people might not have heard of the Aedes aegypti mosquito until this past year, when the mosquito, and the disease it can carry – Zika – began to make headlines. But more than 220 years ago, this same breed of mosquito was spreading a different and deadly ...More
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  • Defective HIV Proviruses Hinder Immune System Response and Cure
    Researchers at Johns Hopkins and George Washington universities report new evidence that proteins created by defective forms of HIV long previously believed to be harmless actually interact with our immune systems and are actively monitored by a specific type of immune ...More
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  • Unprecedented Progress Against Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO Reports
    The World Health Organization (WHO) reports remarkable achievements in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since 2007. An estimated 1 billion people received treatment in 2015 alone. “WHO has observed record-breaking progress toward bringing ancient scourges ...More
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