Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Subcirrhotic liver stiffness cuts HCC risk in hepatitis B

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), achievement of subcirrhotic range of liver stiffness (sc-LS) with antiviral therapy (AVT) is associated with reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate can cut HBV transmission

(HealthDay)—Use of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) during pregnancy can reduce the rate of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), according to a study published in the June 16 issue of the New England ...

Medical research

FDA-approved drug protects mice from Ebola

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 11,300 lives and starkly revealed the lack of effective options for treating or preventing the disease. Progress has been made on developing vaccines, but there ...

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