Surgery

Number of elderly on U.S. liver transplant list rising

(HealthDay)—The proportion of U.S. elderly patients in need of liver transplant (LT) is sharply increasing, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Panel: All US adults under 60 should get hepatitis B shots

A government advisory committee on Wednesday recommended that all U.S. adults younger than 60 be vaccinated against hepatitis B, because progress against the liver-damaging disease has stalled.

Medications

Triple-drug combo could prove key weapon in fight against cancer

Combining three existing drugs—a commonly-used anti-epileptic, a contraceptive steroid and a cholesterol-lowering agent—could form an effective and non-toxic treatment for a range of aggressive blood cancers, a new study ...

Medications

Common medications alter flu virus activity

Although the influenza virus varies a lot from year to year, the flu usually contributes to approximately 1000 deaths a year in Norway. The different measures used to stop the spread of coronavirus brought the flu infection ...

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