Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO targets for chronic hepatitis B will be cost-effective

(HealthDay)—Meeting World Health Organization (WHO) targets for chronic hepatitis B by 2030 will be cost-effective, according to a report published in the July issue of Health Affairs.

Addiction

Study finds high health burdens of very high risk drinking

In an Addiction Biology study, the estimated prevalence of very high risk drinking level (VHRDL, defined as drinking >100 g of ethanol per day) in 13 European Union countries was 0.74-0.85 percent, with a risk of disease ...

Medical research

Rogue molecules provoke out-of-control scar tissue, strangle organs

Normal scar tissue forms to heal an internal wound and quietly retreats when the job is done. But in many common diseases—kidney, liver and lung fibrosis—the scar tissue goes rogue and strangles vital organs. These diseases ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers develop decision-making tool to benefit patients with HCV

An estimated 3.5 million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis C (HCV), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is the most common cause for cirrhosis and liver cancer in the United States ...

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