Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Barriers to uptake of hepatitis C medication

La Trobe University researchers have found that multiple barriers continue to prevent some people from accessing life-saving new hepatitis C treatment, including experiences of stigma within the health care system.

Medications

I have mild COVID. Should I take the antiviral Paxlovid?

The COVID medication Paxlovid has been available in Australia on the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme (PBS) since the start of May, with eligible patients directed to talk to their GP for a prescription.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney protein as potential target for treating autoimmune diseases

Approximately 23.5 million people in the U.S. have an autoimmune disease, and some studies suggest that number could be rising. New research using a mouse model for multiple sclerosis has uncovered a potential new area to ...

Neuroscience

Findings open way for personalized multiple sclerosis treatment

Currently available therapies to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) lack precision and can lead to serious side effects. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now developed a method for identifying the immune cells ...

Genetics

Scientists find a genetic cause of lupus

An international team of researchers has identified DNA mutations in a gene that senses viral RNA, as a cause of the autoimmune disease lupus, with the finding paving the way for the development of new treatments.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Promising evidence' that osteopathy may relieve musculoskeletal pain

There's "promising evidence" that osteopathy, the physical manipulation of the body's tissues and bones, may relieve the pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions, finds a review of the available clinical evidence, ...

Ophthalmology

Mayo Clinic Minute: Learn more about eye shingles

Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus—the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you've had chickenpox, the virus can lie dormant in your body's nerve tissue for years when suddenly it's triggered by stress or ...

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