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Hepatitis C virus elimination: A potential global success story

Dr Zisis Kozlakidis and Dr Dewi Nur Aisyah examine Hepatitis C virus elimination and weigh up if this has the potential to become a global success story.
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Black liver transplant patients have lower survival rates than white or Hispanic patients

Black recipients of liver transplants have lower post-transplant survival rates than white or Hispanic patients, according to a new study from Keck Medicine of USC.
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The priorities for tackling viral hepatitis in Africa

In this exclusive interview with Prof Olufunmilayo Lesi, Regional Medical Officer for Viral Hepatitis from the World Health Organization (WHO) Office for the Africa Region, discusses tackling viral hepatitis in Africa.

Paediatric Hepatitis B: Investigating fingernails and hair

Here, Haruki Komatsu discusses how Paediatric Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the main things which can lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Cancer, Healthcare research, OAG 021- January 2019

ChiLTERN: European project to improve outcome of children with liver cancer

In this analysis, Professor Keith Wheatley tells us about The ChiLTERN project, the most comprehensive research study ever undertaken in children’s liver cancer
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New technology could halve the number of liver biopsies needed in the NHS

Digital liver scanning technology could almost halve the number of biopsies carried out on people with fatty liver disease, according to a study
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Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): A continuing environmental health concern

This compelling article is written by Professor of Neurotoxicology, Pamela J. Lein, Ph.D. who is based at University of California’s Davis/School of Veterinary Medicine. The thrust of the article is that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a continuing environmental health concern in today’s world Not shying away from detail, the piece...
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Map shows vast difference in liver disease diagnoses in areas of the UK

A new map shows that diagnosis of liver disease varies greatly across different areas of the country, with some places having a much higher mortality rate A new atlas detailing diagnosis of liver disease, and death as a result, shows there is a stark contrast across different parts of the...
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How can we prevent alcoholic liver disease?

Professor Samuel W French, at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, calls for collaborators on efforts to prevent alcoholic liver disease with the use of betaine The purpose of my current study is to investigate alcoholic hepatitis pathogenesis by utilising liver biopsies derived from a clinical trial consortium. The major goal is to...

The many uses of menthol

Phil Richardson a Commercial Consultant to the dermatology industry sheds light on the organic compound menthol, and its role as itch relief Menthol is used in a vast array of over-the-counter medications, despite this, the understanding of the clinical pharmacology of menthol remains incomplete. However, considering the extensive use of...

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