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Liz is Science Editor for Cancer Health, POZ, Hep and Real Health. She has been a health journalist and medical editor for more than 20 years, covering HIV, viral hepatitis, cancer and other health issues.
Hepatitis A and E usually resolve on their own, but hepatitis B and C can cause serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
A slow vaccine rollout and the emergence of new coronavirus mutations threaten progress in reducing new cases and death.
The experimental therapy improved liver inflammation, fibrosis and metabolic parameters in six months.
Treatment with Tecentriq plus Avastin or with Keytruda alone delays disease progression and improves survival.
The pre-inauguration event on January 19 will be a national moment of unity and remembrance.
Long-lived memory immune cells continue to provide protection even after antibody levels drop.
The diabetes medication, alone or in combination regimens, led to improvements in NASH and fibrosis.
The technology used in COVID-19 vaccines may also be used to prevent other viral infections and to treat cancer and multiple sclerosis.
The decrease is largely due to improved lung cancer treatment, but the impact of COVID-19 is not yet known.
New guidelines recommend focusing on healthy foods but don’t restrict added sugars or alcohol as much as some experts had hoped.
Tips on how to exercise at home or outdoors.
The link between COVID-19 and liver disease, along with research about NAFLD and NASH, topped the Hep treatment news this year.
Anthony Fauci, President-elect Joe Biden and senior legislators were vaccinated publicly to demonstrate their confidence in vaccine safety.
People with HIV, people with cancer and pregnant people can be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is 94% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19—and it may also reduce asymptomatic infection.
Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective for preventing symptomatic illness.
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