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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.
Several states are reporting a rise in cases of the infectious liver disease.
Nearly a quarter of lean HIV-positive people in a recent study had NAFLD, and 16% of them developed fibrosis.
Dexamethasone reduced mortality by up to a third among severely ill patients who needed supplemental oxygen or ventilators.
Gathering in large groups raises the risk of coronavirus transmission, but there are things you can do to protect yourself.
Results from randomized clinical trials of the antiviral drug continue to show mixed results.
The most common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath.
The American Cancer Society estimates that about one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
The updated symptom list includes muscle pain, sore throat and loss of taste or smell.
Experts recommend that everyone should wear cloth face masks in public.
People in their 20s and 30s now account for more than a third of newly reported chronic hep C.
Updated recommendation includes testing for pregnant women during each pregnancy.
Experts recommend having at least a 30-day supply.
Cloth masks can help reduce the spread of the new virus, but save medical masks and respirators for health care workers.
Tests like the one approved this week can show who is likely to be immune, but it’s not yet clear how long such immunity lasts.
A third of patients treated with Opdivo plus Yervoy experienced complete or partial tumor remission.
The trial will enroll healthy volunteers to test the vaccine’s safety and ability to trigger an immune response.
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