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Public Health News Watch Wednesday: Report for May 10, 2017
This week’s Public Health News Watch focuses on news that the new American Healthcare Act (AHCA), recently approved by the House, reportedly will not cover those with preexisting conditions.
Risks Associated With Direct-Acting Antivirals—Smoke or Fire?
Should clinicians be extra vigilant when deciding who receives antiviral therapy, or are the adverse effects few and infrequent?
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of April 30, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of April 30, 2017.
Statins Protect Patients with HBV/HCV-Related Liver Cirrhosis from Developing Decompensation
A study using the Taiwan National Health Insurance research database investigated the efficacy of statin use on preventing the development of liver decompensation in patients with different cirrhosis etiologies.
Two-Thirds of Pregnant Women with High Viral Loads of Hepatitis B Go Untreated
Many women who are infected with hepatitis B (HBV) during pregnancy go untreated, leaving their offspring at risk for a chronic HBV infection.
How Has Infectious Disease Incidence in China Changed Since the 2003 SARS Outbreak?
Researchers from Zhejiang University in China take a closer look at how the incidence of different infectious diseases have changed in the first decade after the SARS outbreak.
Researchers Map Genetic Interaction Between HCV and Infected Hosts
Not much is known about how the genetic makeup of the virus impacts infected individuals, at least, until now.
WHO Reports Global Burden of Viral Hepatitis Is Increasing
The World Health Organization just published the first ever Global Hepatitis Report, which notes that the viral hepatitis mortality rate is increasing worldwide, while deaths caused by HIV and tuberculosis continues to drop.