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For older adults, new hepatitis C treatments are safe and effective

Electron micrographs of hepatitis C virus purified from cell culture. Scale bar is 50 nanometers. Credit: Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University. Viral hepatitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver. There are three viruses responsible for most cases of the disease: hepatitis A, …

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Bariatric surgery is a safe option for young adolescents with morbid obesity

Independent predictors of 30-day readmission, reoperation, or complications after adolescent bariatric surgery. Credit: contact abstract author Bariatric surgery is safe for teens with morbid obesity and is beneficial for young patients who would otherwise face potential lifelong risks of death associated with obesity, according to new research being presented at …

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Safe infant sleep practices suboptimal across the U.S.

(HealthDay)—Safe infant sleep practices are suboptimal in the United States, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in Pediatrics. Ashley H. Hirai, Ph.D., from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in Rockville, Maryland, and colleagues used 2016 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System data from 29 states to examine maternal …

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Organs ‘too risky’ to donate may be safe for transplantation

Accepting a donor kidney with a small risk of carrying HIV or hepatitis B or C might be worth thinking about. Credit: from www.shutterstock.com Organs from potential donors once rejected as being unsafe to transplant may not be as risky as once thought, new Australian research shows. Our study, published …

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How safe and effective are new devices?

Pulmonary embolism (PE), a blood clot lodged in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs, is the third leading cause of cardiovascular-related death in the United States. While most patients are treated with anticoagulants (commonly known as blood thinners), the use of novel interventional devices that remove or dissolve …

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Busting flu vaccine myths to keep you safe

Credit: CC0 Public Domain It is that time of year—flu season is upon us. While there is extensive research supporting vaccination and the impact on public health in fighting infectious disease, you may have questions about effectiveness and safety of the vaccine. Allow me to ease your mind about the …

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