Reports reveal that as many as 144,000 inmates of state prisons in the United States who have hepatitis C are not being given any kind of treatment. Corrections departments in every state were enquired about the number of inmates with hepatitis C, the treatment they were receiving, the drugs used for their treatment and also about policies that exist which concern inmates inflicted with the virus.
Gilead’s Yescarta and Novartis’ Kymriah garnered a lot of interest among T-cell therapies after producing high response rates in patients with lymphoma and leukemia. However, the same has not been true for this technology in cases of solid tumors. In this novel procedure, patients’ immune-boosting T cells are extracted and engineered to target and destroy cancer cells.
San Jose-based Immersion announced in a statement that it has settled its dispute with Fitbit more or less a year after filing a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. However, the two companies have not disclosed their terms of settlement and license agreement.
The newly formed health insurance administration in China intend to deepen discounts on cancer drugs which were already on its National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL) based on public bidding and procurement based on cancer therapies. In the meantime, officials will start enlisting negotiations for treatments which were not included on the coverage list.
Your heart needs a continuous supply of oxygen-rich blood for nourishment and a heart attack occurs when the heart muscles do not get enough oxygen-rich blood. The blood flow in the heart muscles should be restored quickly to avoid permanent damage, else you will suffer a heart attack.
A research team led by the University of Cincinnati revealed that patients in need of kidney can opt for transplantation by safely receiving a kidney from an HCV-infected donor. This report was published online in Annals of Internal Medicine.
In the New England Journal of Medicine report, a woman aged 32 visited a rural place outside of Moscow. After some time, she observed a small lump under her left eye after taking a selfie. But after five days, it was found above the eye. After 10 days, her upper lip was found bulging.
Exactly three months after giving birth, she visited the hospital for a brain scan. At that time, her doctors found a medical miracle. The tumor had almost disappeared completely. Her doctors named it the Houdini tumor after the famous magician Harry Houdini. She never experienced any symptom except headaches from then onwards. This case report was published in the journal World Neurosurgery.
The hepatitis C antibody test detects antibodies for the hepatitis C virus in the blood. Antibodies in the body indicate that a person has been infected with the virus at some point. However, it does not always mean that they still have the virus.
SMART Brain Aging, Inc. announced its one-on-one patient intervention program for aging brain health, Brain U Online, now available to adults above age 50 via online subscription and iOS app, Brain U Lite. Five years of clinical trials were carried out with more than 3,000 participants at Harvard Medical School/Boston University School of Medicine to develop this new program
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