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Restricted Reimbursement for DAAs Hinders Progress Towards Global HCV Eradication Goal
Although DAAs achieve sustained virologic response rates above 90%, they are expensive in both Canada and the US. A recent Canadian study examined the limitations Hepatitis C patients there face in receiving reimbursement for their treatment.
From fish oil to acupuncture, a new study assesses the application and efficacy of popular alternative treatments.
Telemedicine is an expanding field across many areas of the medical community. Finding the best ways to use it and expand its growth are also becoming focal points as the idea gains popularity in helping treat patients.
As part of their overall health management, patients with diabetes are encouraged to undergo annual eye exams. While not all patients follow this direction research is being done to better improve their eye health by working with their general practitioners.
An interesting discovery about some Irish women exposed to the hepatitis C virus in the late 1970s has led scientists to study the possible existence of a super immune gene.
A new article indicates that protein consumption promotes zinc bioavailability in patients on low energy diets. all participants were insulin resistant at baseline and zinc had the expected inverse associations with body fat percentage and fat-free mass index.
Brave women who forego epidural anesthesia might not be doing themselves any favors when it comes to their risk of postpartum depression.
About a quarter of stroke patients were diagnosed with depression within two years of their stroke, researchers learned. Additionally, half of the cases of stroke patients who developed depression were diagnosed within the first three months.
One of the biggest safety risks for diabetes patients on insulin is hypoglycemia. As new treatments are developed there is a concerted effort to minimize the risk of this as part of their overall treatment picture.

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