Infectious Disease
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Antibodies Spell Trouble in Crohn's Disease
The presence of anti-microbial antibodies that have accumulated for years before a person is diagnosed with Crohn’s disease spells complications and a difficult course of treatment.
Another month has come and gone, and April’s best health stories are right up there with the ones from February and March. Check out the top selections made by the editors at MD Magazine.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) analyzed how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks macrophages – a target that, up until now, was believed to have little to do with infection.
Under the threat of lawsuits, seven major commercial insurers doing business in New York will now cover direct acting antivirals for patients with HCV infection, as will NY's Medicaid program. The plans will also stop denying coverage to patients who abuse drugs or alcohol.
Oral fluconazole (Diflucan) is used to treat yeast infections; but the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) is warning that the drug could be linked to miscarriages.
Pregnant women who have both herpes simplex and HIV showed no increased risk for spreading HIV to their babies, a Ukraine study found.
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a supplemental New Drug Application submitted by drug maker AbbVie for Viekira Pak without ribavirin to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype 1b and compensated cirrhosis.
Adults with HIV are generally healthy enough to perform aerobic exercise, according to a literature review.

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