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Interferon-free therapy for hepatitis C ‘cured’ 90% of patients

Currently, doctors treating hepatitis C patients with cirrhosis (liver scarring) can only offer treatments that rely on the drug interferon, which unfortunately, only works for less than half of patients. Now, a new study found that an interferon-free combination of drugs was safe, well tolerated and cured over 90% of …

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What is cirrhosis of the liver?

Cirrhosis of the liver describes a condition where scar tissue gradually replaces healthy liver cells. The main causes are sustained, excessive alcohol consumption, viral hepatitis B and C, and fatty liver disease – however, there are other possible causes. People with cirrhosis may develop jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes, …

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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a virus that causes┬áinfection and inflammation of the liver.┬áIt rarely results in serious liver damage or death and does not develop chronic liver disease. Unlike hepatitis B or C, it does not lead to chronic liver disease, but it can result in significant loss of income and …

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