The impact of common viral infections on blood-brain barrier function and insulin sensitivity “A new study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences discusses the impact of herpes, influenza, hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) viruses on blood-brain barrier (BBB) function and insulin sensitivity, as well as their underlying mechanisms.” Previously Incarcerated Vets Not Shortchanged When It Comes to Hepatitis C Care, Study Finds “Results suggest that Veterans Health Administration’s outreach efforts to veterans with hepatitis C who had been previously incarcerated could serve as a model.” Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy Lowers Mortality, Cancer Risk in Patients With Hepatitis C “According to a recent study, the use of direct-acting antivirals in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) improves liver and nonliver outcomes and lowers the risk of hepatitis C-related mortality and cancer risk.” Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B eliminated in England “England has succeeded in meeting the new World Health Organization (WHO) targets for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B.” New York State Department of Health Teams Up with Global Initiative to Recognize World Cancer Day “Albany, N.Y. (February 3, 2023) – The New York State Department of Health has teamed up with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to celebrate World Cancer Day and this year’s theme, “Close the Care Gap.” World Cancer Day is celebrated on February 4, led by UICC to raise global awareness of the burden of cancer and to encourage worldwide education, prevention, and treatment.” Infected Blood Inquiry chair says final report due ‘in autumn’ but promises ‘there will be criticism’ “Sir Brian Langstaff – the former High Court judge who chairs the Infected Blood Inquiry – has estimated he will not be able to publish his final report into the scandal until autumn this year. Sir Brian was speaking on the final day of public hearings at the Inquiry, which has spent more than four years examining the circumstances which saw thousands of people infected with lethal viruses including HIV and hepatitis C through NHS blood products, along with the Government’s response to this.”