Week Ending October 31, 2022

Mapped protein structure of Hepatitis C could lead to vaccine
“Scripps scientists have mapped the protein structure of the Hepatitis C virus, paving the way for an effective vaccine.”

To eradicate health inequalities, we must go beyond medicine
“Health inequalities have been a concern for many years across the UK, but since the pandemic they have been worsening at a steady pace, with a disproportionate effect on people with lower incomes and from ethnic minority backgrounds.”

FDA Approves New Immunotherapy Combo for Liver Cancer
“The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new immunotherapy combination for use in the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer.”

Administration eyes national hepatitis C treatment plan
“The Biden administration is preparing a comprehensive initiative to fight hepatitis C that would streamline testing and treatment and secure an agreement with drugmakers to bring down the cost of treatment of the disease, which has spiked during the pandemic.”

13 Signs of Liver Disease: Liver Cancer Awareness Month
“Your liver is an essential organ. It filters your blood and gets toxins out of your body. It helps you digest food. Your liver also makes stuff your body needs. That’s just some of the hundreds of vital functions your liver does every day.”

Adults with hepatitis C at increased risk for developing active TB
“People with hepatitis C, either treated or untreated, had an increased risk for developing active tuberculosis, according to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.”