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Tackling hepatitis C

Gaston Picchio outlines the major findings of the recent report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU): ‘Tackling hepatitis C: Moving towards an integrated policy approach’

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Chronic fatigue and rheumatoid arthritis

Chronic fatigue and rheumatoid arthritis

Chronic fatigue is about much more than merely feeling tired and when it is at its worst, people feel unable to do almost anything, so it can impact absolutely every area of their life.

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Unnatural DNA bases

The natural DNA bases that form the letters of DNA are usually referred to as G, C, A, and T. Those are only the first letters of the chemical names. They’re often called nucleotides by their scientific name and all of them have in common a phosphate part, a sugar part and a nucleobase part.

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Genomics testing in action

The more connections that are made between genes, disease and drugs, and the more we continue to understand about those connections, the more critical genetic testing will become in modern medicine.

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Chikungunya virus transmission occurs in Florida for the first time

Chikungunya virus transmission occurs in Florida for the first time

Yesterday, the first case of chikungunya in the continental United States was reported in a man from Florida who had not recently travelled outside the United States.

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Gene therapy offers potential alternative to pacemakers

Gene therapy offers potential alternative to pacemakers

Researchers have developed a gene transplant procedure that can transform ordinary heart muscle cells into “biological pacemaker” cells that maintain heart rhythm.

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Health A to Z
Idiopathic Anaphylaxis

Idiopathic Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is the most extreme form of severe allergic reactions which can be life threatening and requires emergency medical treatment. It can affect anyone of any age, sex, race and stature.

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Art as Therapy

Art as Therapy

The most common misconception held about art therapy, is that it involves the therapist interpreting the artwork, and deciphering and unravelling the meanings hidden within; on the contrary, it is the creator of the image, not the therapist, who has this pleasure.

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The Quest for an Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

The Quest for an Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to as many as a third of injury-related deaths. When a patient presents to the emergency department with a TBI in isolation or as part of multi-system injury, he or she is stabilized, evaluated and a treatment...

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Global travel and antibiotic resistance

Global travel and antibiotic resistance

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called antibiotic resistance one of the biggest threats to human health today - and international travel is contributing to the problem.

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Congenital heart disease and exercise

Congenital heart disease and exercise

The number of adult patients with congenital heart disease is growing worldwide. Advances in medical treatment, percutaneous interventions, and surgery offer the vast majority of these patients a good life expectancy.

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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is the transfer of fecal matter and its associated microbiome from a “healthy” individual to a recipient, to correct the dysbiosis and restore balance. FMT is not a new concept, and its first mention in the literature was during the 4th century when Ge Hong described the use of fecal suspension by mouth for treatment of severe diarrhea or food poisoning.

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