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FDA Approves Combo Treatment for Hepatitis C
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new combination treatment for hepatitis C infection Wednesday.
FDA Approves New Combo Rx for Hepatitis C
US regulators have approved a new pill to treat hepatitis C. That pill, which is a combination of two medications, could simplify treatment for patients.
Researchers Find Possible Link Between Tobacco and Oral HPV
Smoking has been tied to health issues of all types. Now, smokers might have another reason to kick the habit — oral human papillomavirus (HPV).
Recommendations to Reduce STDs Focus on Teens, At-Risk Adults
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continue to be a major health concern. New recommendations call for more measures to address this problem.
HPV Vaccine May Have Staying Power
Not only does the HPV vaccine protect against human papillomavirus, but it also reduces the risk of cancers caused by HPV. Yet it only protects a person if it lasts long enough.
Test May Help Predict HPV-Related Cancers
Cancer can seem unpredictable, but a new study suggests that simple tests may help predict when one type of cancer will come back.
Teen Vaccinations Were up, but HPV Vaccination Still Lagged
Opting for a vaccine that could possibly prevent cancer may seem simple on paper, but families across the nation have been slow to adopt one such vaccine.
International Attention Given to Hepatitis
Having treatment options for a condition is great, but it isn't much help when people don't realize they are ill. This is often the case with hepatitis, say experts trying to raise awareness of the condition through World Hepatitis Day.
New HIV Care Includes Medical and Behavioral Treatment
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a sexually transmitted disease that can be deadly. HIV infection often goes undetected in patients who do not seek care. However, new research says that there may be new ways to use HIV care so that the virus becomes manageable.
Dual Therapy May Control Hepatitis C in HIV Patients
For patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C (HCV) can also be a problem. A new combination of medications, however, may effectively treat HCV in those with HIV.