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World Hepatitis Summit aims to raise awareness of viral hepatitis

September 3, 2015

Hundreds of key leaders, policymakers and patient groups are currently attending the first-ever World Hepatitis Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, in an attempt to raise more awareness about viral hepatitis and discuss how to create more access to diagnosing and treating the infection, according to a press release from the World Health Organization.

The summit, co-sponsored by WHO and the World Hepatitis Alliance, is the first high-level global meeting to focus specifically on hepatitis, attracting delegates from more than 60 countries, according to the release. The aim is to help countries enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and ensure that people who are infected are diagnosed and offered treatment.

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Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

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World Hepatitis Summit aims to raise awareness of viral hepatitis

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Hundreds of key leaders, policymakers and patient groups are currently attending the first-ever World Hepatitis Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, in an…
Kathyrn McIsaac In the Journals

Breast-feeding may reduce risk for infection among indigenous infants

September 3, 2015
Breast-feeding could significantly reduce otitis media infections, gastrointestinal infections, hospitalizations due to lower respiratory tract…
SLA/LP antibodies, early cirrhosis indicate poor outcomes in autoimmune hepatitis In the Journals

SLA/LP antibodies, early cirrhosis indicate poor outcomes in autoimmune hepatitis

September 2, 2015
Antibodies for the soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen and diagnosis of cirrhosis before 18 years of age were found to be major risk factors…
FDA News

FDA cites safety issues, reclassifies C. difficile toxin gene amplification assays

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The FDA has issued a final order and a special controls guideline to classify toxin gene amplification assays for the detection of Clostridium
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