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Kidney Transplant From Hepatitis C Infected Donors 'Safe Effective'

11 monthes ago   |   By Medindia Health

Kidneys from donors infected with hepatitis C virus are safe and function equally well compared to uninfected kidneys. Transplant centers should maximize the use of good quality kidneys infected with HCV to help more kidney failure patients.
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HCV-infected donor kidneys are safe and functional one year post-transplantation

HCV-infected donor kidneys are safe and functional one year post-transplantation

11 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

A recent analysis reveals that kidneys from donors infected with hepatitis C virus are now routinely used in transplants at many U.S. centers, and they are functioning well one year after transplantation.
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COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: 5,890 More Covid Cases, 117 Deaths

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: 5,890 More Covid Cases, 117 Deaths

In Tamil Nadu, a total of 5,890 more persons tested positive for coronavirus, while there were 117 new deaths, the state Health Department said on Friday. Read more ...

New Gene Variants Help Explain Link Between Skin Disorder and Food Allergy Risk

New Gene Variants Help Explain Link Between Skin Disorder and Food Allergy Risk

New variants in the KIF3A gene were found to help explain the link between skin disorder and food allergy risk. Read more ...

India Crosses 24L Covid Cases

India Crosses 24L Covid Cases

India's Covid-19 count passed the 24-lakh mark on Friday with 64,553 new cases in 24 hours, while the toll climbed to 48,040 with 1,007 more fatalities, said the Health... Read more ...

Asymptomatic Corona Patients Mostly Won't Infect Close Contacts

Asymptomatic Corona Patients Mostly Won't Infect Close Contacts

New research has added to the growing body of evidence that asymptomatic patients suffering from Covid-19 are less likely to infect close contacts compared to severe cases. Read more ...

Hydroxychloroquine works in high-risk patients, and saying otherwise is...

Hydroxychloroquine works in high-risk patients, and saying otherwise is dangerous

As of Wednesday, some 165,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19. I have made the case in the American Journal of Epidemiology and in Newsweek that people who... Read more ...

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20 Things You Should Pack to Help Ensure You Stay Safe and Healthy on Campus

Packing for college can be an overwhelming process, and although you can purchase a majority of your dorm essentials during that first week, there are some items - yes... Read more ...

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Breast cancer patients face 'cruel' postcode lottery for fertility treatment

Chemotherapy given to young women with breast cancer can leave them infertile, meaning many choose to freeze an embryo or their eggs for future IVF . Read more ...

No Clear Timeline for COVID-19 Vaccine

No Clear Timeline for COVID-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON - How soon will the U.S. population see a COVID-19 vaccine? The answer seems to depend on who you ask. President Trump appears to be the most optimistic person in... Read more ...

Lower COVID-19 Risk With ADT for Prostate Cancer

Lower COVID-19 Risk With ADT for Prostate Cancer

Men whose prostate cancer was treated with androgen-deprivation therapy had a significantly lower risk of COVID-19 infection, a large retrospective study of Italian patients... Read more ...

The Best Kids Face Shields They Can Pair With Their Trusty Mask

The Best Kids Face Shields They Can Pair With Their Trusty Mask

The coming school year will be unlike any other, and whether your kids will be remote learning or headed back to the classroom, they'll need a face covering of some kind if... Read more ...