The Week in Review: September 1 – September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017 News Recap: She thought her mystery ailment was cancer, but bloodwork revealed a surprise This is an amazing story ...but it could happen to anyone, and we know this because we hear these kinds of stories often. This is why it is so important that Boomers be tested for hepatitis C. Gail Wells got really sick and nobody could figure out why. They looked for cancer, for multiple sclerosis, for vitamin deficiencies, and then s...

Fibrosis Faster Among Men With HCV, Study Finds

Analysis aims to stratify progression among infected Banff, Canada—In chronic hepatitis C infection, longer duration of infection and genotype 1 infection are independently associated with slower progression of disease, according to researchers in Canada. Their meta-analysis—an update of the group’s 2008 study—also revealed that male sex and blood transfusion are associated with faster progression. “We need better estimates of disease progression in