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Novel therapy combinations gain ground in treating hepatitis
Studies demonstrate improved virus suppression, identify response factors in treating hepatitis.

Acute abdominal pain - some clinical tips for diagnosis
"Whether the presentation is conspicuous or dramatic, the diagnosis of AAP often proves elusive", says Dr. Mavru.

IBS study shows benefit from targeted antibiotics
The study findings support the theory that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is caused by bacterial overgrowth in the gut.

Transmission of Hepatitis C among family members
Egyptian and American researchers examine the incidence and risk factors associated with Hepatitis C infection in rural Egypt.

Contrast MRI provides better screening of living liver donors
A single dose of the contrast agent gadobenate dimeglumine can help liver donors avoid multiple MRI examinations during the screening process.

NASH trial launched for treatment of liver disease
NASH is a liver disease that resembles alcoholic liver disease but occurs in patients who drink little or no alcohol.