Hepatitis-B

New plant based compounds show promise for hepatitis B

Researchers have found that certain plant-derived products may help prevent and treat hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Proanthocyanidin (PAC) and its analogs, oolonghomobisflavanes, act by inhibiting viral entry into host cells. The life cycle of Hepatitis B Virus. Credit Dr. Graham Colm Wikipedia The investigators noted that PAC was effective even against treatment-resistant HBV strains, …

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Unvaccinated individuals cost more than 7 billion dollars a year in United States

Vaccine-preventable diseases among adults cost the U.S. economy $8.95 billion in 2015, and unvaccinated individuals are responsible for 80 percent, or $7.1 billion, of the tab, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, led by Associate Professor …

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