HCV Treatment Failures Rare in New Era

  Direct-acting agents (DAAs) have demonstrated “astounding” success rates in the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV), making treatment failures rare. Indeed, failures may catch practitioners by surprise since cure rates range from about 95% to 100%. But non-response does happen, and key causes include virus genotype, the presence of liver cirrhosis, viral treatment resistance, and

Fat intake may fuel cancer’s ability to spread

We now have more evidence that fat fuels cancer’s spread Scientists have stopped metastasis in mice. Metastasis is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world, but until now, scientists have struggled to understand exactly how and why cancer cells go through the energy-intensive process of splitting off, travelling through the bloodstream, and taking

Today’s work schedule causes unhealthy burnout

The United States of Burnout Current work practices are unproductive, unhealthy, and unsustainable. This is damaging for both employees and employers. A 2016 report produced by the consulting group Deloitte found that one of the most pressing concerns for employers is the “overwhelmed employee.” Deloitte’s research shows that workers check their cellphones nearly 50 times per