Tag: C

How SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cells to evade immune system

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered one way in which SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, hijacks human cell machinery to blunt the immune response, allowing it to establish infection, replicate and cause disease. In short, the virus’ genome gets tagged with a special marker by a human enzyme

Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to discoverers of hepatitis C

Three scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery of hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus that can cause chronic inflammation of the liver, leading to severe scarring and cancer. The researchers Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Rice “made seminal discoveries that led to the identification of a novel virus,

Hep C screening recommended for adults, pregnant women

(HealthDay)—Hepatitis C screening is recommended for all adults and for all pregnant women, except where the prevalence is below 0.1 percent; meanwhile, the annual rate of reported acute hepatitis C cases increased to 1.2 per 100,000 population in 2018, according to recommendations and a report published in the April 10 issue of the U.S. Centers

Vitamin C Tablets Don't Protect You From the Coronavirus

Social media is land-mined with reports that taking vitamin C tablets may help you prevent COVID-19. Like claims that you can make $83,000 in one month sitting in front of your computer, the vitamin C stuff is falsified. In fact, there is no scientific evidence that any supplement—vitamin C, vitamin D, prebiotics, or probiotics—can help

Should I take Vitamin C or other supplements for my cold?

Last week I had a shocking cold. Blocked nose, sore throat, and feeling poorly. This made me think about the countless vitamins and supplements on the market that promise to ease symptoms of a cold, help you recover faster, and reduce your chance of getting another cold. When it comes to the common cold (also

Dal epidemiologist shows probiotics prevent C. difficile in hospital

Hospitalized patients at high risk for C. difficile infection—a species of bacterium with symptoms that range from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of a colon—should be recommended probiotics, says Dr. Bradley Johnston. An associate professor in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie Medical School, Dr. Johnston led a meta-analysis comparing data from 18

UN’s health body urges Hepatitis C offensive

Hepatitis C is easily cured. Yet, about 400,000 people die of the liver disease every year as only a smattering get the medicine they need. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged governments to attack the problem with more urgency, and more money. Only about three million people from an estimated 71 million Hepatitis