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Volunteers Secretly Battle ISIS in 'Mosul Liberation Battalions': Iraqi VP

A network of anti-ISIS "commando cells" has carried out hundreds of guerrilla attacks in a city seized by the Islamist militants, Iraq's vice president told NBC News.<p>Dubbed the "Mosul Liberation Battalions," the little-known resistance movement has killed "a large number" of extremists through …

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Achillion data shows promise of shorter-duration hep C treatment | Reuters

(Reuters) - Data from Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc’s hepatitis C drug trials showed the company could develop a shorter-duration treatment rivaling offerings from Gilead Sciences Inc and Abbvie Inc.<p>The company said on Monday it would test a combination of two of its experimental hepatitis C drugs …

FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie.<p>The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the sale of a packaged treatment called Viekira Pak made by AbbVie …

U.S. FDA approves AbbVie hepatitis C drug, costs $83,319 for 12 weeks | Reuters

(Reuters) - (Story refiles to correct typographical error in first paragraph to Sovaldi instead of Solvadi)<p>U.S. health regulators on Friday approved AbbVie’s all-oral treatment for hepatitis C, and the company said the drug would cost $83,319 for a typical 12-week plan, a bit below its huge selling …

The Management of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Comparison of Current Clinical Guidelines and Best Practice - European Medical Journal

<b>Alison A. Taylor, Oliver C. Redfern, *Marinos Pericleous</b><p><i>Department of Gastroenterology, East Surrey Hospital, Surrey, UK</i> <i><br>*Correspondence to</i> …

GastroBreak: IBS Diet, Hep C Tx for Inmates

The first national observational registry for gastrointestinal reflux patients will compare outcomes of different surgical therapies.<p>An "irritable …

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Top EoE stories of 2014

Numerous developments were made this year in eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE. From new efficacy data on different treatments and diagnostic methods, …

Association of hepatitis C virus infection with incidence and progression of chronic kidney disease in a large cohort of US veterans