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Vidyya Medical News Service For 15-October-2000:

The CDC has just released "Hepatitis C: What Clinicians and Other Health Professionals Need to Know." This web-based training course is designed to guide clinicians as they face the Hepatitis C public health threat. The text is based upon the Recommendations for prevention and control of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and HCV-related chronic disease. This Vidyya presents the PDF version of the course provided by the CDC.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that up to 17 countries in West and Central Africa launched a synchronized polio immunization campaign on October 14 in an attempt to reach 70 million children all at once.

Some hospitals have stopped offering a drug that is used in conjunction with the abortion pill RU486. Obstetricians say the result is that women at these hospitals are getting inferior care..

In addiction news, buprenorphine tablets (either buprenorphine alone or the combination with naxolone) were shown in a large clinical trial to be superior to placebo treatment in reducing opiate use. Get up-to-date with this quick question & answer fact sheet.

In vaccine news, nasal administration of synthetic beta amyloid peptide reduces potentially damaging Alzheimer’s disease-like plaques in the brains of test mice and may one day be tested in clinical trials for its ability to vaccinate against plaque formation in people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School.

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