Study may temper expectations for new hepatitis C drug
VA researchers found that the cure rates for a new hepatitis C drug, as used in the "real world" VA population, did indeed beat those of older regimens—but they fell short of the successes seen in clinical trials for the drug.
Restless legs syndrome tied to range of worse health outcomes
A database study of Veterans found that those with restless legs syndrome are at higher risk for stroke, heart and kidney disease, and earlier death. Studies in the past had suggested such links, but the new research provides the strongest evidence yet.
Treating prostate cancer: Should race matter?
Do African American men, by dint of their DNA, have more aggressive prostate tumors? And should their doctors, accordingly, take a more aggressive approach in tackling their disease? A VA group in Brooklyn, N.Y., is among those studying the issue.
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