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Causes Of Hepatitis B Virus-Associated Acute Liver Failure

National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators found that hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated acute liver failure (ALF)  a rare condition that can turn fatal within days without liver transplantation results from an uncommon encounter between a highly mutated HBV variant and an unusual immune response in the patient's liver that is mainly sustained by antibody-producing B cells.

Midterm Election Boosts Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid which has been a political football between Washington and state capitols during the past decade scored big in Tuesday’s election. Following the vote, nearly 500,000 uninsured adults in five states are poised to gain Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, advocates estimate.