The Daily Populous

Thursday April 12nd, 2018 evening edition

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An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim clinical trial results that offer hope to the 71 million people living with the disease worldwide.

It has been funded by Médecins Sans Frontières, one of DNDi’s founding partners which also include France’s Institut Pasteur.

Even hard-to-treat cases such as people with HIV or liver cirrhosis showed very high cure rates, of 96% and 97% respectively.

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Egypt has the highest prevalence of hepatitis C infections in the world – 7% of Egyptians between the ages of 15 and 59 are infected with the virus.

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne viral infection that can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and death.

The UK has an estimated 215,000 hepatitis C cases, while the US has 3.4m. »

Lucky or genius? Woman wins lottery four times

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First, he points out, Ms Ginther is a former maths professor with a PhD from Stanford University specialising in statistics.

Although Ms Ginther now lives in Las Vegas, she won all four of her lotteries in Texas.

The Texas Lottery Commission told Rich that Ms Ginther must have been "born under a lucky star", and that they don’t suspect foul play. »

Dead sperm whale found with 30 kilograms of trash in digestive system

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A young male sperm whale that was found dead off the coast of Spain had 30 kilograms of garbage in its digestive system.

The carcass of the 10-metre whale surfaced in February near a lighthouse in Cabo de Palos on Spain's south-eastern coast.

The amount of human trash in its system had become so enormous that the whale was unable to expel the garbage from its digestive system. »