Women are more likely to clear a hepatitis C infection than men, say Egyptian researchers. They measured levels of hepatitis C antigens in the blood of 910 patients who tested positive for hepatitis C antibodies, indicating that they had been infected with hepatitis C at some point. Forty five per cent of women had no sign of the virus in their blood compared to 34 per cent of men (http://gut.bmjjournals.com).
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