Abstract Despite their social withdrawal, school-age children with autism spectrum disorder who are minimally verbal (MVASD; i.e., use a limited repertoire of communicative spoken words) have received few interventions supporting peer engagement. This study examined efficacy of a novel ecological randomized controlled trial—school-based peer social intervention—designed to increase social engagement (via available communication channels) in…

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Abstract Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents the fifth most common cancer worldwide and the third cause of cancer-related mortality. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of chronic hepatitis, which often results in liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and eventually HCC. HCV is the most common risk factor for HCC in western countries and leads to a…

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