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Experts demand better prevention, treatment for children with hepatitis

S - Experts at the second World Hepatitis Summit Friday called for improved preventative measures and treatment for 52 million children suffering from the disease, on the final day of the three-day event in Sao Paulo.

Nine of 194 countries keeping pledge to eradicate hepatitis: summit

S - Only nine of 194 countries which pledged last year to eradicate hepatitis by 2030 are working towards that goal, according to figures revealed Wednesday at the second World Hepatitis Summit in Brazil.

Egypt, once top Hep C sufferer, draws cure seekers

Like millions in Egypt, Ahmed Nada suffered silently from Hepatitis C. But the country is turning from the world's most afflicted by the disease to a global destination for those seeking a cure.

World Health Organization seeks to end hepatitis

Geneva - The World Health Organization has called upon the nations of the world to come together and to work towards the global eliminate of hepatitis.

Energy drink consumption linked to increased hepatitis risk

London - A new health warning has been issued over energy drink consumption and the risk of developing the liver disease hepatitis. This relates to a specific case, and a special set of circumstances.

Gilead resolves patent dispute over hepatitis drug

After a long-running court battle, pharmaceutical company Gilead must pay another company, Merck & Co, £200 million for breach of patent. The case has been complicated, and both pharma companies lost some ground.

Man who sold bleach as a miracle cure gets 51 months in jail

Spokane - It was hailed as a miracle cure for cancer, AIDS, malaria, asthma, hepatitis, Lyme disease and numerous other ailments, but it was actually industrial bleach, used for hydraulic fracking, wastewater treatment, and as a pesticide.

Teen develops hepatitis after drinking too much green tea

A teenage girl from Britain attempted to lose weight by drinking green teen. However, she drank too much of it and she ended up developing acute hepatitis.

Urgent action required for liver health

Birmingham - Health experts are calling for action to be taken in the Midlands to address health related liver problems. The primary causes of liver disease in this area are: alcohol addiction, obesity and viral hepatitis.

Troubling state of hepatitis C revealed

London - Newly released figures show that some 214,000 people are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the U.K. In most cases infection is caused by the same types of the virus.

New hepatitis drugs raise political pressure in Spain

Madrid - The arrival in Europe of better but pricier hepatitis C drugs has raised pressure on Spanish leaders over health spending cuts which sufferers say deprive them of life-saving treatments.

New study of hepatitis provides clues for fighting the disease

A new technique to sustain hepatitis B in liver cells has allowed researchers to study the immune response and drug treatments.

HIV, Hepatitis B and C exposure at Long Island Hospital

New York - South Nassau Communities Hospital is sending out 4000+ letters to patients recommending they be tested for hepatitis B, C, and HIV due to a potential risk of infection from an insulin pen.

Hepatitis B vaccine linked to infant deaths

The Chinese government is investigating a drug manufacturer to see if several recent deaths of babies were related to a hepatitis vaccine.

How hepatitis damages the liver

Viral infections are the primary cause of liver inflammation or hepatitis. These infections, which use the body's own immune system, can cause permanent damage to the liver.

Pregnant women can pass on a virulent form of hepatitis C

Infants who contract the virus hepatitis C from their mothers during childbirth are at risk of inheriting a more virulent form of the disease.

Dietary supplement linked to hepatitis

The FDA are investigating a growing number of reports of acute non-viral hepatitis in Hawaii. The cases are linked to a dietary supplement.

Genetics used to identify hepatitis infecting doctor

A few years ago a doctor was identified as being the source of a series of hepatitis infections. He was shown to be guilty through the use of advanced genetic techniques. The scientific inquiry has recently been published.

Frozen berry mix triggers hepatitis outbreak

A series of acute hepatitis A outbreak across five U.S. states have been linked with a frozen berry and pomegranate mix sold by Costco stores.

UK tattoo artists want better regulations across the country

A group of the UK's leading tattoo artists is calling for tougher regulations on the industry to make people more aware of "backstreet" or illegal parlors and at-home tattoo kits, which people can purchase online.

Blasting oysters with electrons to prevent food poisoning

Austin - Researchers have studied how electron-beam pasteurization of raw oysters may reduce the possibility of food poisoning through viruses like norovirus and hepatitis.

Illegal tattooists pose hepatitis risk

Council leaders in the U.K. have issued a warning over illegal tattoo parlors due to the risks of infections, including HIV and hepatitis.

Hepatitis scare at NYC restaurant prompts free vaccinations

New York - A recent hepatitis scare at a NYC restaurant prompted officials to urge vaccinations for those who dined at the eatery after an employee learned she was infected. Over the course of 10 days hundreds of people were potentially exposed.

Diners at restaurant in NYC at risk of getting Hepatitis A

New York - The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that an employee working in the Alta restaurant's pastry kitchen was infected with Hepatitis A.

Dentist's patients urged to get tested for HIV and hepatitis

Denver - Dr. Stephen Stein, a Denver, Colorado dentist, is accused of reusing needles on multiple patients over a 12 year period. Stein is also under investigation for prescription fraud.

Canadian science: Hepatitis C breakthrough

After many years of research a group of Canadian scientists have announced a possible breakthrough for the development of a vaccine for hepatitis C.

UK confiscates 'Baby Gaga' breast milk ice cream, health concerns

Covent Garden - The Icecreamists' popular new frozen treat made from a woman's breast milk has created a flurry of attention around the world, so much in fact that Bristish officials were forced to seize what remained of the concoction over public health concerns.

Toronto Public Health finds Hepatitis A in restaurant employee

Toronto - Toronto Public Health sent out a news release reporting that Hepatitis A was identified in a restaurant employee. The city is now urging customers who visited the restaurant Sunday to be vaccinated.

15 percent of Brazilian tribe wiped out by disease within decade Special

Almost 15 percent of a tribe of Indians in Brazil have died since 2000. The Korubo, who live in the Javari Valley in the Amazon, have suffered outbreaks of disease particularly Hepatitis B and D since some of the tribe were first contacted in 1996.

Baby Boomers play risky when it comes to their sex lives

Baby boomers may tell their children about the facts of life and safe sex but don't seem to be taking their own advice, according to a survey by the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF).
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Breaking news about the Gilead patent in May 2016.
Breaking news about the Gilead patent in May 2016.
The charity MSF on the recent patent dispute.
The charity MSF on the recent patent dispute.
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