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Hepatitis C News

Clue for hepatitis C survival

Scientists have identified why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long. The answer is that the virus attacks the liver cells' energy centers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle

Chinese herbal medicine has potential for treating hepatitis C

Vienna - A compound isolated from Chinese herbal medicines that was found to inhibit hepatitis C activity by approximately 90 percent. The compound is isolated from a herb.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Breakthrough Hepatitis C drug cures 90% of patients in 12 weeks

A new hepatitis C drug is being hailed as a "major breakthrough" by scientists and a "turning point" in the fight for a cure. The research was conducted in four countries and lead by scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

You might not be able to afford this life-saving Hepatitis C drug

There's a new drug regimen being touted as a potential cure for a dangerous liver virus that causes hepatitis C. But it costs $84,000 -- or $1,000 a pill.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Canada Cancer Society says liver cancer on rise but can be beaten

A new report from the Canadian Cancer Society says that liver cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in Canada. However, the report also said that lifestyle changes can save lives. It is also a treatable cancer if detected early enough.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

HMO to pay $500 million in hepatitis case

Nevada’s health management body has been ordered to pay $500 million in punitive damages to three plaintiffs in a civil negligence lawsuit arising from a Las Vegas hepatitis outbreak.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

CDC: Everyone age 47 to 67 should be tested for hepatitis C

If you or someone you know were born between 1945-1965, U.S. health officials want you to get a one time test for hepatitis C, since 2 million in this age group are infected with the liver-destroying virus and don't know it –– until it's too late.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

Hepatitis C 'serial infector' may have spread virus in 6 states

Health authorities believe that a travelling medical technician in New Hamphire, who worked across six states in the US, and is infected with hepatitis C, may have spread the infection to thousands of other people in the course of his work.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Dentist found reusing needles, thousands urged to get HIV tests

Denver - Angry they were deceived by a doctor they thought they could trust, former patients of a suspended Colorado dentist who allegedly used dirty needles on patients for over 12 years are now being urged to get testing for HIV and Hepatitis.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment
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UK hepatitis C rates increasing

A new report from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed an increase in the healthcare burden posed by...
Aug 6, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

UK hepatitis C rates increasing

A new report from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed an increase in the healthcare burden posed by...
Jul 30, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

CDC Proposes that All Baby Boomers Be Tested Once for Hepatitis C

The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) is issuing draft guidelines proposing that all U.S. baby boomers get a one-time...
May 21, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Hepatitis drug developments

Two new drugs have recently been approved to help those suffering from the virus hepatitis C. According to the U.S....
Jan 22, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle
 

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