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America's silent epidemic: Hepatitis C

It wasn't until 1989 that a new liver disease was finally identified and given the name Hepatitis C. Today, an estimated 150-200 million people worldwide are infected with this disease, 3.2 million of them living in the United States.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Drug giant Merck buys hepatitis C biotech treatment company

Cambridge - The drug giant Merck is to acquire Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Idenix Pharmaceuticals. Idenix is focused on developing treatments for hepatitis C.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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 - 1 comment

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

CDC: All Baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C

For the first time ever, U.S. health officials are urging all baby boomers, those born between 1945-1965, to get tested for hepatitis C, since one in 30 boomers may be infected with the liver-destroying virus and not know it –– until it's too late.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Details released of Ottawa clinic in HIV, hepatitis scare

Ottawa - After 48 hours of withholding critical information, Dr. Isra Levy, Ottawa's chief medical officer of health, released details of the clinic that put thousands of patients at risk of contracting HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 1 comment

Thousands of patients of Ottawa clinic at risk of HIV, Hepatitis

Ottawa - Ottawa Public Health is attempting to track down 6,800 people who may have been exposed to viruses at an unnamed Ottawa clinic.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 2 comments

Headway Against Hepatitis C: Study Shows Liver Damage Can Be Reversed

Another breakthrough that could help many suffering from hepatitis c...
In the Media by KeithLDick - 1 comment

Critics To Premier: Hospital Privatization May Lead To Health Care Fraud

TORONTO — Using private, for-profit hospitals to treat Canada's ailing health care system could have costly side effects, including dwindling quality and a sharp increase in medicare fraud. So says the Vancouver-based Tommy Douglas Research Institu..
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Hepatitis C In Canada Is Projected To Increase Dramatically

MONTREAL — The number of hepatitis C cases in Canada will increase dramatically in the coming years due mainly to a continuing epidemic among injection drug users, researchers said Wednesday. There is strong evidence that snorting cocaine and smoki..
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David Kwiatkowski  a former lab technician at Exeter  N.H.  Hospital  arrested at a hospital in Mass...
U.S. Attorney's Office
David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter, N.H., Hospital, arrested at a hospital in Massachusetts where he is receiving medical treatment. Kwiatkowski, originally from Michigan, was charged Thursday, July 19, 2012, with causing a hepatitis C outbreak involving at least 30 patients
Photograph of a Female Demonstrator Offering a Flower to a Military Police Officer  10/21/1967.
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Photograph of a Female Demonstrator Offering a Flower to a Military Police Officer, 10/21/1967. Have any of these baby boomers been tested for Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C researcher John Law
University of Alberta
Hepatitis C researcher John Law

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