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hepatitis b News

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.

Should hepatitis B screening be introduced?

Los Angeles - Some health professionals are recommending that all teens and adults who are high risk for hepatitis B get screened for the infection. A simple blood test can detect if a person is one of the 2 billion people worldwide infected with hepatitis B.

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.

Doc infects patients with hepatitis B during surgery

A doctor who has hepatitis B unknowingly passed the virus on to at least two of his patients. The incident occurred while the doctor performed joint replacement surgeries.

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.

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.
 

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