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  • Should Congress free Medicare to negotiate drug prices?

    HCV Support
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Should Congress free Medicare to negotiate drug prices?http://opinionzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2014/07/20/should-congress-free-medicare...
  • Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for Hepatitis C in Patients With HIV Coinfection, Mark

    HCV Support
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for Hepatitis C in Patients With HIV Coinfection, Mark S. Sulkowski, MD.http://hcvadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/sofosbuvir-and-riba...
  • Immune System

    About.com Hepatitis: What's Hot Now
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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Definition of Immune System. Hepatitis.
  • Viral Hepatitis and the Five Viruses that Cause...

    About.com Hepatitis: What's Hot Now
    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Viral hepatitis is a liver disease that is caused by exposure to one of the five hepatitis viruses. Each virus is named after a letter of the alphabet, hepatitis A through E. Though other viruses can cause hepatitis, only five are considered hepatitis viruses.
  • Methylation of suppressor of cytokine signalling 1 gene promoter is associated with acute‐on‐chronic hepatitis B liver failure

    MedWorm: Hepatitis B
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    This study was therefore to identify the potential role of SOCS1 and its promoter methylation pattern in ACHBLF patients. Sixty ACHBLF patients, 60 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients and 30 healthy controls were investigated in this study. We found that expression of SOCS1 mRNA in CHB and ACHBLF patients was significantly higher than that in healthy controls. The serum level of IL‐6, IFN‐γ and TNF‐α was significantly higher in ACHBLF than CHB. Increased serum level of IL‐6, IFN‐γ and TNF‐α was correlated with total bilirubin, ALT, PTA and MELD scores in ACHBLF. The degree of…
 
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    About.com Hepatitis: What's Hot Now

  • Viral Hepatitis and the Five Viruses that Cause...

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Viral hepatitis is a liver disease that is caused by exposure to one of the five hepatitis viruses. Each virus is named after a letter of the alphabet, hepatitis A through E. Though other viruses can cause hepatitis, only five are considered hepatitis viruses.
  • Immune System

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Definition of Immune System. Hepatitis.
  • Is Your Skin Turning Yellow? Why It May Be...

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Jaundice is yellowing of the skin and is a classic symptom of hepatitis. Not everyone with hepatitis will develop jaundice, and sometimes people won't recognize very mild cases.
  • Myths About Hepatitis C

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Hepatitis C is an infection caused by the hepatitis C virus and is spread through direct contact with infected blood. However, there are many myths, half-truths and misunderstandings about hepatitis C. This article discusses seven misunderstandings.
  • 6 Ways to Prevent Hepatitis C Infections

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is spread only by direct contact with infected blood. This means that to be exposed to the hepatitis C virus, you have to somehow get blood infected with the virus in to your body. While this can happen in a number of different ways, here are six identified ways that it is possible to be exposed to hepatitis C.
 
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    Hepatitis Central

  • Telling a Child He or She Is Infected with Hepatitis C

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Parenting is far from easy, a realization that crystallizes the day our children are born. When a child has Hepatitis C, the challenges seem to mount even more rapidly. Deciding when and how to explain to your child that they have this viral infection of the liver requires strength, compassion and a solidly constructed plan. Known as vertical transmission, most children are infected with Hepatitis C at birth. A mother with Hepatitis C has a 1 in 20 chance of passing the infection on to her child. The higher the mother’s viral load, the greater likelihood of vertical transmission occurring.
  • Supplemental New Drug Application Submitted to FDA by Janssen

    The Editors at Hepatitis Central
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    ISSUE: JULY 2014 Janssen Submits Supplemental NDA For Olysio for Once-Daily Use In Combination With Sofosbuvir On May 7, Janssen announced the submission of a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the FDA for simeprevir (Olysio), an NS3/4A hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor, in combination with the NS5B HCV polymerase inhibitor, sofosbuvir (Sovaldi, Gilead Sciences). Janssen is seeking regulatory approval of the combination for the treatment of HCV genotype 1 infection in treatment-naive patients with advanced liver fibrosis and in null responders with all stages of liver…
  • Cured of Hepatitis C: Is There Potential to Infect Others?

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    Those lucky enough to be cured of Hepatitis C have much to celebrate, but remain unsure of what being cured actually means. Does ‘cured’ of Hepatitis C mean that all viral particles are 100 percent absent forever, or does it mean the virus has gone into remission? More importantly, does being cured completely eliminate all chances of infecting others in the case of blood-to-blood contact? In general, we are more comfortable living in a world of absolutes than acknowledging several shades of grey. Unfortunately, the potential for infectivity following a Hepatitis C cure lies somewhere in…
  • Can This Virus Prevent Liver Transplant Rejection?

    The Editors at Hepatitis Central
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    In a Twist, Having Hepatitis C May Prevent Liver Transplant Rejection Written by Kristen Fischer June 25, 2014 By suppressing the immune system, hepatitis C may be able to keep the body from attacking a newly transplanted organ. It turns out there’s a silver lining to having hepatitis C (HCV), an infection that can badly damage the liver. According to a new study in Science Translational Medicine, the hepatitis C virus can suppress the immune response that causes the body to reject transplanted organs as foreign invaders. Continue reading this entire article:…
  • Which Big Name Protease Inhibitor Left the Hepatitis C Market?

    The Editors at Hepatitis Central
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:16 am
    Boehringer pulls faldepravir and exits hepatitis C market Unable to challenge all-oral options from Gilead and others Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim is bowing out of the race to develop oral hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapies and has discontinued development of lead candidate faldepravir. After a strategic review of its business, the company said it had elected to withdraw all regulatory filings for faldepravir – a protease inhibitor – because the “HCV treatment environment has significantly and rapidly evolved” in the last couple of years. Continue reading this…
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    Hepatitis News

  • Vaccinations for hepatitis B drop

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    … hepatitis B drop HA NOI (VNS) — The number of children receiving hepatitis … to control any outbreak of hepatitis B. In the first six … used solely to store the hepatitis B vaccine, but a doctor … . Hien said that giving new-borns hepatitis B vaccine was a global …
  • Free Hepatitis C screenings at UA Medical Center

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    … is offering free screenings for hepatitis C. The UA Health Network … local place to get free hepatitis C screenings at this time … times more likely to have hepatitis C than people not in … . He stressed that a new hepatitis C drug therapy with a …
  • OxySure (OXYS) Appoints Save-a-Life, Inc. as Distributor

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    FRISCO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, July 22, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- FRISCO, Texas, July 22, 2014, OxySure(R) Systems, Inc. (OXYS: OTCQB) ("OxySure," or the "Company"), a medical device innovator of life-saving, easy-to-use emergency …
  • Mobilizing to Reduce Hepatitis C in the Black Community: July 25 Is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    … . Understanding Hepatitis C Hepatitis C is the most common type of hepatitis in the United States. Hepatitis C can range … cancer. Testing for Hepatitis C Testing for viral hepatitis consists of a … vaccinated for viral hepatitis (there are vaccines for Hepatitis A and B …
  • Minot hepatitis C outbreak now up to 47 cases

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    … has been linked to a hepatitis C outbreak in Minot, bringing … blood or foot care services. Hepatitis C is a viral infection …
 
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    Today

  • Toast your selfie! New toaster lets you admire yourself while you eat

    TODAY
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    The phrase "you're toast" has become all too literal, thanks to a novelty toaster company in Vermont. For just $75, you can now order a custom image toaster that will brown your face, or any other image you submit, into toasted bread. Never has breakfast been so reflective. Galen Dively, the owner of Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp.
  • Michael Moore’s wealth revealed in divorce

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    The filmmaker has built a career on a down-to-earth image, but his divorce is painting a different picture. The Detroit News reports he and his ex-wife owned nine properties together. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports.
  • Who raised white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge?

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    In a stunning security breach, vandals scaled the New York landmark and replaced its American flags with white ones in the dead of night. NBC’s Ron Mott reports.
  • GPS monitoring fail: Some felons continue to prey despite bracelets

    Jeff Rossen and Charlie McLravy
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    When high-risk criminals, including convicted rapists and child predators, are released from prison, many are forced to wear ankle bracelets with GPS monitoring. Parole officers can watch their every move, and if they stray, alarms go off.
  • Conspiracy theories grow around MH17

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    NBC’s Keir Simmons drove to an area near the Russian border, where it’s claimed a missile launcher was seen last week. Western intelligence believes a missile was fired from the town of Snizhne.
 
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    Hepatitis Blog

  • Another Reason for Hepatitis A Vaccines – Your Restaurant Remains Closed

    Bill Marler
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    Tortilla Marissa’s, a Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins, CO, will not reopen until August 9 because of the Hepatitis A scare that the restaurant faced at the end of June, according to the Coloradoan. The Larimer County Health Department has advised the owners to keep the restaurant closed that long due to the virus’ relatively long incubation period, which averages 28 days but can last up to 50 days in some cases. The restaurant originally closed on June 27, a day after an employee tested positive for the virus, which has a high risk of being spread when an infected person handles…
  • Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker

    Bill Marler
    28 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is advising the public about a possible exposure to hepatitis A virus at the Tortilla Marissa’s restaurant located at 2635 S. College Avenue in Fort Collins. A food worker employed at Tortilla Marissa has tested positive for hepatitis A, a disease that might be passed to others through food directly handled by the employee before any symptoms appeared.  The restaurant is cooperating fully in the investigation and has agreed to voluntarily close until approved by the Department to reopen.  The risk of transmission to others occurred…
  • 2300 Hepatitis A Vaccines Linked to Springfield Red Robin

    Bill Marler
    25 May 2014 | 7:12 pm
    KSPR’s Jeff Phillips reports that Springfield Health officials have now administered more than 2,300 doses of the hepatitis A vaccine. Clinics offered by Mercy Springfield and Cox Health Systems treated a total of 300 people Saturday. Each also ran clinics Sunday in the aftermath of an exposure at the Red Robin restaurant in Springfield this month. On Monday, vaccinations will be available from noon to 4 at: Mercy’s urgent care at the Smith Glynn Callaway building at 3231 S. National Avenue and Cox’s urgent care at the Turner Center at 1000 E. Primrose. On Tuesday, the health…
  • Red Robin Hit with another Hepatitis A Problem

    Bill Marler
    24 May 2014 | 8:27 am
    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department administered 2,011 vaccines during a two-day, no-cost clinic on May 22 and 23 to protect the public against a possible Hepatitis A exposure. On May 20, health department officials learned of an individual who had tested positive for Hepatitis A. After learning that individual was a food service worker at the local Red Robin restaurant, department leadership decided to alert the public out of an abundance of caution.
Individuals potentially exposed to the Hepatitis A virus dined at the restaurant between May 8 and 16. The department organized…
  • Red Robin Reports Hepatitis A Worry

    Bill Marler
    7 May 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The Pocono Record reports that the Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating a situation involving a Red Robin restaurant employee who was diagnosed with Hepatitis A. “The Disease Prevention and Control Law prohibits us from providing further details as the investigation is ongoing at this time,” said Aimee Tysarczyk, press secretary/director of communications for the state Health Department.  “As the investigation continues and if any public health risks evolve, the department will provide additional information to ensure the safety and well-being of the public, as needed,”…
 
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    HCV New Drug Research

  • July Newsletters: 5 Things to Know About Hepatitis C, Sofosbuvir Cost, 2014 Drug Guide, and More...

    11 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    July Newsletters: 5 Things to Know About Hepatitis C, Sofosbuvir Cost, 2014 Drug Guide, and More...Hello folks, welcome to this months newsletters and updates. Before we get started I have a bit of news to share. Over the course of the next few weeks I will be cruising northern Europe with my youngest son! I can't wait!We will be visiting Baltic cities like Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Germany, with overnight calls in Russia's St. Petersburg. Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to Alaska with my eldest son, here we are atop the Mendenhall glacier.Although I am excited to…
  • Factors Influencing Adherence in Hepatitis-C Infected Patients

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Factors Influencing Adherence in Hepatitis-C Infected PatientsA Systematic ReviewTim Mathes, Sunya-Lee Antoine, Dawid PieperBMC Infect Dis. 2014;14(203) Abstract Background: Adherence is a crucial point for the successful treatment of a hepatitis-C virus infection. Studies have shown that especially adherence to ribavirin is important. The objective of this systematic review was to identify factors that influence adherence in hepatitis-C infected patients taking regimes that containing ribavirin. Methods: A systematic literature search was performed in Medline and Embase in March 2014…
  • Vermont - Number of Hepatitis C cases second only to Lyme disease in 2013

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Number of Hepatitis C cases second only to Lyme disease in 2013  By Laura KrantzMore than 600 Vermonters have chronic hepatitis C. The disease was the second most commonly tracked by public health officials last year, according to data from the Vermont Department of Health.The Health Department began monitoring hepatitis C data in the past three months, to look for trends and see if doctors are performing duplicate tests for the virus.Meanwhile, taxpayer-funded health insurance programs for poor and older Vermonters, who are more likely to have hepatitis C, cover the new treatment drug…
  • Validation of the fatigue severity scale in chronic hepatitis C

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Validation of the fatigue severity scale in chronic hepatitis CThe complete text article is available as a provisional PDF. The fully formatted PDF and HTML versions are in production.Kathleen Rosa, Min Fu, Leen Gilles, Karin Cerri, Monika Peeters, Jeffrey Bubb and Jane Scott Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2014, 12:90 doi:10.1186/1477-7525-12-90Published: 11 June 2014Abstract (provisional)BackgroundFatigue is a common symptom of chronic hepatitis C virus (cHCV) infection and a common side effect of interferon-based treatment for cHCV. This study provides confirmatory evidence of the…
  • Hepatitis C - Transmission of the virus following antiviral treatment

    8 Jul 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Transmission of hepatitis C virus following antiviral treatment July 8, 2014 Millions of people throughout the world are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Left untreated, infection results in serious complications such as cirrhosis of the liver and cancer. Many HCV-infected patients respond well to anti-viral therapy and remain virus free. However, trace amounts of HCV RNA are sporadically detected in patients thought to have successfully responded to HCV treatment. A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation tested if this reappearing HCV RNA is infectious. Using an animal…
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