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  • New hep C treatments cost-effective for some patients, yet may exceed insurers' willingness to pay

    Liver Disease / Hepatitis News From Medical News Today
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    New therapies for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are cost-effective for some patients, but current costs may be higher than U.S.
  • Alcohol and Hepatitis C

    About.com Hepatitis: What's Hot Now
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    30 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    Chronic hepatitis C and heavy alcoholic drinking don't mix. Here are four reasons why.
  • Oral hepatitis B vaccine could become a reality

    MedWorm: Hepatitis B
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    In a new study, researchers report progress toward perfecting a radical new method of producing vaccines using genetically modified corn. The approach could lead to an oral hepatitis B vaccine that requires no refrigeration and costs less than $1 per dose to manufacture. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • New Hepatitis C treatments cost-effective, but only for selected patients ... - Medical Xpress

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    30 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Medical XpressNew Hepatitis C treatments cost-effective, but only for selected patients Medical XpressA study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers demonstrates that while new therapies to treat Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) are highly effective, they are cost-effective and provide the greatest value in specific groups of HCV-infected patients. The and more »
  • What Is Immune Globulin?

    About.com Hepatitis: Most Popular Articles
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Immune globulin (IG) is a powerful therapy for treating hepatitis A and hepatitis B. IG, however, has limitations. This article discusses the uses of IG for treating HAV and HBV infections.
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  • Oral hepatitis B vaccine could become a reality

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    In a new study, researchers report progress toward perfecting a radical new method of producing vaccines using genetically modified corn. The approach could lead to an oral hepatitis B vaccine that requires no refrigeration and costs less than $1 per dose to manufacture. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Sharp truth: health care workers remain at risk of bloodborne infection

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Conclusions Our data show that during a 10-year period prior to the introduction of new regulations in 2013, health care workers were at risk of occupationally acquired bloodborne virus infection. To prevent sharps injuries, health care service employers should adopt safety-engineered devices, institute safe systems of work and promote adherence to standard infection control procedures. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
  • Synthesis, characterization, molecular modeling, and DNA interaction studies of a Cu(II) complex containing drug of chronic hepatitis B: adefovir dipivoxil

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    (Source: Journal of Coordination Chemistry)
  • Pregnancy is associated with elevation of liver enzymes in HIV-positive women on antiretroviral therapy

    28 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    The objective of this study is to assess whether pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of liver enzyme elevation (LEE) and severe LEE in HIV-positive women on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Design: Two observational studies: the UK Collaborative HIV Cohort (UK CHIC) study and the UK and Ireland National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC). Methods: Combined data from UK CHIC and NSHPC were used to identify factors associated with LEE (grade 1–4) and severe LEE (grade 3–4). Women starting ART in 2000–2012 were included irrespective of pregnancy status. Cox…
  • Atypical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is currently the modality of choice to evaluate liver lesions in patients with cirrhosis and hepatitis B and C. Hepatocellular carcinoma demonstrates typical imaging findings on contrast-enhanced MRI, which are usually diagnostic. Unfortunately, a subgroup of hepatocellular carcinoma presents with atypical imaging features, and awareness of these atypical presentations is important in ensuring early diagnosis and optimal patient outcomes. Herein, we review some of the more common atypical presentations with a focus on MRI. (Source: Current Problems in…
 
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  • New Hepatitis C treatments cost-effective, but only for selected patients ... - Medical Xpress

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Medical XpressNew Hepatitis C treatments cost-effective, but only for selected patients Medical XpressA study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers demonstrates that while new therapies to treat Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) are highly effective, they are cost-effective and provide the greatest value in specific groups of HCV-infected patients. The and more »
  • Restaurant Owner Proposes Mandatory Hepatitis A Shot for Workers - TWC News

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    TWC NewsRestaurant Owner Proposes Mandatory Hepatitis A Shot for WorkersTWC NewsCHARLOTTE—A Charlotte restaurant owner is going on the offensive battling perception and health concern over Hepatitis A. "The restaurant industry is thriving," said Jon Dressler, owner of three Charlotte-area restaurants. That's one reason he opened NC Restaurant Owner Calls for Mandatory Hepatitis A VaccinationsFood Safety Newsall 2 news articles »
  • WHO Issues New Hepatitis B Guidelines - AllAfrica.com

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Outbreak News TodayWHO Issues New Hepatitis B GuidelinesAllAfrica.comThe World Health Organisation has issued guidelines to simplify diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis B. The new guidelines come one year after the United Nation's health agency published the first ever rules on treating Hepatitis C. Hepatitis B is a Jackson County, IN: 'There is a significant increase in hepatitis C'Outbreak News TodayHepatitis C on rise in Jackson CountyThe Tribuneall 2 news articles »
  • Oral hepatitis B vaccine could become a reality - Medical Xpress

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    HCPLiveOral hepatitis B vaccine could become a realityMedical XpressIn a new study, researchers report progress toward perfecting a radical new method of producing vaccines using genetically modified corn. The approach could lead to an oral hepatitis B vaccine that requires no refrigeration and costs less than $1 per Wallet-Friendly Oral Hepatitis B Vaccine in DevelopmentHCPLiveall 5 news articles »
  • Bucks institute puts press on hepatitis B - Philly.com

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    Bucks institute puts press on hepatitis BPhilly.com"We are committing everything we have, every resource at our disposal, to developing the therapies that will improve the lives of the millions of people worldwide who live with the hepatitis B virus every day as well as the risk of dying prematurely Renowned Scientists Join Baruch S. Blumberg Institute To Cure Hepatitis BHepatitis News Todayall 3 news articles »
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  • Alcohol and Hepatitis C

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    30 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    Chronic hepatitis C and heavy alcoholic drinking don't mix. Here are four reasons why.
  • How Healthy Is Your Liver?

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    30 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    Liver enzymes allow doctors to learn about the health of your liver. There are thousands of these enzymes in the liver and blood stream, but two of them--two aminotransferases--are especially useful for determining liver disease: AST and ALT.
  • Can My Baby Get Hepatitis C?

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    30 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    Can a pregnant woman give hepatitis C to her baby? It's possible, but it doesn't happen all the time.
  • Treating Hepatitis With Alternative Medicine

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    30 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    Alternative medicine is very popular, but is it a good choice for treating hepatitis? An informed patient needs to consider the benefits and criticisms of alternative treatments.
  • HCV RNA

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    30 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    Definition of HCV RNA. Hepatitis.
 
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  • What Is Immune Globulin?

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Immune globulin (IG) is a powerful therapy for treating hepatitis A and hepatitis B. IG, however, has limitations. This article discusses the uses of IG for treating HAV and HBV infections.
  • The Motility in GI Tract

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    The digestive system plays a very decisive role in the body - supplier of the nutrients for the total organism.
  • What's the Difference Between Acute and Chronic...

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Hepatitis B is a disease caused by the hepatitis B virus, and can be acute or chronic. Infection with hepatitis B virus is the leading cause of chronic hepatitis worldwide and people with chronic hepatitis B infection are at increased risk for developing liver cancer. In addition, the hepatitis B virus is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the world.
  • Understanding Stigma

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Stigma can be one of the most difficult aspects of living with hepatitis. This article identifies some common reasons for stigma and offers simple solutions for putting stigma behind you and living your life to the fullest.
  • How Do I Know It's Hepatitis?

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    The symptoms of hepatitis vary depending on what type of the disease a person has. It is also very hard to know if you have the disease without consulting a doctor.
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  • Vigilance Needed During HCV Treatment

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Just a few decades ago, antibiotics were revered as wonder drugs because they were so effective at curing deadly diseases. While a majority of Americans have benefitted from some form of antibiotics, the evolution of drug resistance has reduced antibiotic effectiveness and created even more dangerous strains of bacteria. Drug treatment for Hepatitis C is approaching the same miraculous status as antibiotics used to occupy. New drug combinations are eliminating the Hepatitis C virus in record numbers; however, resistance to these medications is yet to be fully realized. The antibiotic era…
  • 5 Foods and Supplements to Reduce Hepatitis C-Related Fatigue

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    Fatigue is a common and debilitating symptom for many people with Hepatitis C – making energy management a top priority. When it comes to self-help, there are at least a dozen aspects of reducing fatigue that are valid and useful. Included in the myriad of options for boosting energy levels is eating the right foods and taking the right supplements. This practical guide will outline five top foods and supplements to help restore the vigor that Hepatitis C is known to zap. Fatigue is highly subjective and hard to quantify, making it a challenging symptom to contend with. Most frequently,…
  • Warning: Food Dyes Pose Liver-Related Risks

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    Impact of Food Color on the Liver Don’t depend on the FDA for your safety. Know which synthetic food dyes may be harmful to your liver. Many of today’s food and beverages represent a striking color of the rainbow, raising their aesthetic appeal. Frequently, manufacturers resort to color additives to achieve the desired, appetizing hue. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with overseeing the safety and appropriate use of food color additives, but may fall short in protecting the long term wellness of those with a challenged liver. A color additive is any dye, pigment or…
  • Is Gluten Harmful to Those with Hepatitis C?

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    Gluten-free foods have been increasing in popularity – fueled by diagnoses of Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where the body reacts to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, triticale and sometimes oats. Celiac disease is estimated to affect at least 5 percent of the population, but gluten sensitivity – or intolerance – is much more common, impacting up to 18 million people in the U.S. Although few physicians have yet to make the connection, a liver battling the Hepatitis C virus might be excessively burdened by gluten…
  • How to Slow Down Liver Fibrosis

    The Editors at Hepatitis Central
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    Strategies for Slowing the Progression of Liver Fibrosis in Hepatitis C By Michael R. Page, PharmD, RPh February 06, 2015 In 2 recent studies, statins and aspirin have been associated with lower rates of progression of liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C. Strategies for slowing the rate of progression of liver fibrosis are important for these reasons: (1) the high cost of treatment for hepatitis C; and (2) updated guidelines that recommend prioritizing treatment to sicker patients and postponing treatment in other groups.1-4 Statins In animal models, statins have been shown to slow…
 
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  • Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    … prevention, early detection and improved treatment," said report co-author Ahmedin … , has increased due to long-lasting hepatitis C infections that occurred in drug-using … said. A vaccine has been developed for HPV and is currently …
  • New Analysis of Breast Cancer Subtypes Could Lead to Better Risk Stratification

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    … cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden … , in part, increasing rates of hepatitis C  and/or behavioral risk factors … . is a professional organization that develops and promotes uniform data standards …
  • $12.8 bln prescription may clear up pharmacy M&A

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    … the discount. For example, new hepatitis C treatments carry a list price of … discount from the drug’s developer, AbbVie. Discounts of greater than … off its list of preferred medications. That would mean a lot …
  • UnitedHealth’s $12.8 Billion Deal Could Reduce Further Consoldiation

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    … the discount. For example, new hepatitis C treatments carry a list price of … discount from the drug’s developer, AbbVie. Discounts of greater than … off its list of preferred medications. That would mean a lot …
  • Innovative Suckle Feeder Wins Gold Prima Baby Award

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    Haberman's Suckle Feeder, the innovative baby bottle recommended for nursing moms, has clinched a coveted 2015 Prima Baby Gold Award. LONDON, UK, March 30, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Haberman is delighted to announce that its Suckle Feeder, an …
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  • Medicare Spent $4.5B on New Hepatitis C Drugs in 2014

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C, ProPublica's Charles Ornstein reports today -- more than 15 times what it spent the year before on older treatments for the disease, according to previously undisclosed federal data. The extraordinary outlays for these breakthrough drugs, which can cost $1,000 a day or more, will be borne largely by federal taxpayers, who pay for most of Medicare's prescription drug program.
  • Bucks institute puts press on hepatitis B

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    DOYLESTOWN A team of 20 people has convened in Doylestown with the goal of curing hepatitis B in three years. The effort will take place at the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, a nonprofit founded by the Hepatitis B Foundation in 2003.
  • New country of origin food labels still months away from hitting grocery shelves

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    The revamp of country of origin labelling rules comes after February's hepatitis A outbreak from frozen berries imported from China. The Abbott government is progressing plans to overhaul country of origin food labels but says new labels will not hit grocery shelves until at least the end of the year.
  • Hepatitis C on rise in Jackson County

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:49 pm
    The Jackson County Health Department has confirmed more than 50 cases of Hepatitis C in the area, and local officials said there are likely many more. The increase is being attributed to the ongoing HIV outbreak in southeast Indiana, centered in nearby Scott County.
  • Oral Hepatitis B Vaccine Could Become a Reality

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    In a new study, researchers report progress toward perfecting a radical new method of producing vaccines using genetically modified corn. The approach could lead to an oral hepatitis B vaccine that requires no refrigeration and costs less than $1 per dose to manufacture.
 
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  • Buffalo’s Casa di Pizza Link in Hepatitis A Worry

    Bill Marler
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    POLONCARZ, BURSTEIN ANNOUNCE PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS TO PREVENT HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK Confirmed Case of Hepatitis A in Local Restaurant Worker; Low Risk that Patrons during Specific March Time Frame May Have Been Exposed County Executive, Health Commissioner Outline Precautionary Public Health Clinics for Response ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein to announce two precautionary public health clinics being held by the Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”) in response to the recent…
  • La Toque restaurant and the Bank Café and Bar at the Westin Verasa Napa Hotel in Napa Linked in Hepatitis A Scare

    Bill Marler
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Officials with the Napa County, CA, Public Health Division are investigating an unusual outbreak of Hepatitis A cases in the past two weeks, reportedly the first there in more than five years. The suspected source has not yet been announced. Two of the five confirmed cases are employees at La Toque restaurant and the Bank Café and Bar at the Westin Verasa Napa Hotel in Napa, CA. The other three are not connected to the restaurants or other public places, health officials said. People who ate or drank at either restaurant between Feb. 9 and Feb. 26 may have been exposed to the Hepatitis A…
  • Mecklenburg County Health Offering Hepatitis A Vaccines

    Bill Marler
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Karen Garloch of the Charlotte Observer reports that the Mecklenburg County Health Department is offering Hepatitis A vaccine clinics for patrons who visited the Dogwood Southern Table and Bar during dinner hours on Feb. 4-Feb. 10. A Dogwood employee who developed a hepatitis A infection did not prepare food, but was responsible for cleaning silverware and glasses and delivering food to tables. The employee did not work at the restaurant after Feb. 10, so there is no risk to patrons who ate at there after that date. Health officials are encouraging people who visited the restaurant on Feb. 4…
  • Hepatitis A Warning: Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte, N.C.

    Bill Marler
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:52 am
    A restaurant employee in Charlotte, NC, has tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Health officials said the individual worked at the Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte. The employee did not prepare food, they said, but was responsible for cleaning and polishing silverware and glasses and delivering food to tables. Health department officials have advised staff members and patrons who visited the restaurant on the dates and times listed below that they may be at risk of developing the virus if they have not been vaccinated.
  • Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berry Recalled in Australia Due to Hepatitis A

    Bill Marler
    14 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Victoria’s health department has urged consumers to dispose of 1kg packets of Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berry, which are sold in major supermarkets including Woolworths, Coles and IGA stores. Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berry 1kg packets shouldn’t be eaten if they have a best before date up to and including November 22, 2016. Four adults, three in Victoria and one in NSW, have contracted potentially deadly Hepatitis A after consuming the imported fruit. The health department has also told the company to recall the product, which is distributed by Patties in Victoria, but packed in…
 
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  • U.S. cancer incidence, mortality largely stable or decreasing

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    U.S. cancer incidence, mortality largely stable or decreasingBY ANDREW M. SEAMANThere are areas of concern, Sherman told Reuters Health in a phone interview.For example, liver cancers are increasing, likely due to an increase in hepatitis C infections that goes back decades.“A couple decades ago, the rate of hepatitis C infections increased and that in turn is being reflected in liver cancer rates,” Sherman said. Fortunately, two of the biggest risk factors for liver cancer are hepatitis C infection and alcohol abuse, which are preventable and treatable, she said.(Reuters Health) – -…
  • The Cost of a Cure: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Cost of a Cure: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last YearBy Charles Ornstein | ProPublica March 29 at 10:00 PMThis story was co-published with the Washington Post.Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C — more than 15 times what it spent the year before on older treatments for the disease, previously undisclosed federal data shows.The extraordinary outlays for these breakthrough drugs, which can cost $1,000 a day or more, will be borne largely by federal taxpayers, who pay for most of Medicare’s…
  • Weekend Reading: Current options for treating HCV genotypes 1-4

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Weekend Reading: State-of-the-Art Decision Making in HCV Genotypes 1-4 Good afternoon folks, when a new learning activity is launched with basic information about HCV this blog offers a quick summary and links to the presentation. A new Web-based CME presented by IAS–USA; An Intensive Workshop on Evolving Strategies in Viral Hepatitis Management, aired this month in Atlanta, GA. Although this learning activity is clinical in nature and directed at physicians, anyone living with HCV and considering treatment has an opportunity to learn more about disease…
  • CDC Hepatitis Updates - HCV Testing Makes Public Health Sense

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    CDC Hepatitis Updates - HCV Testing Makes Public Health SenseCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 03/27/2015 11:18 AM EDT Viral Hepatitis Updates from CDC HCV Testing Makes Public Health Sense In response to Is widespread screening for hepatitis C justified?, Drs. Jonathan Mermin and John W. Ward of CDC wanted to set the record straight on a number of key points including “the CDC and USPSTF recommendations for one-time testing of persons born during 1945-1965 are based on sound evidence that HCV testing linked to care is beneficial for patients, cost…
  • Depression rather than liver impairment reduces quality of life in patients with hepatitis C

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Revista Brasileira de PsiquiatriaPrint version ISSN 1516-4446Rev. Bras. Psiquiatr. vol.37 no.1 São Paulo Jan./Mar. 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1516-4446-2014-1446 ORIGINAL ARTICLESDepression rather than liver impairment reduces quality of life in patients with hepatitis CLuciana D. Silva12, Cláudia C. da Cunha1, Luciana R. da Cunha1, Renato F. Araújo1, Vanessa M. Barcelos1, Penélope L. Menta1, Fernando S. Neves3, Rosangela Teixeira12, Gifone A. Rocha4, Eliane D. Gontijo51Viral Hepatitis Outpatient Clinic, Instituto Alfa de Gastroenterologia, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal de…
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