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  • Can You Get Hepatitis C By Having Sex?

    About.com Hepatitis: What's Hot Now
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    23 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    Is hepatitis C spread by having sex? Yes, but it's not as easy as you think.
  • UK: NHS England accused of interference over hepatitis C drug

    HCV Support
    22 May 2015 | 1:37 am
    UK: NHS England accused of interference over hepatitis C drug.http://hcvadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/uk-nhs-england-accused-of-interference.html
  • Acute hepatitis C virus infection induces anti‐host cell receptor antibodies with virus‐neutralizing properties

    MedWorm: Hepatitis B
    23 May 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Conclusion: The virus‐neutralizing properties of these antibodies suggest a role for control of viral infection in conjunction with anti‐viral responses. Characterization of these anti‐receptor antibodies opens new avenues to prevent and treat HCV infection. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Hepatology)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Europe unaware of the hepatitis crisis, say patient organisations - EurActiv

    hepatitis - Google News
    22 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    EurActivEurope unaware of the hepatitis crisis, say patient organisationsEurActivOver the past four decades, there has been a significant increase in Europeans affected by hepatitis B and C. These diseases kill around 120,000 people in Europe every year. However, in the case of hepatitis C, many are unaware that they have the
  • What Are the Symptoms of Acute Viral Hepatitis?

    About.com Hepatitis: What's Hot Now
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    23 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    Wondering if that ache or pain could mean hepatitis? Symptoms of acute viral hepatitis are very similar, whether you have hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C, or other hepatitis viruses. It's hard to know which you have without the help of blood tests and a doctor. Most people don't realize they have hepatitis until they see jaundice, a symptom that makes the skin appear yellowish. However, many people don't develop jaundice. Page 2.
 
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  • Europe unaware of the hepatitis crisis, say patient organisations - EurActiv

    22 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    EurActivEurope unaware of the hepatitis crisis, say patient organisationsEurActivOver the past four decades, there has been a significant increase in Europeans affected by hepatitis B and C. These diseases kill around 120,000 people in Europe every year. However, in the case of hepatitis C, many are unaware that they have the
  • Chronic hepatitis in the liver can be treated, especially early on - Charleston Post Courier

    21 May 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Chronic hepatitis in the liver can be treated, especially early onCharleston Post CourierBedlington terriers, West Highland white terriers, Skye terriers, Dalmatians, Labrador retrievers and Doberman pinschers all have an increased incidence of chronic hepatitis. In biopsies from these dogs' livers, most not only show inflammation and
  • Activists Challenge Gilead's Patents on Costly Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi - Newsweek

    21 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    NewsweekActivists Challenge Gilead's Patents on Costly Hepatitis C Drug SovaldiNewsweekJoel Roth, 65, of San Rafael, California, is a long-suffering hepatitis C patient who is taking Sovaldi, which costs $1,000 per pill, or $84,000 for a 12-week treatment course. Roth got financial assistance to pay his $11,600 share of the bill. Bob High Cost of Sovaldi Hepatitis C Drug Prompts a Call to Void Its PatentsNew York TimesPatent for hepatitis C treatment would cut access for millions, groups sayAl Jazeera AmericaFive Challenges Filed Against Gilead Patent Claims For Hepatitis C…
  • Celiac Disease Lowers Hepatitis B Vaccine Response - Medscape

    21 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    MedscapeCeliac Disease Lowers Hepatitis B Vaccine ResponseMedscapeLEIPZIG, Germany — In children with celiac disease, immunologic response to the hepatitis B vaccine is impaired, and neither a gluten-free diet nor boosters appear to improve that, according to new research presented here at the 33rd Annual Meeting of and more »
  • 6 Things People With Hepatitis C Wish You Knew - Everyday Health (blog)

    21 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Everyday Health (blog)6 Things People With Hepatitis C Wish You KnewEveryday Health (blog)Having a chronic hepatitis C infection can affect a person's day-to-day life more than you may expect. Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne virus in the United States, with more than 3 million people infected, according to the Centers for Disease and more »
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  • What Are the Symptoms of Acute Viral Hepatitis?

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    23 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    Wondering if that ache or pain could mean hepatitis? Symptoms of acute viral hepatitis are very similar, whether you have hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C, or other hepatitis viruses. It's hard to know which you have without the help of blood tests and a doctor. Most people don't realize they have hepatitis until they see jaundice, a symptom that makes the skin appear yellowish. However, many people don't develop jaundice. Page 2.
  • Can You Get Hepatitis C By Having Sex?

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    23 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    Is hepatitis C spread by having sex? Yes, but it's not as easy as you think.
  • Can I Catch Hepatitis A from Restaurant Food?

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    23 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    Hepatitis A sometimes is spread by food handlers in restaurants. Does this mean that restaurants are dangerous places where people can be exposed to hepatitis A? Not really. Though this is a good time to talk about hand washing!
  • Herbal Medicine and Liver Damage

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    23 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    Here are seven medicinal herbs, traditionally used around the world, that have documented evidence of causing liver damage.
  • Information About Ribavirin

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    23 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    Ribavirin is a powerful antiviral drug treatment for hepatitis C. Here is information on side effects, cost, effectiveness and warnings.
 
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  • The Large Intestine

    23 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    Hepatitis. Page 6.
  • Flu-like Symptoms

    23 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    What are flu-like symptoms? Hepatitis.
  • Is There a Special Diet for Cirrhosis Patients?

    23 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    What is the best diet for cirrhosis? People with cirrhosis may need a special diet because of complications like ascites and hypoglycemia, but good advice is to eat a healthful diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins of proper types and in appropriate amounts.
  • Are you on dialysis?

    23 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    Dialysis, also known as kidney dialysis or hemodialysis, is a medical procedure where a machine acts like a kidney and filters and cleans the blood. People who are on long-term dialysis (about 350,000 in the U.S.) have a significant chance of being hepatitis C positive (up to 15%). Page 5.
  • The Bridge between Coffee and Hepatitis

    23 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    The bridge between coffee and hepatitis.
 
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  • Advocacy groups, researchers at odds on animal testing

    23 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Theodora Capaldo, president and executive director of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, remembers participating in a nationwide protest against four primate centers including Southboro's facility, the only one in New England, on April 24, 1983. More than 30 years later, NEAVS and other advocacy groups continue to clash with scientists over animal testing.
  • Will This Drug Beat Gilead to Market in NASH?

    23 May 2015 | 1:57 am
    In a bid to be the first to win approval for a medicine for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, both companies are advancing clinical research programs. However, Intercept Pharmaceuticals just reported that it has agreed with regulators on the design of a key late-stage trial for its NASH drug, obeticholic acid, or OCA, that could put it out in front.
  • How hepatitis C treatment is a glimpse of health care's future

    22 May 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Hepatitis C is one of the most common chronic infectious illnesses in the U.S. today and affects nearly 3.2 million Americans. Complications of hepatitis C infection include liver cancer as well as cirrhosis.
  • 5 Things Inovio Pharmaceuticals Wants You to Know

    22 May 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Inovio generated $5.17 million in revenue, more than doubling the $2.36 million it netted in the year-ago quarter. The boost came from a $3 million milestone payment from one of its licensing partners for the advancement of hepatitis vaccine INO-1800 in phase 1 clinical trials.
  • Europe unaware of the hepatitis crisis, say patient organisations

    22 May 2015 | 12:21 pm
    The number Europeans living with hepatitis B and C is growing, particularly in Eastern Europe. But access to treatments remains scarce, due to funding problems and a lack of awareness of the problem, say patient groups.
 
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  • Hepatitis A Fears in New Jersey

    Bill Marler
    15 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    According to the Camden County Health Department in New Jersey, a server at the Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ, recently tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus. The health department has reportedly vaccinated the rest of the employees to protect them and keep the virus from spreading. The restaurant issued a statement saying that the health department had immediately been contacted, the person was no longer at work, and that there was little to no risk to the public health from the person’s illness. A second confirmed case in Burlington County, NJ, involves a…
  • Arkansas Subway in Hepatitis A Spotlight

    Bill Marler
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A) exposure after a Subway employee in Morrilton tested positive for the virus. The Subway is located at 1812 State Highway 9 Business, just off of Exit 108 on Interstate 40 in Morrilton. Any individual, who has eaten food from the Morrilton Subway between March 25 and April 5 and is experiencing symptoms should contact their primary care provider immediately. Typical symptoms of Hep A include, but are not limited to: fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine,…
  • Restaurant Workers to get Hepatitis A Vaccines?

    Bill Marler
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Shawn Flynn of KWC News reports that 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 his third shop last Fall, Dogwood Southern Table in SouthPark.  Last month, however, he received a call no one wants to get. “We were contacted by the Mecklenburg Health Department that one of our employees had contacted Hep A while on vacation,” said Dressler. “It’s not a cleanliness issue, it’s…
  • 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…
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  • Hepatitis C - A Week In Review

    22 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    A week in reviewHere is a look back at this weeks headlines, including today's news with updates as the day progresses.May 23Alternative Medicine3 things people get completely wrong about vitamin supplementsOne myth I hear often is that natural substances can’t possibly be harmful. Clearly excess can be dangerous, but natural substances can also carry risks even in moderate doses. For example, kava, often used as a sleep aid or to reduce anxiety, has been linked to liver toxicityCovered California Votes To Cap What Patients Pay For Pricey DrugsRetired California school teacher…
  • Hep C med imports- Risky and potentially illegal

    22 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    Hep C med importsHepatitis Australia is alerting people who are looking to purchase medicines from overseas for hepatitis C treatment, that due to poor quality checks, the practice is risky, as well as being potentially illegal. With new drugs now available in Australia (PD 12 May), Hepatitis Australia also says it should not be necessary to import from overseas, and it is important to have patients’ current status evaluated before starting new therapies.THE ABOVE SNIPPET IS THE FIRST PART OF AN ARTICLE SENT TO SUBSCRIBERS IN PHARMACY DAILY'S ISSUE FROM 22 MAY 15CLICK HERE to download…
  • Watch Expert Perspectives: Best of HCV from EASL 2015

    21 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    Expert Perspectives: Best of HCV from EASL 2015May 6th, 2015 – by ACG News TeamComments OffShareA New Webcast with David Bernstein, MD, FACG and Mitchell Shiffman, MD, FACG on behalf of the American College of GastroenterologyMitchell Shiffman, MD, FACGDavid Bernstein, MD, FACGDr. David Bernstein, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System,  and Dr. Mitchell Shiffman, Liver Institute of Liver, Bon Secours Health System, were invited by the ACG to review noteworthy abstracts from the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) meeting in Vienna.This Webcast features…
  • CDC Hepatitis C section Under Fire - "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: protecting the private good?"

    21 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    CDC Hepatitis C section Under Fire - "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: protecting the private good?"  BMJ 2015 (Published 15 May 2015)Download PDF @ NATAP Commentary:Executive Director: Jules LevinFrom Jules: lets be clear - who is really to blame - if the CDC itself, The White House, Congress would fund HCV adequately & appropriately then the CDC Foundation would not have to take any funds from industry. The CDC desperately wants to address the HCV epidemic & I do not see any evidence they are not acting appropriately; without CDC Foundation funding the CDC…
  • Changing the face of hepatitis C management – the design and development of sofosbuvir

    21 May 2015 | 5:21 am
    Changing the face of hepatitis C management – the design and development of sofosbuvirAuthors Noell BC, Besur SV, deLemos AS Published Date April 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 2367—2374 DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/DDDT.S65255 Received 3 January 2015, Accepted 12 March 2015, Published 24 April 2015 Approved for publication by Professor Shu-Feng Zhou Bennett C Noell,* Siddesh V Besur,* Andrew S deLemos Department of Medicine, Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: The…
 
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