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  • What Is Riba Rage?

    About.com Hepatitis: Most Popular Articles
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    What is riba rage? When people treat for hepatitis C, the medication they use has some serious side effects. Psychiatric symptoms, such as depression and irritability, are common enough that they are called this special name by those experiencing treatment.
  • Is Hepatitis G Real?

    About.com Hepatitis: Most Popular Articles
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Hepatitis G Virus (HGV), a virus similar to GB virus Type C, has been found in people with chronic viral hepatitis, with cirrhosis of unknown cause and in those with primary hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • Relationship between disclosure of same-sex sexual activity to providers, HIV diagnosis and sexual health services for men who have sex with men in Vancouver, Canada.

    MedWorm: Hepatitis B
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    CONCLUSIONS: While generally reporting lower risk behaviour, MSM who did not disclose same-sex sexual activity to their HCP did have undiagnosed HIV infections and were less likely to have been tested or vaccinated. Strategies to improve access to appropriate sexual health care for MSM are needed. PMID: 25165837 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.
  • What Is a Sustained Virologic Response or "SVR"?

    About.com Hepatitis: What's Hot Now
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    31 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Sustained Virologic Response is the closest you'll get to a cure from hepatitis C. If you reach SVR, this means that you are virus free six months after treatment ends, and this is a good thing! Let's look at SVR a little more closely.
  • What is the difference between Peginterferon...

    About.com Hepatitis: Most Popular Articles
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Pegylated interferons are powerful drugs that treat viral hepatitis. Two kinds are licensed for use but what makes them different? This is a question that many patients ask.
 
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    About.com Hepatitis: What's Hot Now

  • What Is a Sustained Virologic Response or "SVR"?

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Sustained Virologic Response is the closest you'll get to a cure from hepatitis C. If you reach SVR, this means that you are virus free six months after treatment ends, and this is a good thing! Let's look at SVR a little more closely.
  • Living With Hepatitis - So What Happens Now?

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Today, living with hepatitis is possible thanks to modern medicine and preventive care. Learn more about what to do (and not do) to live a full life with chronic disease.
  • What Is Viral Load?

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Viral load is a measurement of the amount of virus in your blood. Most commonly, viral load is found in people with hepatitis C. Using a test called quantitative HCV RNA, the number of hepatitis viruses in the blood is determined by how much viral RNA (the virus' genetic material) is detected. There is also a viral load test for hepatitis B.
  • Hepatologist

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Definition of hepatologist, a term often used when referring to the practice of hepatitis.
  • Everything You Need to Know About Hepatitis

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    What is hepatitis? Learn the basics of hepatitis and understand the major symptoms, diagnostic testing and treatments associated with the disease.
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    About.com Hepatitis: Most Popular Articles

  • What is the difference between Peginterferon...

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Pegylated interferons are powerful drugs that treat viral hepatitis. Two kinds are licensed for use but what makes them different? This is a question that many patients ask.
  • Is Hepatitis G Real?

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Hepatitis G Virus (HGV), a virus similar to GB virus Type C, has been found in people with chronic viral hepatitis, with cirrhosis of unknown cause and in those with primary hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • Is There a Special Diet for Cirrhosis Patients?

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:31 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.
  • What Is Riba Rage?

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    What is riba rage? When people treat for hepatitis C, the medication they use has some serious side effects. Psychiatric symptoms, such as depression and irritability, are common enough that they are called this special name by those experiencing treatment.
  • How Do I Know It's Hepatitis?

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:31 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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  • Having a Beer After SVR

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    The first instruction typically given to anyone diagnosed with Hepatitis C is to abstain from drinking alcohol. This is logical, since Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver and alcohol is a known liver toxin. In order to prevent Hepatitis C from escalating to an advanced form of liver disease, those with this infection must squelch any desire to consume a beer, glass of wine or other intoxicating spirit. Completing antiviral therapy and successfully conquering the Hepatitis C virus definitely hinges on a commitment to avoid alcoholic beverages. However, does the same rigid rule apply…
  • Incivek (Telaprevir) Will No Longer be Available for Hepatitis C Patients

    The Editors at Hepatitis Central
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Vertex to stop selling hepatitis C drug Incivek In a move that shows how fast things can change in the biotechnology industry, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. has told doctors it will discontinue sales of Incivek, the hepatitis C treatment that was the first drug developed by the Boston company. Continue reading this entire article: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/08/12/vertex-stop-selling-hepatitis-drug-incivek/El0jtOpH9I1CaIgQpSUKWO/story.html  
  • After Being Cured…Can Hep C Return?

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Treatment regimes for Hepatitis C have been steadily improving, leaving a growing number of people with a well-earned, congratulatory status of beating the virus. Instead of ‘beating the virus,’ some health professionals use the word cure to describe successful Hepatitis C treatment. Regardless of what you call this coveted achievement, those who have been cured of Hepatitis C are often dubious of its permanence. Sustained Virologic Response The benchmark of Hepatitis C treatment, a sustained virologic response (SVR) is as close as we can get to a cure for this disease. SVR is declared if…
  • New Research Finds Pomegranates Help Battle Hepatitis C

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Hepatitis C is a tenacious, sneaky virus that may be rendered a bit less tenacious and sneaky by pomegranate. For the estimated four million Americans with Hepatitis C, improvements in medication cocktails have improved the odds of being cured of Hepatitis C. However, thousands of individuals must manage this potentially lethal illness on their own. Evidence has been mounting of pomegranate’s value to heart and liver health, but a new study demonstrates this fruit’s specific capability to inhibit the Hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C is Tenacious and Sneaky First discovered as a new virus…
  • New Study: A Place for Milk Thistle in Hepatitis C Treatment

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Ever since the newer, direct-acting antiviral drugs were FDA-approved in the Spring of 2011, triple therapy has significantly improved the odds of successfully eliminating the Hepatitis C virus. Despite this therapeutic improvement, individuals co-infected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) and Hepatitis C are among the most likely to fail treatment. Researchers in Switzerland have found that administering a potent form of milk thistle prior to beginning triple therapy dramatically improves patient outcome. HIV/Hepatitis C Co-Infection According to the U.S. Department of Disease Control…
 
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    Hepatitis C Treatment News

  • Research and Analytics Firm Evalueserve Acquires Beyond Data

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
    Global research and analytics firm Evalueserve announced today the acquisition of German business intelligence provider Beyond Data GmbH. GURGAON, INDIA, September 1, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “The acquisition of Beyond Data and access to its technology …
  • Holiday pedi can leave you with hep C

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    … , too. Source: ThinkStock WHAT IS HEPATITIS C? Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that … that can take decades to develop, and a small number may … cent in Australia. "The hepatitis C treatments on the horizon are nothing …
  • New Zealand university first to provide international students with nationwide 24/7 monitored personal safety service

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    AUT puts student safety first with nationwide personal safety service AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, September 1, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- This week Auckland University of Technology (AUT) http://www.aut.ac.nz/ launches a world first nationwide 24/ …
  • The Zone: Dealing with the meth explosion

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    … individuals will use drugs irrespective of any policing, treatment and prevention … that actually are delivering any hepatitis C treatment. We have widespread injecting within … huge wealthy mobster cartels being developed. It has criminalised otherwise …
  • Breakthrough Treatments Offer Hope, But Bring Sticker Shock

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    … , cystic fibrosis, diabetes and hepatitis C, diseases that can be … drugs typically target smaller groups. What’s more, Sovaldi’s treatment … on their research and development (R&D), and … patients who take specialty medications ,according to Brian Henry, …
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  • Samurai swords and nun chucks: the craziest items the TSA confiscated, and Instagrammed

    Elizabeth Murray
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    The TSA's Instagram account has become a social media phenomenon of sorts since it launched a little over a year ago, serving as a collection of some of the most dangerous and extreme items that people try to bring on planes, and that the agency seizes.
  • Mom gives birth to 'hurricane baby' after being stranded in dangerous storm

    Elizabeth Murray
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    As Hurricane Arthur was slamming the East Coast over the July 4th weekend, police radios in Roanoke Island's Manteo, North Carolina, were blaring with reports of downed power lines, flooded homes, and something else.Wendy Garcia, who was in labor with a one-week overdue baby, was stranded, unable to get to the hospital to deliver.
  • Hero boy calls 9-11 during car hijacking

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    A 9-year-old Houston boy is being called a hero after calling 9-11 during a frightening car jacking. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.
  • Should you lean your seat back on a plane?

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Two flights this week were disrupted by arguments over personal space. Should you lean your seat back? Who gets the arm rest? NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.
  • Fallout from the fatal ‘Cops’ shooting

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    The death of a “Cops” crew member earlier this week is raising new concerns about extreme reality TV. One former producer shares her story, revealing just how dangerous these shoots can get. NBC’s Hallie Jackson reports.
 
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  • Whataburger Linked to Hepatitis A Scare

    Bill Marler
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Austin Texas health officials are alerting the public about possible hepatitis A exposure at a Whataburger in Central Austin. A restaurant employee there at the 2800 Guadalupe St. location has been diagnosed with the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that is usually spread when a person ingests something that has been contaminated with the feces of an infected person, including contaminated food or water. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis A can include the following Fever Fatigue Loss of appetite Nausea Vomiting Abdominal discomfort Dark urine Clay-colored bowel…
  • 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…
 
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  • Weekend Reading: Evolution of Hepatitis C Virus Treatment

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    Evolution of Hepatitis C Virus TreatmentGood afternoon folks, welcome to this edition of weekend reading, we close out the month with a podcast from the August issue of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Dr. Kuemmerle along with Dr. Fasiha Kanwal discuss SVR rates using first generation DAA therapies, current agents, and what we can expect in the future. In addition, access to treatment is examined with an emphasis on making HCV treatment more affordable to everyone.Evolution of Hepatitis C Virus TreatmentAn editorial in the August issue of CGH discusses…
  • TGIF - Hepatitis C Bloggers Corner

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Hepatitis C: Bloggers CornerHello friends, its TGIF, finally the week comes to a close.Today we have a lovely variety of articles written from a patients' perspective by bloggers devoted to helping people who are living with hepatitis C.  Thank you for continuing to keep us informed and full of hope. Enjoy!Solvitur AmbulandoBy Rick Nash It's Thursday, today. I had a routine MRI to check the state of my liver, the regenerative nodules, and if I have cancer. I just parked the car, and my phone rings. I answer the phone and put it on speaker. It was my doc again.Continue…
  • Hepatitis C - New Therapies Are Coming Soon: The Case To Wait

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    New Therapies Are Coming Soon:  The Case To WaitGood morning folks, sit back and watch an entertaining webcast presented in a trial and jury format, which examines the "Treat Now Or Wait" scenario in patients with HCV.The program was recently launched for your viewing pleasure over at CLDF, listen to the judge and expert witnesses discuss new HCV regimens under development with or without ribavirin in this light-hearted innovative presentation.Click here..........
  • More On: Daclatasvir (Daklinza) for Chronic Hepatitis C Cleared in EU

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Related News....Daclatasvir (Daklinza) for Chronic Hepatitis C Cleared in EUMedscapeThe European Commission has approved daclatasvir (Daklinza, Bristol-Myers Squibb) to treat adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in combination with other drugs, the company announced today.The approval follows an endorsement in June by the European Medicines Agency Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use.Daclatasvir blocks the action of NS5A, a protein essential for HCV replication. It is indicated for adults infected with HCV genotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4.In a news release, the company…
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Daklinza (daclatasvir), Approved By European Commission

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    European Commission Approves Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Daklinza (daclatasvir) Across Multiple Genotypes for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C InfectionDaklinza, when used in combination with sofosbuvir, is an all-oral, once daily regimen that yields cure rates of up to 100%Daklinza + sofosbuvir offers potential cure for a broad range of EU HCV patients, including those with advanced liver disease, genotype 3 and protease inhibitor failuresR&D NewsWednesday, August 27, 2014 5:00 am EDT"The eradication of HCV is in sight, and with today’s approval, Daklinza, in combination with other…
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