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  • Hepatitis B Continues to be a Global Health Problem

    Hepatitis News
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Hepatitis B infections are among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. The disease can become chronic, and is one of the most important causes of severe diseases such as liver cancer.
  • FDA approves Technivie for treatment of chronic hepatitis C genotype 4

    Liver Disease / Hepatitis News From Medical News Today
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Technivie (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir) for use in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4...
  • Roles of the programmed cell death 1, T cell immunoglobulin mucin-3, and cluster of differentiation 288 pathways in the low reactivity of invariant natural killer T cells after chronic hepatitis B virus infection

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    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In this study, we explored the impact of programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), T cell immunoglobulin mucin-3 (Tim-3), and cluster of differentiation 28 (CD28) expression on iNKT cell functions in CHB patients. Flow cytometry was used to test iNKT frequencies and levels of PD-1, Tim-3, CD28, IL-4, and IFN-γ secreted by iNKT cells. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to measure IL-4 and IFN-γ secretion upon α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) activation ex vivo. We found that the levels of expression of PD-1 and Tim-3 from iNKT cells in CHB patients were significantly higher than in…
  • Study elucidates on global prevalence of chronic hepatitis B infections - News-Medical.net

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    28 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Study elucidates on global prevalence of chronic hepatitis B infectionsNews-Medical.netHepatitis B infections are among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. The disease can become chronic, and is one of the most important causes of severe diseases such as liver cancer. In the scope of an international study funded by the World ...Unsafe Injections Cause 2m Hepatitis Cases Annually – WHOLeadership Newspapersall 4 news articles »
  • Hepatitis C Quiz

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    29 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Do you understand the basics of hepatitis C? Take this short quiz to test your knowledge on all the essential hepatitis C information, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
 
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  • Study elucidates on global prevalence of chronic hepatitis B infections - News-Medical.net

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Study elucidates on global prevalence of chronic hepatitis B infectionsNews-Medical.netHepatitis B infections are among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. The disease can become chronic, and is one of the most important causes of severe diseases such as liver cancer. In the scope of an international study funded by the World ...Unsafe Injections Cause 2m Hepatitis Cases Annually – WHOLeadership Newspapersall 4 news articles »
  • DOH, Filmmakers Join Together for World Hepatitis Day - Big Island Now

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Big Island NowDOH, Filmmakers Join Together for World Hepatitis DayBig Island NowIn recognition of World Hepatitis Day, the Hawai'i State Department of Health and Hep Free Hawai'i have partnered with local filmmakers to create short films highlighting the inspirational stories of local people living with or affected by hepatitis.Hepatitis in India: Challenges to deal with viral hepatitisTheHealthSiteHepatitis B Cases in the Country Steadily Decreasing Thanks to Vaccination Yibada (English Edition)New drug holds promise of treating Hepatitis CTimes of IndiaABC Online -The New…
  • The day is observed on July 28 every year with a determination to use maximum ... - DAWN.com

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:28 pm
    DAWN.comThe day is observed on July 28 every year with a determination to use maximum DAWN.comLAHORE: The World Hepatitis Day went largely unnoticed on Tuesday in Pakistan even though over 10 million people are reportedly infected with the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). The day is observed on July 28 every year with a determination to use maximum ...
  • How a hugely overpriced hepatitis drug helped drive up US health spending - Los Angeles Times

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Los Angeles TimesHow a hugely overpriced hepatitis drug helped drive up US health spendingLos Angeles TimesThere's one especially eye-catching number in a new report by Medicare actuaries about U.S. healthcare spending: 12.6%. That's the leap in prescription drug spending last year over the year before. How sharp an increase is it? It was five times as much Gilead Sales Soar on Hepatitis DrugsWall Street JournalGilead Profit Tops Estimates as Hepatitis C Drug Sales SurgeBloombergThe staggering success of Gilead's hepatitis drugs, in one chartQuartzReuters -San Francisco…
  • PU students, staff walk for hepatitis awareness - Times of India

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Deccan HeraldPU students, staff walk for hepatitis awarenessTimes of IndiaDelivering the talk, Dr Khullar said there are about 400 million people living with hepatitis B and C in the world and 1.4 million die due to these infections every year. "Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by hepatitis viruses A, B Curative Treatment for Hepatitis C is Cost Effective: DocsThe New Indian ExpressHepatitis, jaundice not the same, say doctorsDeccan Heraldall 4 news articles »
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  • Hepatitis C Quiz

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Do you understand the basics of hepatitis C? Take this short quiz to test your knowledge on all the essential hepatitis C information, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
  • Hepatitis C Information

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    29 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus and can be an acute or chronic infection. Here is a profile featuring the essential information about hepatitis C and links to more information.
  • Organs of the Digestive System

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    29 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
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  • Find Out a few Interesting Differences Between...

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    29 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Hepatitis and cirrhosis can prove detrimental to your liver. Read this article to know the differences between these two conditions.
  • What Is a Liver Biopsy?

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    29 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    A liver biopsy is often necessary for people with liver disease, including hepatitis. A liver biopsy removes a very small piece of your liver is removed using a special needle. The removed tissue is then studied by a pathologist who reports the results to your physician. Believe it or not, the process is very quick and relatively painless.
 
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  • Tips for Dealing with Fatigue

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    Fatigue is one of the most difficult symptoms of hepatitis. Here are tips for dealing with fatigue.
  • Fibrosis

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    Definition of Fibrosis. Hepatitis.
  • What Is Hepatitis C Infection

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    Hepatitis C is a major cause of liver disease for almost 170 million people in the world and almost 4 million in the United States. The disease can be relatively simple for some, but for most it leads to a chronic condition of cirrhosis and other complications.
  • Viral Hepatitis Vaccines

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    Viral Hepatitis Vaccines
  • What Are the Symptoms of Acute Viral Hepatitis?

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:52 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.
 
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  • How a hugely overpriced hepatitis drug helped drive up U.S. health spending

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Savior and culprit: The huge success of Gilead Science's $84,000 hepatitis C treatment, Sovaldi, brought relief to thousands and drove up national healthcare costs. There's one especially eye-catching number in a new report by Medicare actuaries about U.S. healthcare spending: 12.6%.
  • 'Get informed, get tested': getting the word out about hepatitis C

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Steve Pollard came close to death, underwent two liver transplants, and received treatment with experimental drugs before he was clear of hepatitis C and began to get his life back. When he recovered, he vowed he would devote his life to raising awareness about the viral disease - known as the "silent killer" - with the hope of preventing others from going through what he did.
  • Health officials push for more hepatitis C testing

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:48 pm
    The fluctuating rates of hepatitis C in the Halifax region may be the result of lack of testing, according to a top health official. Dr. Robin Taylor, the medical officer of health for the Nova Scotia Health Authority, said Halifax's rates are on par with the rest of the country, but she said the wide range of cases each year may be caused by insufficient testing, which rests on the individual.
  • Hepatitis B Continues to be a Global Health Problem

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Hepatitis B infections are among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. The disease can become chronic, and is one of the most important causes of severe diseases such as liver cancer.
  • What's in emergency bill to fund Veterans Affairs Department

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:49 pm
    A three-month highway spending bill scheduled for a vote Wednesday in the House includes nearly $3.4 billion to fill a budget hole that the Department of Veterans Affairs claims would force it to close hospitals and clinics nationwide. Lawmakers from both parties said the spending was needed even as they complained about the VA's failure to anticipate the problem.
 
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  • NICE issues appraisal consultation documents for three new hepatitis C therapies

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:12 am
    Access to new hep C treatments put under the spotlightNICE plans to restrict use of BMS’ Daklinza follow funding delay for Gilead's SovaldiAs World Hepatitis Day draws to a close, Bristol-Myers Squibb has hit back at NICE's decision to restrict use of its new hepatitis C treatment Daklinza (daclatasvir) to a sub-population of patients.In draft guidance released today, NICE has said that the NS5A replication complex inhibitor, in combination with other treatments, is recommended for HCV genotypes 1 and 4 who have significant fibrosis (liver scarring) without cirrhosis, if that patient has…
  • FDA Acceptance of NDA for Merck's Grazoprevir/Elbasvir Treatment of Hepatitis C Genotypes 1, 4 and 6 Infection

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Merck Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acceptance of New Drug Application for Grazoprevir/Elbasvir, an Investigational Therapy for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Genotypes 1, 4 and 6 InfectionCompany Granted FDA Priority Review with Target Action Date of January 28, 2016Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:30 am EDTKENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application for grazoprevir/elbasvir (100mg/50mg), an investigational,…
  • House to Vote on Emergency Bill to Fund Veterans Affairs Department

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    House to Vote on Emergency Bill to Fund Veterans Affairs DepartmentBy MATTHEW DALYA three-month highway spending bill scheduled for a vote Wednesday in the House includes nearly $3.4 billion to fill a budget hole that the Department of Veterans Affairs claims would force it to close hospitals and clinics nationwide. Lawmakers from both parties said the spending was needed even as they complained about the VA's failure to anticipate the problem.An amendment sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, would allow VA to use $3.35 billion from the new…
  • Dr Marcus Dorner - where are we in the treatment of viral hepatitis?

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    Dr Marcus Dorner - where are we in the treatment of viral hepatitis?by Marcus Dorner, Mr Al McCartney28 July 2015On World Hepatitis Day, Dr Marcus Dorner of the Department of Medicine, describes the current state of viral hepatitis research and treatment options.Research in the field of viral hepatitis, especially on hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has made incredible progress in recent years. This has lead to the development of an enormous number of novel therapies promising a cure for most of the over 130 million infected people worldwide (WHO 2015).Up until recently treatment meant one…
  • Health Department issues advisory about Hepatitis C increase

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:56 am
    TDH Issues Public Health Advisory on Hepatitis C EpidemicMonday, July 27, 2015 | 11:55amDisease that Can Destroy Livers on the RiseNASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a public health advisory urging residents to increase their awareness about Hepatitis C, a life-threatening disease spread by direct contact with blood from an infected person. The rate of acute Hepatitis C cases in Tennessee has more than tripled in the last seven years, and the steadily increasing number of cases may only represent “the tip of the iceberg” of the state’s Hepatitis-C epidemic,…
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