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2010-09-01 09:05:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Abbott RealTime HBV assay for measuring viral load or the amount of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in a patient's blood.

2010-07-22 15:22:18

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be transmitted during intravenous (IV) administration of anesthesia.

2010-05-20 15:01:39

A University of Rochester study helps to explain why men get liver cancer more often than women and opens the door for a new treatment pathway, by showing a direct link between the androgen receptor, which is more active in men, and the hepatitis B virus as it relates to the deadly cancer.

2010-04-16 14:01:32

Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and cholangiocarcinoma in Taiwanese parous women with chronic hepatitis B virus infection.

2010-02-24 10:30:00

Institute of Medicine makes recommendations to prevent HBV and HCV infections.

2010-02-10 09:10:21

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes have distinct geographical distributions, and have been shown to differ with regard to clinical outcome and prognosis.

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2010-02-09 07:00:00

Researchers report in the journal Pediatrics that using a standard 1-inch needle to immunize obese adolescents against hepatitis B virus produces a much weaker effect than using a longer needle.

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2009-11-18 14:14:23

Scientists in China are reporting discovery of unusual liver proteins, found only in males, that may help explain the long-standing mystery of why the hepatitis B virus (HBV) sexually discriminates -- hitting men harder than women.

2009-10-05 11:12:00

Improved monitoring for progression of disease in affected children is essential DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Oct.

2009-09-16 15:10:53

A 20-year follow-up study revealed a dramatic drop in liver cancer cases among 6- to 19-year-olds who were vaccinated for the hepatitis B virus at birth.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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