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2014-06-10 13:01:37

Henry Ford Health System Researchers have found that antiviral therapy may be successful in preventing hepatitis B virus from developing into the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). That was the finding of a study published in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Investigators from Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., and Kaiser Permanente in Honolulu, Hawaii and Portland, Ore. participated in...

2014-04-09 11:43:37

Small financial incentives, totaling as little as £30, can dramatically increase the likelihood of people who inject drugs completing a course of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination, according to new research published in The Lancet. Researchers in the UK found that people undergoing treatment for heroin addiction who received a maximum total of £30 supermarket vouchers in equal or graduated installments in return for full compliance with a regimen of three HBV vaccine injections were at...

2014-01-15 08:27:56

XIANYANG, China, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) ("Biostar" or "the Company"), a PRC-based manufacturer and marketer of pharmaceutical and health supplement products in China for a variety of diseases and conditions, today announced that its PRC operating subsidiary was designated as the Shaanxi Province Liver Disease Health Education Base. On January 9, 2014, Mr. Ronghua Wang, the CEO of the Company, attended the opening ceremony of Shaanxi...

2013-04-25 16:35:25

Exciting new data presented today at the International Liver Congress 2013 include results from early in vitro and in vivo studies targeting covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA), which may form the basis of a cure for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. HBV cccDNA is organized into mini-chromosomes within the nucleus of infected cells by histone and non-histone proteins. Despite the availability of efficient therapies against HBV, long-term persistence of cccDNA necessitates...

2012-02-21 11:40:16

A towering $60,000 bill, a year of fierce, flu-like symptoms and a running risk of depression are among the possible costs of two new hepatitis C treatments. But according to Stanford University health policy researchers, they might be worth it. Using a computer model of hepatitis C disease – which accounts for different treatments, outcomes, disease stages and genetics – a research team led by Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD, found that new triple-therapies for genotype-1...

2011-07-28 09:13:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking World Hepatitis Day, the Hepatitis Education Awareness & Liver Support of the South represents hepatitis patients and caregivers from across the Southeast in the nation's Capitol today. Promoting education and awareness, H.E.A.L.S. of the South emphasizes that proper treatment and access to medicines is critical to patients with liver disease. Safeguarding Medicare Part D is a national priority for patients who suffer from...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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