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2014-07-23 12:30:52

TORONTO, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - As we mark World Hepatitis Day (July 28th), people living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have reason to feel hopeful. New cures for HCV are now available, and more effective treatment options will hit the market in the future. Despite the increased hope, there is concern. New cures are very expensive, raising questions about patient access to treatment. How will treatment decisions be made?Patricia Bacon, Chair of Action Hepatitis Canada, shares these...

2014-07-22 08:32:59

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD) ("Galmed"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a once-daily, oral therapy for the treatment of liver diseases and cholesterol gallstones, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, cleared Galmed's Investigational New Drug, or IND, application. Such clearance will permit Galmed to conduct clinical trials of...

2014-07-21 11:07:15

The JAMA Network Journals HIV-infected patients also infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who received a combination of the medications sofosbuvir plus ribavirin had high rates of sustained HCV virologic response 12 weeks after cessation of therapy, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference. Up to 7 million persons worldwide are infected with both human...

2014-07-21 10:59:26

Massachusetts General Hospital Daily treatment with tesamorelin for six months lowered liver fat modestly but significantly The only drug to receive FDA approval for reduction of the abdominal fat deposits that develop in some patients receiving antiviral therapy for HIV infection may also reduce the incidence of fatty liver disease in such patients. In a paper that will appear in the July 23/28 issue of JAMA – a theme issue on HIV/AIDS receiving early online release to coincide with...

2014-07-21 04:21:46

Group of Women State Legislators Also Urges Baby Boomers & Other At-Risk Americans to Get Screened for Hepatitis C WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Women In Government, a national nonprofit organization that empowers and mobilizes all women legislators to effect sound policy, today recognized World Hepatitis Day by urging state and federal lawmakers to enact policies that help address the nationwide hepatitis C epidemic. Women In Government also encouraged baby...

2014-07-17 08:28:30

Unprecedented High Drug Costs to Force Major Financial Tradeoffs for State Budgets ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- State legislatures will need to find billions in their budgets to purchase costly new hepatitis C therapy, according to a new state-by-state analysis released today by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO More than 750,000 Americans with chronic hepatitis C receive state-funded healthcare through Medicaid or the...

2014-07-15 12:28:37

Unprecedented Growth Will be Fuelled by Rapid Uptake of All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) population is large with more than 2 million diagnosed, chronically infected cases throughout the G7 markets (United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan). Many of these patients, including more than 270,000 with...

2014-07-14 23:08:09

Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease which results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has newly published abstracts of 64,900 studies of how this disease is transmitted and how such infection can be prevented. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published results of 64,900 studies on Hepatitis C which is...

2014-07-09 23:00:57

July 28th is designated as World Hepatitis Day by the World Health Organization, and Narconon Arrowhead is releasing information on hepatitis prevention to help raise awareness of viral hepatitis, and the need for better prevention programs. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Narconon Arrowhead, the Oklahoma-based successful alcohol & drug rehabilitation center, will be releasing information on hepatitis and its prevention in support of World Hepatitis Day. Viral hepatitis is...

2014-07-08 12:28:47

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq:GLMD) ("Galmed") today announced the recent publication of the results of its Phase IIa clinical trial of aramchol in the peer-reviewed Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Journal. The trial manuscript, entitled "The Fatty Acid-Bile Acid Conjugate Aramchol Reduces Liver Fat Content in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease," provides the full report of the Phase IIa trial, which was...


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Hepatitis B
2013-02-25 09:11:23

Image Caption: This electron micrograph reveals the presence of hepatitis-B virus HBV "Dane particles", or virions. Credit: CDC/Wikipedia Hepatitis B: What Is It? Hepatitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the liver. The type hepatitis that a person contracts (there are 5 common forms) affects their long-term prognosis. The most common and most severe of these different types of liver infection is Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is typically...

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2011-01-24 12:50:52

Hepatitis A, caused by hepatitis A virus, is an acute infectious disease of the liver that is transmitted person to person by ingestion of contaminated food or water or through direct contact with an infectious person. Millions of people are believed to become infected with HAV every year. The incubation period is two to six weeks and on average is 28 days. In less developed countries the HAV is usually contracted in early childhood. Clean water helps to decrease contraction of HAV. In 90%...

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2011-01-20 19:23:30

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. It consists of a core of genetic material surrounded by an icosahedra protective shell of protein. The genome consists of a single open reading frame that is 9600 nucleotide bases long. HCV replication takes several steps. It primarily replicates in the hepatocytes of the liver. It can also reproduce in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. There is a wide variety of genotypes and...

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2011-01-20 19:14:56

Hepatitis B virus, HBV, is a part of the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. HBV can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and has been linked to pancreatic cancer. It is classified as a species of the Orthohepadnavirus. Similar viruses have been found worldwide in great apes and monkeys. There a few different genotypes and they all differ by at least 8% of the sequence and have distinct geographical distributions and this has been associated with anthropological history. Type A is...

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2011-01-12 15:49:29

Hepadnaviruses can cause liver infections in humans and animals. The two recognized genera are Genus Orthohepadnavirus and Genus Avihepadnavirus. It has a small genome of partially double-stranded, partially single stranded circular DNA. It is a group 7 virus that uses an RNA intermediate during replication. Most people who come into contact with the virus are able to clear the infection alone although some cannot and usually progress to fulminant hepatitis. It can cause sever liver...

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