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2014-04-11 12:58:41

Mortality from viral hepatitis is significantly higher than from HIV/AIDS across EU countries, according to results from The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) which was announced for the first time today at the International Liver CongressTM 2014. GBD 2010 is the most recent version of a large epidemiological study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. In the...

2014-03-06 08:31:51

MOSCOW, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of 48 patients infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) have been enrolled in the phase IIa clinical trial of Myrcludex B by Russian biotech company Hepatera Ltd. [http://www.hepatera.ru/?ln=en ] Hepatera is financed by Maxwell Biotech Venture Fund [http://www.maxwellbiotech.com ], set up with the participation of RVC [http://www.rusventure.ru/en ] - Russia's government fund of venture capital funds. Hepatera was...

2013-10-23 08:29:12

Boehringer Ingelheim makes significant investment in groundbreaking hepatitis C program with two leading researchers from the Francis Family Liver Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital University Health Network BURLINGTON, ON, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - In a move to address a significant unmet need in hepatitis C in Canada, the University Health Network (UHN), together with Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. (BICL), announced today a multi-year partnership that aims to improve care,...

2013-07-27 20:20:20

LONDON, July 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- World Hepatitis Alliance calls for urgent action to address disease killing as many as HIV/AIDS On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance has called for urgent attention to be given to recent figures showing that although viral hepatitis kills as many as HIV/AIDS, the great majority of countries have no programmes in place to tackle it. (Logo:...

2013-07-10 16:26:21

Collaboration aims to improve health outcomes for the estimated 3.2 million Americans infected with hepatitis C MADISON, N.J., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced a collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve public health analysis of hepatitis C screening, diagnosis and treatment, based on analysis of the company's national hepatitis C...

2013-07-01 23:19:36

The team behind HepatitisCNews.com, an online community for those living with hepatitis C, has launched Hep C TV, a weekly online news channel. (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 The team behind HepatitisCNews.com, an online community for those living with hepatitis C, has launched Hep C TV, a weekly online news channel. Hep C TV from HepatitisCNews.com will feature news, views and updates on hep C from around the world. Also on offer is a regular Ask the Expert slot fronted by Dr Matthew Foxton,...

2013-06-25 12:30:46

BETHESDA, Md., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) praises the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for updating the hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening recommendations for all adults born between 1945 to 1965, the "boomer" generation. HCV is the most common chronic blood-borne disease in the United States and is a leading cause of complications from chronic liver disease. The USPSTF members concluded that "the benefit of...

2013-06-12 23:17:24

Hep B United joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in announcing the first-ever multilingual campaign for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), to increase testing for hepatitis B among this population across the United States. WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Hep B United joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in announcing the first-ever multilingual campaign for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), to increase testing for...

2013-05-21 12:28:24

Saint Luke's Liver Disease Management Center says testing is key to saving lives, 'silent infection' rampant among baby boomers KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're a baby boomer, you may not know that odds are high that you're carrying the hepatitis C virus, putting yourself at risk for illness that can range from minor to life threatening. Hepatitis C is a contagious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The...

2013-05-13 23:03:25

CDC estimates “silent killer” affects five million Americans. Camden, NJ (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 When 57-year-old Vineland resident Rafael Roman was hospitalized at a South Jersey medical center with liver failure one year ago, his doctor told him there was nothing that could be done for him. “He told me I´d be lucky to make it to the end of the week,” says Roman, a father of five. “I said to him, ℠You know it´s Thursday,...


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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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