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2014-08-05 11:43:07

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The results of the analysis, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and performed with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, are...

2014-08-04 23:00:29

Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the...

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...

2014-05-19 23:03:14

Advocacy groups warn that threat of viral hepatitis is “creeping up” on city’s vulnerable populations PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 A chorus of voices supporting increased access to viral hepatitis testing for Philadelphia residents echoed through a recent city council meeting, as advocacy groups joined forces to deliver a powerful message. More than 55 members of Hep B United Philadelphia, led by the Hepatitis B Foundation, and the Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia...

2014-05-01 23:06:55

MedSpring Offering Free Hepatitis C Screenings in May Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 According to the CDC, approximately three million Americans are living with hepatitis C and as many as 75 percent do not know they are infected. Hepatitis C virus infection is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States and can lead to serious health issues, including liver disease, cirrhosis, cancer and even death. In recognition of Hepatitis Awareness Month, MedSpring is offering...

2014-05-01 23:02:50

The Hepatitis B Foundation will visit Philadelphia City Council to ask city leaders to support increased testing for the viral liver diseases hepatitis B and C in Philadelphia’s at-risk populations. Philadelphia (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Philadelphia City Council, 494 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 Details: The Hepatitis B Foundation will visit Philadelphia City Council to ask city leaders to support increased testing for the...

2014-04-17 15:40:57

Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study. The analysis was conducted by Dr Benjamin Cowie and Ms Jennifer MacLachlan from the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, and was presented at The International Liver Congress in London earlier this month. “Liver cancer is the fastest increasing cause of cancer deaths in Australia,...

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...


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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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