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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,...

2013-06-12 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...

2013-05-13 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,...

2013-04-24 18:58:21

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that targeted screening for populations with a higher estimated prevalence for hepatitis C may be cost-effective. These findings, published in the April 24, 2013, online edition of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, indicate that targeted screening for chronic hepatitis C virus infection is cost-effective when the prevalence of hepatitis C in a population exceeds 0.84 percent (84/10,000). The study further demonstrates how a...

2013-01-24 23:00:10

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) received a 3-year grant totaling over $700,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop new Health Information Technology strategies that increase screening for chronic hepatitis B and reduce the impact of hepatitis B among high-risk Asian American and Pacific Islander populations. First study to evaluate health information technology strategies for low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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