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2012-01-03 22:12:56

Doctors have known for years that the incidence of deadly liver cancer is on the rise, but what is causing that trend has remained a mystery. Two recent Mayo Clinic studies published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings offer a clearer picture of the rise of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver cancer, which has tripled in the U.S. in the last three decades and has a 10 to 12 percent five-year survival rate when detected in later stages. "The studies illuminate the...

2011-12-02 19:25:00

Montefiore Liver Specialists Urge Population to be Tested for This Potentially Deadly Virus "Twitter Chat" Hosted by @MontefioreNews on December 8, noon, #MonteHepC NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts at Montefiore Medical Center urge the general public to be tested for the Hepatitis C virus, especially baby boomers, adults born between 1946-1964, who could be most at risk for this disease. Baby boomers are more likely to have been exposed to dangerous risk...

2011-11-07 07:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- By examining 70,737 patients through institutional databases and medical charts, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center determined that only 20 percent of patients with newly diagnosed cancer who had hepatitis B virus (HBV) risk factors were screened for HBV infection before starting chemotherapy. This amount of screening is inadequate, according to Jessica P. Hwang, MD, MPH, the lead author of the study, "I hope my...

2011-07-28 08:30:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of World Hepatitis Day today, Merck (NYSE: MRK) (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) reported updates on three patient-focused programs to support the hepatitis C community. These programs are part of the company's Hope Against Hepatitis C initiative, Merck's ongoing commitment to increase awareness, prevention and diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. They are the latest examples of how...

2011-07-27 17:00:00

GENEVA, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient community calls on governments to do more to reduce stigma as World Hepatitis Day receives official WHO endorsement for the first time On World Hepatitis Day the World Hepatitis Alliance is warning governments that, unless they also tackle stigma and discrimination, important new action to improve and save millions of lives will be wasted. The warning from...

2011-07-22 01:22:01

A study in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), suggests that documentation of hepatitis B vaccination for health care students may fall short of current recommendations. Researchers led by Dr. Rania Tohme of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed hepatitis B immunization records of 4,075 health care students who matriculated at a university in the southeastern U.S....

2011-05-12 11:55:00

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for unveiling a new strategic approach to dealing with the silent epidemic of viral hepatitis today. This action plan will help the nation better identify millions of Americans who are living with chronic forms of hepatitis B and C and assure access to treatment for all who need it, and prevent even more Americans from becoming infected....

2011-05-10 15:43:05

Health outcomes explored at DDW 2011 According to new research at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, high rates of chronic hepatitis B infection (HBV) are found in pregnant minority and immigrant women in the New York City area, and most of them do not receive education, appropriate follow-up testing or referral, which is considered the standard of care for all persons newly identified as HBV carriers. Results showed that while all but one infant was protected from infection in this study,...

2011-05-05 12:04:00

MILFORD, Mass., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals today announced it has been awarded an RO1 grant from the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the development of SB 9200, a novel, orally bioavailable agent for the treatment of Hepatitis B virus infection. Under the terms of this award, Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals will receive $3.9 million over five years in support of its development efforts. This is the fourth...

2011-05-04 00:00:29

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) just released a hepatitis B product series to help raise awareness about hepatitis B and reduce its impact on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander (AA&NHOPI) communities. The three-part series, entitled B Activated Resource Guide: Increasing Hepatitis B Awareness, Prevention, and Management in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities, was designed to give individuals...


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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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