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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...

2011-05-02 11:00:00

SEATTLE, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordstrom, Inc. announced today that it is recognizing Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in 2011 by teaming up with Hep B Free and OCA to help raise awareness of the importance of getting tested for hepatitis B--the leading cause of liver cancer and one of the greatest health disparities facing the Asian Pacific American community. According to Hep B Free, one in 10 Asian Americans is chronically infected with hepatitis B versus one in 1,000 of...

2011-01-12 14:09:00

CPIC integral to evaluation of campaign's effectiveness; other areas to replicate approach FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) and three other institutions have released new research findings to demonstrate that the massive collaborative effort known as the San Francisco Hep B Free campaign has increased awareness, testing and vaccination for chronic hepatitis B - a silent killer and the leading cause of liver...

2010-11-01 08:35:00

BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers studied the treatment of pregnant women with hepatitis B virus (HBV) with Telbivudine in their second to third trimesters. The study concluded that both the mothers benefited from treatment and no transmission of HBV to newborns was detected at 28 weeks postbirth. The study presenter and co-investigator Calvin Pan, MD, anticipates a "very powerful impact in the field, as hepatitis B is difficult to eradicate and currently there is no...

2010-10-20 14:37:00

Panel calls for a conservative approach until more clinical data and therapeutic options are available DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report published on October 1, 2010 in the journal Hepatology (online), an expert panel of nationally recognized pediatric liver specialists convened by the Hepatitis B Foundation established the first national recommendations for the treatment of children with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections. Following their first...

2010-09-27 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) issued a new report today calling for action to be taken to transform how the country deals with viral hepatitis - to help identify millions of Americans who know they are living with chronic forms of hepatitis B and C and to assure access to treatment for all who need it, to prevent even more Americans from becoming infected. "This report is a...

2010-09-20 10:00:00

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- "B HERE" campaign comes to Rutgers campus - featuring art WHAT: exhibit, live performances Up-and-coming Asian American dance, music and comedy stars join forces with Rutgers students for B HERE, a national campaign to raise awareness of hepatitis B. The B HERE campaign features two campus events: - Multi-media art exhibit showcasing perspectives...

2010-09-14 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, DOYLESTOWN, Penn., and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health, the Hepatitis B Foundation and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) today launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the epidemic of chronic hepatitis B among Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage. Chronic hepatitis B is a life-threatening liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus...


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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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