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2010-09-10 14:21:09

Among Asian-Americans living in California, Laotian/Hmong-Americans have the lowest survival rates for the most common type of liver cancer, a new study by researchers with the UC Davis School of Medicine has found. The study, the largest population-based examination of liver cancer rates among Asian-Americans, highlights a profound disparity that calls for targeted outreach to detect and treat the disease earlier among Laotian/Hmong-Americans, said Moon Chen Jr., a professor of hematology...

2010-09-01 09:05:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Abbott RealTime HBV assay for measuring viral load or the amount of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in a patient's blood. It is the first and only approved test capable of automating HBV viral load testing from sample extraction to final results. The Abbott RealTime HBV assay, based on real-time PCR (polymerase chain...

2010-06-02 10:43:00

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late last month, the Member States at the 63rd World Health Assembly in Geneva adopted an historic resolution calling on the World Health Organization to develop a comprehensive global approach to the prevention and control of chronic viral hepatitis. The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) applauds this resolution and believes it will play a critical role in advancing the development of a coordinated global strategy to fight a disease...

2010-05-19 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surrounded by a diverse group of 500 Americans from the viral hepatitis B and C communities united in common purpose on World Hepatitis Day 2010, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) today hosted a Capitol Hill rally urging swift action to fix the federal funding crisis for 5 million Americans afflicted with chronic viral hepatitis. With the support of a boisterous crowd, NVHR was joined by five Members of Congress, Congressmen Hank...

2010-04-16 14:01:32

Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and cholangiocarcinoma in Taiwanese parous women with chronic hepatitis B virus infection New data presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2010 found a link between chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and progression to cancers other than hepatocellular carcinoma. The study found that a higher risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) and Cholangiocarcinoma was associated with HBV infection in the presence of higher levels of viral replication. The data could...

2010-03-16 14:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Warning that "systemic underfunding of the Centers for Disease Control's Division of Viral Hepatitis puts millions of Americans' health and well-being at risk," the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) today called on the Administration to work with Congress to take decisive action this year to fix the funding failure for viral hepatitis screening, surveillance, and early intervention programs. While an estimated 5 million Americans are...

2010-01-27 17:46:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ms. Lorren Sandt, Chair of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) issued the following statement in advance of the President's State of the Union Address. NVHR is a coalition of more than 150 public, private, and voluntary organizations dedicated to reducing the incidence of infection, morbidity, and mortality from chronic viral hepatitis that afflicts more than 5 million Americans: "With tonight's State of the Union address, the...

2010-01-11 13:17:02

Stepped-up vaccination requirements, a boost in resources for prevention and treatment, and a public awareness campaign similar to the effort that dispelled the stigma of HIV/AIDS are needed to curb the health threats posed by hepatitis B and hepatitis C, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Chronic hepatitis B and C cause thousands of cases of liver cancer, liver disease, and death each year -- taking the heaviest toll among Asians, Pacific Islanders, and blacks in the U.S. --...

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2009-11-18 14:14:23

Scientists in China are reporting discovery of unusual liver proteins, found only in males, that may help explain the long-standing mystery of why the hepatitis B virus (HBV) sexually discriminates -- hitting men harder than women. Their study has been published online in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research, a monthly publication. Shuhan Sun, Fang Wang and colleagues note that chronic hepatitis B seems to progress and cause liver damage faster in men, with men the main victims of the virus's...

2009-11-01 06:00:44

A Henry Ford Hospital study found that hepatitis B does not increase the risk for pancreatic cancer "“ and that only age is a contributing factor. The results contradict a previous study in 2008 that suggested a link between pancreatic cancer and previous hepatitis B infection. Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver caused by a viral infection. Study results will be presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases' Annual Meeting in Boston. Using data from...


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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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.