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2009-10-30 18:21:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- House speaker Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to speak about Hepatitis B on Saturday, joining Brown & Toland and a growing coalition of community groups and healthcare partners that are raising awareness about this silent epidemic. Hepatitis B can cause liver cancer and damage, or if untreated, death. The San Francisco Hep B Free campaign, of which Brown & Toland is a part, promotes hepatitis B screening, vaccination and treatment among Asian...

2009-10-15 16:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America is joining the San Francisco Hep B Free campaign as the official vehicle and partner by donating the use of a 2010 Subaru Legacy detailed with full color artwork promoting the campaign theme which calls on everyone to "B a Hero" in preventing liver cancer and the hepatitis B disease. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080325/SUBARULOGO ) Hepatitis B causes up to 80 percent of all liver cancers, and disproportionately...

2009-10-05 11:12:00

Improved monitoring for progression of disease in affected children is essential DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expert panel of nationally recognized pediatric liver specialists convened by the Hepatitis B Foundation is calling for more consistent monitoring and referral of children chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The panel's recommendations for pediatricians and other primary care practitioners stress the need for routine monitoring of...

2009-09-24 16:51:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Did You Know? Hepatitis B is the second-leading cause of human cancer after tobacco The virus that causes hepatitis B is 100 times more easily transmitted than the AIDS virus Asian Americans are 20 times more likely to have the disease compared to the overall U.S. population WHAT: October 5 Launch of "B HERE" campaign - featuring Art Exhibit, Live Performances Students and public health experts have joined forces with cutting-edge artists for...

2009-09-16 15:10:53

A 20-year follow-up study revealed a dramatic drop in liver cancer cases among 6- to 19-year-olds who were vaccinated for the hepatitis B virus at birth, according to a study published online September 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In July 1984, a universal vaccination program was initiated among newborn children in Taiwan to prevent the hepatitis B virus infection, which can predispose to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma, a primary malignancy of the liver....

2009-09-16 09:16:29

Previous studies revealed that HBV genotypes as well as mutations in the core promoter, precore or HBx gene have been shown to have an association with the clinical outcome of liver disease, however, this is still controversial. It is likely that this depends on the HBV genotype distribution in certain region. So far, there is no such data from Indonesia, which is a big country with a big population and a relatively high HBV carrier rate. A research article to be published on August 28, 2009...

2009-08-28 09:43:27

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1.5 to 2 million Americans are infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Prior studies have shown there to be significant racial differences in access to and outcomes of liver transplantation. Recently, doctors from across the U.S. conducted a multicenter retrospective-prospective study of the waitlist status and outcomes of liver transplant patients with HBV infection. This study led by Natalie Bzowej from California Pacific...

2009-07-08 07:23:37

Certain genetic mutations in the hepatitis B virus (HBV) may help predict which patients with HBV infections are at increased risk of developing liver cancer, according to a large study conducted in Shanghai. HBV infection is a known cause of the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). There have been previous studies into whether patients with specific mutations in the DNA of the hepatitis B virus may be at increased risk of developing liver cancer, but the studies...

2009-05-19 09:13:00

Greater Investments in Public Health a Must Federal Leadership Needed to Focus Policy Actions at the Federal Level WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, on the second annual World Hepatitis Day, more than 200 viral hepatitis groups around the world have planned observances to raise global awareness, and calling for international and national support for improvements in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support for people living with chronic viral hepatitis B and C. In the United...

2009-05-18 11:37:00

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Global Epidemic Kills One Person Every 30 Seconds and One Million People Will Die Before the World Health Assembly Meets Again in 2010 Ahead of the second annual World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance today called on governments not to forget the plight of 500 million people living with hepatitis B and C, as the World Health Assembly postpones discussion of a World Health Organization (WHO) resolution on viral hepatitis -...


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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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