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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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2009-02-12 13:22:15

A leading expert on hepatitis said on Thursday that governments must do more to raise awareness and curb rising incidences of chronic hepatitis B and C, diseases that affect more than 500 million people in the world, Reuters reported. Both forms of the condition result in over 1.5 million deaths a year and can cause permanent damage to the liver, including cirrhosis, or scarring, and liver cancer if they are not properly controlled. Charles Gore, president of the World Hepatitis Alliance, a...

2008-12-08 20:12:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Molecular Diagnostics announced today that it has received CE Mark certification for its new COBAS(R) AmpliPrep / COBAS(R) TaqMan(R) HBV Test v2.0, allowing it to be sold for clinical use in the European Union. This highly sensitive test offers Roche's fully automated real-time PCR technology to achieve a broad dynamic range for the quantitative detection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in patient plasma and serum. According to the World...

2008-11-03 12:00:26

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation have announced plans to award $1.4 million in grants focused on hepatitis C prevention and education and the mitigation of the disease in four Asian countries. The grants are part of Delivering Hope, an umbrella program for Bristol-Myers Squibb's efforts in the areas of hepatitis awareness, prevention and care. A total of five grants will be awarded, including four individual country grants of $250,000 to support two-year...

2008-10-31 12:00:32

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation today announced plans to award $1.4 million in grants focused on hepatitis C prevention and education and the mitigation of the disease in four Asian countries. The grants are part of Delivering Hope, an umbrella program for Bristol-Myers Squibb's efforts in the areas of hepatitis awareness, prevention and care. A total of five grants will be awarded, including four individual country grants of $250,000 to...

2008-10-02 09:00:07

Hepatitis B exposure may increase risk for pancreatic cancer: study WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- In a first-of-its-kind finding, researchers at University of Texas have discovered that exposure to the hepatitis B virus (HBV) may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. The study, published in the Oct. 1 edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, also suggests that patients with this lethal form of cancer treated with chemotherapy may face danger of reactivation of their HBV....

2008-09-18 18:00:50

For the first time health professionals have guidance for effective management of chronically infected hepatitis B patients, U.S. health officials said. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta published new recommendations for healthcare providers that are designed to increase routine testing in the United States for chronic hepatitis B, a major cause of liver disease and liver cancer. The CDC recommends testing all individuals born in Asia and Africa, as well...

2008-08-18 18:00:48

ViRexx Medical Corp. (TSX: VIR) (AMEX: REX), company focused on developing innovative-targeted therapeutic products that offer better quality of life and a renewed hope for living. Its platform technologies include product candidates for the treatment of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, avian influenza viral infections, biodefence and nanoparticle applications, select solid tumors and late-stage ovarian cancer, today announced that it is presenting encouraging results from the laboratory studies on...


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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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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'