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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).

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.

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.

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 - one...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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