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2005-10-28 14:26:10

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An advisory committee of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that hepatitis A vaccination be included in the routine vaccination schedule of U.S. children. Hepatitis A -- a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus -- can affect anyone. In the U.S., hepatitis A can occur in situations ranging from isolated cases of disease to widespread outbreaks. Good personal hygiene and proper sanitation can help prevent 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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Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.