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2011-07-26 07:00:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK) (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) today announced that GRAMMY® winner Natalie Cole is adding her voice to the company's public health campaign, Tune In to Hep C, with the American Liver Foundation (ALF) and rock legend Gregg Allman. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Cole will join Allman onstage at a benefit concert featuring...

2011-06-10 13:29:14

Patients had higher risk of dying from both liver- and non-liver related causes Although liver-related mortality among those infected with hepatitis C is well-documented, little is known about deaths in these patients that are not related to liver problems. A new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and now available online (http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/cid/cir306.pdf) sought to determine mortality from all causes, including liver- and non-liver related deaths among...

2011-06-01 17:25:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Widely available technology, expert training and real-time feedback helped ensure that patients treated for Hepatitis C in local communities did as well as patients treated at a university-based medical center, results of a new study funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality show. The study is published in the June 2 online issue of the New England Journal of Medicine and in the June 9 print edition. To bring effective...

2011-05-18 11:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its RealTime PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test for measuring the viral load of hepatitis C (HCV), the leading cause of liver cancer in the United States. The Abbott RealTime HCV assay, developed for use on the Abbott m2000 system, is intended for use as an aid in the management of HCV-infected patients undergoing...

2011-05-12 14:53:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) welcomes the United States Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) report Combating the Silent Epidemic: US Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. The plan was developed by an interagency working group in collaboration with professional societies, community-based organizations, and other members of the...

2011-05-12 11:55:00

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for unveiling a new strategic approach to dealing with the silent epidemic of viral hepatitis today. This action plan will help the nation better identify millions of Americans who are living with chronic forms of hepatitis B and C and assure access to treatment for all who need it, and prevent even more Americans from becoming infected....

2011-05-11 00:00:29

Health and Medical Writers Invited to Attend Viral Hepatitis Workshop to Help Inform Silent Sufferers of Hepatitis Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 Join the Hepatitis Foundation International as they discuss current issues in viral hepatitis, including forthcoming therapies, shortcomings and improvements to existing treatment and prevention initiatives, and the need to identify the missing millions of people unknowingly suffering from hepatitis C. These and other topics including...

2011-05-10 15:43:05

Health outcomes explored at DDW 2011 According to new research at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, high rates of chronic hepatitis B infection (HBV) are found in pregnant minority and immigrant women in the New York City area, and most of them do not receive education, appropriate follow-up testing or referral, which is considered the standard of care for all persons newly identified as HBV carriers. Results showed that while all but one infant was protected from infection in this study,...

2011-05-09 14:04:40

Health outcomes explored at DDW 2011 Research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) shows that screening individuals for hepatitis C based on age instead of conventional risk factors may help increase detection rates as well as prevent liver disease. Additionally, the rate of vaccination against viral hepatitis in patients with chronic liver disease and type 2 diabetes is relatively low, and these patients are at increased risk of severe liver injury once...

2011-05-09 07:39:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --Screening for hepatitis C based on age instead of conventional risk factors may help improve detection rates and prevent liver disease. New research shows that new detection practices are improving screening and treatment for liver diseases. According to new research from the Inova Fairfax Hospital, vaccination rates against viral hepatitis in patients with chronic liver disease and type 2 diabetes is relatively low. This is significant because these patients are at...


Latest Viral hepatitis Reference Libraries

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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2011-01-24 12:50:52

Hepatitis A, caused by hepatitis A virus, is an acute infectious disease of the liver that is transmitted person to person by ingestion of contaminated food or water or through direct contact with an infectious person. Millions of people are believed to become infected with HAV every year. The incubation period is two to six weeks and on average is 28 days. In less developed countries the HAV is usually contracted in early childhood. Clean water helps to decrease contraction of HAV. In 90%...

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2011-01-20 19:23:30

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. It consists of a core of genetic material surrounded by an icosahedra protective shell of protein. The genome consists of a single open reading frame that is 9600 nucleotide bases long. HCV replication takes several steps. It primarily replicates in the hepatocytes of the liver. It can also reproduce in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. There is a wide variety of genotypes and...

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2011-01-20 19:14:56

Hepatitis B virus, HBV, is a part of the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. HBV can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and has been linked to pancreatic cancer. It is classified as a species of the Orthohepadnavirus. Similar viruses have been found worldwide in great apes and monkeys. There a few different genotypes and they all differ by at least 8% of the sequence and have distinct geographical distributions and this has been associated with anthropological history. Type A is...

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2011-01-12 15:49:29

Hepadnaviruses can cause liver infections in humans and animals. The two recognized genera are Genus Orthohepadnavirus and Genus Avihepadnavirus. It has a small genome of partially double-stranded, partially single stranded circular DNA. It is a group 7 virus that uses an RNA intermediate during replication. Most people who come into contact with the virus are able to clear the infection alone although some cannot and usually progress to fulminant hepatitis. It can cause sever liver...

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