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2013-07-27 20:20:20

LONDON, July 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- World Hepatitis Alliance calls for urgent action to address disease killing as many as HIV/AIDS On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance has called for urgent attention to be given to recent figures showing that although viral hepatitis kills as many as HIV/AIDS, the great majority of countries have no programmes in place to tackle it. (Logo:...

2013-07-26 23:03:46

Hepatitisdating.com is a newly launched unique dating service,which helps singles with hepatitis looking for love. (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Viral hepatitis is one of the most important causes of chronic liver disease in the United States, it's also a worldwide problem, and millions of people are at risk for its complications. Though sometimes it seems that doctors are losing "the war" against viral hepatitis, the actual numbers of people with viral hepatitis collected by health...

2013-07-26 12:14:25

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day A Miriam Hospital researcher has joined forces with international colleagues to call for new strategies to better manage and improve assessment and treatment for hepatitis C (HCV) infection in individuals who inject drugs. Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., an HIV specialist focusing on HIV and viral hepatitis coinfection at The Miriam Hospital, was the only American physician invited to join the expert international panel that issued these first-of-its-kind...

2013-07-15 12:24:51

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a July 10, 2013 article published in the JAMA Journal of The American Medical Association, deaths from liver disease increased from 1990 to 2010. Liver disease also rose as a contributor to premature mortality. Cirrhosis -- damaged liver tissue and the loss of liver function due to a variety of liver diseases -- has risen substantially from the 14(th) most frequent cause of death in 1990 to the 8(th) most frequent cause of...

2013-07-10 16:26:21

Collaboration aims to improve health outcomes for the estimated 3.2 million Americans infected with hepatitis C MADISON, N.J., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced a collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve public health analysis of hepatitis C screening, diagnosis and treatment, based on analysis of the company's national hepatitis C...

2013-07-09 08:29:36

SAN DIEGO and BEER-SHEVA, Israel, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: SRNE; Sorrento) and B.G. NEGEV TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS LTD. announced today that they have entered into an option and license agreement covering several fully human anti-Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) antibody clones identified, in the laboratory of Dr. Leslie Lobel, M.D., Ph.D., from patients who have recovered from HCV infections. Sorrento plans to develop these early findings into a...

2013-06-25 12:30:46

BETHESDA, Md., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) praises the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for updating the hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening recommendations for all adults born between 1945 to 1965, the "boomer" generation. HCV is the most common chronic blood-borne disease in the United States and is a leading cause of complications from chronic liver disease. The USPSTF members concluded that "the benefit of...

2013-06-20 12:31:54

First U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved hepatitis C genotyping test is now available in the U.S. to help physicians improve patient care. ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott announced today that it has introduced the first FDA-approved hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotyping test for patients in the United States. Abbott's fully automated RealTime HCV Genotype II test determines the specific type or strain (referred to as the genotype) of the HCV virus...

2013-06-17 20:20:44

International Coalition of Hepatitis C Survivors band together to raise awareness, fund research, and find a cure NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in New York the World Hepatitis Fund launched a bold new initiative to harness the power of social media to educate, diagnose and treat the nearly two hundred million people worldwide who have contracted Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C, also known as the silent killer is the leading cause of liver cancer and the need for liver...

Vaccines Protecting Children From Hepatitis A Outbreak
2013-06-09 07:34:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online While the number of people being affected by an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow, children have been largely spared, and routine vaccinations against the disease are being credited for that phenomenon. According to Elizabeth Weise of USA Today, of the 79 people who have contracted the potentially fatal liver disease, only one of them has been a child. Health officials were initially concerned that those...


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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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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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