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2011-07-27 17:00:00

GENEVA, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient community calls on governments to do more to reduce stigma as World Hepatitis Day receives official WHO endorsement for the first time On World Hepatitis Day the World Hepatitis Alliance is warning governments that, unless they also tackle stigma and discrimination, important new action to improve and save millions of lives will be wasted. The warning from...

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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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