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2014-04-17 15:40:57

Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study. The analysis was conducted by Dr Benjamin Cowie and Ms Jennifer MacLachlan from the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, and was presented at The International Liver Congress in London earlier this month. “Liver cancer is the fastest increasing cause of cancer deaths in Australia,...

2013-12-09 12:27:35

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-format food, fuel and pharmacy retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. added to its best-in-class Health and Wellness offerings with the acquisition of Rx21 Specialty Pharmacy, enabling the company to provide enhanced services to Hepatitis C and organ transplant patients and providers. "At Giant Eagle, we're always looking for ways to expand services and convenience for our customers. We are excited to be able to improve our ability to help patients manage...

2013-11-02 08:21:41

Presented November 3, 2013, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from Australia presented their research on the underlying causes of liver cancer and cirrhosis deaths at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, concluding that these two diseases result in 1.75 million deaths each year. Viral hepatitis caused two thirds of those deaths. "If you consider deaths from hepatitis B...

2013-10-23 16:29:28

200K NYers May Have the Potentially Deadly Disease But Many Don't Know It ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made New York a national leader in protecting baby boomers' health by signing an AARP-backed bill requiring that health care providers offer boomers a screening test for potentially deadly hepatitis C. New York will become the first state in the nation to ensure boomers are offered the important, preventative test. The new Hepatitis...

2013-10-08 23:26:24

At a ceremony held at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center on Oct. 7, the Hepatitis B Foundation’s research institute was officially renamed the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. Doylestown, Pa. (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 At a ceremony held at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center on Oct. 7, the Hepatitis B Foundation’s research institute officially was renamed the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. The new name honors the scientific legacy of the Foundation’s co-founder, the late Dr. Baruch...

2013-07-28 04:20:12

BRUSSELS, July 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There are still startling differences in hepatitis prevention and access to treatment across the different EU Member States. Almost one year after the publication of the Euro Hepatitis Care Index by the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA), the situation has not improved much. "Even the EU Member States ranking high on the Index do not perform consistently well, but rather on specific aspects and are lagging behind on others",...

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 16:23:13

Volunteer Team Urges City Residents and Visitors to Come Out, Be Counted, and Paint at Hepatitis Awareness Event, Chinatown Park, 10:00 a.m. on July 28th. BOSTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brown University, Massachusetts Asian & Pacific Islanders (MAP) for Health and local employee volunteers of Quest Diagnostics will join elected officials, community and healthcare leaders and Boston residents to once again rally...

2013-07-01 23:19:36

The team behind HepatitisCNews.com, an online community for those living with hepatitis C, has launched Hep C TV, a weekly online news channel. (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 The team behind HepatitisCNews.com, an online community for those living with hepatitis C, has launched Hep C TV, a weekly online news channel. Hep C TV from HepatitisCNews.com will feature news, views and updates on hep C from around the world. Also on offer is a regular Ask the Expert slot fronted by Dr Matthew Foxton,...

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...