Hepatitis

Judge Orders Florida To Start Treating Inmates Who Have Hepatitis C

The state was reportedly neglecting to treat patients with the disease due to the cost of the drugs that cure it.
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How The Hepatitis B Virus Establishes Persistent Infection

New research sheds light on how a hepatitis B viral protein stimulates the expansion of immune cells that impair antiviral responses. The findings potentially explain how the hepatitis B virus (HBV) establishes and maintains chronic infection, and...
Related topics: Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Virus, Virology, Medical Research, Proteins

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Here's Why Assembly Biosciences Is Slipping Today

Shares of Assembly Biosciences (NASDAQ: ASMB), a biopharmaceutical company developing a potential new treatment for hepatitis B virus (HBV), are falling after the company presented mid-stage clinical trial results. Investors unimpressed with...
Related topics: Nasdaq, Hepatitis B, Virus, Virology, Clinical Trials

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Father, Son Accused Of Selling Body Parts Infected With Hiv, Hepatitis

Donald Greene Sr., and his son, Donald Greene II allegedly sold body parts on the black market they knew were contaminated with infectious diseases.
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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Opioid Epidemic Is Increasing Rates Of Some Infectious Diseases

The US faces a public health crisis as the opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of certain infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, heart infections, and skin and soft tissue infections. Infectious disease and substance use disorder...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, AIDS, HIV, Virus

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New Study Identifies Genetic Variant That Could Help Reduce Need For Liver Transplants

A new study has identified a genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis (scarring) in chronic hepatitis C patients. This finding is a step toward reducing the number of patients requiring liver transplants.
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Hepatitis C

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A Repurposed Drug Could Offer Hope After Many Alzheimer's Trial Failures

An experimental drug for hepatitis D triggers a cellular waste disposal system to rid mice brains of the tau protein, a major culprit in neurodegenerative disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Proteins

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Libertarians And Harm Reduction

Last week we held a day-long conference at the Cato Institute devoted to exploring the strategy known as “harm reduction” to address the rising rate of drug overdose deaths and the spread of infectious diseases, such as hepatitis and HIV....
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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Hbv, Hcv Control Aids Kidney Transplant Outcomes

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- The outcomes of kidney transplants in patients with viral suppression are as good as those for kidney transplants in patients not infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a study...
Related topics: Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Hepatitis B Virus Sheds Light On Ancient Human Population Movements Into Australia

Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia, adding weight to the theory that the mainland Aboriginal population separated from other early humans at...
Related topics: Hepatitis B, Virus, Virology, Medical Research, Genetics

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Using Ai To Identify Nash: Gastro Endo News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, the hepatitis-cancer connection
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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New Hepatitis C Cases Down By Almost 70 Percent In Hiv-positive Men In London

New cases of hepatitis C amongst HIV-positive men in London have fallen by nearly 70 percent in recent years. The new analysis of data from three clinics in London found 256 men were diagnosed between 2013-2018. New infections peaked at 17 for every...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, HIV, Virus

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Can The Netflix Model Eliminate The Most Infectious Disease In America?

Louisiana and Washington want to pay a flat fee to hepatitis C drug makers, such as Gilead, AbbVie and Merck, for unlimited meds each year.
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Merck & Co

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Advancing Alcoholic Hepatitis Research

Breakthroughs in neuroscience have firmly established our understanding of alcohol use disorder (AUD) as a chronic brain disease. But when it comes to the adverse health effects of alcohol, the brain is not the only game in town. Drinking too...
Related topics: Medical Research, Alcohol

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Kentucky's 'too Low And Too Slow' Response To The Nation's Worst Hepatitis A...

Kentucky's hepatitis A outbreak is the worst this century, sickening nearly 4,100 and killing 40. And the state could have done more to control it.        

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Countries Use Novel Strategies To Tackle Price Of Hcv Drugs

Both Australia and Brazil have rolled out innovative strategies to lower the cost of high-priced direct-acting antivirals, with the goal of treating all patients with hepatitis C. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Hepatitis C

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New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- New (and pricey) hepatitis C medicines, such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, are living up to their promise and greatly reducing patients' odds for liver cancer and death, a new French study finds. The news came as little...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Medical Research, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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New Hepatitis Meds, Such As Harvoni And Sovaldi, Are Saving Lives: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- New (and pricey) hepatitis C medicines, such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, are living up to their promise and greatly reducing patients' odds for liver cancer and death, a new French study finds. The news came as little...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Medical Research, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Study Reaffirms Safety Of Hepatitis C Meds In Liver Cancer Patients

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- It's safe to use antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C in liver cancer survivors, a new study reports. The findings contradict previous research suggesting that antiviral drugs might increase these patients' risk of liver...
Related topics: Medical Research, Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Son Defies Mom, Chooses To Get Vaccinated At 18: 'god Knows How I'm Still Alive'

Ethan Lindenberger said he never received vaccines for hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella or chickenpox.        
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