Hepatitis

A Promising Way To Help Drug Users Is ‘severely Lacking’ Around The World, Report Says

Global funding for harm reduction programs is in “crisis,” according to the latest Global State of Harm Reduction report, potentially threatening the effectiveness of HIV, hepatitis and drug overdose relief programs worldwide. Harm...
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Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Transplant patients with hearts from donors with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and obese donors have similar survival rates as patients with other donor hearts, according to two studies published in the December issue...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology, Obesity

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Mksap: 53-year-old Woman With Hypertension And Chronic Active Hepatitis B Infection

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 53-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine follow-up visit. Medical history is significant for hypertension and chronic active...
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Us Spending On Physician, Clinical Services Rose 4% In 2017

An analysis from CMS shows continued slowing in the growth rate for total US healthcare spending, following a bump in 2014-2015 due to an expansion of insurance coverage and new hepatitis C drugs. Medscape Medical News
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Gilead's (gild) Harvoni And Descovy Get Approval In China

Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD announced that the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved its hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug, Harvoni, in China.The drug has been approved for the treatment of HCV infection genotype 1-6 infection in...
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Medical News Today: What Are The Symptoms Of Autoimmune Hepatitis?

Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when the immune system attacks the liver. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, a loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Learn more here.
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Medical News Today: Hepatitis C Symptoms In Women

While hepatitis C can affect both sexes, it may cause different symptoms in females. In this article, learn about hepatitis C in women, including the causes and risks.
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Hepatitis A Found In Employee At Morimoto Asia Restaurant In Disney Springs

The Florida Department of Health has found a hepatitis A infection in one of the food service workers at the Morimoto Asia restaurant in Disney Springs. The Walt Disney World restaurant is located in the Town Center area of the shopping district,...
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Gilead's Vemlidy Gets Approval In China For Hbv Infection

Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD announced that the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved Vemlidy (tenofovir alafenamide, TAF) 25 mg, a once-daily treatment for chronic hepatitis B in adults and adolescents (aged 12 years or...
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Abbvie's Hcv Drug Mavyret Succeeds In Label Expansion Study

AbbVie, Inc. ABBV announced that its successful hepatitis C virus (HCV) medicine, Mavyret demonstrated high virologic cure rates in a study evaluating the 8-week, pan-genotypic, ribavirin-free, once-daily HCV treatment for an expanded patient...
Related topics: Medical Research, Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Late-stage Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can cause substantial liver damage, particularly in the later stages. The treatment and outlook will depend on the progression of the disease. Learn more here.
Related topics: Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Liver Disease

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Patients Of Pennsylvania Dentist Palmer Cotturo Urged To Get Tested For Hepatitis, Hiv

Pennsylvania health officials have warned that former patients of Cotturo Dental Associates in Mount Bethel could be at risk of infection because of unsanitary procedures at the practice, the WFMZ reported. Health authorities also urged the...
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Acip Vaccine Advisory Program Suggests Costly Program For Mild Non-fatal Hepatitis A In Homeless

Note: I read this article about the recent ACIP meeting and recommendations with a jaundiced eye - pun intended. Explain to me how a program to vaccinated the homeless for a disease that while contagious, is relatively mild and usually non-life...
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Expert Panel Urges Hepatitis A Shots For Homeless In U.s.

This is the first time a routine vaccination has been recommended for homeless persons. Officials hope to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease.
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Genetic Achilles Heel Hurts Humans Fighting Hepatitis C

An antimicrobial signaling molecule called interferon lambda 4 has lower activity against the hepatitis C virus in the vast majority of humans compared with chimpanzees and African hunter-gatherer Pygmies, according to a new study.
Related topics: Genetics, Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Here's Why Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Skyrocketed Almost 30% In September

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARWR) jumped 29.9% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. This came after after the company released early-stage data for its hepatitis B virus (HBV) treatment, ARO-HBV, at the...
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Arbutus (abus) Plunges On Disappointing Hbv Pipeline Updates

Arbutus Biopharma Corporation ABUS announced updates on its hepatitis B virus (“HBV”) pipeline candidates.The company’s most advanced pipeline candidate, ARB-1467, is an RNAi agent targeting HBV replication and antigen production....
Related topics: Hepatitis B, Virus, Virology

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Rat Hepatitis Jumps To Human For First Time, Spotlighting Disease Mystery

Enlarge / Common Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus). (credit: Getty | Nature Picture Library) The first known case of rat hepatitis jumping to a human patient has reopened a long-standing mystery of how the cryptic viruses spread and bounce between...
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Tenofovir Beats Entecavir For Preventing Liver Cancer?

An observational study reports that in patients with hepatitis B, tenofovir significantly lowers the risk for liver cancer compared with entecavir. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Hepatitis B

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A Strain Of Hepatitis Found Only In Rats Infected A Hong Kong Man

For the first time, a man was infected with a strain of hepatitis E that was previously found only in rats. Researchers in Hong Kong on Friday (Sept. 28) announced that a 56-year-old man had been diagnosed with an infection of rat hepatitis B....
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