Hepatitis

Medical News Today: What Is The Prognosis For Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection. Prognosis tends to depend on how soon a person receives a diagnosis and whether or not complications develop. Learn more about life expectancy with HCV here.
Related topics: Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis C

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Uniform Hcv Screening And Care Needed For High-risk Groups

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and follow-up rates varied widely in safety-net primary care practices, according to findings from the Screen, Treat, Or Prevent Hepatocellular Carcinoma (STOP HCC) study. Barbara J. Turner...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Medical Research

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Health Highlights: Nov. 27, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Hepatitis A Outbreak Possibly Caused by Fresh Blackberries There have been 14 cases of hepatitis A in five states -- Indiana, Michigan,...

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Hospital May Have Accidentally Exposed Over 1,000 Patients To Hiv And Other Viruses

A hospital in Indiana says it may have exposed as many as 1,182 of its patients to a variety of serious diseases including HIV, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. The announcement comes as the hospital admits that it was failing to sanitize its...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Virology, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked To Berries Sold At Natural Food Stores

Public health officials with the FDA and CDC have linked a hepatitis A outbreak to the consumption of blackberries purchased from a natural food marketplace with stores in the Midwest. Federal experts have been working with public health officials...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Officials: Multistate Hepatitis A Cases Traced To Berries

LINCOLN, Neb. — A hepatitis A outbreak in Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores and federal authorities on Wednesday warned consumers in 11 states against eating some berries bought from...

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Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Medicine To Host Maryland Hepatitis Summit

In the United States, hepatitis C virus kills more people than HIV and 59 other infectious diseases combined. Maryland is one of the states hit hardest by the hepatitis C epidemic.
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology, HIV

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Missed The 310% Rise Of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals? Keep An Eye On This Competitor

Hepatitis B virus is responsible for nearly 900,000 deaths each year -- nearly twice as many as malaria -- and is the primary cause of liver cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. That helps explain why investors have...
Related topics: Hepatitis B, Virus, Virology, Malaria, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Malaria Discovery Could Lead To Better Hiv And Lupus Treatments

A discovery about how the immune system responds to malaria infection could lead to better treatments for hepatitis C, HIV and lupus, say researchers. The research team showed, in laboratory models, that strong inflammatory signals caused by malaria...
Related topics: Malaria, Medical Research, HIV, Virus, Lupus, Hepatitis C

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2 Promising Hepatitis B Drugs, 1 Clear Winner Among Investors

Investors eagerly awaiting updates from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Annual Meeting, simply referred to as the Liver Meeting, weren't disappointed when presentations began publishing online in mid-November. Some...
Related topics: Hepatitis B, Medical Research

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Treatment Response Rates High For Seniors With Hep C Infection

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 -- For patients with chronic hepatitis C infection, sustained viral response (SVR) rates are similar for those aged 65 years and older and those younger than 65, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the Journal of...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Viral Hepatitis, Medical Research

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Bacteriophage Therapy May Ease Severity Of Alcoholic Hepatitis

NIH-funded study in mice merits further investigation as a potential treatment A specific strain of a common bacteria found in most people with alcoholic hepatitis correlates with greater liver disease severity and mortality, according to a new...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria, Liver Disease

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Crispr Used To Silence Crucial Hepatitis B Gene

A new CRISPR technology used to target a gene might be an effective way to eradicate chronic hepatitis B infection, investigators report. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Hepatitis B, Genetics

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Low Rates Of Hcv Among Prep Users Seen In Canada

(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- Patients at high risk of HIV infection who received pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) had low rates of hepatitis C infection, but much higher rates of bacterial sexually transmitted infections, a researcher said here...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Hepatitis C, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Daa-ezetimibe Tx: 'transformational' For Organ Transplant?

(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- A shorter course of direct-acting antiviral therapy (DAA), plus a well-known cholesterol-lowering drug, prevented hepatitis C virus infection in recipients of HCV-infected organs, a researcher said here. A small...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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For Older Adults, New Hepatitis C Treatments Are Safe And Effective, Study Suggests

Thankfully, newer treatments known as interferon-free direct-acting antivirals offer a promising approach to addressing hepatitis C. These medications offer cure rates of more than 90 percent in clinical trials and in real life, but they haven't...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Medical Research, Clinical Trials

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Menopause Occurs At Median Age Of 48 In Canadian Women With Hiv

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 -- Canadian women with HIV have a median age of menopause of 48 years, with lower education and hepatitis C coinfection independently associated with menopause at <45 years, according to a study published online Nov. 6...
Related topics: Menopause, HIV, Virus, Hepatitis C, Medical Research

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Can New Drugs Help Gilead Sciences Rebound?

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) put up a rather lackluster third-quarter report last week. Revenue was flat year over year, dragged down by a 20% decline in sales of its hepatitis C franchise, as well as lower sales of angina drug Ranexa and...
Related topics: Nasdaq, Hepatitis C, Angina Pectoris

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Predictors Of Immune Response To Hep B Shot Id'd In Lymphoma

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- For patients with lymphoma, the dose and frequency of hepatitis B vaccination, sex, Ann Arbor stage, and ibrutinib as part of the chemotherapy regimen are independent factors that affect the impact of the vaccine,...
Related topics: Hepatitis B, Lymphoma, Vaccines, Chemotherapy, Cancer

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3 Things To Watch From The Pharmaceutical Industry's Liver Meeting

The American Association of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, better known as The Liver Meeting, will open in Boston on Nov. 8. Data will be presented on new therapies for diseases ranging from hepatitis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which...

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