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3 hrs ago | Portsmouth Today

It's quick and easy to get a hepatitis C test

Ron Butterfield takes a hepatitis C antibody swab test at QA Hospital, with Hepatology Nurse Karen Gamble.

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4 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Medivir: Phase II Cosmos Study Results Published in The Lancet on World Hepatitis Day

Medivir AB announces that results from the phase II COSMOS clinical study were published July 28 in The Lancet, demonstrating that 92 percent of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C virus adult patients treated with simeprevir in combination with sofosbuvir achieved sustained virologic response 12 weeks after the end of treatment .

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5 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Study identifies global prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotypes

In a new study published in the journal Hepatology , researchers from the UK reveal that hepatitis C virus genotype 1 is the most prevalent worldwide, accounting for 46% of all hepatitis C infections.

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Related Topix: Health, Liver Cancer

5 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Studies reveal success of new oral drug regimens for hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is one of most common bloodborne infections worldwide, with approximately 130-150 million people developing a chronic form of the infection.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Journal Watch

Hepatitis E Infection Widespread in England

Some 225,000 blood donations collected in southeastern England in 2012-2013 were screened retrospectively for HEV RNA.

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Andover Advertiser

Blood donors hepatitis E risk shown

Experts said that around 1,200 "blood components" containing the virus are likely to be transfused every year in England.

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Spalding Today

Doctor Calling - our weekly column by Dr Miles Langdon

Holiday season is upon us and although we have seen rather a lot of sunshine over the past few weeks, you may have a sunny trip abroad to look forward to.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

DNA India

India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

India has over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients, second only to China, and most people with chronic Hepatitis B or C are unaware of their infection, putting them at serious risk of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer which are life threatening.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer, World News, India, Malaria

Star of Mysore

Free Hepatitis B screeningcamp at Narayana Hospital

Mysore, July 27- Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Mysore, is observing World Hepatitis-B Day through a free Hepatitis Screening Camp on July 28 and 30 from 10 am to 1 pm.

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The Intelligencer

Valley Pain Management Clinic Allegations Clarified

Last week started out with warnings of a potential threat to the public's health, and ended with clarification about what allegedly happened at Dr. Roland Chalifoux's Valley Pain Management Clinic in McMechen - as well as the suspension of his West Virginia medical license.

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Related Topix: Virginia, West Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government, McMechen, WV, Health

Sat Jul 26, 2014

BioMed Central

Treatment with pirfenidone for two years decreases fibrosis, cytokine ...

The aim of this study was to assess whether two-years treatment with Pirfenidone influences necroinflammation, fibrosis and steatosis, serum levels of TGF-beta1, IL-6, TNF-alpha and CB1 and CB2 gene expression, in patients with chronic hepatitis C .

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CiteULike

Prolactin prevents hepatocellular carcinoma by restricting innate immune activation of c-Myc in mice.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy

GhanaWeb

Okyeame Kwame embarks on free Hepatitis B screening

Okyeame Kwame Foundation together with MDS Lancet Laboratories and MTN Ghana Foundation is embarking on free Hepatitis B screening and vaccination at James Town-Mantse Agbona, Accra as at this publication today, Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Ghana, Africa, World News

Medical News

Scientists find high proportion of oral bacteria in gut microbiota of liver cirrhosis patients

Scientists from INRA in collaboration with a Chinese team found that the gut microbiota of individuals with liver cirrhosis differ notably from healthy individuals', showing a high proportion of oral bacteria.

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Medical News

Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Health approves hepatitis C drug telaprevir

The Chemistry, Food & Drugs Division of the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Health approved the introduction of Telaprevir to the market, an innovative therapy that significantly increases the cure rate from Hepatitis C , and it is indicated for patients infected with the genotype 1 virus .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Central America, Liver Cancer

Medical News

RI Defeats Hepatitis C project aims to eliminate HCV in Rhode Island

July 26 WaterFire to be held in Providence, Rhode Island, to mark World Hepatitis Day -- epidemic kills 1.5 million worldwide a year; deaths on the rise Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., director of The Miriam Hospital's HIV/Viral Hepatitis Coinfection program, states in the July, 2014 Rhode Island Medical Journal special edition, "RI Defeats Hep C" that ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Providence, RI, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Crofs Blogs

ECDC: Viral hepatitis in Europe

With World Hepatitis Day coming on July 28, ECDC has published Viral hepatitis in Europe: undiagnosed and under-reported .

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Aidsmap

Interferon-free hepatitis C treatment works for people on methadone or buprenorphine

People with chronic hepatitis C who are using methadone or buprenorphine to manage opiate addiction can be safely and effectively treated with AbbVie's 3D all-oral direct-acting antiviral regimen plus ribavirin, resulting in a 97% cure rate, according to a report this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

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Related Topix: Health, HIV/AIDS

LongIsland.com

Health Commissioner to Residents: Know about Hepatitis, Know Your Status

July 25, 2014 - July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, one of only four World Health Organization disease-specific days.

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Crooks and Liars

New Hepatitis C Treatment: $84K Per Three-Month Course. Say What?

Since the federal government already provides so much of the R&D funding for pharmaceutical companies, and Big Pharma really exploits its stranglehold on certain drugs, maybe it's time to talk about either federal price ceilings, partial ownership of drug profits -- or taking over completely.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, US News, Liberal Political News

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