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45 min ago | Worksop Guardian

Notts: County Council warn against the dangers of Hepatitis ahead of World Hepatitis Day

Notts County Council is marking World Hepatitis Day by reminding residents of the dangers posed by viral hepatitis, and the reasons that might have put people at risk of contracting it.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer

45 min ago | WLNE-TV Providence

WaterFire to help raise awareness of hepatitis C

The checks are part of a campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the state that is being spearheaded by Dr. Lynn Taylor.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Rhode Island

45 min ago | The Washington Post

Q&A: The new $84,000 hepatitis C drug

It's a long-term liver illness that can last for life, and the most severe cases could lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Travel

4 hrs ago | Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Progress Toward Prevention of Transfusion-Transmitted Hepatitis B and ...

Infections with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus are major causes of morbidity and mortality globally, primarily because of sequelae of chronic liver disease including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS, Malaria

8 hrs ago | WorthyNews

Breakthrough Drug That Cures Hepatitis C May Break Obamacare

A new drug called Solvaldi, created by Gilead Sciences', cures Hepatitis C, however it comes with a $84,000 price tag for a 12-week treatment course.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Anti-HIV weapons should be used to fight hep C, researchers in Vancouver say

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.


Related Topix: Canada, Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases


Opinion: Hepatitis drugs save money in long run

A hepatitis C sufferer holds out his pills. The large one is Sovaldi, which costs $1,000 per pill but promises a hepatitis-free life.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Opinion

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

World Hepatitis Day - July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014, marks the 4th annual World Hepatitis Day. Nearly 400 million persons are living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C, and more than 1 million die annually as a result of their infection.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Science Blog

Combination Antiretroviral Therapy Helps Treat Hepatitis C in HIV Patients

Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with the hepatitis C virus with an anti-retroviral drug therapy not only tackles HIV, but also reduces HCV replication, according to a new study led by a University of Cincinnati researcher.


Related Topix: Health, University of Cincinnati

City Council launches Hepatitis B Awareness Week

Dr. Loris Drepaul, from the Perry Avenue Family Medical Center, says the virus is transmitted through bodily fluids or people are born with it.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations

The Washington Post

Miracle Cures Spur Demand for Access to $1,000 Hepatitis Pill

The powerful new hepatitis C drug that sent Gilead Sciences Inc.'s sales soaring last quarter is doing the same for the hopes of millions of patients.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Business News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Age

CDNA to ponder loosening guidelines on HIV-positive health practicioners

Aside from a group of protestors demanding a 'Robin Hood' tax to help fight AIDS , most delegates left buoyed by former US president Bill Clinton's keynote speech.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Dentistry

San Jose Mercury News

Biz Break: Gilead raking in massive cash from hepatitis C drug Sovaldi

Today: Gilead's expensive, breakthrough hepatitis drug gives a huge boost to profits and revenues.


Related Topix: Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, iPad App, iPhone App, Facebook, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Startups, Social Software

HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, University of Cincinnati


Will controversial hepatitis C drug continue its blockbuster sales?

Gilead Sciences' $1,000-a-day hepatitis C pill is facing a firestorm of criticism from insurers and lawmakers, but none of those obstacles are likely to stop the Foster City company from reporting blockbuster revenues during the second quarter today.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health, Startups, CGI Pharmaceuticals, Liver Cancer

The Willits News

Hepatitis C: Older Americans are at risk

Hepatitis C can seriously damage the liver and can be fatal. Older people are more likely to have been exposed to Hepatitis C, but many older Americans are not aware that they need to be tested for it.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Large hepatitis outbreak reaches 47 cases, podiatry company denies ManorCare's charges

The number of people infected in a wide-scale North Dakota Hepatitis C outbreak has risen, state health officials say.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sofosbuvir and ribavirin for Hepatitis C in patients with HIV coinfection

This week's publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association determines the rates of HCV eradication, and adverse events in patients with HCV-HIV coinfection receiving sofosbuvir and ribavirin treatment.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Canada NewsWire

'Deal with it' documentary Exposes Canada's Hidden Hepatitis C Epidemic

Despite feeling in top physical shape, the war veteran discovered he had hepatitis C - a disease he had been living with for 28 years - and was facing imminent liver failure unless he received a liver transplant.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liver Cancer, Infectious Diseases

Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

Health officials in Ohio and West Virginia advised patients of Valley Pain Management in McMechen on Monday to be tested for blood-borne infections.


Related Topix: McMechen, WV, Health