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Girl seeks Shs133m for liver transplant

Maria Achola is a seven-year-old girl in urgent need of financial assistance to undergo a liver transplant.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, India,

Sat Jul 12, 2014

New York Daily News

Daily Checkup: The lowdown on hepatitis

A professor of medicine at Mount Sinai, Dr. Douglas Dieterich specializes in treating liver diseases and sees about 2,500 patients with hepatitis each year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

BioMed Central

Deep sequencing of hepatitis C virus hypervariable region 1 reveals...

Hypervariable region 1 contained within envelope protein 2 gene is the most variable part of HCV genome and its translation product is a major target for the host immune response.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Genetics

KICD-AM Spencer

Free HIV and Hepatitis C Testing

Clay County Public Health Nurse Colette Rossiter says that testing is the only way to know if you are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

The Las Vegas Sun

Powerhouse Las Vegas law firm joins lawsuit against Nevada's Silver State Exchange

Two prominent Las Vegas attorneys signed onto a class-action lawsuit to represent plaintiffs suing the state and software builder Xerox for negligence with the Nevada's health care exchange.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Medicine, Health

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Vermont health department tracking hepatitis C cases

More than 600 Vermonters have chronic hepatitis C. The disease was the second most commonly tracked by public health officials last year, according to data from the Vermont Department of Health.

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Related Topix: Health, Vermont, Vermont Government, Health Insurance

Dissident Voice

The Myths of Big Corporate Capitalism

Large corporate capitalism is a breed apart from smaller scale capitalism. The former can often avoid marketplace verdicts through corporate welfare, strip owner-shareholders of power over the top company bosses and offload the cost of their pollution, tax escapes and other "externalities" onto the backs of innocent people.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPhone, Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health, US News, Liberal Political News

CNN

Forgotten smallpox is alive

Before the term "vaccination" was coined, millions died every year from infectious diseases such as smallpox, tuberculosis and yellow fever.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Health, Chickenpox

State of Michigan

Residents Reminded to Consider Health and Safety Risks When Getting Body Art

LANSING, Mich. Body art modification has become increasingly popular with one out of four persons ages 18-25 in the United States now having tattoo or body piercing.

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Related Topix: Lansing, MI, Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS, MRSA

Reuters

Senators ask Gilead to explain cost of Sovaldi hepatitis drug

Two members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, including Chairman Ron Wyden, on Friday asked Gilead Sciences Inc to defend the more than $80,000 cost of its breakthrough new treatment for hepatitis C, citing the expense to federal healthcare programs.

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Related Topix: Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics, Startups

Reuters

Senators ask Gilead to explain cost of Sovaldi hepatitis drug

Two members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, including Chairman Ron Wyden, on Friday asked Gilead Sciences Inc to defend the more than $80,000 cost of its breakthrough new treatment for hepatitis C, citing the expense to federal healthcare programs.

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Related Topix: Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics, Startups, Republican, Chuck Grassley

Forbes.com

How Gilead Sciences Can Deliver A Double: Part Two

Last month, Eugene Groysman made the case that Gilead Sciences can double its stock price because of high demand for its new Hepatitis-C drug, Sovaldi, even though it costs $84,000 per treatment.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health, Financial Markets, Business News

Medical News Today

Telemedicine for patients with chronic liver diseases

Although telemedicine could improve the quality of life of patients with chronic liver diseases, viable home care systems are still lacking.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Germany

Thu Jul 10, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Chino liver recipient to compete in Transplant Games in Houston

CHINO >> Daniel Luevanos, 55, will be competing in the national Transplant Games in Houston starting today representing Southern California, but his journey to this point has been anything but smooth.

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Related Topix: California, Medicine, Family, Kids

Fox News

Split liver transplants as successful as whole organ transplants, study finds

Of the nearly 16,000 people on waiting lists for a liver transplant, approximately 10 percent die before they are chosen for surgery.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery

The New Zealand Herald

Five promising steps forward in HIV science

Maintaining the momentum of scientific discoveries and breakthroughs is critical to preventing further HIV infections, improving care for the 35 million people living with HIV and because other critical global health priorities compete for funding in our fiscally-constrained world.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Human Sexuality, Medicine

The Telegraph

Campaign on hepatitis kicks off

Imphal, July 10: The Hepatitis-C co-infection among drug users and people living with HIV in Manipur has become a serious health problem with the state government groping in the dark to tackle the situation, experts said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS

The Las Vegas Sun

Court says man who contracted hepatitis cannot sue Medicare insurer

In a split decision, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled today that a Las Vegas man cannot sue a health maintenance organization for sending him to the clinic where there was an outbreak of hepatitis in 2008.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine, Las Vegas, NV

The Bennington Banner

Health department tracking hepatitis C cases

More than 600 Vermonters have chronic hepatitis C. The disease was the second most commonly tracked by public health officials last year, according to data from the Vermont Department of Health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vermont, Vermont Government, Health Insurance

PhysOrg Weblog

EU nations join forces against 'exorbitant' hepatitis C drug: France

France said Thursday it has joined forces with 13 other European countries to negotiate a lower price for a promising new hepatitis C drug that has drawn controversy for its astronomical cost.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Social Security, Personal Finance

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