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California Healthcare Institute today unveiled a report that provides a comprehensive overview of the hepatitis C epidemic in the U.S., the rise of treatments and the potential of these treatments to reduce human suffering.
Drug development for hepatitis C virus antivirals has amplified with rising incidence rates and the intense need for curative therapy in the absence of a preventative vaccine.
Every year, on July 28th, we commemorate World Hepatitis Day and elevate the public health response to a disease that impacts more than 400 million people globally.
New figures from Public Health England reveal hospital admissions, liver transplants and deaths from hepatitis C have all risen in the UK.
A cultured liver cancer cell infected with Hepatitis C. The virus, stained red, surrounds the blue-stained nucleus and is in the process of being reproduced by virus within the cytoplasm.
Thousands of people aged 26 or above - called "n-persons" - are at risk of hepatitis B as they have not benefited from the childhood immunization program, an expert said.
Carmen: IN "GOOD HEALTH," GETTING TESTED FOR HEPATITIS B OVER AGE 50, THE ANSWER SHOULD BE YES.
Over years or decades, hepatitis B and C can lead to severe liver disease including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
According to the CDC , hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver.
Sovaldi is a breakthrough drug for Hepatitis C patients, but some say the cost places a huge burden on everyone.
A relative of a person suffering from Hepatitis-B helps him drink water at a hospital in Modasa, in India's western Gujarat state February 17, 2009.
Official figures for England show just 3% of people who develop chronic hepatitis C each year receive treatment to help clear the virus.
As the Manawatu hepatitis community nurse, Marty Graham sees first hand what can happen when someone waits to get tested for hepatitis.
In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the U.K. provide national, regional, and global genotype prevalence estimates for the hepatitis C virus .
Australia is facing a Hepatitis " crisis-in-waiting" with half of all Australians living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C now within the "liver danger-zone" with serious liver disease scratching at the surface, according to a new report released Monday, the World Hepatitis Day.
Two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C, even those most difficult to treat, according to the results of two studies published in The Lancet .
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:55 pm
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