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45 Health - Hepatitis Resources

Misc. - B

Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing
Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds
March 8, 2017
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Misc. - C

Calif. Declares Emergency Over Hepatitis Outbreak
A lack of vaccines to combat a hepatitis A outbreak in California has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.
October 16, 2017
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California Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads
Hundreds hospitalized in San Diego alone.
October 6, 2017
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California's Hepatitis A outbreak is the future poking us in the face
It wasn't just that people were getting sick--it was who. And how many.
November 20, 2017
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Can Aspirin Stop Liver Cancer in Hep B Patients?
Study from Taiwan finds link between aspirin use and reduced cancer risk
October 20, 2017
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Can hepatitis C be transmitted through oral sex?
Hepatitis C is a type of liver disease that can spread from person to person. It is caused by the hepatitis C virus, otherwise known as HCV or hep C.
December 6, 2017
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Coffee could halve death risk for patients with HIV, hepatitis C
A wealth of studies have hailed coffee for its potential health benefits, but for patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C virus, the rewards could be even greater; a new study suggests that drinking at least three cups of coffee per day could halve their risk of all-cause mortality.
September 26, 2017
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Misc. - D

Dibenzoazepine defender: Drug found to be effective against resistant hepatitis C
Researchers have identified a class of chemicals that can combat resistant strains of the hepatitis C virus, as well as parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis.
December 6, 2017
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Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day linked to reduced mortality risk in HIV-HCV patients
Patients infected by both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at specific risk of end-stage liver disease and greater risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. In addition, HIV infection accelerates the progression of chronic hepatitis C to fibrosis and development of cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease. In these HIV-HCV co-infected patients, drinking at least three cups of coffee each day halved the risk of all-cause mortality according to a new study published in the Journal of Hepatology.
September 25, 2017
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Misc. - E

Endo Pharmaceuticals Agrees To Remove Opioid Painkiller Linked To HIV Outbreak From The Market
Weeks after the Food and Drug Administration said opioid painkiller Opana ER should be removed from the market amid concerns about the potential for abuse, Endo Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pull the drug, which has been linked to serious outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C.
July 7, 2017
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Misc. - F

FDA grants approval for two drugs to treat hepatitis C virus in children
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved supplemental applications for Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) in children ages 12 to 17. Harvoni and Sovaldi were previously approved to treat HCV in adults.
April 7, 2017
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Misc. - G

Global health experts say elimination of hepatitis C in the US is possible: How do we make it happen?
With a growing consensus in the global health community that Hepatitis C (HCV) could be eliminated, a new report highlights a key missing element needed to achieving complete elimination -- adequate surveillance and monitoring -- and explains how modest investments would improve lives and save money.
June 14, 2017
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Misc. - H

Hemopurifier Filters Ebola, Hep C, Metastatic Melanoma: Interview with James A. Joyce, CEO of Aethlon Medical
Filtering infectious pathogens and cancer cells directly from whole blood has been an almost fantastic proposition, but the Hemopurifier from Aethlon Medical does just that. We've been covering it for over 10 years on Medgadget as it proves itself in clinical trials and new applications for it are discovered. It has already been studied as a treatment option for hepatitis C, metastatic melanoma, and the Ebola virus. Recently at the 2017 BIO International Convention in San Diego, virus capture data was presented from a study of the Hemopurifier involving health-compromised patients infected with a virus.
July 18, 2017
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Hep B Vaccine Should Be Given Sooner: Pediatricians Group
Shot should come within 24 hours of delivery, and not at first checkup
August 28, 2017
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Hep C Screen May Boost Opioid Treatment Success
When people find out they have the infection, they're more likely to stay off drugs
October 20, 2017
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Hepatitis C mutations 'outrun' immune systems, lab study shows
Study identifies mutations outside of traditional vaccine targets as barrier to vaccine development
March 15, 2017
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Hepatitis C virus: Possible new approach to battling infections
An international study has shone light on the way the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) hijacks the communication systems in the host cells it infects, uncovering potential new therapeutic targets for the disease.
May 8, 2017
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Hepatitis Infection May Raise Parkinson's Risk
New study adds to evidence that these conditions might be linked somehow
March 30, 2017
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Misc. - I

Interventions for reducing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugs
The first global review to quantify the impact of needle syringe programs (NSP) and opioid substitution treatment (OST) in reducing the risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis C virus has now been published. The study has implications for millions of people who are 'at risk' from infection.
September 26, 2017
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Investigational dose of oral interferon-free treatment can cure hepatitis C in children
A study that evaluated an investigational dosage of once-daily ledipasvir 45 mg/sofosbuvir 200 mg (LDV/SOF) in children aged six to 11 years infected with HCV, found that 99 percent of children had undetectable levels of HCV-RNA 12 weeks after treatment, report researchers. the study showed that the fixed-dose combination of LDV/SOF was well-tolerated, and no patients experienced serious adverse events related to the study drug.
April 21, 2017
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Misc. - L

Lack of Awareness May Spur Spread of Hep C
Only about half of people in the United States with hepatitis C know they have the curable disease, new data shows.
November 1, 2017
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Misc. - M

More than two million people co-infected with HIV, hepatitis C
An estimated 2.3 million people living with HIV are co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) globally, a new study has found. Very little was known about the extent of HIV/HCV coinfection prior to this study, which was the first global study of its kind.
March 8, 2016
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Misc. - N

New drug offers hope to patients with hepatitis C
Patients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have discovered that a new drug significantly reduces their risk of death and need for transplantation.
May 26, 2017
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New drug reduces transplant and mortality rates significantly in patients with hepatitis C
Patients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have discovered that a new drug significantly reduces their risk of death and need for transplantation.
May 31, 2017
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New graphene sensor to improve hepatitis diagnosis
A new UK-China collaborative project is developing a sensor to provide an easy, low-cost method of diagnosing hepatitis on the spot using graphene -- an advanced 2D material known for its high electrical conductivity.
May 22, 2017
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New Hepatitis C Infections Hit 15-Year High
Many stemmed from rising use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials say
May 12, 2017
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New research highlights worldwide risk of HIV, Hepatitis C epidemics
Among people who inject drugs due to inadequate provision of infectious disease prevention programs
October 24, 2017
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Newer Hepatitis C Drugs May Pose Health Risks
Newer drugs to cure hepatitis C may put patients at risk for liver failure and other severe side effects, according to a new study from a U.S. nonprofit group that examines drug safety.
January 25, 2017
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Newer medications can cure HCV infections, study suggests
A new analysis reveals a dramatic transformation in the care of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) as more effective and tolerable medications have become available.
March 8, 2017
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Newer, more effective medications increase number of patients achieving HCV cure
A new analysis reveals a dramatic transformation in the care of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) as more effective and tolerable medications have become available.
March 8, 2017
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Misc. - P

Parkinson's risk may be higher with hepatitis virus infection
Individuals infected with hepatitis B or C viruses may have a significantly greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease, new research suggests.
March 30, 2017
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Promising new drug for Hep B tested
New treatment has advanced toward human trials for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, report scientists.
November 7, 2017
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Misc. - R

Researchers develop new strategy that can revolutionize HIV vaccine design
Vaccines are an essential tool for preventing and treating serious infectious diseases such as polio, chicken pox and measles. But so far it has not been possible to develop vaccines capable of contributing to the treatment and prevention of chronic infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C.
May 17, 2017
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Researchers identify factors associated with stopping treatment for opioid dependence
Individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to treat addiction, are more likely to disengage from treatment programs if they are black or Hispanic, unemployed, or have hepatitis C according to a study.
January 5, 2017
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Misc. - S

Scientists a step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B
A major new insight into how hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide, report scientists.
June 19, 2017
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Scientists notice shift in transmission mechanism of HEV infections
Hepatitis E gets little press compared to its better-known cousins A, B, and C, but Stellenbosch University virologists say we should wake up to how transmission of this virus is changing. World Hepatitis Day is commemorated on 28 July.
July 27, 2017
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Should we be worried about hepatitis E?
Hepatitis E gets little press compared to its better-known cousins A, B and C, but Stellenbosch University virologists say we should wake up to how transmission of this virus is changing.
July 27, 2017
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Solving the hepatitis C epidemic among people with substance abuse disorders
Innovations in HCV treatment at methadone clinics, corrections facilities
April 24, 2017
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Spatial epidemiology used to identify 3 key hepatitis C hotspots in Massachusetts
New analysis shows areas with highest rates and counts of hep C infections in Massachusetts
April 27, 2017
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Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis
Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) can lead to cirrhosis as well as liver cancer. a Hepatology study from Taiwan has found that statins may provide benefits to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis.
April 24, 2017
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Study identifies factors linked to disengagement from treatment for opioid use disorder
Individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to treat addiction, are more likely to disengage from treatment programs if they are black or Hispanic, unemployed, or have hepatitis C according to a study published online in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
January 5, 2017
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Misc. - T

Tattoo Aftercare: What to Know
Most people know that dirty tattoo needles can transmit infections like Hepatitis C.
June 8, 2017
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Tiny Opioid Victims: Addicted Moms-to-Be Transmit Hepatitis C
More fallout from the U.S. opioid epidemic: Wisconsin has seen a near doubling of women on Medicaid who have the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in pregnancy.
October 26, 2017
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Testing for hepatitis C virus remains low among baby boomers
Two years after recommendations, only a small percentage have been tested
March 8, 2017
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Treatment benefits patients with thalassaemia and HCV
Many individuals with the blood disorder thalassaemia also carry the hepatitis C virus (HCV) due to contaminated transfusions before 1990. Due to the co-existence of iron overload (from repeated blood transfusions), these patients are at increased risk of developing liver cancer. A new study indicates that treatment with a combination of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir as a once a day single pill leads to a sustained virological response in 98% of patients with thalassaemia and HCV.
June 29, 2017
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