Hepatitis

Disparities in HBV rates present between ethnic groups, U.S. and foreign-born patients

6 hours ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

Recent study data showed disparities in hepatitis B virus infection rates between ethnic groups as well as among between U.S.-born and foreign-born patients. “There are wide...
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HCV cure improves survival in post-DAA liver cancer development

23 hours ago   |   Healio

Patients who developed hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma after achieving sustained virologic response with interferon-free direct-acting antivirals had a 60% to 70%...
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DAAs change treatment landscape for children with HCV

1 day ago   |   Healio

From 2013 through 2016, an estimated 2.4 million adults in the United States had a current hepatitis C virus infection. A study published in The American Journal of Public...
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Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

1 day ago   |   Healio

In August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years for HCV infection...
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New Test Proves Effective in Hepatitis B Patients

New Test Proves Effective in Hepatitis B Patients

1 day ago   |   Medindia Health

The new test enables simultaneous and more precise evaluation of hepatitis B DNA, genotypes, and mutant DNA, as well as better assessment of infection status, disease...
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People with PTSD 1.8 times as likely to have other infections, study finds

2 days ago   |   News Medical   |   4 articles

First-of-its-kind study finds people with PTSD were 1.8 times as likely to have any infection as those without PTSD, ranging from being 1.3 times as likely to have meningitis...
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HIV/HCV vs. HCV monoinfection present similar liver cancer rates

2 days ago   |   Healio

In contrast to previous study results, hepatocellular carcinoma and decompensated cirrhosis rates were similar between patients coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV and those...
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Egrifta reduces hepatic fat fraction in patients with NAFLD, HIV

2 days ago   |   Healio

Treatment with Egrifta demonstrated a greater reduction in hepatic fat fraction compared with placebo among patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and HIV, according to...
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Hepatitis B can Now be Accurately Diagnosed With New Test: Here's How

Hepatitis B can Now be Accurately Diagnosed With New Test: Here's How

3 days ago   |   Medindia Health   |   2 articles

Hepatitis B can now be diagnosed more accurately using a new molecular diagnostic technique. The new technique, called COLD-PCR/FMCA has many advantages over currently...
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Worker at fresh produce company positive for hepatitis A; alert issued

3 days ago   |   Food Safety

A food handler has tested positive for hepatitis A, spurring a public alert for anyone who bought fresh fruits or vegetables from a specific Brother's Produce location. The New...
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Study: 95% of Baby Foods Contain Heavy Metals

Study: 95% of Baby Foods Contain Heavy Metals

Nearly all foods made for babies contain at least one toxic heavy metal that can harm brain development, according to a large new study that tested 13 different types of baby... Read more ...

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia: Study

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia: Study

Being calm and mature as teen were each associated with roughly a 10% reduction in adult dementia risk. Read more ...

PTSD Linked to Stroke Risk in Younger Adults

PTSD Linked to Stroke Risk in Younger Adults

Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests. Read more ...

Medicare for All Would Actually Be ‘Medicare for None,' HHS Secretary Alex...

Medicare for All Would Actually Be ‘Medicare for None,' HHS Secretary Alex Azar Argues at TIME 100 Health Summit

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar called Medicare for All a “utopian” and “simplistic” approach to health care that would actually become... Read more ...

Alarming report reveals youth suicide has risen 56% in the past decade

Alarming report reveals youth suicide has risen 56% in the past decade

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's report on violent deaths shows that while homicides have fallen since 2000, suicides among 10- to 24-year-olds have risen sharply. Read more ...

95% Of Baby Foods Tested In U.S. Contain Toxic Metals

95% Of Baby Foods Tested In U.S. Contain Toxic Metals

The majority of baby food sold in the United States contains lead, arsenic, cadmium, and/or mercury According to a new report released on Thursday, October 17, 2019, the food... Read more ...

Nicotine Addiction May Lead to Diabetes

Nicotine Addiction May Lead to Diabetes

Cigarette smoking has been proved fatal time and again, and now this notorious habit is linked to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Read more ...

PTSD Doubles Infection Risk in Patients

PTSD Doubles Infection Risk in Patients

PTSD affected people have a staggering 1.8 times the risk of having any infection compared with those without PTSD. Read more ...

Daily blue light exposure from smartphones and tablets 'could be taking...

Daily blue light exposure from smartphones and tablets 'could be taking years off people's lives'

A new study from Oregon State University found, in research conducted on flies, that blue light emitted from smartphones damages brain neurons as well as the retina at the back... Read more ...

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Reveal Their New Baby In The Sneakiest Way

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Reveal Their New Baby In The Sneakiest Way

Congratulations to Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on the arrival of their third little girl Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are notoriously private about their personal lives... Read more ...