Tag: "hepatitis" at medical news
Teens unaware of sexually transmitted diseases until they catch one, Carnegie Mellon study finds
...lamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis
B, trichomoniasis and syphilis. Girls who reported having been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease knew more about that particular disease than other girls, but did not know more about the other diseases. On average, with the exception of H...
New Israeli study finds vaccinating all toddlers against hepatitis A
... today found that vaccinating all children against hepatitis
A at 18 and 24 months in one Israeli community red...ICAAC). Experts have long believed that universal hepatitis
A vaccination for children is an effective strategy to reduce disease incidence. This study coincid...
Common alternative treatment for liver disease is found to be ineffective
...course of patients with alcoholic liver disease or hepatitis
B or C liver disease. These findings are published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. According to the previous studies, milk thistle extracts have been shown to possess properties that protect against various hepatotoxins, including the p...
UCLA scientists discover immune response to HIV differs, even in identical twins
...ic infections in immunosuppressed individuals, and hepatitis
C, the latter being similar to HIV in both its changeable and chronic nature. The study represented collaboration with other UCLA investigators and with Joseph Church of Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine at the Univers...
...les used in injections causes millions of cases of hepatitis
B and hepatitis
C, and thousands of HIV infections. The World Health Organization has estimated that as many as one...
Resonance Health Goup patent for diagnosis of liver fibrosis
...ion people worldwide being chronically affected by hepatitis
C, a major cause of progressive liver fibrosis, there is a huge worldwide demand for a non-invasive test that quantifies fibrosis accurately and painlessly. Meeting an immediate clinical need, the new test will significantly expand the company's mar...
Fatty liver a possible risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease
... but it can develop into the chronic conditions of hepatitis
or cirrhosis. Stranges said these findings suggest that fatty liver should be considered part of the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions physicians use to help assess a patient's risk for cardiovascular disease. Persons with any three of th...
Cancer prevention news tips
...nown to cause liver cancer in people infected with hepatitis
B. "We know that aflatoxin can't be eliminated from our environment, but we can try to diminish its effects," says Thomas Kensler, Ph.D., professor of environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In the Hopkin...
Interferon with ribavirin is safe and effective for children with chronic Hepatitis C
...onably safe for the treatment of childhood chronic hepatitis
C," the authors conclude. Importantly, "sustained virologic response rates in children with chronic HCV given interferon alfa-2b with ribavirin in these studies are higher than in those using interferon alone."...
Studies clarify risk factors for mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus
... raise the risk of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis
C virus (HCV), according to two new studies publis... or discouraged from breastfeeding on the basis of hepatitis
C infection alone," said Pier-Angelo Tovo, MD, the lead author of the European study. "Our findings...
Past illegal blood donation in China linked to hepatitis C virus infection
... that illegal blood donation practices led to high hepatitis
C virus (HCV) infection rates in blood and plasma donors during the 1980s and early 1990s, and that failure to screen for HCV in transfusion recipients increased their risk of infection as well, according to an article in the November 15 issue of The...
GlaxoSmithKline's Havrix now approved for use in children aged 12 months and older
...itis A vaccine, inactivated) for the prevention of hepatitis
A in children aged 12 months and older. Havrix wa...ractitioners to vaccinate younger children against hepatitis
A with Havrix and may help to further reduce the incidence of hepatitis
A in the United States, part...
Booster vaccination against hepatitis B not necessary for long-term protection
Infants and adolescents vaccinated against hepatitis
B are protected for over 10 years after immunisati...em necessary to ensure long-term protection. Viral hepatitis
B is a leading cause of acute and chronic liver disease worldwide. The World Health Organization (WH...
UK liver services need urgent improvement
...he past 10 years, while liver disease arising from hepatitis
C infection is expected to treble by 2020. Evidence also suggests that the standard of care may vary widely from place to place. But are there enough specialist staff and facilities in the UK to manage these projected increases in liver disease, or ...
Acellular pertussis vaccine proves effective in adults, adolescents
...her the acellular pertussis vaccine or the control hepatitis
A vaccine (Havrix). For purposes of the trial, per..., supplied both the pertussis test vaccine and the hepatitis
A vaccine. Ten confirmed cases of pertussis occurred during the trial--nine cases were among the in...
Test predicts risk of liver scarring after transplant, study shows
... -- An estimated 20 percent of people with chronic hepatitis
C who receive a liver transplant will develop adva...eople who will not go on to develop cirrhosis from hepatitis
C after liver transplant and the therapy has a lot of side effects and is also very expensive." This...
Biomarkers used to predict recurrent disease in hepatitis C transplant patients
...sies for alpha-SMA may help identify patients with hepatitis
C at risk for severe recurrence who may benefit from early anti-HCV or anti-fibrotic therapy," the authors conclude. In another study, led by Mark W. Russo, M.D., M.P.H. of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the University of North C...
New tools used to control foodborne hepatitis A outbreaks related to green onions
... the further spread of four outbreaks of foodborne hepatitis
A virus in 2003 related to the consumption of gree...viously been used in an ongoing investigation of a hepatitis
A virus outbreak. The methods, involving genetic sequencing analysis of virus found in blood samples...
Potential 'weak link' between virus and liver cancer discovered
...l, the researchers traced the pathway by which the hepatitis
B virus (HBV) leads to development of hepatocellul.... "This study identified a novel mechanism for how hepatitis
B primes liver cells to turn cancerous, and what we found has potential relevance for other cancers ...
Hepatitis C responds best to combo of ribavirin and interferon, study concludes
...avirin and interferon is more effective intreating hepatitis
C than using interferon alone, but it also increas...onsidered thetreatment of choice for patients with hepatitis
C," conclude JesperBrok, M.D., and colleagues at Copenhagen University Hospital. However, the autho...
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