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From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:04:40 +0100

Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her child against infectious diseases. She got all the required vaccines for him at the public Kibera South Hospital.But many children in Africa are not as fortunate as these two...

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Health Center Care Delivery Models for Primary Care Integration of Viral Hepatitis and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:59:52 +0100

May 15, 2018 2:00-3:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)



Telbivudine to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV Telbivudine to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:14:56 +0100

Does telbivudine in women with positive HBeAg prevent HBV transmission to the fetus--and is it safe to use in the third trimester?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



HCV Screening, Transmission, and Treatment: A Test

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:26:14 +0100

This new quiz on hepatitis C tests what you know about mother-to-child transmission, testing at-risk populations, optimal regimens for your sickest patients, and more. (Source: ConsultantLive)



World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:18:29 +0100

22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability and death from vaccine-preventable diseases. Increasingly, adolescents and adults are experiencing the benefits of vaccination against life-threatening diseases, such as hepatitis, influenza, meningitis and canc...



Viral Hepatitis Overview Video Viral Hepatitis Overview Video

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:14:53 +0100

The hepatitis virus invades liver cells and causes inflammation in the liver tissue. All of the types have slightly different presentations, symptoms and severity. Find out more in this video.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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ACIP Recommends Heplisav-B Vaccine for Adults ACIP Recommends Heplisav-B Vaccine for Adults

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:56:04 +0100

Heplisav-B, a yeast-derived hepatitis B vaccine made with a novel adjuvant, is recommended for individuals aged 18 years and older, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis - United States, 2016

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:32:43 +0100

In 2016, all 50 states and the District of Columbia submitted reports of acute hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, 48 states submitted reports of acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, 42 submitted reports of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, 43 submitted reports of chronic HBV infection, and 42 submitted reports of chronic HCV infection. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Spending on medicines grew less than one percent in 2017

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:15:38 +0100

Last year, a record number of new treatments and cures that are transforming care for patients fighting debilitating diseases like cancer, hepatitis C, high cholesterol and more were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In the midst of all this incredible progress, spending on medicines grewjust 0.6 percent in 2017, according to the newIQVIA Institute for Human Data Science “2017 Medicine Use and Spending in the U.S.” report. (Source: The Catalyst)



Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of a Hepatitis B Vaccine with a Novel Adjuvant

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)



Many European countries are not ready to stop viral hepatitis

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Many European countries lack a comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat, according to a patient group-based survey implemented in 25 countries. The Hep-CORE study was coordinated by ISGlobal -- an institution supported by the 'la Caixa' Foundation -- and led by the European Liver Patient's Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Hepatitis C-infected Heart and Lung Transplants Safe Hepatitis C-infected Heart and Lung Transplants Safe

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:21:59 +0100

Organs donated from people infected with hepatitis C can be safely transplanted, and any transmission of the virus can be treated with antiretrovirals, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Organs From Opioid OD Victims Are Saving Lives

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:15:21 +0100

Overdose donors were also more likely to have had hepatitis C or be tagged with an "increased infection risk" label. Specifically, 18 percent and 56 percent had hepatitis C or were labeled risky, respectively, over the study period. (Source: WebMD Health)



Metabolic Syndrome Common With Chronic Hep B Infection

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:00:37 +0100

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is prevalent among patients with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) infection, according to a study published online March 29 in Diabetes Care. Mandana Khalili, M.D., from the University of California, San... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Britain ’s use of contaminated blood was no ‘tragedy’ – it was a scandal | Simon Hattenstone

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:00:32 +0100

The latest inquiry must discover how thousands of haemophiliacs contracted HIV or hepatitis C from blood products, and why it was covered up for so longIn two weeks ’ time Sir Brian Langstaff will take up his post as chair of thepublic inquiry into contaminated blood and contaminated blood products. Today, World Haemophilia Day, is the perfect occasion to remind Langstaff what the thousands of haemophiliac victims need from this inquiry if they are to get justice.In the 1970s and 1980s more than 4,600 haemophiliacs contracted HIV or hepatitis C after being infected by contaminated blood-clotting products. Much of the blood had been imported on the cheap from US prisons, and taken from high-risk donors (sex workers, drug addicts and alcoholics) who were paid for their blood. As early as 1...

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Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic: A Workshop

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:20:17 +0100

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 04/05/2018 This one-and-a-half-day public workshop discussed the infectious disease consequences of the opioid epidemic. Participants discussed the scope of the problem, giving particular attention to viral hepatitis, HIV, and endocarditis. Attention was given to reducing the infectious disease co-morbidities of injection drug use, especially strategies that emphasize empathy, respectful treatment, and patient satisfaction. Effective novel strategies were also discussed. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



QoL in Adolescents With HCV Treated With Sofosbuvir+Ribavirin QoL in Adolescents With HCV Treated With Sofosbuvir+Ribavirin

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:15:32 +0100

How does treatment with DAAs and viral eradication affect health-related quality of life in adolescent patients with HCV?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Organs from Drug Overdoses May Help Transplant Shortage

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:43:00 +0100

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors. The findings could encourage more use of organs from overdose victims. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found those transplants have jumped nearly 24-fold since 2000. That was before overdoses were making headlines or most transplant centers considered accepting such organs. In 2016, there were 3,533 transplants using overdose-related donated organs, up from just 149 such transplants in 2000, the study found. Deaths from overdoses are on the rise yet most occur outside hospitals, blocking organ donation. Still, those deaths now account for about 13 percent of ...



STD Awareness Month 2018: Impact of Budget Cuts on HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Programs

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:41:47 +0100

Post provides an overview of the impact of stagnant and declining budgets within local health departments on the prevention and treatment of STDs. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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Hepatitis C Treatments Reduce Transplants

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Therapies also appear to reduce liver-related mortality (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)



Montana brand frozen strawberries recalled by Adonis

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:56:38 +0100

A recall has been issued for one-kilogram bags of Montana brand frozen strawberries sold by the Adonis Group in Quebec and Ontario, due to possible contamination with hepatitis A. (Source: CBC | Health)



Adonis expands recall linking strawberry products to hepatitis A

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:56:38 +0100

A recall notice has been expanded by the Adonis Group to include strawberry juices, smoothies and frozen strawberries due to possible contamination with hepatitis A. (Source: CBC | Health)



Hepatitis C Symptoms Can Persist After Cure (CME/CE)

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Cryoglobulins observed 2 years after sustained virologic response (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Autoimmune Hepatitis Linked to Adverse Birth Outcomes (CME/CE)

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- But no clear association between immunosuppression, birth outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)

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Hepatitis C virus elimination programs report encouraging results: Is elimination within reach?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) National programs in Georgia and Iceland report high levels of engagement, treatment initiation, and cure, suggesting HCV elimination targets are achievable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Sustained virological response to oral hepatitis C virus treatment associated with reduced mortality in an Italian cohort

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) A large-scale, real-world data on the course of liver disease after clearance of HCV with direct-acting antiviral agents show reduced risk of death at all stages of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Baby Boomer HCV Screening Rates Remain Low, Study Finds

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:29:31 +0100

Black and Hispanic boomers had lower odds of HCV screening between 2013-2015, as did female and older members of the 1945-1965 cohort. (Source: ConsultantLive)



Glecaprevir-pibrentasvir in HCV Genotypes 1 & amp; 3: SVR Rates High after 8 Weeks

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:12:07 +0100

The recently-approved HCV treatment produced SVR rates of 95% or greater and discontinuation rates for AEs was extremely low. (Source: ConsultantLive)



Community Response Planning for Outbreaks of Hepatitis and HIV Among People who Inject Drugs (April 2018)

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:58:19 +0100

This document is intended to help health departments prepare for outbreaks of hepatitis and HIV among PWID by providing guidance on how to develop a local community response plan by integrating key elements of communicable disease control and prevention with emergency management concepts and community resource mobilization. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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Namibia:Hepatitis E Might Remain in Informal Settlements

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:34:54 +0100

[New Era] Windhoek -There are fears that hepatitis E in Havana and Goreangab informal settlements could become endemic, according to epidemiologist, Dr Lilliane Kahuika, of the Ministry of Health and Social Services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Non-profit ’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:00:25 +0100

Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and deathAn affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim clinical trial results that offer hope to the 71 million people living with the disease worldwide. The treatment is expected to cost $300 for 12 weeks, or $3.50 per day, in Malaysia, where trials were conducted along with Thailand – a fraction of the cost of other hepatitis C medicines produced by major drugmakers, which often run to tens of thousands of dollars.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



New affordable hepatitis C combination treatment shows 97 percent cure rate

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) The sofosbuvir/ravidasvir combination treatment for hepatitis C has been shown to be safe and effective, with extremely high cure rates, according to interim results from the Phase II/III STORM-C-1 trial presented by DNDi at the International Liver Conference in Paris. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Sensitive new assay detects hepatitis B infection in single liver cells and serum

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Elsevier) Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) can progress to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A study published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a new HBV assay that offers advantages over currently used methods because it has the capability to detect closed circular DNA (cccDNA) in serum, single cells, and preserved tissue samples. This assay can be used to diagnose HCC at an earlier stage to manage treatment more effectively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



First real-world studies report glecaprevir/pibrentasvir to be effective and well tolerated in chronic HCV infection

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) Studies conducted in Italy and Germany confirm the effectiveness and safety of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, with viral suppression rates similar to those observed in clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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Italy: Ongoing hepatitis A virus outbreak among men who have sex with men is linked to current outbreaks in Europe

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) ILC 2018: Phylogenetic analysis of circulating viruses in an ongoing acute hepatitis A outbreak in Lombardy, Italy links the majority of cases to two virus strains responsible for recent outbreaks in the UK and the Netherlands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Hepatitis E virus infections can be life threatening and transmitted through blood products

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) ILC 2018: Hepatitis E virus infections are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in both immunocompromised and immune-competent individuals - blood products are confirmed as an important source of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)



Screening for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C-related cirrhosis achieving sustained virological response is likely to be cost effective

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) A Canadian study suggests that biannual or annual ultrasound screening for HCC is likely to be cost effective after a sustained virological response in those with hepatitis C-related cirrhosis, but not in those with advanced fibrosis without cirrhosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)



Linkage to care specialist facilitates access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) A longitudinal study involving more than 1,000 individuals reports promising role for linkage to care specialists in expanding access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Punjab, India: Mass treatment of a population with chronic hepatitis C infection produces high rates of cure

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) A program of decentralized public healthcare achieves high rates of cure regardless of genotype or the presence of cirrhosis: the Punjab Model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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GSK to Compensate for Merck's Pediatric HepB Vaccine Shortage

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:44:00 +0100

In the face of a continuing shortage of Merck's pediatric hepatitis B vaccines, the CDC says GlaxoSmithKline will fill in with sufficient supply to meet full U.S. demand. (Source: AAFP News)



How can eating frozen fruit cause hepatitis A?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:27:48 +0100

Seven people in New South Wales have been diagnosed with hepatitis A after eating imported frozen pomegranate seeds from Coles, it was reported last week. Two Australian researchers explain how. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



The Benefits of Hepatitis C Virus Cure: Every Rose Has Thorns The Benefits of Hepatitis C Virus Cure: Every Rose Has Thorns

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:14:56 +0100

This review examines not only the health benefits to the individual but also the associated public health benefits that come with HCV cure via DAAs.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Hepatitis C: A novel point-of-care assay

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Institut Pasteur) One of the major challenges identified by the WHO in efforts to eradicate the hepatitis C virus is the diagnosis of chronic cases that are generally asymptomatic. Major progress is required for new diagnostic techniques that can be 'decentralized,' in other words accessed by populations and countries with limited resources. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and Inserm, in collaboration with the company genedrive, have developed and validated a rapid, reliable, point-of-care HCV assay. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Public Health Grand Rounds: Working Together to Eliminate the Threat of Hepatitis B and C

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 22:44:59 +0100

April 17, 2018 1:00pm ET; Atlanta, GA or via webcast. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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Hep C drugs among those accepted today for Scottish NHS

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Five new medicines, including treatments for hepatitis C, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, have been approved for use by regulators in Scotland. (Source: Nursing Times)



In Your 60s: Blood Pressure, Hepatitis C, Cancer Risk

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 09:17:04 +0100

In your 60s you may have less allergies and a healthy lifestyle. ... However, it's important to avoid inflammation and heart disease risks. (Source: AARP.org News)



2018 National Latino HIV and Hepatitis C Conference

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:23:27 +0100

May 18-20, 2018; San Antonio, TX. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Liver Cancer on the Rise in Backdrop of Undiagnosed Hep C Liver Cancer on the Rise in Backdrop of Undiagnosed Hep C

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:21:27 +0100

The hepatitis C epidemic that started in the 1950s infected many patients who are now developing end-stage liver cancer, and the number of cases is growing, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Past surgical patients at a Denver hospital may be at risk of HIV, hepatitis

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:41:12 +0100

A sterilization breach at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver may have put patients at risk for infection of HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, according to a release from the Colorado state health department. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Almost 300 Million Worldwide May Be Infected With HBV Almost 300 Million Worldwide May Be Infected With HBV

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 19:20:01 +0100

About 292 million people worldwide may be infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), a new modeling study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir Treats Hepatitis C in HIV-coinfected Individuals Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir Treats Hepatitis C in HIV-coinfected Individuals

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:22:59 +0100

The direct-acting antiviral (DAA) combination glecaprevir/pibrentasvir is effective for treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in individuals coinfected with HIV-1, according to results from the non-randomized, open-label phase 3 EXPEDITION-2 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Liver Stiffness Measurement-Based Approach for HBV Liver Stiffness Measurement-Based Approach for HBV

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 04:15:21 +0100

Decline of liver stiffness from baseline after 1 year of antiviral therapy for HBV infection may reflect remission of liver inflammation and fibrosis.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Economic Modeling for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB and School Health

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:27:38 +0100

This notice of funding opportunity announcement is to support epidemiologic and economic modeling of disease transmission to facilitate prevention effectiveness of public health interventions and support state and local disease prevention efforts. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Rural Communities Overwhelmed with Hepatitis See Few Options

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0100

In rural Ohio the rate of hepatitis C infections nearly doubled in a two-year period and that doesn't count the number of new cases that go unreported. The sudden rise has been attributed to the increase in needle sharing and a lack of needle exchange programs in rural areas. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)

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Ask Well: Can You Get Two Colds at Once?

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:05:01 +0100

People can, and often do, get infected with multiple germs. Sometimes it helps; sometimes it hurts. (Source: NYT Health)



Too Few Baby Boomers Get Hepatitis C Screening

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Too Few Baby Boomers Get Hepatitis C ScreeningCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)



In emotional speech, CDC ’ s new leader vows to uphold science

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 22:55:14 +0100

Robert Redfield, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave a deeply personal agencywide address Thursday in which he repeatedly underscored the importance of science and data and said CDC's most critical public health mission is to protect Americans “from that which we don't expect.” The 66-year-old Redfield, a longtime AIDS […]Related:Genetics may make some babies vulnerable to SIDS or ‘crib death,’ study saysFDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulationsTesting for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rate (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Managing HIV and Hepatitis C Outbreaks Among People Who Inject Drugs: A Guide for State and Local Health Departments (March 2018)

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 18:50:16 +0100

The document provides guidance on how to plan for an outbreak of HIV or HCV among people who inject drugs (PWID) including considerations for developing an outbreak response plan to minimize the impact of the outbreak on the community and stop further transmission. It also outlines strategies to detect and investigate a possible outbreak. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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Too Few Baby Boomers Get Hepatitis C Screening

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 18:15:10 +0100

Women were less likely to have been screened than men. The researchers also found that among baby boomers and Americans born between 1966 and 1985, HCV screening rates were lower among Hispanics and blacks. (Source: WebMD Health)



Managing HIV and Hepatitis C Outbreaks Among People Who Inject Drugs – A Guide For State and Local Health Departments

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +0100

This document provides guidance on how to plan for an outbreak of HIV or hepatitis C among people who inject drugs (PWID), including considerations for developing an outbreak response plan to minimize the impact of the outbreak on the community and stop further transmission. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)



Too Few Baby Boomers Get Hepatitis C Screening

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Telemedicine for Delivery of Care in Chronic Liver Disease Telemedicine for Delivery of Care in Chronic Liver Disease

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 04:14:59 +0100

Telemedicine may be useful for treatment of chronic hepatitis C and periprocedural management of liver disease.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Genetics may make some babies vulnerable to SIDS or ‘ crib death ’

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 22:30:55 +0100

Sally Clark tragically lost both her infant sons shortly after their births. In 1996, 11-week-old Christopher fell unconscious after being put to bed and never woke up. Two years later, 8-week-old Harry was found dead slumped forward in his bouncy chair. Doctors initially concluded the first boy had died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) — in […]Related:FDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulationsTesting for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rateHouse budget says CDC can study gun violence (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Genetics may make some babies vulnerable to SIDS or ‘ crib death, ’ study says

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 22:30:55 +0100

Sally Clark lost both her infant sons shortly after their births. In 1996, 11-week-old Christopher fell unconscious after being put to bed and never woke up. Two years later, 8-week-old Harry was found dead slumped forward in his bouncy chair. Doctors initially concluded the first boy had died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) — in which […]Related:FDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulationsTesting for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rateHouse budget says CDC can study gun violence (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



A Planned Parenthood branch demanded ‘a Disney princess who’s had an abortion.’ Then it had second thoughts.

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:04:30 +0100

A Planned Parenthood branch ventured into the intersection between Disney princess memes and abortion politics on Tuesday — briefly — before deciding that, on second thought, those two things probably shouldn’t intersect and deleting its tweet. Earlier, Planned Parenthood suggested ‘we need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion’ and then they deleted it. So, in […]Related:FDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulationsWatch a midwife deliver her own baby by C-sectionTesting for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rate (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



1 in 20 people with hepatitis B receive care worldwide, study says

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:21:27 +0100

About one in 20 people with hepatitis B are receiving necessary medical care, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. Announces Final Approval of its ANDA Entecavir tablets (Baraclude(R))

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:08:00 +0100

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 27, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted final approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for Entecavir ta... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, FDA Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Entecavir, Baraclude, hepatitis B virus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



FDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulations

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:00:07 +0100

Several major public health groups sued the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday for delaying certain rules for electronic cigarettes and cigars, saying that consumers as a result will be exposed for years to “lethal and addictive components” in tobacco products. The lawsuit is challenging an agency decision last summer to grant lengthy deadline extensions […]Related:Testing for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rateHouse budget says CDC can study gun violenceLongtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDC (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Less than 13 percent of baby boomers screened for hepatitis C: Study

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:21:53 +0100

Less than 13 percent of baby boomers have undergone screening for the hepatitis C virus despite a steady increase in liver cancer in the United States. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Watch a midwife deliver her own baby by C-section

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:30:21 +0100

On a recent Sunday, Emily Dial prepared to deliver a baby, just as she had done so many other times in her years as a nurse midwife. She scrubbed in, donned surgical gloves and surveyed the delivery room at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Kentucky. There were about half a dozen members of a medical team […]Related:Testing for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rateBrain abnormalities found in 4- and 5-year-olds with ADHD, researchers sayA woman says her chiropractor molested her during a ‘prenatal massage.’ Now she’s suing. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Hepatitis C Screening Increasing Among Baby Boomers

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:00:24 +0100

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- For baby boomers, born between 1945 and 1965, the odds of hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening increase over time, although the rates of screening are low, according to a study published online March 27 in Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Testing for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rate

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:05:17 +0100

Testing for hepatitis C, a major cause of liver cancer, is lagging behind among the group of Americans with the highest rate of infection: baby boomers. A study published Tuesday showed that only about 13 percent of baby boomers were tested in 2015, up just slightly from 12 percent in 2013. U.S. public health authorities […]Related:House budget says CDC can study gun violenceLongtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDCWoman dies after ‘acupuncture’ session that used live bees instead of needles (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Hepatitis C virus screening rates remain low among baby boomers

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Association for Cancer Research) Despite the steady increase of liver cancer incidence in the United States in recent decades, data from 2015 indicates that less than 13 percent of individuals born between 1945 and 1965 are estimated to have undergone screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)



Hepatitis C in the north west

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Data for hepatitis C in north-west England shows that an estimated 16,000 people remain undiagnosed. (Source: NHS Networks)



HBV Treatment Fails to Meet Global Targets (CME/CE)

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 22:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Only 5% of hepatitis B patients received antiviral therapy in 2016 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)



Hepatitis B: Four in five infected Britons don't know they have the virus

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 22:30:00 +0100

FOUR in five Britons infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Make the Diagnosis: Rash Rush to the ED

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 20:35:01 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 43-year-old man went to the emergency department with a symmetrical rash of palpable purpura on his legs. He also complained of a fever and arthralgia, but denied any headache or neck pain. The patient disclosed a current infection with hepatitis C virus. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)



Acute toxic hepatitis induced by a herbal medicine : Anchusa Boraginaceae - Cagin YF, Seckin Y, Firat F, Samdanci E.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:42:07 +0100

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Herbal treatments are becoming increasingly popular in many countries. Anchusa Boraginaceae (also called Tort plant and beef tongue) is commonly used as a herbal medicine in Elaz ıg region as diuretic and in the treatment of ulcers, and... (Source: SafetyLit)



Today: FDA, NIAAA, AASLD Workshop: Clinical Trial Design and Endpoints for Alcoholic Hepatitis and other Alcohol-Associated Liver Diseases, March 26-27

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:15:16 +0100

Call in information for watching the workshop remotely:  https://collaboration.fda.gov/greatv/ - FDA, NIAAA, AASLD Workshop: Clinical Trial Design and Endpoints for Alcoholic Hepatitis and other Alcohol-Associated Liver Diseases (Source: NIAAA News)



Uganda:Anger Over Fake Hepatitis B Vaccine

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:49:32 +0100

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -More Ugandans are infected with Hepatitis B than HIV, the virus which causes the dreaded AIDS. And both infections are spread the same way - through blood and other body fluids. Unlike HIV which destroys the immune system and opens up the sufferer to myriad infections, Hepatitis destroys the liver. And it generally kills faster than AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Opioid epidemic leads to new threat: Hep C infection and deaths

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:11:00 +0100

Calling it a “hidden epidemic,” county health officials are lauding a new strategy by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to increase screening and treatment for the Hepatitis C virus. Cuomo last week announced new strategies to eliminate Hep C, piggybacking on a previous effort to tackle HIV in New York. The new effort aim s to stop the spread of the Hep C virus by increasing access to medications that can cure the disease and by expanding programs to connect New Yorkers in high-risk communities with wrap-around… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Namibia:Early Healthcare Mitigates Hepatitis Mortality

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:46:38 +0100

[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services has urged pregnant women who display symptoms of hepatitis E to seek medical attention as soon as possible to decrease their chances of dying. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Namibia:Coast Faces Hepatitis Drug Shortage

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:51:01 +0100

[New Era] Swakopmund -Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku, says he will investigate the availability of hepatitis A and B medication in the country. This follows a complaint by a Swakopmund private doctor that there has been a shortage of hepatitis A and B medication at the coast. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Uganda:Eight Private Kampala Hospitals Named to Handle Hepatitis B Vaccine

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:06:45 +0100

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has named eight Kampala private health facilities to provide the Hepatitis B vaccine as they put in place measures to halt supply of fake drugs on the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Understanding and Addressing HCV Reinfection in the DAA Era Understanding and Addressing HCV Reinfection in the DAA Era

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:15:02 +0100

What factors are associated with HCV reinfection and how can reinfection risk be minimized?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Fake Hepatitis B vaccines found at Ugandan health facilities

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:19:04 +0100

, sparking corruption concerns (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Uganda:Hospital Defends Self On Fake Hepatitis B Vaccines

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:26:11 +0100

[Monitor] Univic Medical Centre commonly known as UMC Victoria Hospital, a health facility in Kampala, has refuted the claim by the National Drug Authority (NDA) that they were administering fake Hepatitis B vaccines to clients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Uganda:No Hepatitis B Vaccination At Private Hospitals - Government

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:28:33 +0100

[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has halted Hepatitis B vaccination in private health facilities and suspended medical camps sponsored by private health providers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Test Your HCV IQ: 5 Quick Questions

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:56:33 +0100

When to test, how long to treat, what adjustments to make to avoid dangerous drug interactions;   test your HCV IQ with a short quiz on a range of topics. (Source: ConsultantLive)



America Has A Massive Hepatitis A Problem, And No One Is Talking About It

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:46:45 +0100

The potentially deadly disease is on the rise in homeless and drug-using populations across the country. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)



Uganda:Parliament Suspends Hepatitis B Vaccination in Private Clinics and Hospitals

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:27:54 +0100

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Parliamentary health committee has directed an immediate stop in Hepatitis B vaccination by private health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Ask Can Hepatitis C Be Cured Completely

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Can Hepatitis C Be Cured Completely? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Uganda:NDA Seizes Fake Hepatitis Vaccines

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:50:40 +0100

[Observer] The National Drug Authority (NDA) is investigating how eight private hospitals and clinics came to sell counterfeit hepatitis B vaccines in Mbarara, Kampala and Mbale. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Uganda:Halt Hepatitis B Vaccination, MPs Order

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:42:30 +0100

[Monitor] Parliament -Parliament's Health Committee has ordered private health facilities to stop carrying out Hepatitis B vaccination until the Health Ministry issues special approval. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Study: Shorter hepatitis C treatment effective in black patients

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:26:44 +0100

An eight-week treatment regimen for hepatitis C is just as effective as the recommended 12 weeks in African-American patients, according to a Harvard study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Notes from the Field: False-Negative Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test Results in a Hemodialysis Patient — Nebraska, 2017

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

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Uganda:NDA Should Put Its Act Together

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:43:29 +0100

[Monitor] On Tuesday, the National Drug Authority (NDA), announced the presence on the market of fake Hepatitis B drugs, which it said are being administered in immunisation camps. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Uganda:Government Probes Hospitals Over Fake Hepatitis B Vaccines

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:20:28 +0100

[Monitor] KAMPALA/MBARARA -The government is set to investigate health facilities that the National Drug Authority (NDA) said it found with stocks of fake Hepatitis B vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Study shows shorter hepatitis C regimen effective in black patients

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute) A study by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute found that contrary to current hepatitis C treatment guidelines, an eight-week treatment regimen may be just as effective as 12 weeks in black patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Story of Discovery: Hepatitis C: from non-A, non-B hepatitis to a cure

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:19:59 +0100

Discovery of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) allowed for development of tests to effectively detect and treat it and eliminate it from the blood transfusion supply. (Source: NIDDK News)