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Deaths from viral hepatitis surpass HIV/AIDS in many countries

Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of...

Newly found tactics in offense-defense struggle with hepatitis C virus

The hepatitis C virus has a previously unrecognized tactic to outwit antiviral responses and sustain a long-term infection. It also turns out that some...

Protein links liver cancer with obesity, alcoholism, and hepatitis

Obesity, alcoholism, and chronic hepatitis all increase the risk of getting liver cancer, which is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Obesity...

Hepatitis C Virus Proven to Remain Infectious for Up to Six...

Yale researchers from the schools of public health and medicine have proven that an accidental drop of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can remain...

FDA approves Sovaldi for chronic hepatitis C

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Sovaldi is the first drug that...

FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis C virus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Olysio (simeprevir), a new therapy to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Hepatitis C is a viral...

New hepatitis C drug shows potential in phase 2 trials

The addition of danoprevir to the current treatment regimen for patients with hepatitis C leads to high rates of remission, according to a new...

Steps to Keep Young Drug Users Hep C-free

UC San Francisco researchers are recommending a combination of six comprehensive measures to prevent the spread of hepatitis C, in an effort to address...

Seroprevalence of anti-HAV among patients with chronic viral liver disease

Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is an epidemiologically important virus with a worldwide distribution and causes acute hepatitis in humans. Acute HAV superinfection causes severe liver disease, acute liver failure and even higher mortality rates in patients...

Hepatitis C: In 2011, a predictive marker for response to therapy

Scientists at Inserm and Institut Pasteur have performed biomarker discovery on patients being treated for chronic hepatitis C infection. Their work, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, demonstrates that the plasma levels of the p...

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