Tag archive for ‘hepatitis B’
By Robert On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
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Philippines: National Hepatitis B Sero-prevalence Survey to be conducted

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is setting out to determine how prevalent hepatitis B doing a sero-prevalence survey that began this month. An important question DOH wants to answer is, How many Filipino More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Maine: Health alert issued over unlicensed tattoo artist in East Machias

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) has become aware of an unlicensed tattoo artist working out of their home in East Machias. The individual has allegedly been doing so under unsanitary More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 20th, 2016

UNICEF obtains pentavalent vaccine at lowest-ever price

Breakthrough prices have been achieved with six vaccine suppliers who offered to price pentavalent vaccine at an 84 cents a dose average – half the price that the UN children’s agency currently pays. In the More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Hepatitis B: Risk of liver cancer not reduced after virus clears, according to researchers

Long-term infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause liver inflammation and increase the risk of liver cancer. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, found that resolving More...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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Nigeria: 40 million have hepatitis B or C: Survey

Some 40 million Nigerians are infected with the hepatitis virus–which causes inflammation in the liver, according to survey carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control with support from pharmaceutical More...

By Robert On Thursday, September 26th, 2013

FDA updates ‘box warning’ for Arzerra and Rituxan to include Hepatitis B reactivation risk

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday the approval of changes to the prescribing information of the immune-suppressing and anti-cancer drugs Arzerra (ofatumumab) and Rituxan (rituximab) to More...

By Robert On Monday, August 19th, 2013

Porn stars to be tested for Hepatitis and Trichomonas starting today: APHSS

An addition to the standard sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing protocol, starting today, Aug. 19,  adult film performers will now be tested for Hepatitis B and C and screened for the parasite, Trichomonas More...

By Robert On Friday, April 26th, 2013

More lab results come in on Scott Harrington’s patients, eight additional hepatitis C cases detected

In a follow up to the laboratory testing performed on patients of Tulsa dentist, W. Scott Harrington, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and Tulsa Health Department (THD) have received a second round More...

By Robert On Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Today is World Hepatitis Day 2012

World Hepatitis Day 2012 poster/World Hepatitis Alliance On July 28 of every year since 2008, World Hepatitis Day, started by the World Hepatitis Alliance,  is observed to raise awareness of  hepatitis B and hepatitis More...

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