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By Robert On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
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Targeting IV drug users the key to controlling the spread of Hepatitis C: study

Newly published research suggests that the key to controlling the spread of slower spreading diseases like Hepatitis C and similar viruses is the early diagnosis and treatment of intravenous drug users, or as they More...

By Robert On Friday, February 1st, 2013
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Canadian Liver Foundation cartoon advises baby-boomers to get tested for hepatitis C

Based on research that shows that baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965 are up to five times more likely to be infected with hepatitis C than any other age group, the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) released More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 27th, 2013
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Prison and other amateur tattoos carry with it a significant hepatitis C risk according to researchers

Public domain photo/Arpingstone at the English Wikipedia project Although previous studies have shown there to be no increased risk of hepatitis C (HCV) infection when procedures like tattoos and piercing are performed More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 20th, 2012
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Hepatitis C drug, Incivek, linked to fatal skin reactions

IncivekImage/Vertex Pharmaceuticals-Business Wire Cambridge, MA company, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc, announced Wednesday that hepatitis C drug, Incivek (generic: telaprevir) has received a black boxed warning More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
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FDA approves Promacta to treat low platelet counts in hepatitis C patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved PROMACTA for the treatment of thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet counts) in patients with chronic hepatitis C to allow them to initiate and maintain interferon-based More...

By Robert On Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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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...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 1st, 2010
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Rep Hank Johnson Fears Guam May Capsize VIDEO

In a House Armed Services Committee meeting last week, Georgia fourth District Democrat Hank Johnson stated, “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.” This More...


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