Tag archive for ‘hepatitis C’
By Guest Author On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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How Screening Can Save Lives for People with Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is one of the most chronic diseases of its clan. It’s a kind of virus that typically affects the functioning of the liver and causes the onset of severe inflammation in the body. Medical researches 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 Guest Author On Thursday, August 31st, 2017

STD testing: why you should test yourself now

You have probably heard numerous warnings about unprotected sex, having multiple sex partners and using sex toys of unknown sources. Everyone has, at least once, become overtaken by pleasure and forgotten these More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Hepatitis C: #1 infectious disease cause of death in Americans

Deaths associated with hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 in 2014, according to preliminary surveillance data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image/Video Screen More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 22nd, 2016

St. Petersburg man is alive this Donate Life Month, Thanks to the generosity of an organ donor

The life of a musician is peppered with excitement. The thrill of traveling around the globe and sharing one’s musical gifts with throngs of fans is rewarding and cathartic. This was the case for St. Petersburg More...

By Guest Author On Monday, June 8th, 2015

Panax Ginseng

photo supplied/ Smart Pill Guide Ginseng is a root that is believed to offer a broad range of physical and mental benefits. It is found in many brain & memory supplements, energy drinks, and other health supplements. More...

By Adam Lee On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Substance Abuse and Addiction: Global Issues

It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of a drug epidemic. From the rising popularity of prescription medications to an increased use of drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, rates More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Senators question Gilead Sciences CEO about pricey Hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and senior Finance Committee member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Friday requested detailed pricing information on a costly new Hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug. Wyden More...

By Robert On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Florida reports six Vibrio vulnificus cases to date in 2014, encourages awareness of public

As summer arrives and the waters get warmer, The Florida Department of Health is urging Floridians with certain health conditions to avoid eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to seawater and estuarine water, More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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The infectious disease hazards of eating raw pork

Pork chops, ham, sausages, all very delicious foods no doubt; however, one thing is very clear, pork products must be cooked thoroughly to kill potential pathogens in the raw meat. This brings me to a story that More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Abdullah the Butcher loses hepatitis C lawsuit, Hannibal dreams of return to wrestling

In a follow-up report on the three-year Abdullah the Butcher-Hannibal hepatitis C lawsuit, Canadian wrestler Devon Nicholson was awarded a $2.3 million in damages and fees judgement in a Ontario Superior Court Tuesday. Image/Video More...

By Robert On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

WHO publishes guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C

Hepatitis C  is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. According More...

By Robert On Monday, February 24th, 2014

FDA grants Bristol-Myers Squibb ‘Breakthrough Therapy Designation’ for investigational HCV regimen

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its investigational DCV Dual Regimen (daclatasvir and asunaprevir) Breakthrough Therapy Designation for More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Public Health England launches awareness campaign for gay men due to increases in Shigella infection

Public Health England (PHE) in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) have launched an Shigella awareness campaign after new figures reveal an increase in infections in men with no travel history, likely 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 Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi, receives FDA nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection yesterday. Sovaldi is the first drug that has demonstrated safety and efficacy to treat More...

By Robert On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

FDA approves Olysio to treat chronic hepatitis C

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Olysio (simeprevir), a new therapy to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Image/Video Screen Shot Hepatitis C is a viral disease that causes inflammation More...

By Robert On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Hawaii reports dozens of acute non-viral hepatitis cases linked to dietary supplement, OxyElite Pro

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Hawaii state health officials are investigating some 29 cases of acute non-viral hepatitis with an unknown cause. OxyElite 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 Thursday, July 25th, 2013

England reports increases in hepatitis C diagnoses

With World Hepatitis Day just around the corner (July 28), Public Health England (PHE) released it’s annual hepatitis C report that reveals  cases of Hepatitis C (HCV) have risen by one third. Image/Video More...



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