Tag archive for ‘increased risk of hepatitis C’
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 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...

By Robert On Friday, June 21st, 2013

FDA approves new hepatitis C genotyping test by Abbott

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday the approval of the first blood test that can identify different strains of the hepatitis C virus to help guide a patient’s treatment. The approved More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, April 27th, 2013
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‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson says the ‘Fame is fleeting,’ ‘Jesus is the answer’

Phil Robertson, the father of the Robertson family whose Duck Commander business is the centerpiece for A&E’s hit program Duck Dynasty, talked about his faith, the founding fathers and his sudden fame. While 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 Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

AbbVie reports experimental hepatitis C trial, ‘Aviator’, cured up to 96 percent of patients

Biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie Inc announced today the results of its phase IIb clinical trial of its investigational direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Image/Video More...

By Robert On Friday, April 19th, 2013
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More than 60 patients of Tulsa dentist, Scott Harrington, test positive for hepatitis

In a follow up to a story late last month, Tulsa and Oklahoma State health officials have reported the results of more than 3,000 patients of Tulsa dentist,  W. Scott Harrington, and at least 60 patients have More...

By Robert On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

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...



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