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Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
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Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

NPPA slashes prices of medicines for TB, cancer, hepatitis B by up to 20%
The move is expected to slash prices of some of these drugs, like Hepatitis B immunoglobulin, by as much as 20%, a senior government told ET on condition of anonymity. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sudan: New Cholera Cases in Central Darfur and Sennar, Hepatitis in Blue Nile
[Radio Dabanga] Zalingei / El Souki / Ed Damazin -Seven new cholera cases were recorded in the camps for the displaced near Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, over the weekend. The isolation centre in Nierteti received four new patients. Cholera is spreading again in eastern Sudan's Sennar. Hundreds of people have reportedly been infected with Hepatitis B in Blue Nile state's Geissan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis B and C Viruses and Biologics Hepatitis B and C Viruses and Biologics
How should one approach patients with HBV or HCV who are candidates for biological therapy for psoriasis or other skin disorders?Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson arm halts R & D on Hepatitis C drug
​​Instead, the company will focus on a cure for chronic hepatitis B, an inflammation of the liver caused by a different virus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen to Discontinue Hepatitis C Development Program
Viral Hepatitis Research and Development to Focus on Addressing Significant Unmet Needs in Chronic Hepatitis B (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Does Hepatitis B Cause Liver Cancer?
Title: Does Hepatitis B Cause Liver Cancer?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Guidance issued on restricted use of hep B vaccine until 2018
Nurses and midwives have been warned that a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccines is “impacting severely” on the UK and is likely to limit the country’s supply until early 2018. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hep B vaccine should be given to babies sooner, pediatricians say
The first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine should be given to babies within 24 hours of birth, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians: Give Hepatitis B Vaccine Sooner
Shot should come within 24 hours of delivery, and not at first checkup (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep B Vaccine Should Be Given Sooner: Pediatricians Group
Shot should come within 24 hours of delivery, and not at first checkupSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hepatitis B, Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep B Vaccine Should Be Given Sooner: Pediatricians Group
MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 -- The first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine should be given to babies within 24 hours of birth, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say. Until now, the academy had recommended the vaccine be given by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AAP Recommends Newborn Hepatitis B Vaccine by 24 Hours of Age AAP Recommends Newborn Hepatitis B Vaccine by 24 Hours of Age
The AAP recommendation endorses ACIP guidelines and reflects efforts to eliminate perinatal transmission of the virus, the authors write.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pediatrics Group Recommends Prompt Universal Vaccination Against Hepatitis B for Newborns (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends universal vaccination against hepatitis B within 24 hours of birth for newborns weighing at least 2000 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic says first milestone payment under J & J deal could be in 2019
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish biotech company Bavarian Nordic expects to get its first milestone payment under a deal with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in 2019, if clinical trials for vaccines targeting hepatitis B and HIV-1 get underway next year, a company executive said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic says first milestone payment under new J & J deal could be in 2019
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish biotech company Bavarian Nordic expects to get a first milestone payment under a new deal with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in 2019, if clinical trials for vaccines targeting hepatitis B and HIV-1 get underway next year, a company executive said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Don ’t encourage vaginal seeding, healthcare professionals advised
Increasingly popular practice may be doing more harm than good, say doctors Related items fromOnMedica Babies should eat peanuts early on Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Special infant milk formulas not protective against allergies Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk Experts question safety of ‘vaginal seeding’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Call to boost students ’ uptake of meningitis vaccination
Only a third of students got MenACWY vaccine last year Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine programme halves MenB cases GPs urged to step up meningitis vaccination programme Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Restrictions imposed on Hep B vaccine Childhood immunisation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland's Baby Box rolled out
All babies due in Scotland from today will receive a gift box of essential items Related items fromOnMedica Quadrupling in number of midwife-led units alongside obstetric units Continuity of maternity care to be priority for every woman in Scotland UK breastfeeding rates some of lowest in the world Sleep problems in babies, infants and toddlers Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New FDA-approved Hepatitis B vaccine found to increase heart attack risk by 700%
(Natural News) A new FDA-approved Hepatitis B vaccine has been found to increase the risk of heart attacks by 700%, yet Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter ban any talk of vaccine dangers. There is a complete blackout of medical and scientific facts if they show vaccines to be anything less than magical, risk-less, medical utopian... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CAS Alert: Shortage of adult Hepatitis B vaccine
Public Health England (PHE) has developed temporary recommendations to support healthcare professionals undertaking an individual risk assessment to ensure that stock is available for those individual (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

GPs 'removed from supply chain' of hepatitis B vaccine
The GPC has advised GPs to refer patients to other providers to receive the hepatitis B vaccine until further notice, after agreeing that practices should be 'removed from the supply chain'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Viral infections Source Type: news

Hepatitis B vaccine to be rationed in the UK
Public Health England will restrict the jab to only the most vulnerable, meaning UK travellers may not be able to get it before they leave for higher-risk countries. Babies will still be given it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK rations hepatitis B vaccine amid global shortage
Holidaymakers planning to travel abroad from the UK may not be able to get their jab in time, say experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine
There is currently a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Restrictions imposed on Hep B vaccine
Global shortages have led to 'acute impact' on UK reserves Related items fromOnMedica High-dose influenza vaccine for nursing home residents reduces hospitalisations Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Gay and bisexual men urged to have hepatitis A vaccine World ’s first malaria vaccine to be piloted Vaccines do work for pandemic flu (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Hepatitis B Spreading Due to Lack of Awareness
[Deutsche Welle] One cause for the rapid spread of the disease is when people with bleeding gums share a drink with others, using the same cup. Those who test positive and tell their families are often stigmatised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The search for a cure: Bucks County biopharm firm expands its portfolio of potential hepatitis B therapies
Arbutus hopes to begin testing two new drug candidates next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Hexavalent 6-in-1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies
All babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of our universal childhood immunisation programme, Public Health England has announced. This is in addition to continued protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Babies to be protected against deadly hepatitis B
The Hexavalent injection shelters against diptheria, polio, tetanus, whooping cough and Haemophilus influenzae type b as well as offering immunity against hepatitis B, Public Health England said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to baby jabs: Do you know the symptoms of virus?
HEPATITIS B is an infection of the liver, caused by a virus spread through blood and bodily fluids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis B added to routine baby injections
First babies to be vaccinated in eight weeks to protect against liver diseases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 325 Million People Have Viral Hepatitis - WHO
[Vanguard] As the World weekend marked this year's World Hepatitis Day, the World Health Organization, WHO, has disclosed that, estimated 325 million people worldwide have viral hepatitis even as the 257 million people living with hepatitis B and 71 million people living with hepatitis C have no access to treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic and Janssen to develop vaccines against HIV-1 and hepatitis B
Danish biotechnology company Bavarian Nordic has entered an additional worldwide exclusive licence and collaboration agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals for the development of vaccine regimens against HIV-1 and hepatitis B. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Data supports safety of Dynavax hepatitis B vaccine: U.S. FDA panel
(Reuters) - Available data supports the safety of Dynavax Technologies Corp's experimental hepatitis B vaccine when administered to adults, a panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Data supports safety of Dynavax hepatitis B vaccine: FDA panel
(Reuters) - Available data supports the safety of Dynavax Technologies Corp's experimental hepatitis B vaccine when administered to adults, a panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Janssen Enters Collaboration with Bavarian Nordic to Develop Vaccines Against Hepatitis B Virus and HIV-1
Collaboration to combine Janssen ’s vaccine technologies with MVA-BN® technology from Bavarian Nordic to advance potential new vaccine regimens (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eliminate hepatitis: WHO
New WHO data from 28 countries - representing approximately 70% of the global hepatitis burden - indicate that efforts to eliminate hepatitis are gaining momentum. Published to coincide with World Hepatitis Day, the data reveal that nearly all 28 countries have established high-level national hepatitis elimination committees (with plans and targets in place) and more than half have allocated dedicated funding for hepatitis responses. On World Hepatitis Day, WHO is calling on countries to continue to translate their commitments into increased services to eliminate hepatitis. This week, WHO has also added a new generic treat...
Source: WHO news - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Pakistan tackles high rates of hepatitis from many angles
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Feature [doctype], Pakistan [country] Source Type: news

Hepatitis drugs more affordable but disease still deadly: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Prices of drugs to cure hepatitis C and to treat hepatitis B are dropping dramatically, offering affordability and hope to 325 million people living with the viral liver disease that can be fatal, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO commemorates World Hepatitis Day in Pakistan
Cairo, 27 July 2017 The World Health Organization and its partners will commemorate tomorrow World Hepatitis Day to add momentum to efforts aimed at implementing WHO's global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis for 2016–2021 and to help Member States achieve the final goal: Eliminating Hepatitis. For this occasion an event will be held at Serena Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan on 10 August 2017. In 2015 nearly 325 million people around the world were living with chronic hepatitis infections, out of which 1.34 million people died. In reality, both hepatitis B and C are preventable while hepatitis B is manageable a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 27, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Infections in immigrants now pushing governments to mandate MORE vaccine injections for citizens who don't even carry the diseases
(Natural News) In the United Kingdom, ALL babies will be FORCED to receive the Infanrix Hexa vaccine to protect them against a deadly cancer-causing virus. Experts fear hepatitis B is becoming a common issue due to immigration. Therefore, starting from August 1 this year every baby born in the U.K. will receive three Hexa jabs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ECDC: Chronic hepatitis B, C affects 9 million Europeans
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, or ECDC, estimates that approximately 9 million Europeans are impacted by chronic hepatitis B or C. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dynavax hepatitis B vaccine works; raises safety issues: FDA
(Reuters) - Dynavax Technologies Corp's experimental hepatitis B vaccine is effective, but there were more deaths and serious cardiac events in patients given the vaccine than in those given a rival product, according to a preliminary Food and Drug Administration report published on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More deaths with Dynavax vaccine but overall rate low: FDA
(Reuters) - There were more deaths in patients taking Dynavax Technologies Corp's experimental hepatitis B vaccine than those taking a rival product, but the overall rate of death was low, a preliminary review by Food and Drug Administration reviewers concluded. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Draft Research Plan for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women: Screening
The USPSTF is seeking public comments on their draft research plan for Hepatitis B screening in pregnant women. The comment period is open through August 9, 2017. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ECDC estimate: Around 9 million Europeans are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) An estimated 4.7 million Europeans are living with chronic hepatitis B and almost 4 million with chronic hepatitis C infection. But large numbers of them are not aware of their infection as they have not yet been diagnosed. On of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC Director Andrea Ammon highlights the need for Europe to scale-up coverage of testing, prevention interventions and linkage to suitable treatment services to achieve the target of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Princeton researchers report new system to study chronic hepatitis B
(Princeton University) Scientists from Princeton University have successfully tested a cell-culture system that will allow researchers to perform laboratory-based studies of long-term hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections with the goal of testing new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Male hepatitis B patients suffer worse liver ailments, regardless of lifestyle
(Drexel University) A new study determined that it doesn't matter where a person lives or the choices they make, male hepatitis B patients will always be at greater risk for more severe liver illnesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news