Will an Aspirin a Day Keep HBV-Related Liver Cancer Away? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Daily aspirin tied to 29% risk reduction of hepatocellular carcinoma in viral hepatitis. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy Spots Early Liver Cancer in Patients With HBV Infection Liquid Biopsy Spots Early Liver Cancer in Patients With HBV Infection
In high-risk patients with asymptomatic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, a liquid biopsy shows promise in detecting early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to Chinese and U.S. researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Antivirals for Blocking Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV Antivirals for Blocking Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV
Is lamivudine as effective as tenofovir disoproxil fumarate for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HBV?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Aspirin May Lower HCC Risk in Patients With Hepatitis B Aspirin May Lower HCC Risk in Patients With Hepatitis B
A new study finds that daily low-dose aspirin may decrease the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

HBV-Related Liver Cancer and the Role of Aspirin
(MedPage Today) -- Daily dose tied to 29% lower risk of developing common hepatitis B complications (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

5 HCV Cases: How Would You Proceed?
Sample:  A 36-year-old former IV drug user tests positive for chronic HCV and wants to know the likelihood of cure if she completes treatment. How should you counsel her? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Quiz Source Type: news

HCV Infection is Associated With Insulin Resistance HCV Infection is Associated With Insulin Resistance
A new study examines the tissue-specific contribution to insulin sensitivity in hepatitis C. Does insulin sensitivity improve with viral eradication?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis C: Is Eradication Possible? Hepatitis C: Is Eradication Possible?
Despite the availability of highly effective direct-acting antiviral therapeutic regimens, many barriers to HCV eradication persist.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Uganda: WHO Supports Uganda to Improve Viral Hepatitis Data Reporting
[WHO] Kampala, 17 March 2019: - Uganda now has the capacity for the roll-out of the WHO Global Hepatitis Reporting System (GRSH) and the subsequent quarterly reporting requirement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements into Australia
(University of Melbourne) Australian researchers have used hepatitis B virus genome sequences to deduce that the mainland Aboriginal population separated from other early humans at least 59,000 years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Namibia: Five New Hepatitis E Cases in Erongo
[Namibian] THE Municipality of Walvis Bay yesterday announced a hepatitis E "outbreak" at the town after five cases were confirmed last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antiviral therapy improves survival rates for kidney transplant recipients with hepatitis B or C
(Elsevier) Prior to the development of antiviral therapy, kidney transplant recipients infected with either hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) experienced poor outcomes. In a new study in the Journal of Hepatology, published by Elsevier, researchers report favorable 10-year survival rates for patients with HBV and/or HCV treated with antiviral agents and advise that antiviral therapy should be systematically offered to all HBV and HCV patients in line with international recommendations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Officials reach out to homeless to get vaccinated against hepatitis A as the liver disease surges
Health officials are urging homeless people and drug users to get the hepatitis A vaccine after more than 11,000 cases were reported across the country in 2018 with about 40 deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SOF/DCV Treatment for Children and Adolescents With HCV SOF/DCV Treatment for Children and Adolescents With HCV
Is combined sofosbuvir/daclatasvir effective and safe for treating HCV genotype 4-infected children over 8 years of age?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis B vaccination in preadolescents lowered the disease incidence rate in Catalonia
(University of Barcelona) Introducing hepatitis B vaccine in preadolescents meant a decline in the disease incidence rate by 52 percent according to a study in which the University of Barcelona took part. The study analyzed the efficiency and impact of the vaccination program set in Catalonia, Spain, 21 years ago. The results show that after introducing the program, the incidence rate in general population went from 2.5 per 100,000 people in 1991 to 1.2 per 100,000 people in 2014. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Access to Water Is a Daily Battle in Poor Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires
Julio Esquivel and two children in the La Casita de La Virgen soup kitchen in Villa La Cava stand next to the filter that removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and parasites, with a capacity of up to 12 liters per hour. The purifier became the starting point for raising awareness in this shantytown on the outskirts of the Argentine capital about access to water as a human right. Credit: Daniel Gutman/IPSBy Daniel GutmanBUENOS AIRES, Mar 11 2019 (IPS) “Look at this water. Would you drink it?” asks José Pablo Zubieta, as he shows a glass he has just filled from a faucet, where yellow and brown sediment...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Gutman Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Integration and Development Brazilian-style Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva Unit Source Type: news

Anti-viral treatment may lower diabetes risk
Research, presented at the Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, suggests that antiviral treatment for hepatitis C may reduce the risk of diabetes.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cameroon: CIRCB - Women Called to Know Their Viral Status
[Cameroon Tribune] Health talks on knowledge and perspective to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis viral took place at the centre ahead of the commemoration of Women's Day tomorrow (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Direct-Acting Antivirals Tied to Lower Risk of Liver Cancer in HCV
A new study found that direct-acting antiviral treatment is linked to decreased risk of liver cancer, liver-related death, and all-cause mortality.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Direct-Acting Antivirals Not Linked to Liver Cancer Recurrence
Results of the largest study of its kind may help quell longstanding controversy surrounding the impact of DAA therapy on recurrence of HCC. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Computer-designed vaccine elicits potent antibodies against RSV
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus, a major cause of infant mortality worldwide, has been developed through computer design. Animal tests suggest the vaccine could provide potent, durable protection against RSV. The vaccine is being further developed for possible clinical trials. The nanoparticle platform will also be used to design potential vaccines for AIDS, hepatitis C and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Using AI to Identify NASH: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the hepatitis-cancer connection (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC
How has the availability of direct-acting antiviral therapy impacted liver transplantation indications and waiting list outcomes in patients with chronic hepatitis C?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Companies, states interested in Louisiana hepatitis C plan
Three drug companies are interested in Louisiana's plan to use a Netflix-style subscription model to buy access to hepatitis C drugs for Medicaid patients and prisoners (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stopping Oral Antiviral Therapy in Chronic Hep B Possible for Some People Stopping Oral Antiviral Therapy in Chronic Hep B Possible for Some People
A new analysis provides insight into what happens after stopping tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) in chronic hepatitis B patients with persistent viral suppression who took the drug for at least eight years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cannabis can reverse the effects of alcohol-induced liver damage
(Natural News) A January 2018 study published in Liver International concluded that cannabis may reduce the incidence of liver disease in alcoholics. The study found that using cannabis correctly significantly lowered the odds of various liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and even hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer. These findings were based on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Saves Critically Ill Patient
Treatment TermsAutoimmune HepatitisLiver transplant Overview Ray Thompson was a teenager when doctors first suspected something was wrong with his liver. He was an adult when he learned his condition was autoimmune hepatitis, a chronic disease in which the body ’s immune system attacks the liver. He kept it under control, but his luck ran out two years ago -- when he became so ill that he needed a liver transplant. While researching liver transplant programs, his wife discovered Duke was one of the best. Thompson was evaluated for the transplant and plac ed on the waitlist within one week of his first appointment. ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Namibia: Lack of Info Compounds Spread of Hepatitis E
[New Era] Outapi -While measures are in place to control the spread of hepatitis E, research done by the University of Namibia (Unam) in collaboration with UK-based Cardiff University in Omusati Region have proven preventative information has not reached everyone in the community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Stephana Patton as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer
PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: EIGR), focused on the development and commercialization of targeted therapies for serious rare and ultra-rare diseases, today announced t... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, lonafarnib, Hepatitis Delta Virus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Estimating Liver Fibrosis in HCV: Serum Markers vs TE Estimating Liver Fibrosis in HCV: Serum Markers vs TE
This study compared the diagnostic accuracy of a panel of noncommercial serum scores to transient elastography for determining the extent of hepatic fibrosis in HCV patients on DAA-based therapy.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Is the Most Common Type of Cardiomyopathy?
Discussion Barth syndrome is characterized by a dilated cardiomyopathy, proximal skeletal muscle weakness, neutropenia and short stature that usually presents at birth or soon after. It is a rare X-linked recessive disease process caused by mutations in the TAZ gene. The TAZ gene codes for tafazzin which alters cardiolipin in mitochondria. Characteristic facies can be seen especially in infancy including a tall and broad forehead, prominent chin and full cheeks, larger ears, and deep-set eyes. Most patients present at birth or soon afterwards but some may not until later in life. Life expectancy is reduced with many childr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

CDC Guidance on HCV Screening: 5 Questions
CDC guidance on hepatitis C screening is mandatory primary care reading. Test your recall with these 5 questions on CDC recommendations. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Namibia: Hand Washing Helps Contain Hepatitis E
[New Era] Ongwediva -The Director of Health in Omusati Region, Alfons Amoomo has appealed to stakeholders to fully embrace the 'wash your hands' campaign as a Hepatitis E control measure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Abbott Introduces the World's Most Sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Test, Determine ™ HBsAg 2, to Accelerate Hepatitis B Care
- New point-of-care rapid test identifies and helps make effective care more accessible for millions of people living with hepatitis B, in support of World Health Organization (WHO) hepatitis targets (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Improving Hepatitis C DAA Access and Uptake Improving Hepatitis C DAA Access and Uptake
How does treatment with DAAs alter the social and individual experience of living with hepatitis C? This commentary highlights the need for an individual focus for outcome measures.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Officials: Ohio has a hepatitis A outbreak, but it's not new
The Ohio Department of Health says reports that wrongly imply a newly declared outbreak of hepatitis A are circulating around the state, apparently prompted by a recent case involving a restaurant worker (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Disturbing study reveals connection between brain damage and hepatitis B vaccine
(Natural News) The hepatitis B vaccine is routinely administered to newborns, often just a few short hours after birth. It’s a highly controversial practice; for many parents, the idea of vaccinating a delicate, newborn baby has been a hard pill to swallow. Now, new research confirms there is a link between the hepatitis B vaccine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Countries Use Novel Strategies to Tackle Price of HCV Drugs Countries Use Novel Strategies to Tackle Price of HCV Drugs
Both Australia and Brazil have rolled out innovative strategies to lower the cost of high-priced direct-acting antivirals, with the goal of treating all patients with hepatitis C.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

HCV Eradication Tied to Lower Risks of Premature Death and Liver Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- " Best evidence to date " backs direct-acting antivirals in all hepatitis C patients (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Newer HCV Drugs Reduce Mortality, Liver Cancer Risk Newer HCV Drugs Reduce Mortality, Liver Cancer Risk
Treatment with direct-acting antivirals appears to reduce the risk of death and liver cancer among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), including those with cirrhosis, new data has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients
Title: Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 13, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Current Therapies and Viral and Immune Responses in HBV Current Therapies and Viral and Immune Responses in HBV
This review summarizes current and future directions for therapeutic options for chronic HBV infection. Is a functional cure for HBV within sight?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Solid Organ Donors and Screening Results for HBV, HBC, HIV Solid Organ Donors and Screening Results for HBV, HBC, HIV
How has the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths impacted risk for transmitting HIV and hepatitis viruses to solid organ recipients?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Hep C Can Be Eliminated by 2030, Worldwide
A new study models the impact of 4 key public health interventions on global HCV burden to see if WHO elimination targets are realistic. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a liver cyst?
Liver cysts are abnormal growths that can develop in the liver. They are uncommon, and most people with liver cysts do not have symptoms. If they begin to cause pain or other issues, a doctor may recommend surgical removal of the cyst. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

US clinics offer free STD tests for Valentine's Day so couples 'only share love'
Cities in Alaska, New Hampshire and South Carolina are offering free testing for STDs, HIV and hepatitis C in the hopes of breaking the stigma surrounding infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Direct - Acting Antivirals Cut Mortality in Chronic Hepatitis C
Mortality, hepatocellular carcinoma risk reduced after adjustment for potential confounders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Study: New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives
According to the researchers, this is the first study to show the effectiveness of direct-acting antivirals in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- It's safe to use antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C in liver cancer survivors, a new study reports. The findings contradict previous research suggesting that antiviral drugs might increase these patients'risk of liver... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Direct-Acting Antivirals Cut Mortality in Chronic Hepatitis C
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- For adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, direct-acting antivirals are associated with a reduced risk for mortality and hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news