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How the Graham-Cassidy Proposal Would Hurt Communities of Color
The repeated efforts by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can feel endless — legislators keep reviving our deepest fears about how to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy. Even though repeal was defeated in the Senate just a few months ago, there is a new bill that is as bad as, if not worse than, the previous version. Key Senators are ramming the legislation — known as Graham-Cassidy — through the chamber at warp speed. As two people who worked to make Obamacare a reality, we don’t like what we see. There will be devastating consequences for tens of millions of Americans &mdash...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Lu, Kathy Ko Chin Tags: Uncategorized Health Care Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Increase in Reported Hepatitis A Infections Among Men Who Have Sex with Men — New York City, January–August 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Liver fluke: Symptoms and treatment
The liver fluke is a parasite found in the bile ducts and the liver. In this article, we look at the symptoms and diseases they can cause, and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Rapid hepatitis C testing may help better screen young adults
(Boston Medical Center) Routine and rapid hepatitis C virus testing among young adults who use injection drugs improves life expectancy and may provide a good use of limited resources, according to new research out of Boston Medical Center, in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission. The findings are published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak
Lines are long and constant at pop-up clinics around San Diego, where hundreds of people have waited to get free hepatitis A vaccines. There's a desperate race against time to stop the hepatitis A virus from spreading. Mireya Villarreal reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak
There's a desperate race against time to stop the hepatitis A virus from spreading, especially among the area's homeless and drug users (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego has officials washing streets and extending public restroom hours as the disease infects hundreds
(Natural News) San Diego has long been known for its beaches and zoo, but now it is making a name for itself in far less appealing categories, like feces and disease. A state of emergency for San Diego Country was declared on September 1 as the city contends with an outbreak of Hepatitis A. Nearly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
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

Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles
LA County is the third region in California this year to declare a hepatitis A outbreak. Two of the 10 cases were acquired locally, which worries health officials. The homeless population is most at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Quiz: What is Hepatitis C?
Title: Hepatitis C Quiz: What is Hepatitis C?Category: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 6/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 1:09:27 PM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 20, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared in Los Angeles County
Title: Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared in Los Angeles CountyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 20, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

DNDi welcomes Malaysia's move to secure access to more affordable hepatitis C treatments
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) Malaysia has issued a 'government use' licence enabling access to more affordable versions of an expensive and patented medicine to treat hepatitis C. This landmark decision should help the more than 400,000 people living with hepatitis C in Malaysia access sofosbuvir, and could have important repercussions in the global effort to secure access to expensive treatments for this viral disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak hits major city after 2 cases confirmed
Los Angeles County health officials emphasized Tuesday that getting hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County
Public health authorities have declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health officials declare hepatitis A outbreak in L.A. County
Los Angeles County public health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak Tuesday, days after an emergency was declared in San Diego, where at least 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus.Case numbers are still small in L.A County, with only 10 people infected as part of the outbreak,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Costly Drugs to Weigh on U.S. Employers' Expenses in 2018 - Survey Costly Drugs to Weigh on U.S. Employers' Expenses in 2018 - Survey
U.S. employers are bracing for higher health care expenses in 2018 as spending on new drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C is expected to rise more than 7%, according to consultancy firm Mercer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News 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

Costly drugs to weigh on U.S. employers' expenses in 2018: survey
(Reuters) - U.S. employers are bracing for higher health care expenses in 2018 as spending on new drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C is expected to rise more than 7 percent, according to consultancy firm Mercer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

England's NHS can't afford Big Pharma: They will only pay for a new Hep C treatment if the patient is cured
(Natural News) England’s National Health Service (NHS) is showing signs that it is cash-strapped: It has recently announced that it will no longer automatically shoulder payment for the treatment of its citizens who are Hepatitis C-afflicted; it will only do so once the patient is cured. Those who are lucky enough to get cured will have their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Diego is struggling with a huge hepatitis A outbreak. Is it coming to L.A.?
San Diego County is experiencing the third worst hepatitis A outbreak in the nation since a vaccine was introduced. L.A. officials fear the outbreak is headed north. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

This Is the Story Behind the POW/MIA Flag
National POW/MIA Recognition Day may be Friday, but many Americans are accustomed to seeing the now-familiar flag of their cause — the silhouette and white letters on a black background — flying outside post offices, military properties, hospitals and government buildings all year round. Far less well-known are the people who created the flag. Mary Hoff of Orange Park, Fla., gets credit for coming up with the idea for such a flag. She had just given birth to her fifth child when her husband, Navy Lieutenant Commander Michael Hoff, was shot down in a flight over Laos in 1970, during the Vietnam War. His body was...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Holidays Military remembrance Source Type: news

'Exciting' discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses
Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world. In a study published in Science Immunology, researchers have shown that natural killer cells (NK cells), which are a fundamental part of the body's immune system, can recognise many different viruses including global pathogens such as Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses, through a single receptor called KIR2DS2. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Hospital staffers took photos of a patient ’ s genitals — and the foreign object lodged there
It seemed like the whole hospital was in the operating room. The crowd had gathered with smartphones in hand, snapping photos and recording video, the object of their fascination a patient's genitals with a foreign object protrusion. It was “a ton” of staff, to be precise, according to one staffer. “At one point when I looked […]Related:Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupusTo fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriage (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

'Exciting' discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses
(University of Southampton) Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sofosbuvir Safe, Effective for HCV in Those With CKD Sofosbuvir Safe, Effective for HCV in Those With CKD
Sofosbuvir-based antiviral therapy cured hepatitis C virus infection in more than 80% of patients with chronic kidney disease, a retrospective cohort study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Viral hepatitis kills 1.34 million worldwide
Viral hepatitis kills more people than HIV, malaria or tuberculosis, a new study found. It's one of the top ten causes of death in the world. The WHO has a plan to stop it by 2030, but efforts are lagging. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16
San Diego County is reporting an outbreak of hepatitis A, with 421 people sickened and 16 dead within less than a year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’ s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus
In the world of celebrities, there are diseases such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancer that are very “popular” and well understood, thanks to years of fundraising and awareness campaigns by stars. And there are those diseases that are less so. Lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can damage organs, is in the second category. When Selena Gomez shocked her 126 […]Related:To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated Dosing Instructions for Immune Globulin (Human) GamaSTAN S/D for Hepatitis A Virus Prophylaxis
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tattoo ink particles can spread into lymph nodes
Conclusion If you already have a tattoo, there's nothing in this study that should alarm you. It doesn't show that people with tattoos are more likely to get cancer, despite the scaremongering headlines. The researchers explain how tattoo pigments are picked up as "foreign bodies" by the body's immune system and are then stored in the skin and lymph nodes. But they can't tell us what effects this process has on our health. The researchers weren't told any medical information about the donor samples, such as any diseases they had (including cancer) or the cause of donors' deaths. The study also has other limitatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

A Public Health Approach to Hepatitis C in an Urban Setting A Public Health Approach to Hepatitis C in an Urban Setting
This study describes the rationale for and components of a public health approach to HCV infection in New York City.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Electronic health record alert improves HCV screening and treatment among baby boomers
(Wiley) In a recent study, screening rates for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among baby boomers increased fivefold in the year following implementation of an electronic health record (EHR)-based prompt for primary care physicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

San Diego steps up containment battle as Hepatitis A outbreak kills 16
Private cleaning crews and public health workers are mobilized on city streets. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Hepatitis A Outbreak Has Killed 16 People in San Diego
An outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego County has now taken 16 lives, local health officials said, with 421 total cases and 292 hospitalizations. A local public health emergency was declared in the county on Sept. 1, the Los Angeles Times reports, and city and county officials have taken steps to counteract the spread of the virus. A vaccination campaign is underway, and since the virus is spread by contact, officials have urged diligent hand-washing. They have also sprayed down sidewalks in the city and opened tents with showers, bathrooms and hand-washing stations that can serve as temporary shelters so hundreds of home...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Priority Populations
September 14, 2017 3:00-4:30pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleach
Crews have started sanitizing streets, sidewalks and gutters in San Diego to try to combat a hepatitis A outbreak among the city's homeless population. Amid an outbreak across San Diego County that health officials say has led to 16 deaths and nearly 300 hospitalizations, workers were power-washing areas in downtown San Diego earlier this week with water laced with chlorine and […]Related:Researchers find hint of a link between flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aidFormer CDC chief launches $225 million global health initiati...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen to stop further development of JNJ-4178 hepatitis C treatment
Janssen Sciences Ireland has taken a strategic decision to discontinue further development of its investigational regimen JNJ-4178 for the treatment of patients with hepatitis C. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aethlon Medical wins FDA EAP designation for Hemopurifier
Aethlon Medical (NSDQ:AEMD) said today it received an Expedited Access Pathway designation for its Aethlon Hemopurifier designed for treating life-threatening viruses. The San Diego-based company said its Hemopurifier has been validated to capture a “broad spectrum of viruses that are highly glycosylated”, which includes lethal strains of pandemic influenza, mosquito-borne viruses and hemorrhagic viruses with no currently approved treatment. “We are honored to have our Hemopurifier designated to the Expedited Access Pathway and additionally are pleased that FDA has also allowed our proposed &ldq...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Aethlon Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego due fecal matter in city
San Diego is doing street cleaning every other week and extending public restroom hours due to hepatitis A outbreak. So far, 15 people have died and close to 400 have been infected this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NY doctor suspended after 4 patients contracted hepatitis
Dr Timothy Morley, based in Westchester County, New York, has been ordered to close his practice, where he specializes in weight loss, menopause and 'disease treatment and prevention'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

J & J unit ends hepatitis C drug development in crowded market
(Reuters) - Janssen Sciences Ireland UC, a unit of Johnson& Johnson, said it would discontinue further development of its hepatitis C research, citing increased availability of a number of effective hepatitis C therapies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Comparison of ICD-9 codes for depression and alcohol misuse to survey instruments suggests these codes should be used with caution - Boscarino JA, Moorman AC, Rupp LB, Zhou Y, Lu M, Teshale EH, Gordon SC, Spradling PR, Schmidt MA, Trinacty CM, Zhong Y, Holmberg SD, Holtzman D.
BACKGROUND: Research suggests depression and alcohol misuse are highly prevalent among chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients, which is of clinical concern. AIMS: To compare ICD-9 codes for depression and alcohol misuse to validated survey instruments. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

As hepatitis C flared in former Soviet republic, Gilead saw an opportunity
The company has taken heat for the price of its hepatitis C drugs, but this artist enshrined the company's work in his home country to eradicate the virus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news