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Treating the New Hep C Generation on Their Turf Treating the New Hep C Generation on Their Turf
One Northern California physician is a foot soldier in the fight against a surge of hepatitis C, mainly among young drug users who share infected needles.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access
Report examines state-level discrimination in Medicaid care for people living with Hepatitis C.(National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Updated information on drug interactions between Victrelis (boceprevir) and certain boosted HIV protease inhibitor drugs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying the public that co-administration of Victrelis (boceprevir), a hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor, along with certain ritonavir-boosted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease inhibitors, is not recommended at this time because of the possibility of reducing the effectiveness of the medicines, permitting the amount of HCV or HIV virus in the blood (viral load) to increase. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Office of the Director, Office of Health Equity (OHE), is seeking an Epidemiologist to serve as the Associate Director for Health Equity
The CDC seeks exceptional candidates for the position of Epidemiologist to serve as the Associate Director for Health Equity in the Office of Health Equity (OHE), in the Office of the Director, in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). Applications are due by December 18, 2017. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tents considered blessing for homeless in San Diego
Tents are considered a blessing by homeless people in San Diego, where deplorable conditions have spread hepatitis on the streets (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In San Diego, homeless woes result in deadly outbreak
San Diego is turning to tents to deal with a homeless crisis that has contributed to the worst hepatitis A outbreak in the United States in 20 years. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

San Diego Contends with Homelessness, Hepatitis Outbreak
SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes. "It's peaceful here," Wade, 31 and eight months pregnant, said in an October interview at the campground. A tent, of course, is not a home. But for these San Diegans, it is a blessing. Like other major cities all along the West Coast, San Diego is struggling with a homeless crisis. In a place that bills itself as "America's Finest City," spiraling real estate values have contribu...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Julie Watson, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

San Diego Contends with Homelessness, Hepatitis Outbreak
SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes. "It's peaceful here," Wade, 31 and eight months pregnant, said in an October interview at the campground. A tent, of course, is not a home. But for these San Diegans, it is a blessing. Like other major cities all along the West Coast, San Diego is struggling with a homeless crisis. In a place that bills itself as "America's Finest City," spiraling real estate values have contribu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Julie Watson, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women – Part One
Rohingya women of Balukhali camp embarking on the trek to the toilets. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPSBy Sohara Mehroze ShachiCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 7 2017 (IPS)Afia* lines up her bucket every morning in the refugee camp for water delivery from humanitarian relief workers. On one particularly sweltering day, she kept four water pitchers in a row with gaps between them, hoping to insert another empty container in the space when the water arrived.When another refugee saw this, she kicked away Afia’s pitchers, and a raging quarrel broke out. That night, the woman’s local boyfriend attacked Afia in her house, kic...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sohara Mehroze Shachi Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh Internati Source Type: news

San Deigo's High rent fuels homelessness, hepatitis outbreak
An explosive growth in the number of people living outdoors in San Diego has contributed to the worst America's hepatitis A outbreak in 20 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Hepatitis A Outbreak / Low Accuracy of Clinician Suspicion for Lyme Disease / Connecticut Hospitalist Opportunity
Check out some of the recent highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM: Perspective: Dr. Margot Kushel examines the root cause of a hepatitis A outbreak in... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Homelessness grips San Diego with hepatitis, high rents
San Diego turns to tents as spiraling real estate values feed spiraling homelessness, contributing to worst US hepatitis outbreak in 20 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Most vulnerable dying in 'America's Finest City'
San Diego's spiraling real estate values feed spiraling homelessness, contributing to worst US hepatitis outbreak in 20 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Most vulnerable' dying in 'America's Finest City'
San Diego's spiraling real estate values feed spiraling homelessness, contributing to worst US hepatitis outbreak in 20 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can hepatitis C be transmitted through oral sex?
Hepatitis C is a viral disease and is contagious — is it possible to contract hepatitis C from oral sex? Learn how to prevent transmission. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

GM humans: New vaccines made with synthetic genes will alter your DNA
(Natural News) Back in 2015, The New York Times published an article entitled, “Protection Without a Vaccine,” an in-depth look at immunoprophylaxis by gene transfer, or I.G.T. Described as a “novel approach” to fighting serious diseases like H.I.V., Ebola , malaria, hepatitis and even the common flu, the researchers involved in the development of I.G.T.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Virus: A Novel Identify-Isolate-Inform Tool Hepatitis A Virus: A Novel Identify-Isolate-Inform Tool
A novel tool adapted for hepatitis A virus can assist ED personnel with the identification and management of patients presenting with the illness.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New hope for waitlisted patients addicted to opioids
(American College of Neuropsychopharmacology) As the opioid crisis continues to escalate, the number of people who need treatment for their dependency on heroin or prescription pain killers far exceeds the capacity of available treatment programs. People seeking treatment can wait months or even years for spots in clinics or with certified doctors -- and while they wait, they risk becoming infected with HIV or hepatitis, as well as dying from an overdose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis C
(Hep C, HCV) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Current and Future Medications for Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C Medications (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Score May Have Prognostic Value in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis New Score May Have Prognostic Value in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
Combining gene expression signature data with the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score may predict survival of patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Drug-Related Behavioral Issues Pose Health Risks to EMS Providers
Drug-related behavioral outbursts pose health risk to providers You and your partner are dispatched to a restroom in a public park for a 26-year-old unresponsive male. Bystanders had called 9-1-1 after finding the man. On arrival, you initially find "Patient A" obtunded, but he begins to respond as he's moved, so you and your partner can provide medical care. As he becomes more alert, the patient becomes increasingly agitated and aggressive. He begins to intentionally strike his head on the floor, causing his upper lip and mouth to bleed. Attempting to load him onto the stretcher, he bites your part...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christine McGuire-Wolfe, PhD, CIC, CPH, EMT-P Tags: Operations Source Type: news

HCV-related Complications Increasing in Women Veterans HCV-related Complications Increasing in Women Veterans
Are there gender-related differences in the incidence and prevalence of serious liver complications in persons with HCV infection?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis C ‘treatment as prevention’ strategy examined in new study
New findings by Yale researchers indicate that expanding hepatitis C treatment improves the effectiveness of prevention efforts for some high-risk individuals. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ACP, CDC Issue Guidance on Hep B Screening, Treatment
The American College of Physicians and CDC released a clinical guideline on hepatitis B virus infection that offers recommendations on vaccination, screening and linking patients to care. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Long-ago risks haunt more boomers; Hepatitis C diagnoses skyrocket
Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center is putting new emphasis on testing in the age group. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Long-ago risks haunt more boomers; Hepatitis C diagnoses skyrocket
Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center is putting new emphasis on testing in the age group. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Uganda:Grains Carry Cancerous Substances, Scientists Warn
[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University researchers have warned that Ugandans are at risk of contracting liver cancer and hepatitis B after several food crops have been found to contain high levels of fungi-produced toxic chemicals called aflatoxins. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Brief: HIV & Hepatitis News
The In Brief online newsletter provides concise summaries of the latest information about HIV, hepatitis, and health disparities organized by topic for easy review. Each item includes links to source materials and resources to explore particular news and developments in greater depth. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HCC in Chronic HBV vs Chronic HCV After Virologic Response HCC in Chronic HBV vs Chronic HCV After Virologic Response
Does the achievement of virologic response modify the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma differently in patients with chronic hepatitis B as compared to those with chronic hepatitis C?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

“Ambition & Action ” Needed to End Open Defecation
Women village councilors in Penakota, a village in southeast India, go out into a field to relieve themselves, as there are no toilets in their workplace. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 2017 (IPS)What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of?For those in the developed world, such questions are hard to fathom, but for 2.3 billion people around the world it’s a reality. Without access to a toilet many are forced to defecate in the open, significantly increasing the changes of spreading diseases.The sixth Sustainable Development Goal...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Impact of Awareness-raising Campaigns on HCV Testing by GPs Impact of Awareness-raising Campaigns on HCV Testing by GPs
The findings of this study suggest that government-led awareness raising campaigns aiming to expand HCV testing have had little impact on general practitioners.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Elevated Liver Cancer, Death Rates With Chronic HBV Elevated Liver Cancer, Death Rates With Chronic HBV
Patients with immune-tolerant-phase chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, who are usually not considered for treatment, face an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and death, compared with treated immune-active-phase patients, researchers from Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

WHO gravely concerned by deteriorating situation in eastern Ghouta, Syrian Arab Republic
22 November 2017, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic – Seven people have been killed and 42 people injured in Damascus city and surrounding areas in recent days. In eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus, local health authorities report that during a 4-day period alone from 14 to 17 November, 84 people were killed, including 17 children and 6 women; and 659 people were injured, including 127 children and 87 women. During the same period, more than 200 surgical operations were conducted in eastern Ghouta’s overwhelmed and under-resourced hospitals. Despite escalating violence and increasing humanitarian needs, life-savin...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 22, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

HIV/HCV Coinfection and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease HIV/HCV Coinfection and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Do individuals with HIV/HCV coinfection have an increased cardiovascular risk compared to those with HIV infection alone?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

ACP and CDC issue recommendations for hepatitis B screening, vaccination, and care
(American College of Physicians) Reducing chronic hepatitis B infections by screening at-risk adults, increasing hepatitis B vaccination rates, and linking infected persons to care is a public health priority, the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise in a new paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coffee makes for a happy liver, says board of experts
We all love coffee, and according to the latest report, your liver loves coffee, too. So, grab your mug, sit back, and we'll explain the details. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding supports: (a) pilot and/or feasibility testing of innovative new, revised, or adapted prevention intervention approaches to prevent or delay the initiation and onset of drug and alcohol use, the progression to problem use or alcohol and other substance use disorder, reduce drinking and driving and deaths related to impaired driving and the drug- or alcohol-related acquisition or transmission of HIV infection and viral hepatitis among diverse populations and settings; and (b) pre-trial feasibility testing for prevention services and systems research. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma
This study investigated the association of HBV infection and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Might HBV vaccination reduce the risk in certain populations?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine
The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heplisav B (Hepatitis B Vaccine Solution for Intramuscular Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of DAAs for Hepatitis C Genotypes 2-6 Cost-effectiveness of DAAs for Hepatitis C Genotypes 2-6
Direct-acting antivirals have dramatically improved options for HCV therapy, but their high cost remains a barrier. At what price threshold can they be deemed cost-effective and cost-saving?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks
San Diego County, battling a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, is postponing an outreach campaign to provide the second of two inoculations against the contagious liver disease until a national shortage of the vaccine is resolved.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

San Francisco's Plan to Eliminate Hep C
(MedPage Today) -- As in San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak, poverty is a key factor and challenge (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Preventing Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B Preventing Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B
Dr William Balistreri surveys the latest guidelines and studies aiming to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Health Center Strategies to Advance Prevention of Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B Webinar
December 6, 2017 3:00-4:00pm. No registration required. Join on day of session. Call-in: 888-603-9609 Passcode: 8184117 (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news