South Korea Approves First Domestically Developed COVID-19 Vaccine
SEOUL, South Korea — Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country’s first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic. In clinical trials involving some 4,000 participants in South Korea and five other countries, SK Bioscience’s two-dose SKYCovione vaccine appeared to be more effective than the broadly used AstraZeneca shots in building immunity against infections, officials at South Korea’s Food and Drug Safety Ministry said. It isn’t immediately clear how officials will ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tong-hyung / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Efficacy and Safety of DAA Therapy for HCV in Elderly Patients Efficacy and Safety of DAA Therapy for HCV in Elderly Patients
Is the efficacy of direct-acting antivirals, as measured by SVR, significantly different in patients 65 and older compared to younger patients?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Victims suffered from 'bad luck', John Major tells inquiry into scandal that left 30,000 with HIV
Sir John was speaking at a hearing of the Infected Blood Inquiry, which is looking into the infection of up to 30,000 people with HIV or hepatitis C from contaminated blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

296 Children Had Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology by June 15, 2022
MONDAY, June 27, 2022 -- As of June 15, 2022, 296 patients met the criteria in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health advisory for children aged<10 years with onset of hepatitis of unknown etiology on or after Oct. 1, 2021,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 27, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Source: NIH News in Health - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wisconsin SeniorCare Program to Cover Vaccines Provided at Pharmacies
Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announce Wisconsin ’s SeniorCare Program has received approval from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover certain vaccines that members receive in pharmacies. Vaccines covered include those that protect against shingles, tetanus, meningitis, and Hepatitis A and B. These vaccines are recommended by theAdvisory Committee on Immunization Practices...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 27, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Fatty Liver Disease Drives Rise in Liver Cancer Deaths Fatty Liver Disease Drives Rise in Liver Cancer Deaths
The steep increase in liver cancer deaths is due to the rising rate of NAFLD, rather than alcoholic liver disease or hepatitis B or C, and is mostly driven by the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 27, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Experts warn of imminent arrival of Disease X as “pandemic era” begins
CORONAVIRUS, monkeypox, polio, and hepatitis. The UK, it seems, has become the world's petri dish as one viral threat after another hits the country and its health service. However, worse could still be to come in the form of "Disease X". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: The simple lifestyle change researchers say can stave off condition
A MYSTERIOUS strain of hepatitis is slowly spreading among children under the age of five in the UK and around the world. While it continues to baffle scientists and doctors alike, other forms of liver disease remain ever present. In 2008, researchers believed one lifestyle change could prevent the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis outbreak: Covid ‘not ruled out’ as cause of deadly childhood disease
EXPERTS hurrying to find out the cause of the ongoing hepatitis outbreak have concluded a Covid infection cannot be "ruled out". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bulevirtide's Effect Sustained in Difficult-to-Treat Hepatitis D
(MedPage Today) -- Two different dosages of bulevirtide, an investigational first-in-class entry inhibitor, were safe and demonstrated superior responses compared with observation alone for patients with chronic hepatitis delta virus (HDV), a phase... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 25, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

CDC Releases New Details on Mysterious Hepatitis in Children CDC Releases New Details on Mysterious Hepatitis in Children
Almost all children (90%) required hospitalization, 18 needed liver transplants, and 11 children have died.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 25, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Acute Hepatitis Cases in Children Show Declining Trend Acute Hepatitis Cases in Children Show Declining Trend
Experts update the latest case numbers for acute hepatitis in children and discuss possible factors that result in the disease, namely, adenovirus and COVID-19, either separately or together.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 24, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Germany Study Warns of Increasing Acute Hep C Reinfections in MSM
(MedPage Today) -- Although rates of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections have declined over the past decade across Europe, a small increase in reinfections was seen among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to a German prospective observational... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 24, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: Interim Analysis of Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology in Children Aged < 10 Years - United States, October 2021-June 2022
This report describes children diagnosed with hepatitis of unknown cause during October 2021 to June 2022. Preliminary analyses have not identified common exposures. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 24, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Adenovirus Infection Children's Health Coronavirus [CoV] Hepatitis MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Public Health COVID-19 Source Type: news