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Hepatitis C increasing among pregnant women
Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women nearly doubled from 2009-2014, likely a consequence of the country's increasing opioid epidemic that is disproportionately affecting rural areas of states including Tennessee and West Virginia. (2017-05-11)
National Academies target opioid abuse and infectious disease consequences
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released proceedings of a March 12 workshop exploring the rise in infectious diseases accompanying opioid abuse, and possible strategies for reducing both epidemics. (2018-07-13)
A weakened gut barrier may contribute to autoimmune disease
When the gut microbe Enterococcus gallinarum leaks out of the intestines and sets up camp in other organs such as the liver, it appears to trigger an autoimmune response similar to what's seen in lupus, a new study in mice reveals. (2018-03-08)
Donor hearts at increased disease risk offer better survival rates for transplant recipients
Accepting an organ that has an increased risk of potentially transmitting disease offers a higher one-year survival rate for candidates on the heart transplant list over waiting for an organ with less risk, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2018-10-29)
The hepatitis A virus is of animal origin
The hepatitis A virus can trigger acute liver inflammation which generally has a mild course in small children but which can become dangerous in adults. (2015-11-03)
Dibenzoazepine defender: Drug found to be effective against resistant hepatitis C
Osaka University researchers identify class of chemicals that can combat resistant strains of the hepatitis C virus, as well as parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis (2017-12-06)
Alcoholic liver disease replaces hepatitis C infection as the leading cause of liver transplantation in patients without hepatocellular carcinoma in the USA
Two independent US studies confirm that, from 2016 onwards, alcoholic liver disease has led to more liver transplants than hepatitis C infection in patients without hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). (2018-04-11)
The Lancet: Major progress against hepatitis C by 2030 is possible, but will need vast improvements in screening, prevention and treatment
A comprehensive package of prevention, screening, and treatment interventions could avert 15.1 million new hepatitis C infections and 1.5 million cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths globally by 2030 -- equal to an 80 percent reduction in incidence and a 60 percent reduction in deaths compared with 2015, according to the first study to model hepatitis C interventions globally published in The Lancet. (2019-01-28)
WHO's Global Hepatitis Report sets baseline to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030
The World Hepatitis Alliance today welcomes the publication of the first-ever Global Hepatitis Report by the World Health Organization (WHO), which includes new data on the prevalence and global burden of viral hepatitis. (2017-04-21)
Scotland: Direct-acting antiviral agent therapy reduces the burden of HCV-related decompensated cirrhosis
National surveillance data and cost-effectiveness modeling provide complementary evidence to support the scale-up of DAA therapy in Scotland. (2018-04-12)
Blood pressure control best achieved with a multilevel, multicomponent approach
Current clinical guidelines recommend lower blood pressure targets for the general population, yet control remains elusive for most. (2017-12-25)
Is Europe ready to eliminate viral hepatitis?
Currently, Europe records around 57,000 newly diagnosed acute and chronic cases of hepatitis B and C each year. (2016-07-27)
Modeling the helicase to understand hepatitis C
NS3 is an enzyme specific to the hepatitis C virus. (2015-09-10)
Study shows shorter hepatitis C regimen effective in black patients
A study by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute found that contrary to current hepatitis C treatment guidelines, an eight-week treatment regimen may be just as effective as 12 weeks in black patients. (2018-03-15)
Half of hepatitis C patients with private insurance denied life-saving drugs
The number of insurance denials for life-saving hepatitis C drugs among patients with both private and public insurers remains high across the United States. (2018-06-07)
WHO guidelines fail to detect half of chronic hepatitis B patients in Ethiopia needing treatment
Current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) fail to detect half of the patients in need of treatment in Ethiopia, report scientists in the Journal of Hepatology, published by Elsevier. (2019-03-28)
New study examines value of routine laboratory screenings for children entering foster care
Routine laboratory screening recommended for children entering foster care carries high costs and questionable medical benefits. (2017-11-15)
Surrey develops hepatitis C model that could help improve treatment
The University of Surrey has created a new mathematical model that details how the hepatitis C (HCV) infection develops and behaves more accurately than previous models. (2018-05-29)
Caution, tasteless! Viruses and antimicrobially resistant bacteria in foods
Salmonella in eggs, noroviruses in frozen berries, hepatitis E viruses in domestic pigs and wild boar and resistant bacteria in meat: pathogenic microorganisms are one of the most common causes of foodborne illnesses. (2018-11-08)
Cough virus kills liver cancer cells and hepatitis virus
A virus that causes childhood coughs and colds could help in the fight against primary liver cancer, according to a study. (2016-11-15)
Interventions for reducing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugs
The first global review to quantify the impact of needle syringe programmes (NSP) and opioid substitution treatment (OST) in reducing the risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis C virus is published in Cochrane Library Drug and Alcohol Review Group and the journal Addiction. (2017-09-26)
Italy: Ongoing hepatitis A virus outbreak among men who have sex with men is linked to current outbreaks in Europe
ILC 2018: Phylogenetic analysis of circulating viruses in an ongoing acute hepatitis A outbreak in Lombardy, Italy links the majority of cases to two virus strains responsible for recent outbreaks in the UK and the Netherlands. (2018-04-12)
Public health-primary care testing has high uptake, doesn't identify hidden Hepatitis C
Public health-primary care testing has high uptake, doesn't identify hidden Hepatitis C. (2018-01-09)
Stone Age hepatitis B virus decoded
An international team of scientists led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Kiel has successfully reconstructed genomes from Stone Age and Medieval European strains of the hepatitis B virus. (2018-05-10)
Cost-effective universal screening for hepatitis C in France
An estimated 75,000 people in France are unaware they are infected by hepatitis C virus. (2018-07-01)
At-risk teens and young adults overlooked during opioid crisis
Teens and young adults who have injected drugs are at risk for contracting hepatitis C, but most aren't tested and therefore don't receive life-saving treatment, according to a national study being presented at IDWeek 2018. (2018-10-04)
Repurposed drug found to be effective against Zika virus
In both cell cultures and mouse models, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus -- and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse fetuses. (2018-01-25)
Hepatitis E virus infections can be life threatening and transmitted through blood products
ILC 2018: Hepatitis E virus infections are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in both immunocompromised and immune-competent individuals - blood products are confirmed as an important source of infection. (2018-04-12)
Hepatitis C guideline recommends screening for all people born 1945-1975
A key recommendation in a new Canadian guideline on managing chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) is to screen all people born between 1945 and 1975 for the disease, a departure from previous guidelines. (2018-06-04)
Opioid overdose survivors face continued health challenges, higher death rate
Survivors of opioid overdose are at great risk of dying in the year after overdose, but the deaths are not always caused by drug use, a new study reveals. (2018-06-20)
$20 blood test could help diagnose hepatitis B patients across Africa
A simple $20 blood test could help diagnose thousands of patients with hepatitis B in need of treatment in some of Africa's poorest regions. (2018-07-01)
Large global range of prices for hepatitis C medicines raises concerns about affordability
The prices and affordability of recently developed and highly effective direct-acting antivirals for treating hepatitis C vary greatly among countries worldwide, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. (2016-05-31)
Overcrowding in prisons negatively affects health
Overcrowding in prisons -- an issue in most prisons in Canada and other parts of the world -- negatively impacts the mental and physical health of prisoners, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2012-11-05)
How common is Hepatitis C infection in each US state?
Hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of illness and death in the United States and injection drug use is likely fueling many new cases. (2018-12-21)
New test helps identify hepatitis C patients at high risk of developing cirrhosis
A researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine has helped confirm the reliability of a new test for liver disease that is ushering in the long-promised era of personalized medicine based on each individual's genetic makeup. (2007-04-27)
Prognosis of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
A research team from China statistically evaluated the clinical characteristics, pathology, treatment and prognosis of patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) to determine whether these parameters could contribute to a better prediction of patient survival. (2010-01-15)
Zinc may hold key to fighting liver disease
New research from Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research highlights the potential for zinc to be used as a simple and effective therapeutic against viral infections such as hepatitis C and influenza. (2017-05-31)
Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential new therapy for liver diseases
Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. (2019-03-22)
The positive and negative role of LRH-1 during inflammation
The research group around Professor Thomas Brunner at the University of Konstanz discovers the role that the LRH-1 protein plays in the immune system -- inhibiting this protein could help treat inflammatory diseases. (2019-07-25)
Hepatitis C complicated by morphine withdrawal
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that morphine withdrawal complicates hepatitis C by suppressing IFN-alpha-mediated immunity and enhancing virus replication. (2005-10-28)
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