Hep C drug could avert liver transplants - doctors
5/17/2017 Auckland liver specialist Ed Gane said the men had been cured and welcomed the extension of the drug for use earlier in advanced liver cirrhosis. "This is a benefit for that group of people who have already started developing liver failure. By allowing ...
Genetic Test Could Predict Transplant Success in People with Hep C, Cirrhosis
5/17/2017 A saliva test could identify genetic markers that indicate which people with hepatitis C and cirrhosis will benefit from certain treatments.
Hepatitis typically has no signs, can be treated
5/17/2017 ... from two weeks to six months to occur, while symptoms from a chronic cause can take decades to form, according to the CDC. "Hepatitis C, there are mostly no symptoms until your liver function declines significantly, so basically until your liver ...
May 16, 2017
5/17/2017 A: According to the Centers for Disease Control, “People born from 1945-1965, sometimes referred to as baby boomers, are five times more likely to have hepatitis C than other adults. Hepatitis C can lead to liver damage, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer.
Reuse of needles by clinic causes spread of hepatitis C in Taoyuan City
5/17/2017 ... transmission of diseases through the exchange of blood from one patient to another, but one the unhygienic reuse of needles by Weilien Clinic (維蓮診所) in Taoyuan City's Yangmei District has led to the mass spread of the incurable liver disease ...
Hepatitis rates higher in baby boomers
5/17/2017 Age, medical history, sexually transmitted diseases, drug use, international travel and other factors can help determine a person's risk for hepatitis. A primary-care provider can determine if and when testing is appropriate, Knorr, who works with ...
Hepatitis C infections tripled in five years
5/17/2017 The hepatitis C virus causes inflammation of the liver. If left untreated, it can cause liver cancer or scarring of the liver.
Should all Baby Boomers get tested for Hepatitis C?
5/17/2017 If you test positive, you have chronic Hepatitis C and will need to talk to your doctor about treatment options. If you're infected, but have no liver damage, your doctor should monitor your liver at your annual physical. The main treatments for ...
What your nails say about your health
5/17/2017 Very pale nails can sometimes be a sign of serious illness, such as: anemia, congestive heart failure, liver disease, and malnutrition.
In major shift, Pa. to expand hepatitis C treatment for Medicaid patients
5/17/2017 The new policy will make anyone on Medicaid who is infected with hepatitis C eligible for treatment. An advisory panel recommended the change one year ago.