Hepatitis C vaccine could be rolled out within five years, says Nobel Prize winner who discovered virus

A vaccine to protect against infection with hepatitis C could be in use within 5 years, says Professor Sir Michael Houghton, who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology along with three other scientists for discovering the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in 1989. Sir Michael will discuss the development of a vaccine in a special presentation at this year’s […]

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Researchers reveal mechanism of hepatitis B-induced venous metastasis and immune escape of hepatocellular carcinoma

In China, about 70 million people are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), and more than 80% of liver cancer is caused by HBV. HBV-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is often accompanied by severe vascular invasion and portal vein tumor thrombus leading to a poor prognosis. However, the underlying mechanism of this disease remains obscure. In a study published in Cancer […]

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Algorithm Uses Routine Blood Tests to Detect Advanced Liver Disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – It may be possible to pick up occult liver cirrhosis with an algorithm that uses data from routine blood tests, according to new research. The CIRRUS algorithm can find “a fingerprint for cirrhosis in the common blood tests done routinely by GPs,” Dr. Nick Sheron of the Foundation for Liver Research said in a news […]

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Closing the gap: Finding undiagnosed hepatitis C infections after blood transfusions

What is the incidence of viral hepatitis caused by blood transfusions before and after Sweden introduced screening of blood in the early 1990s? In an article published in Eurosurveillance ahead of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, the authors also try to estimate how many people of those who were infected with hepatitis B and C through blood transfusion still […]

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Turmeric supports the virus-defense – according to a new study Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal

Curcumin protects cells against invading viruses Curcumin is a natural compound found in the spice turmeric. A recent study suggests that this natural substance helps the body to eliminate specific viruses. Researchers at the Microbiology Society showed that Curcumin prevents various viruses from penetrating into cells. In the laboratory, documented trying to the Team, such as Curcumin unfolds a double […]

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American Airlines passengers may have been exposed to hepatitis A

(HealthDay)—Passengers on several American Airline flights in the United States may have been exposed to hepatitis A by a flight attendant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC said the flight attendant had diarrhea on several flights during the period in which he was considered infectious, so it is investigating and notifying passengers who may have […]

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Why Isn't There a Hepatitis C Vaccine—And When Can You Expect One?

Most people get vaccinated against so many diseases as a child that it can be easy to assume you’ve received vaccines for practically everything. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and some infections still pose a threat. Take hepatitis C, for instance, an infection that can attack your liver and inflammation and even liver damage in some cases. The hepatitis C virus […]

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Transplanting kidneys from patients with hepatitis C could be SAFE

Transplanting kidneys from patients with hepatitis C could be SAFE: Trial finds 53 people stayed free of infection after receiving the donated organs Currently, people with hep-C cannot donate kidneys unless recipient is infected  But American scientists say process is safe after trial of 53 patients in Memphis The participants all stayed free of hepatitis C infection after the procedure  […]

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Health panel: Millions of US kids should get hepatitis shot

A scientific panel is recommending that more than 2 million U.S. kids get vaccinated against hepatitis A. Thirteen years ago, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended hepatitis A shots for all U.S. children at age 1. On Thursday, the panel said the shots should be given to older children who weren’t vaccinated earlier, including 14- to 18-year-olds who turned […]

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Dirty Surgical Instruments Tied to Hundreds of Infections at Colorado Hospital, Lawsuit Alleges

Dozens of people are suing a hospital in Colorado, alleging that improper cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments at the facility led to hundreds of infections, according to news reports. The lawsuit was filed this week by 67 patients who underwent surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver between 2015 and 2018, according to the Denver Post. The patients allegedly […]

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