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The team at HepatitisCnews.com works hard to deliver relevant and accessible information on hepatitis C, an infectious liver disease that affects around 150 million people worldwide. Updated daily, HepatitisCnews.com features topical news stories from around the world, tips and advice on living well with the hep C virus and guest blogs. Often referred to as a silent disease, as in most cases it does not result in any symptoms, hepatitis C is most commonly transmitted through contact with an infected person’s blood. The hepatitis C virus can cause serious damage to the liver and, if left untreated, can result in scarring of the liver, liver disease or even death. http://www.hepatitiscnews.com/

Achillion’s hep C drug remains in limbo

7Oct

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Achillion Pharmaceuticals recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to maintain its clinical hold on sovaprevir, the company’s flagship treatment for hepatitis C. The recent clinical data submitted by Achillion sought to address the issues … Continue reading

  

Oklahoma dentist responsible for patient-to-patient hep C transmission

30Sep

Oklahoma dentist responsible for patient-to-patient hep C transmission

Dr W Scott Harrington stands accused of re-using dirty needles leading to the first known outbreak of the hepatitis C virus among dental patients in US history. Government officials have commented that while dental procedures are generally safe the case … Continue reading

  

Calls for needle exchange programme for gym users

30Sep

Calls for needle exchange programme for gym users

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has called for needle exchanges to be established in gyms in order to battle the issue of sharing needles to inject performance-enhancing drugs and cosmetic products. Despite a decrease in new HIV and … Continue reading

  

Revolade approved for use in hepatitis C therapy

30Sep

Revolade approved for use in hepatitis C therapy

Revolade, a platelet-boosting drug marketed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has achieved EU approval. The drug treats patients whose low blood platelet count is adversely affecting the work of therapies to fight the hepatitis C virus. New comprehensive all-oral regimens would impact … Continue reading

  

New study says tea and coffee may protect your liver

28Aug

New study says tea and coffee may protect your liver

A new study (which could be good news for tea and coffee drinkers) shows that drinking four cups of coffee per day could reduce the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The study, found that increased caffeine intake could reduce the disease that … Continue reading

  

Just diagnosed with hep C? Ten things you should ask your doctor

20Aug

Just diagnosed with hep C? Ten things you should ask your doctor

A diagnosis of hepatitis C can leave you experiencing a variety of emotions. You may feel shock, worry, anger, denial and even depression. Knowing as much about hep C as possible is one of the best things you can do to help you … Continue reading

  

Living well with hep C

20Aug

Living well with hep C

If you’re diagnosed with hep C you’re likely to have questions, concerns, and worries for the future. It’s important to remember that hepatitis C is not a death sentence.  One in five people will recover, and for the others there are treatments … Continue reading

  

The Ick Factor

17Apr

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Written by Lawrence Gibson, Palm Springs, California. I was diagnosed with hep C. I feel so … so … tainted and soiled and I don’t want anybody to know my terrible secret. Pretty typically that’s how most of us react upon diagnosis … Continue reading

  

A message that’s loud enough to hear from Las Vegas to Wall Street

10Apr

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A Las Vegas judge ordered the medical insurance group UnitedHealth to pay $500 million in punitive damages after failing to oversee Dr Dipak Desai. Desai was implicated in infecting patients with hepatitis C through bad colonoscopy practices. Read more on the Hepatitis C News website: http://hepatitiscnews.com/blog/2013/04/10/a-message-thats-loud-enough-to-hear-from-las-vegas-to-wall-street/ Photo by Dawn … Continue reading

  

If I could do it my friend, then surely you can do it too

3Apr

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Written by Betty Vega For several years I had elevated liver enzymes but I was fine. During one exam, the doctor wanted to run a test that apparently no one has ever done before on me. I wasn’t sure why I needed this new … Continue reading

  

Generally the risk for transmitting HCV to sex partners is very low”

21Mar

“Generally the risk for transmitting HCV to sex partners is very low”

There have been conflicting reports regarding the risk hep C transmiaaion through sexual activity. The virus is primarily spread by exposure to infected blood, usually through intravenous drug use. A new study suggests that patients with hep C have little to fear from sex … Continue reading

  

Talking to friends & family about hepatitis C

8Mar

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When diagnosed with hep C it might be tempting right now to withdraw from interacting with family and friends. However, research has shown that the support of friends and family is vital – don’t underestimate the value of simply having someone … Continue reading