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Trinity Scientists Homing in on New Hepatitis C Vaccine

Trinity researchers have just commenced a major new study to evaluate a new vaccine for the prevention of Hepatitis C infection in ...

Expensive Drugs That Cure Hepatitis C Are Worth The Cost, Even At Early Stages Of Liver Fibrosis

By Laura Kurtzman - It is worthwhile to give patients expensive new drugs that can cure their hepatitis C much earlier than ...

Antiviral Therapy Shows Hope for Advanced Kidney Disease Patients with Hepatitis C Virus Infection

A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher has played a principal role in an international phase III study, known as the C-SURFER trial, of the effect of direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with chronic kidney disease stage 4 or 5. The therapy has shown positive results — a first for patients with advanced kidney disease. ... Full story

Nearly Half of Hepatitis C Patients on Medicaid Denied Coverage for Life-Saving Drugs, Penn Researchers Report

First Data to Report on Denial and Delay Rates for Hepatitis C Antiviral Agents ... Full story

Study: Three-drug combos eliminate hepatitis C virus genotype 1b infection in three weeks

By Quinn Eastman - A pilot study has found that a combination of drugs used to treat the hepatitis C virus could substantially reduce the time of treatment to as little as three weeks for some patients. ... Full story

New model for hepatitis B helps identify potential new therapeutic approach

A promising new avenue for treating hepatitis B has been reported by researchers at Hiroshima University who have developed a new animal model of the disease. ... Full story

Analysis: Hepatitis C Prevalence Far Higher Than Previously Estimated

Upwards of a million more people have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) than current estimates indicate, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine. The investigators say their finding exposes a critical flaw in the survey that calculates disease prevalence, and underscores the need for stronger public health policies to combat the viral infection. ... Full story

Flu jab reduces risk of stroke

The risk of suffering a stroke is significantly reduced for up to two months after receiving a flu vaccine, a major new study has shown. ... Full story

Treating 5 percent of hepatitis C patients with new drugs would reduce cost, study shows

The health care system would save more lives and money if patients were treated with the newest drugs earlier, researchers at USC and other institutions find ... Full story

To increase testing for hepatitis B, promote it in the community, UCLA study shows

Los Angeles-area Korean Americans who heard presentations in their churches were more likely to get tested ... Full story

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