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Lab tests for liver cancer patients could lengthen life
Date: 2009-10-08 22:06:10
Analysis of a short strand of RNA in patients with liver cancer may help doctors identify those who could be treated with a certain regimen of drug therapy, researchers say.... Full Story

Liver test can help with early detection, avoid transplant list
Date: 2009-08-31 20:07:01
According to new research, the process for a patient waiting on a new liver may not be fairly administered across such aspects as race, gender and insurance status.... Full Story

Hepatitis E testing may be needed as disease is more common than thought
Date: 2009-07-24 22:18:51
Hepatitis E, which was not even identified as a separate human strain of hepatitis until 1980, has been considered to be very rare in the U.S. However, a recent study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the disease may be far more common in the population than had been previously suspected.... Full Story

Hepatitis outbreaks cause public health scare
Date: 2009-07-23 22:54:52
Two very public hepatitis scares, one involving hepatitis A and the other hepatitis C, have brought the disease into the public eye, as thousands have gotten tested and received shots in the aftermath of the outbreak.... Full Story

New Memphis Grizzly draftee overcomes liver disease
Date: 2009-07-07 15:57:39
Former Missouri University basketball star DeMarre Carroll was drafted in the first round by the Memphis Grizzlies, despite concern by some over the recent revelation that he was diagnosed with liver disease a few years ago.... Full Story

New drug combination may treat Hepatitis C
Date: 2009-06-16 22:25:33
Saint Louis University researchers found that a new combination therapy helps treat some people with hepatitis C who have not responded to other therapy. The findings are published in the June issue of Hepatology.... Full Story

Hepatitis treatments improving, but infectiousness may linger
Date: 2009-05-26 19:26:23
Despite approximately 1 in 12 people worldwide living with chronic hepatitis B or C, higher than HIV or any cancer, hepatitis receives far less attention than either of those two diseases. According to the CDC, there are an estimated 4.5 million persons in the U.S. living with chronic hepatitis B or C and it is believed to be responsible for 5,000 deaths.... Full Story

Study: Doctors don't know enough about hepatitis B
Date: 2009-05-14 17:02:14
A new study from Stanford University reports that despite more than 2 million people in the U.S. with chronic hepatitis B, many doctors lack adequate knowledge about the disease.... Full Story

Doctor reminds public of hepatitis C risk
Date: 2009-03-17 22:24:12
A doctor writing for a Chicago newspaper has reminded the public about the need to test for the digestive disease hepatitis C, which can lead to fatal liver diseases if not caught early.... Full Story

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