| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:22 AM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital technician accused of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C through needles tainted with his own blood reached an agreement with prosecutors that would give him a sentence of as little as 30 years...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:20 PM
(AP) - A hospital technician accused of causing a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis C last year is set to plead guilty in New Hampshire federal court in exchange for a prison term of 30 to 40 years.
A plea agreement filed Monday says the deal would...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 11:30 AM
A health crisis is barreling down on the free-love generation. Reported cases of hepatitis C, an infectious virus that is the leading cause of liver transplants and cancers, are skyrocketing among South Florida baby boomers this year, and public health...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:49 PM
"World Hepatitis Day" — which, in case you missed it, was Sunday — may not sound like an especially festive occasion.
OraSure Technologies of Bethlehem, however, did have reason to celebrate: Last month an expert panel issued a ruling that,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Bacteria found in the summertime waters along the Gulf Coast pose a health risk to Floridians, according to an advisory issued this week by the state’s Department of Health.
Warm water in the Gulf may carry a bacteria called vibrio vulnificus,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Dozens of patients who received colonoscopy procedures at a Chanute hospital may have been exposed to hepatitis and the HIV virus.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said 244 patients may have been exposed to the viruses at Neosho...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
A man who was serving 25 years to life in prison under the state’s three strikes law after a conviction for unlawful taking of a vehicle will be released from custody after a judge determined Monday that he does not pose an unreasonable risk of...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 2:05 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adults born between 1945 and 1965 should be screened once for hepatitis C, a government-backed panel recommended today.
The statement, from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), is stronger than draft...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:44 PM
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday for the first time approved a type of diagnostic test that will allow doctors to determine what kind of hepatitis C virus a chronically infected patient has, and tailor treatments based on that...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Richard Ramirez — the infamous serial killer who died while on San Quentin's death row after being convicted of 13 murders — died of complications of blood cancer.
Ramirez, died June 7 at 9:10 a.m. while receiving treatment at Marin...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:51 PM
California prison officials said Monday that the death this month of "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez was due to complications from lymphoma, a cancer often associated with hepatitis.
Ramirez, a serial killer convicted of murdering 13 people and brutally...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Bethlehem Health Bureau is providing free immunizations for the uninsured today, kicking off National Public Health Week. The immunizations will be given from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the bureau’s offices at City Hall, 10 E. Church St. The...