| 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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Why is it seemingly such a secret what the cause of death was of Richard Ramirez, the "Night Stalker"? With everything the public knows about his crimes, his weird beliefs and his many victims, for some reason this is being kept from open knowledge, at...
| 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...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:20 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people with the chronic liver infection hepatitis C, heavy drinking is an obvious no-no, but a new study links even modest alcohol consumption with an increased risk of death - and not just from liver disease.
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with HIV are almost 50 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who aren't infected with the virus - even after taking into account their other health risks, according to a new study.
| Mar 11, 2013
As a leader in point-of-care medical diagnostics, OraSure Technologies has had a worldwide impact on health through the launch of its innovative products. We are a global leader in oral fluid diagnostic technology, bringing to market first-of-its-kind...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Three months after Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. said it had enough cash to operate through the middle of 2014, it has decided to issue another $125 million worth of stock.
The shares are to be offered at $8.40, and the company's proceeds are...
| Jan 30, 2013
A diagnosis of hepatitis C — a stubborn virus that is a common cause of chronic liver disease — can be devastating. In 2007, it passed HIV/AIDS in annual deaths, with more than 17,000 annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Hepatitis C is a life threatening disease which inflames the liver, and Joseph Sansone was unlucky enough to get such a disease. A North Branford resident, Sansone was on the waiting list for a liver for ten years and with each day, he...