| 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...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Half of all patients who have tested positive for hepatitis C have not had follow-up testing to see if they are still infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That means many people are living with the disease and not...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Three locally-designed research projects were selected in an international competition by Space Florida to fly up to the International Space Station next year on a SpaceX rocket. Projects from the University of Central Florida and Sanford-Burnham...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Orange County Health Department is recognizing May as National Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 as National Hepatitis Testing Day. The intent of these annual observances is to raise awareness about the global impact of viral hepatitis and the...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 9:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed — they are most at risk.
Federal health officials are considering whether anyone born between 1945 and 1965...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:03 PM
A judge will make several key decisions in the coming weeks in a man’s lawsuit against Urology Associates of Chambersburg, which told patients last year it had reused prostate biopsy needles.
Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas Judge...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:45 PM
A silent killer is among us, no joke.
You could be walking around with hepatitis C, and not even know it.
We're not just talking about high risk people, such as IV drug users.
Baby boomers, those born between 1945 and 1965 could be at risk, one in 33...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:23 AM
PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A national non-profit organization helped give a Temple City couple their dream wedding on Monday.
Manny Sosa was abused so badly during childhood, he required a blood transfusion, which was later found to be tainted with a...