| Mar 10, 2011
Hundreds of Tulane Medical Center's patients have received letters warning them they made have contracted a deadly disease because the hospital didn't properly sterilize equipment. WGNO News Reporter Vanessa Bolano spoke to attorneys who say the lawsuit...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's highly anticipated hepatitis C drug won U.S. approval, promising far higher cure rates for the liver-destroying disease and setting up a head-to-head marketing battle with a rival new medicine from Merck & Co.
Incivek, a pill...
| May 25, 2011
| 7:26 PM
Urology Associates of Chambersburg recently sent letters to patients who underwent prostate biopsies informing them of needles being reused in the procedure.
According to a copy of the letter obtained by The Herald-Mail, patients were advised to have...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 9:20 AM
PHILADELPHIA Saturday, June 4, 2011 6:30-7:00am
1 in 20 Americans has been infected with Hepatitis B. On this Saturday's episode of "In Focus" with Steve Highsmith, Steve focuses on the efforts of the Hepatitis B Foundation, a Doylestown, Bucks...
| May 11, 2011
| 6:37 PM
VANCOUVER, Canada -- Researchers in Canada have found bedbugs carrying antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a surprise finding because scientists had thought the pests were not capable of spreading infections.
The study was done by a team in a poor corner...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 5:07 PM
A Fulton County, Pa., man with hepatitis C and his wife are suing Urology Associates of Chambersburg over the practice's reuse of prostate biopsy needles.
The lawsuit filed in the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas alleges that plaintiff Frank...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Talking to Tweens (Source: CNN.com)
It happened overnight, which I hear is really quite typical.
My 11-year-old, Aden, got in the car after basketball practice. I expected to hear the usual: whether he'd made any half-court shots, how Drake was a ball...
| Sep 23, 2011
Hepatitis C is a disease caused by a virus that infects the liver - eventually causing cancer or liver failure. About 4 million Americans have hepatitis C and if you thought that number was scary - 75% of them don't even know they have it. Former New York...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:50 PM
(Reuters) - Pharmasset Inc said its hepatitis C shot showed positive results in a trial involving patients who have not been previously treated for the infection, sending its shares to a life-high on Tuesday morning.
In a mid-stage trial named PROTON, 98...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes.
The report, issued on...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 5:13 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The number of Americans newly infected with syphilis has fallen for the first time in a decade, but sexually transmitted diseases continue to take a staggering toll on the United States, with 19 million new infections each year at a...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Health districts serving the Peninsula are advising all primary care physicians that adults diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (Type 1 and 2) should be vaccinated against hepatitis B as soon as possible after diagnosis. The vaccine is particularly...