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Hepatitis (INACTIVE)

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  • Baby boomers more likely than other people to be infected with hepatitis C and should be tested

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard that the CDC now recommends baby boomers be tested for hepatitis C. Is that true? If so, why is testing necessary? Wouldn't I have symptoms if I had the disease? ANSWER: It is true that the U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • FDA approves new test that will help treat hepatitis C

    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...
  • Unclean colonoscopy instruments: 3 in 20 have 'dirt' from colons

    Unclean colonoscopy instruments: 3 in 20 have 'dirt' from colons
    Bits and pieces of "biological dirt" from inside people's colons are being left on three in 20 of the instruments inserted in people's rectums to examine their lower digestive tract, according to a study at five hospitals nationwide. "Three out of 20 is...
  • L.A. County holds clinics on hepatitis A linked to Costco berries

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is holding clinics over the weekend for consumers who may have been exposed to hepatitis through frozen berries sold at Costco. At least 30 cases of hepatitis A nationwide may be linked to Townsend...
  • In Pakistan, we see the law of unintended consequences

    In Pakistan, we see the law of unintended consequences
    After two women trying to inoculate Pakistani children against polio were shot this week, some news accounts were quick to place blame: "Anti-polio workers started being attacked after a Pakistani doctor, Shakeel Afridi, ran a fake polio campaign in the...
  • Many with hepatitis C don't get needed follow-up tests, CDC says

    Many with hepatitis C don't get needed follow-up tests, CDC says
    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...
  • R. Palmer Beasley dies at 76; linked hepatitis B to liver cancer

    Dr. R. Palmer Beasley, an epidemiologist whose pivotal research on hepatitis B in Taiwan first linked the virus to liver cancer, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Houston. He was 76. His death was announced by the University of Texas...
  • Freedom Pharmacy to offer free HIV testing

     
    In a move aimed at reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS in the community, Freedom Pharmacy, of Orlando, announced today that it will offer free HIV testing – no insurance necessary. The pharmacy will also work to,get more HIV patients connected with...
  • Free Hepatitis Testing and Vaccines Friday and Saturday

     
    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...
  • PA tattoo parlor health dangers cited by state auditor general

    PA tattoo parlor health dangers cited by state auditor general
    Among America's 10 most populous states, Pennsylvania is the only one that does not license or regulate a particularly ugly form of intentional deformity. A license is not necessary in Pennsylvania to operate a commercial establishment where steel...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Teens & Tats ... Paying the price

    SPECIAL REPORT: Teens & Tats ... Paying the price
    As tattoos have become more mainstream in our culture, more and more teens at younger and younger ages are hitting up their parents to be inked. But there are so many considerations besides just age, including health considerations. And one of the...
  • Hometown Health: Doctors encourage Hepatitis screening with first ever testing day

    Hometown Health: Doctors encourage Hepatitis screening with first ever testing day
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are trying to get more people tested for Hepatitis C. More than 4-million Americans are living with the disease, and most of them don't even know it. Saturday is Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. ...