Navigation Links
Tattooing linked to higher risk of hepatitis C: UBC study
Date:8/6/2010

Youth, prison inmates and individuals with multiple tattoos that cover large parts of their bodies are at higher risk of contracting hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases, according to a University of British Columbia study.

The researchers reviewed and analysed 124 studies from 30 countries, including Canada, Iran, Italy, Brazil and the United States, and found the incidence of hepatitis C after tattooing is directly linked with the number of tattoos an individual receives. The findings are published in the current issue of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years. In the U.S., an estimated 36 per cent of people under 30 have tattoos. In Canada, approximately eight per cent of high school students have at least one tattoo and 21 per cent of those who don't have one want one. During tattooing, the skin is punctured 80 to 150 times a second in order to inject color pigments.

"Since tattoo instruments come in contact with blood and bodily fluids, infections may be transmitted if instruments are used on more than one person without being sterilized or without proper hygiene techniques," says lead author Dr. Siavash Jafari, a Community Medicine Resident in the UBC School of Population and Public Health (SPPH).

"Furthermore, tattoo dyes are not kept in sterile containers and may play a carrier role in transmitting infections," says Jafari. "Clients and the general public need to be educated on the risks associated with tattooing, and tattoo artists need to discuss harms with clients."

Other risks of tattooing identified by the study include allergic reactions, HIV, hepatitis B, bacterial or fungal infections, and other risks associated with tattoo removal.

The researchers are calling for infection-control guidelines for tattoo artists and clients, and enforcement of these guidelines through inspections, reporting of adverse events an
'/>"/>

Contact: Brian Lin
brian.lin@ubc.ca
604-822-2234
University of British Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Reality TV, cosmetic surgey linked, says Rutgers-Camden researcher
2. Calcium Supplements Linked to Boost in Heart Attack Risk
3. Vitamin D deficiency linked to arterial stiffness in black teens
4. Dense bones linked to raised risk for prostate cancer
5. Childhood sexual abuse and social shaming linked to health issues later
6. Homeopathic Nasal Zinc Linked to Loss of Smell
7. Behavior problems in school linked to 2 types of families
8. Excess Weight in Older Women Linked to Diminished Memory
9. Brain responses of obese individuals are more weakly linked to feelings of hunger
10. Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
11. Glucosamine Ineffective for Lower Back Pain Linked to Arthritis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 2Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 3Health News:Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death 2Health News:UT Dallas study: Youth who fail to envision future commit more crimes 2Health News:Young dads at high risk of depression, too 2Health News:Low birth weight, less breastfeeding create later health risks 2
... acid compound, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a two-pronged ... tests. The researchers cautioned that their double-punch molecule has ... they believe it represents a promising new strategy for ... long time, cancer researchers did not pay much attention ...
... eye procedures are safe and effective, according to results ... Academy of Ophthalmology’s //Joint Meeting. ,Researchers who examined ... say both procedures provide stable, long term improvement for ... those who doubt LASIK’s reliability, showing that both LASIK ...
... thousands of heart patients to have high-tech devices implanted ... the expensive devices are designed to shock damaged hearts ... death, which kills 300,000 Americans each year. ,But ... patients will benefit from their ICDs, a large number ...
... dinner last night, adding a large amount of fat – scientifically ... of us, that could be a big problem. // ... use it for energy. But patients with elevated levels of fat ... more likely to develop arthrosclerosis, or build-up of plaque in the ...
... way to reduce your risk for breast cancer, but a ... 2007 issue of Harvard Women’s Health Watch. Here are several ... Studies show that weight gain is a risk factor ... is believed to promote the development of breast cancer. Fat ...
... when reading a newspaper means holding it at ... //lens technology may offer a better solution, according ... of Ophthalmology’s 2006 Joint Meeting. ,According ... using wavefront technology offer significant improvements over standard ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hybrid Molecule Causes Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct 2Health News:Hybrid Molecule Causes Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct 3Health News:PRK and LASIK Surgeries ‘Safe and Effective 2Health News:Are One-Third of Costly Implanted Heart Devices Unnecessary? 2Health News:Are One-Third of Costly Implanted Heart Devices Unnecessary? 3Health News:Sugars in Liver Found to Clear Fats from the Bloodstream 2Health News:Beyond Bifocals: Wavefront Technology Benefits Patients With Presbyopia 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds "China Orthopedic Instrument ... . (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46792 ) ... upgrade and policy support, China,s ... over the years, with total market size rising ... billion yuan in 2012. Trauma products, ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Research and Markets ... the "Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry ... - 2018" report to their offering. ... ) Dental consumables are products which are ... impairments, for tooth restoration and in treatment of ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 AARP Foundation ... to support older adults suffering from the severe ... AARP and its members are committed to helping those ... AARP and AARP Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar contributions up ... aid. The matching program will be administered through AARP ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3
... PHILADELPHIA, July 28 Shire plc (LSE: SHP,NASDAQ: ... it has received a Complete Response letter today for INTUNIV(TM),(guanfacine) ... comes following labeling discussions with the FDA that did not,result ... The FDA did not identify safety ...
... , ... , Oldsmar, Fla., July 27 Cryo-Cell ... and most established leaders in stem cell innovation today announced ... a Brazilian-based global regenerative technology leader and stem cell research ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents 2FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents 3FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents 4FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents 5FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents 6Cryo-Cell Announces C'elle(SM) Research and Development Collaboration with Cryopraxis Cryobiology Ltd. 2Cryo-Cell Announces C'elle(SM) Research and Development Collaboration with Cryopraxis Cryobiology Ltd. 3Cryo-Cell Announces C'elle(SM) Research and Development Collaboration with Cryopraxis Cryobiology Ltd. 4Cryo-Cell Announces C'elle(SM) Research and Development Collaboration with Cryopraxis Cryobiology Ltd. 5
The ideal on-the-spot reference for residents and practitioners seeking fast facts on fracture management....
Pocket Sports Medicine is the result of a collaboration between outstanding Editors and Contributors. The program covers the field so that both specialists and general orthopedists will find expert g...
Bones is a remarkable guide for the Medical Student, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant or Physician to Bones....
The Urinary System Flash Cards product uses the time tested content and images from BryanEdwards.com and displays the necessary images to demonstrate the urinary system....
Medicine Products: