Tag: "hepatitis" at medical news
Australian Patients Who Received Vitamin Injection Infected With Hepatitis C
...to 2000 patients of a doctor in Sydney to test for hepatitis
C and other blood-borne viruses . The move follows reports that five such persons had already contracted the highly infectious disease. An investigation has found Dr Daniel Hameiri's Double Bay clinic where patients receive vitamin injections w...
Aussie Comedian Apologises for Pam Anderson Hepatitis Joke
...n comedian has publicly apologized to sufferers of hepatitis
after poking fun at Pamela Anderson, who is battli... at Helliar's 'cheap, cruel' joke, wherein he said hepatitis
C would be the best present for Anderson on her 40th birthday. In his apology, Helliar insisted t...
Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males
...se and inflammation caused by risk factors such as hepatitis
B and C viruses, or alcoholic liver disease makes up the majority of liver cancers in humans. Overall, men are three to five times more likely to develop HCC than women; however, in individuals who are under 50, HCC is seen seven to 10 times more...
Milk Thistle Extract Effective in Cancer Treatment
...atment, as well as in fighting other diseases like hepatitis
C, diabetes, and HIV, reporting on such subjects as: Recent advances in the use of milk thistle Clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of milk thistle. The molecular makeup of silymarin. Benefits of silymarin use before and during ...
A New Monoclonal Antibody Kills Cancer Cells
... Most cases of HCC are secondary to either a viral hepatitis
infection or cirrhosis of the liver. Despite recent advances, it remains a disease of grim prognosis due to the poorly understood mechanism of how the disease originates and spreads. Most patients live only a short time after diagnosis. Based on pre...
Monoclonal Antibody Induces Death in Liver Cancer Cells
... most cases of HCC are secondary to either a viral hepatitis
infection or cirrhosis of the liver. Despite recent advances, it remains a disease of grim prognosis due to the poorly understood mechanism of how the disease originates and spreads. Most patients live only a short time after diagnosis. Dr. Satd...
Researchers Develop Tool to Gauge Quality of Life of Hepatitis B Patients
B affects 350 million worldwide. In a new study, UCLA researchers measured the effect of hepatitis
B on patients quality of life beyond just the physical symptoms of the disease and created a new ...
Hepatitis Day of Reckoning for a Happening Virus
...ection a person already infected with one type of hepatitis
could be vulnerable to the attack of another type ...er area of significant unmet medical need: chronic hepatitis
B,' said Mr. Eric Breumier, Managing Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb India while launching a new drug...
Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules
...hich can carry infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis
We take great measures to prevent disease transmission. Sarah Jones, a Las Vegas mother of three who ingested the placenta of her youngest seven months ago, argues that if a woman wants to keep something that came out of her own body, that should b...
Math Model Helps Identify Genes That Attack Hepatitis C Virus
...atical model that identifies genes that battle the hepatitis
C virus, which attacks the liver. Researchers c...ute of Evolution of the University of Haifa. The hepatitis
C virus, which is found mostly among patients who have had a blood transfusion or who share needles,...
Challenges in Entecavir Drug Treatment
...rt in the New England Journal of Medicine,treating hepatitis
B patients with the drug entecavir can cause thos...archers reported that a patient infected with both hepatitis
B and HIV who was treated with entecavir developed a mutant strain of HIV that is resistant to the a...
Abbott's RealTime Hepatitis B Viral Load Test Receives CE Marking in Europe
...able of detecting and measuring all known forms of hepatitis
B genotypes, providing a valuable tool for physici...CR (polymerase chain reaction) test for monitoring hepatitis
B (HBV) viral load in patients, allowing the test to be marketed in the European Union. Abbott is ma...
Afghan Couple Turn to Indian Sperm Banks for Help
...es are tested over four months to rule out HIV and hepatitis
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Initiates Patient Enrollment In New Cotara(R) Brain Cancer Trial
...oclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and hepatitis
C virus infection, today announced initiation of a new clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its tumor necrosis therapy (TNT) agent Cotara(R) in patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a deadly form of brain cancer. I...
Surgical Students Fail to Report Needle Stick Injuries
...hreat of transmitting the diseases including AIDS, hepatitis
and many other blood-borne illnesses. The study...se with particularly dangerous infections, such as hepatitis
or HIV. And 297 of the 578 most recent incidents had not been reported to an employee health service...
Vaccine Ninety Percent Effective Against Cervical Cancer
...drug, with a control group receiving a vaccine for hepatitis
A. Over a 15-month follow up period, the drug showed a 90.4 percent efficacy against the kind of pre-cancerous lesions that are a precursor to full-blown cervical cancer. "The vaccine is effective, well-tolerated and immunogenic" -- meaning it pr...
Beaches Shut Due to High E-coli Level in Water
...d potentially be in the water as well, salmonella, hepatitis
and many other kinds of problems that are carried in fecal matter," he said. Paton suggested the recent heavy rains may be behind the high E. coli counts, noting the rain causes more runoff from fields where fertilizer has been spread into streams ...
UN Agencys Checklist on Health Care Error
...es or unsterilised needles, increasing the risk of hepatitis
and HIV, the WHO said. The list include to: Improve hand hygiene of medical workers partly by making alcohol-based hand rubs widely available; Ensure proper patient identification to guard against one person getting medicine intended for anot...
HCV Patients Survival After Liver Transplantation is Not Improving
For liver transplant recipients without hepatitis
C (HCV), survival has improved over time. However, for recipients with HCV, survival has not improved , according to a study in the issue of Liver Transplantation. HCV-induced liver disease is the most common reason for liver transplantation in the...
New Virus Test Technology Experimented
...y DNA or RNA, to confirm epidemic diseases such as hepatitis
or AIDS, said Charlie Xiang, chief scientist of the Microarray Centre of US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Xiang was speaking at a forum on industrialisation of high-tech held in Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province. ...
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