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Globally, 95% of People Living with a Cancer-Causing Illness Are Unaware

By HFSA | 08/02/2016

On World Hepatitis Day, the Hepatitis Foundation International urges a dramatic scale up in viral hepatitis testing to reduce liver cancer deaths worldwide.  The theme of this year’s World Hepatitis Day, ‘Elimination of viral hepatitis’, explores how everyone – together or as individuals – can do their part to eliminate viral hepatitis. Lack of awareness…

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Hep C Tests Predict Best Meds

By HFSA | 05/27/2016

Quest Diagnostics, Inc., has developed a new test that can detect a mutation in the ‪#‎hepatitis C‬ virus! This will help doctors determine which path of treatment is best for the patient. Hep C Tests Predict Best Meds The Hepatitis C virus can mutate and become drug resistant. But new tests could enable physicians to…

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HCV New Drug Research

By HFSA | 05/27/2016

A new study conducted at Baylor College of Medicine has found that the treatment and cure of ‪#‎hepatitisC‬ can help reduce the risk of‪#‎hepatocellularcarcinoma‬! HCV New Drug Research : Successful antiviral treatment for hepatitis C associated with reduction… Successful treatment for hepatitis C reduces risk of liver cancer later in veteransResearchers found that successful antiviral…

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Your Liver Will Be as Healthy as Your Diet

By HFSA | 05/22/2016

Poor nutrition is rarely a cause of liver disease, but good nutrition in the form of a balanced diet, may help liver cells damaged by hepatitis viruses to regenerate, forming new liver cells. Nutrition is an essential part of treatment. Many chronic liver diseases are associated with malnutrition. Watch the Protein. Too much daily protein…

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Caution! Herbs and Nutritional Supplements

By HFSA | 05/22/2016

What’s the problem? Televised testimonial promotions, as well as advertisements in health and nutrition magazines, aggressively promote the use of herbs and nutritional supplements – frequently without explaining potential dangers or side effects. Nutritional supplements and herbal remedies are readily available in supermarkets, pharmacies, health food stores, and offices of herbal practitioners. The fact that…

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Caution! Children and Acetaminophen

By HFSA | 05/22/2016

Children are not just little adults and medications prescribed or over the counter may be harmful to their liver as all drugs have to be processed through the liver.  This is especially a concern for the use of acetaminophen that is available in various strengths and contained in Tylenol and many other OTC drugs. Children…

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  • People taking a protease inhibitor who have heart failure have an increased mortality risk, study claims 16 Aug 2018 11:26 HIV-positive people who are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and are hospitalised due to heart failure are more likely to die because of cardiovascular disease if they are taking a regimen containing a protease inhibitor, according to research …
  • EDITORIAL: July opioid surge dampens progress 16 Aug 2018 11:23 An aberration or troubling trend? It's a question the area's Emergency Medical Services community faces in light of the startling uptick in opioid-related incidents recorded in July. Last month Trinity EMS, which serves 13 communities in northern …
  • July opioid surge dampens progress 16 Aug 2018 11:06 An aberration or troubling trend? It's a question the area's Emergency Medical Services community faces in light of the startling uptick in opioid-related incidents recorded in July. Last month Trinity EMS, which serves 13 communities in northern …
  • Anticancer drug offers potential alternative to transplant for patients with liver failure 16 Aug 2018 11:05 Microscopy images comparing a normal liver to a liver from a patient with liver failure due to an overdose of acetaminophen. The green and pink colors correspond to expression of the p21 and pSMAD2/3 proteins, respectively, while the white arrows …
  • Opinion Piece: Iron and Steel and Alcohol: a dangerous combination 16 Aug 2018 10:55 16 August 2018 – The South African Iron & Steel industry is the third largest manufacturing industry in the country. Contributing to roughly 1% of the world’s crude steel, South Africa is also Africa’s largest steel producer. It’s also consistently …
  • 6 truths about grains 16 Aug 2018 10:47 Grains -- even whole grains -- are commonly disparaged in the news, on the internet and during social gatherings. Popular fad diets like paleo, Whole30 and ketogenic forbid followers from eating grains. Supporters of these diets claim that grains make you …
  • New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity: Study 16 Aug 2018 10:45 New York, Aug 16 (IANS) A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed. As the first monoclonal antibody …
  • Louisville resident dies from hepatitis A 16 Aug 2018 10:43 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Health officials said another person in Louisville has died from hepatitis A. That brings the total number of people who have died from the infection in Jefferson County to five, with the number of cases approaching 600. Across the state …
  • Former obese vegan now ONLY eats raw liver, mince and bone marrow 16 Aug 2018 10:35 A former obese vegan has lost nearly half his bodyweight after switching to a 'carnivore diet' of nothing but raw liver, mince and bone marrow.  Andrew Graf, 26, from Texas, was overweight and battling anxiety before he ditched his plant-based …
  • Drug could reduce need for liver transplants 16 Aug 2018 09:40 A new liver treatment could reduce the need for transplants, scientists have found. A study using mice found liver injury triggers a process called senescence, which is usually associated with aging or chronic disease. Using a class of drugs being …

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August is organ donation month. Sign up on the link. You're saving lives tooThe month of August is Organ Donor Month! Make a difference in someone’s life by becoming a donor. It’s super easy, just register at www.odf.org.za 💙
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By donating your organs (one heart, two lungs, two kidneys, one liver and one pancreas) you can give 7 people a new lease on life!
Did you know that in SA, LESS that 0.2% of the population are registered as organ donors!
This August, the Organ Donor Foundation (ODF) is hoping to reach its target of 50 000 sign-ups from the public ✏️💥
Are YOU an organ donor? Come on, what are you waiting for?
Leave a legacy 🙏🏻
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Fantastic news and update on our first patient whose just started treatment.
My dear fellow, congratulations on starting your meds yesterday ... What a blessing! Looking forward to seeing that UNDETECTED result. Go slay that dragon, brother!!!
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Good morning friends and family,
Wishing you all a blessed Friday
In liver health!
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