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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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11 hours ago

Hepatitis C Raising Awareness in South Africa

Timeline PhotosMany people with chronic Hepatitis B do not have symptoms and do not
know they are infected. Even though a person has no symptoms, the
virus can still be detected in the blood. Symptoms of chronic Hepatitis
B can take up to 30 years to develop. Damage to the liver can silently
occur during this time. When symptoms do appear, they are similar to
acute infection and can be a sign of advanced liver disease.
Get tested, get vaccinated, get treated!!!
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11 hours ago

Hepatitis C Raising Awareness in South Africa

Timeline PhotosHello everyone, Have you done a test recently, it has been proven that 80% of people suffering from hepatitis discover it very late, therefore go for a test today as Hepatitis don't show early symptoms. ...

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