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  1. A Better Weapon for the Hepatitis C Arsenal

    Oct. 30, 2000 (Dallas) -- A new, more effective treatment may be in the offing to treat the leading cause of liver cancer, chronic hepatitis C, according to results of a study reported here Monday at a meeting of liver disease experts. The researchers of the new study say that a combination of a new

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  2. New Treatment Offers Hope for Hardest-to-Treat Hepatitis C Patients

    Oct. 13, 2000 -- There are very few therapeutic options available to patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, but over the last two-and-a-half years LeighAnn Vogel has tried just about all of them. She first went on the antiviral agent interferon for four months. When tests showed the drug

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  3. Can Hepatitis B Be Transmitted on the Football Field?

    Sept. 21, 2000 -- Broken bones and concussions aren't the only hazards football players face on the field, a new study has found. Hepatitis B, a blood-borne virus that attacks the liver and can last a lifetime, can be spread among team sports players through contact with other players' wounds during

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  4. Another Reason to Hate Mosquitoes

    May 24, 2000 (Los Angeles) -- Each year, 36,000 people in the U.S. contract the deadly hepatitis C virus, which infects the liver and is the leading cause of damage requiring a liver transplant. The virus goes on to kill up to 10,000 Americans each year. Now researchers in France have evidence sugge

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  5. Hepatitis C Infection May Not Always Lead to Chronic Liver Disease

    Jan. 19, 2000 (Baltimore) -- Hepatitis C, one type of virus known to infect the liver, may progress to chronic liver disease less frequently than has been thought, according to a study published in the Jan. 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. "We have known for some time that not everyone w

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  6. Hepatitis C Infection May Not Always Lead to Chronic Liver Disease

    Jan. 19, 2000 (Baltimore) -- Hepatitis C, one type of virus known to infect the liver, may progress to chronic liver disease less frequently than has been thought, according to a study published in the Jan. 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. "We have known for some time that not everyone w

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  7. Hepatitis C Infection May Not Always Lead to Chronic Liver Disease

    Jan. 19, 2000 (Baltimore) -- Hepatitis C, one type of virus known to infect the liver, may progress to chronic liver disease less frequently than has been thought, according to a study published in the Jan. 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. "We have known for some time that not everyone w

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  8. Patient's Genes May Impact Hepatitis C Outcomes

    Dec. 17, 1999 (Indianapolis) -- It has long been known that the outcome of an infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can vary greatly among individuals. A report in the Dec. 18 issue of the journal The Lancet indicates that a patient's genetic factors may explain much of this variability. "Infec

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  9. Protect Young Athletes From HIV and Hepatitis -- But Don't Exclude Infected Students From Sports

    Dec. 7, 1999 (Atlanta) -- Student athletes and their coaches should take special steps to protect themselves from infection -- not just from HIV but also from Hepatitis B and C, which are more easily transmitted via exposure to infected blood, according to a statement issued by the American Academy

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  10. Experts Urge Screening of Veterans for Hepatitis C

    Nov. 11, 1999 (Dallas) -- Experts at the 50th Annual Meeting of American Association for Liver Disease reported that more and more veterans -- particularly Vietnam-era veterans -- will die as a result of infection with hepatitis C. Currently about 3.5 million veterans receive their medical care at V

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