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  1. Most With Hepatitis C May Soon Find Hope

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C treatment isn't pretty, but the dark days of weekly injections, rough side effects and no guarantee of full recovery from the liver-damaging disease may soon be over, researchers report. Two studies, bo

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  2. New Oral Hepatitis C Drugs: FAQ

    Dec. 9, 2013 -- Experts call two new drugs for hepatitis C ''game changers" that they expect will dramatically improve treatment for many of the 3 million Americans with a chronic infection. Hepatitis C can lead to liver failure. Both new pills -- Olysio (simeprevir) and Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) -- work

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  3. New Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection Approved

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for chronic hepatitis C infection that some experts hope will cut down on side effects from current therapies. Hepatitis C infection triggers an inflammation of

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  4. Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Shows Promise

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new combination pill could provide hope for hepatitis C patients who can't take or don't respond to currently available treatments, researchers say. The pill combines two investigational drugs, sofosbuvir and ledipasvir, and

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  5. How Not to Wreck Your Liver

    Your liver is a key player in your body’s digestive system. Everything you eat or drink, including medicine, passes through your liver.  “The liver is a vital organ and not something you can live without,” says Rohit Satoskar, MD, of the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute. “It’s an organ you co

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  6. Study Questions Discovery of 'New' Hepatitis Virus

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A reported discovery earlier this year of a new hepatitis virus was a false alarm, and the "virus" was actually a contaminant present in a type of glassware used in many research laboratories, a new study contends. The finding

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  7. Hep B Vaccination May Cut Deaths From Liver Disease

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Taiwanese researchers report a 90 percent reduction in deaths from complications of hepatitis B since the country began its infant vaccination program in 1984. Vaccinations have also decreased the spread of hepatitis B, which

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  8. New Drug Combo Helps Hard-to-Treat Hepatitis C

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Combining an old drug with an experimental one may cure many cases of hard-to-treat hepatitis C -- without the harsh side effects of the standard regimen, a U.S. government study finds. Experts said the study, reported in the Aug.

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  9. More Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Hepatitis C

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug duo may cure some cases of the liver disease hepatitis C, without the severe side effects of standard therapy, a new clinical trial suggests. The study, of 362 people with chronic hepatitis C, found that the

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  10. Screen All Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C: Experts

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- All adults born between 1945 and 1965 -- the baby boom generation -- should be screened for the hepatitis C virus along with injection-drug users and anyone transfused before 1992, according to new recommendations from the U.S

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