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    1. Liver-Targeted Drug Stops Hepatitis C

      Dec. 3, 2009 -- Hepatitis C virus can't get a grip on the livers of chimps treated with a new antisense DNA drug. The drug, dubbed SPC3649, doesn't attack the hepatitis C virus (HCV) itself. Instead, it blocks the tiny RNA molecules in the liver -- microRNA-122 or miR-122 -- that the virus must use

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    2. Natalie Cole Recovering After Kidney Transplant

      May 21, 2009 -- Singer Natalie Cole is "resting comfortably" at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after undergoing a kidney transplant operation on May 18, according to Cole's web site. Cole may be able to leave the hospital as early as next week, her spokeswoman tells WebMD. Cole went publ

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    3. Natalie Cole's Hepatitis C: FAQ

      Sept. 10, 2008 -- Singer Natalie Cole, who has hepatitis C, says she's getting chemotherapy and will cut off all her hair next week because it's starting to fall out due to the chemo. "What I have is treated with chemotherapy. I have chemo every week," Cole said in an interview shown yesterday on En

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    4. FDA OKs HIV Drug Viread for Hepatitis B

      Aug. 12, 2008 -- The FDA has approved the HIV drug Viread for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus. Here's some background information from the CDC: The hepatitis B virus can spread through blood, semen, or other body fluids.

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    5. Grapefruit May Curb Hepatitis C

      April 29, 2008 -- Grapefruits may inspire a new treatment for hepatitis C, a leading cause of liver disease. Preliminary lab tests show that naringenin, a compound found in grapefruit and other citrus fruits, may curb the spread of the hepatitis C virus by 80%.That might give healthy cells a chance

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    6. Hepatitis C: Less Treatment OK for Some

      Jan. 3, 2008 -- Patients who respond quickly to hepatitis C (HCV) treatment may be able to safely stop therapy much sooner than is currently recommended, new research suggests. Researchers in Italy report that cure rates were similar among HCV patients who had the recommended 48 weeks of treatment a

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    7. New Clues for Liver Cirrhosis Treatment

      Dec. 27, 2007 -- Working with mice, researchers have found a molecule that prevents -- and even reverses -- formation of scar tissue in damaged livers. The finding promises new treatments for cirrhosis and other scarring diseases of the liver, and perhaps for other scarring-related conditions such a

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    8. Hepatitis C: Progress Toward Vaccine?

      Dec. 6, 2007 -- Scientists have discovered antibodies that target the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The findings may lead to a preventive hepatitis C vaccine. The hepatitis C virus can cause liver damage and can be deadly. There is no hepatitis C vaccine. That's partly because "extreme variability" in HC

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    9. Longer Hepatitis C Treatment Best

      July 11, 2007 -- Shortening treatment to less than six months does not appear to be a good strategy for patients with the most curable types of hepatitis C virus infection, new research suggests. Patients with hepatitis C genotypes 2 and 3 who were treated for four months had lower cure rates and hi

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    10. Hepatitis 'C' Cures Now Common

      May 21, 2007 -- A new report shows that patients with hepatitis C infection can not only be successfully treated by the best available drug therapies, but they also can be cured. Up to seven years after treatment, 99% of close to 1,000 successfully treated patients showed no evidence of hepatitis C

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