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    1. Hepatitis C Patients More Likely to Drink: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People infected with hepatitis C are more likely to be current or former heavy drinkers, a new study suggests. Unfortunately, alcohol may accelerate the liver damage associated with the virus, the researchers add

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    2. Hep C Now Leading U.S. Infectious Disease Killer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of hepatitis C-linked deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2014, and the virus now kills more Americans than any other infectious disease, health officials report. There were 19,659 hepatitis C-

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    3. Generic Hep C Drugs as Effective as Pricey Ones

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Low-cost generic antiviral drugs are as effective and safe as more expensive brand-name drugs in treating people with hepatitis C, researchers report. In many countries, people don't have access to a course of brand-nam

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    4. Hep C Liver Transplant May Work for Those Infected

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some potentially good news for people with hepatitis C who are waiting for liver transplants: Hepatitis C-infected livers seem to do as well as healthy livers in these patients, a new study indicates. The finding

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    5. Head and Neck Cancers May Be Linked to Hepatitis C

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C may increase the risk for certain types of head and neck cancers, researchers say. Hepatitis C is a serious liver infection caused by a virus. It's the most common bloodborne infection in the United States,

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    6. How Much Do Health Care Workers Skip Hand Washing?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Staff at many outpatient health care facilities in New Mexico failed to follow recommendations for hand hygiene more than one-third of the time, a new study found. Many also fell short on injection safety, putting pati

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    7. More People Surviving Sudden Liver Failure

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of surviving acute liver failure have improved significantly over the past 16 years, a new study finds. In fact, 21-day patient survival increased from about 59 percent in 1998 to 75 percent in 2013, research

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    8. Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of hepatitis C infections among dialysis patients in the United States are rising, largely because of poor infection control practices, health officials say. Between 2014 and 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Co

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    9. Hep C May Be Tied to Greater Parkinson's Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C is an infection that affects the liver, but people with the virus may also be at greater risk for Parkinson's disease, a new report shows. "Many factors clearly play a role in the development of Park

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    10. Medicaid Denies Nearly Half Of Hep C Drug Requests

      By Michelle Andrews People with hepatitis C who sought prescriptions for highly effective but pricey new drugs were significantly more likely to get turned down if they had Medicaid coverage than if they were insured by Medicare or private commercial policies, a recent study found. Researchers at th

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