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  1. Experts Weigh in on Hepatitis C

    June 13, 2002 -- Five years ago, the best available treatment for hepatitis C worked in only about one in 10 people -- but today that figure is closer to one in two, thanks to dramatic treatment advances. The nation's top hepatitis C experts met this week to update doctors and the public on these ne

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  2. Easier Hepatitis B Treatment for Kids

    -->May 29, 2002 -- A pill used to treat adults with chronic hepatitis B infections may be a cheaper, safer, and more convenient option for treating children with the same condition than the current treatment. According to researchers, chronic hepatitis B affects more than 350 million people worldwid

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  3. Treatment Works for Advanced Hepatitis C

    -->May 22, 2002 -- For years, many doctors have been reluctant to give aggressive treatment to people with hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver. Conventional wisdom said that the damage is done; treatment probably won't help much. But research presented at the Digestive Disease Week conference in

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  4. Hepatitis C-Related Death

    -->May 2, 2002 -- Hepatitis C infection has been called "the silent killer" because millions have the virus and don't know it. New therapies have made it possible to cure more than half of patients with active infection, but a handful of liver experts are now questioning whether too many patients ar

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  5. Liver Transplants Safe for HIV Patients

    -->April 29, 2002 -- People whose livers are failing due to hepatitis C are often candidates for a liver transplant. Doctors are wary, however, about performing the surgery in people who are also infected with HIV. Now, a new study shows that this anxiety may be unfounded. The concern has been over

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  6. New Hepatitis C Drugs Looking Better

    April 18, 2002 -- The odds of beating the killer hepatitis C virus are getting better. A new study shows that basing treatment on the specific type of virus improves the odds of becoming virus free. Those odds now stand at three chances in five overall. People infected with easier-to-treat types of

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  7. Pamela Anderson Says She Has Hepatitis C

    March 21, 2002 -- Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson announced yesterday that she is being treated for hepatitis C, a potentially deadly liver disease. She says she was infected by sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-husband, rock musician Tommy Lee. Though Anderson says Lee has the disease, he ha

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  8. New Hepatitis C Drug Improves Quality of Life

    March 8, 2002 -- Patients being treated for hepatitis C infection often feel the cure is worse than the disease. Common side effects of therapy - including severe fatigue and depression, flu-like symptoms, and anemia - cause many people to abandon therapy long before they should. But company-sponsor

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  9. Living-Donor Transplants - The Gift of Life

    Feb. 6, 2002 -- Juanita Chavez and her sister Maria Elena were always very close. But until last year, neither could have imagined that one of them would give the other the gift of life by donating part of a major organ. At age 30, Juanita had been suffering from liver disease -- triggered by chroni

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  10. Race Influences Liver Transplants

    Jan. 25, 2002 -- Previous studies have shown that blacks fare worse than other groups after a kidney transplant. Now, researchers have shown the same holds true for liver transplantation. Apparently, blacks, as well as Asians, are significantly more likely than other races to experience organ reject

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