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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Hepatitis C May Up Some Lymphoma

    May 9, 2007 -- Hepatitis C may make non-Hodgkin's lymphoma more likely, researchers report in The Journal of the American Medical Association. That may mean that people with hepatitis C should be screened for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, note the researchers, who included Eric Engels, MD, MPH, of the Nat

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  5. Hepatitis Illnesses Hit Record Lows

    March 15, 2007 -- Reported illness from hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C dropped dramatically in the U.S. from 1995 to 2005, hitting record lows, says the CDC. Reported acute cases of hepatitis A and hepatitis B haven't been this low since the government started keeping hepatitis records in

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  6. Hollywood Scene of Hepatitis A Scare

    Feb. 28, 2007 -- Sexy models and bikini-clad celebrities usually get all the attention when Sports Illustrated's famous swimsuit issue comes out every February, but this year a prep cook at the magazine's star-studded bash is stealing the limelight for possibly exposing partygoers to hepatitis A.  S

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  7. Hepatitis E Vaccine Shows Promise

    Feb. 28, 2007 -- An experimental hepatitis E vaccine shows promise but needs further study, experts report in The New England Journal of Medicine. Hepatitis E is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis E virus, which spreads through contaminated food or water. Hepatitis E is rare in the U.S., but it

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  8. Hepatitis C: Stopping Reinfection

    Nov. 3, 2006 -- Drug users who get hepatitis C but manage to fight off the infection seem to be protected from future infections with the liver-killing virus. That finding comes from a study of more than 3,500 drug users in Vancouver, Canada. Sharing needles during injection drug use is by far the m

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  9. FDA OKs New Hepatitis B Drug

    Oct. 26, 2006 -- The FDA yesterday approved a new drug, called Tyzeka, to treat chronic hepatitis B in adults. In a large clinical trial, Tyzeka was shown to be an effective antiviral agent, capable of suppressing the hepatitis B virus and improving liver inflammation comparably to Epivir-HBV, one o

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  10. Cholesterol Drugs Fight Hepatitis C

    July 7, 2006 -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- especially Lescol -- fight hepatitis hepatitis C virus, Japanese researchers report. Except for Pravachol, which seems to have no effect on hepatitis C, other statins also have some antihepatitis C activity. But in a new lab test designed to measu

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