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Falling Through the Cracks: Mothers With Hepatitis B Receive Inadequate Treatment, Follow-up
Jan 19 – More than one-third of women with the hepatitis B virus are initially diagnosed with the infection at their first prenatal care visit, but they do not receive follow-up care for the infection after their pregnancy, researchers have found. Read more.
FDA Orders Partial Hold on Arrowhead HBV Drug Trial
Jan 19 – Arrowhead Research this week announced that the US Food and Drug Administration ordered a partial hold on a planned Phase IIb trial of ARC-520, the company's RNAi-based drug candidate for hepatitis B. Read more.
Cancer 'Bad Luck' Theory Strongly Questioned by WHO Specialized Agency
Jan 19 – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), WHO’s specialized cancer agency, strongly disagrees with the recent scientific report suggesting random mutations, or “bad luck” as the major contributor to cancer overall. Hepatitis B is highlighted with declines in liver cancer noted in countries with increased hepatitis B vaccination rates. Read more.
Scientists Claim Coffee Protects Our Liver
Jan 19 – The results of the recent study suggest that two cups of coffee per day can lower risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 60%, with the exception of cirrhosis caused by the hepatitis B virus infection. Read more.
Implementing the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: The Role of Community Leadership
Jan 19 – Hep B United’s strategic approach and implementation of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan is described by Kate Moraras, Director, Hep B United, Hepatitis B Foundation and Isha Weerasinghe, Sr. Policy Analyst, AAPCHO. Read more.
Doylestown Weis Market Supports High School Science Enrichment Program
Jan 19 – During a grand-reopening ceremony, the Doylestown Weis Market presented a $5,000 check to the Hepatitis B Foundation in support of the Foundation’s High School Enrichment Program.
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Viral Hepatitis Issues Examined at 2014 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting
Jan 5 – Hepatitis B and C were among the important public health issues examined at the recent APHA meeting with presentations by Chari Cohen and Kate Moraras of the Hepatitis B Foundation. Read more.
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