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Hepatitis B viruses in bats by Vincent Racaniello Posted Fri 18 Oct 2013 12:00am Hepatitis B virus (HBV, illustrated) is a substantial human pathogen. WHO estimates that there are now 240,000,000 individuals chronically infected with HBV worldwide, of which 25% will die from chronic liver disease or hepatocellular carcinoma. The hepatitis B virus vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection. Because there are no k ... Read on »
Hepatitis B Virus & Renal Disease by Matt S. Posted Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:00am Hepatitis B--a disease which in the U.S. is on the decline due to regular childhood vaccinations--has a variety of interesting associations with renal disease. There are three distinct glomerular diseases with which the hepatitis B virus is associated. Hepatitis B can cause secondary membranous nephropathy, as well as MPGN (from cryoglobuli ... Read on »
NIH Scientists Shed Light on Mystery Surrounding Hepatitis B Virus by Medline Plus Posted Tue 08 Jan 2013 4:36pm Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - Related MedlinePlus Page: Hepatitis B Read on »
What I need to know about Hepatitis B by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm 2 Comments What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a liver disease. Hepatitis (HEP-ah-TY-tis) makes your liver swell and stops it from working right. You need a healthy liver. The liver does many things to keep you alive. The liver fights infections and stops bleeding. It removes drugs and other poisons from your blood. The liver also stores ... Read on »
Hepatitis Viruses and Liver Cancer by Dr. Nagaraj Posted Sat 07 Nov 2009 4:50pm Hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses are causes of liver cancer. The former appears to act directly by damaging cells and their DNA. The latter shows an indirect effect, mediated by cirrhosis. For both, there is potential for nutrition status to have an effect at several stages: susceptibility to and duration of infection, liver damage, DNA damage ... Read on »
Bernadine Healy and the Hepatitis B myth by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 17 Apr 2009 11:38pm Kev has already commented on Dr. Bernadine Healy’s return to the autism world. Besides giving herself a big pat on the back for being part of a “war”, she made a number of mistakes (as Kev has pointed out ). Kev missed one of Dr. Healy’s mistakes—the Hep-B myth. One of the recurring myths of anti-vaccine groups is that Hepatitis B is only ... Read on »
Herpes and Hepatitis B by findingeve Patient Expert Posted Tue 05 Apr 2011 10:00am Herpes and Hepatitis B are two sexually transmitted diseases that are often confused with one another because of their similar names.   The similarities end there.  What are the differences between the two?  And what are the symptoms, the causes, and the treatments? The technical name for herpes is herpes simplex and it is caused by one of ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Boxed Warning and new recommendations to decrease risk of hepatitis B reactivation with the immun by FDA Posted Thu 26 Sep 2013 1:40pm View and print full Drug Safety Communication (PDF - 45KB) Safety Announcement [9-25-2013] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved changes to the prescribing information of the immune-suppressing and anti-cancer drugs Arzerra (ofatumumab) and Rituxan (rituximab) to add new Bo ... Read on »
The End of Hepatitis B Transmission Begins at Birth by Health & Human Services Posted Mon 26 Aug 2013 9:00am By Deborah Wexler , MD, Founder and Executive Director, Immunization Action Coalition Editor’s note: August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Dr. Deborah Wexler According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), the rate of acute hepatitis B virus infection in the U.S. has declined by more than 80 percent ... Read on »
Chronic Hepatitis B goes unnotic ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:17pm 1 Comment Chronic Hepatitis B goes unnoticed and not diagnosed.  It can be can be transmitted by any activity that involves exposure to blood and other body fluids.  There is no cure, but treatment can slow the process down and help save liver functionality.  BD  FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD: Gilead ... Read on »