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Hunting a Silent Killer: How to Cure Hepatitis C in the Undiagnosed

From gizmodo.com

Hepatitis C has a cure, but how do we find those who need it? Patrick Strudwick reports on one attempt to identify some of the estimated 100,000 undiagnosed people in the UK. A young woman - jeans and boots and wild hair - is sitting in a cubicle in the…

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Could This Be The Biggest Advance in Hepatitis C since Gilead Sciences' Sovaldi?

From fool.com

Tiny biotech stock NASDAQ: NASDAQ: Achillion Pharmaceuticals ( ACHN ) reported what could be pretty big news for hepatitis C patients this week. The clinical stage biotechnology company released data showing that combining its ACH-3102 with Gilead Sciences' ( GILD ) Sovaldi achieved 100% cure rates in as little as…

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The Future of Hepatitis C Treatment

From healthline.com

Chronic hepatitis C affects 3.2 million people in the United States alone, and about 150 million worldwide. It's a devastating virus that can be deadly if not treated effectively. So, what is it? Hepatitis C (or HCV) is a blood-borne virus that causes inflammation of the liver.

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Facing How You Feel About a Hepatitis C Diagnosis

From everydayhealth.com

Knowing you're one of an estimated 3.2 million people with hepatitis C probably doesn't make the news any easier to accept. A diagnosis of hepatitis C can bring a flood of emotions, from fear to shame and even depression.

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Researchers tackle gaps in hepatitis C treatment

From browndailyherald.com

A program run by University researchers aims to quickly identify and provide comprehensive treatment for medically underserved patients who are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus, according to a new study published in the Feb. 14 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Team publishes structural basis for HCV RNA replication

From medicalxpress.com

Feb 12, Medical research The nonstructural 5B (NS5B) protein is the catalytic core of the hepatitis C virus replication machinery. The RNA-dependent RNA polymerase activity of NS5B supports a staggering rate of viral production in infected patients.

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Doctors challenge hepatitis C drug patent in price protest

From theguardian.com

Doctors in France are challenging the patent of a new and highly expensive drug for hepatitis C in an attempt to bring down the price. Sofosbuvir, costs $1,000 (£650) a pill for a 10-week course. The drug, made by the pharmaceutical multinational Gilead Sciences, is a cure for the viral…

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What Is Hepatitis C Brain Fog?

From healthline.com

"Brain fog" is a term used to describe an overall feeling of mental fogginess. This includes forgetfulness, concentration problems, and confusion. It's a state of generally disorganized thinking. Studies show that about half of hepatitis C patients experience neuropsychiatric symptoms like brain fog. Related symptoms include weakness, irritability, and fatigue.

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How Hepatitis C Affects Your Body

From healthline.com

Hepatitis C is a viral disease that primarily causes inflammation of the liver, but the effects can be felt throughout the body. Hepatitis C causes inflammation of the liver. Over time, this leads to scarring and severe damage to the liver and its functions. Evenutally, the liver loses its ability…

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