October is Liver Awareness Month and hepatitis C is a disease that impacts the liver's health. New treatments are able to cure most people after about 12 weeks. For the last year, the VA has made these treatments widely available to any Veterans enrolled in VA care.
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A large database study found that new drug regimens for hepatitis C have resulted in â€œremarkably highâ€� cure rates among patients in VA, the nationâ€™s largest provider of care for the condition.
By Carleen McGuffrey, Special to Everyday Health In 2010, after the birth of my fifth child, I started to feel very fatigued and had pain in my joints that I could no longer ignore. I made an appointment to see my family doctor, who had a reputation for checking every…
In just the last few years, new medications have turned hepatitis C into a widely and quickly curable disease - for those who can afford it. But the lesser-known origins of the story trace back to a 1990s laboratory inventionthat made it all possible.
You may have heard that there's no science behind the age-old advice to drink eight cups of water a day, but how much should you be drinking? It seems like a pretty basic question, but unfortunately there's no clear-cut answer.
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"A man grows most tired by standing still." - Chinese proverb Many of those with hepatitis C are all too familiar with being so tired that you wonder how you are going to make it through the day. Fatigue is the most common symptom of hepatitis C.
(HealthDay)-For patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), most prefer oral therapy with sofosbuvir (SOF) and ribavirin (RBV) versus triple therapy involving pegylated interferon (PegIFN), according to a study published online Sept. 14 in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Scientists find drugs for cancer, hepatitis C can kill Zika in petri dish. But will they work in humans?
Zika is so devastating that the damage it does has been thought to be irreversible. But the researchers said some of the compounds that the group tested not only allowed cells to live longer in the face of infection — but in some cases fully recover from them.
In 2007, comedian Stephen Colbert was interviewed by Parade magazine about surviving childhood tragedy: When he was 10, his father and two brothers were killed in a plane crash. He talked about how he was riddled with fear after the crash, and then one night, while apprenticing with comedy troupe…