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Beena of Choice Fm appointed as ‘Hepatitis Ambassador’ in Ghana

Broadcast Journalist and Radio Presenter Beena Nana Abena Korama Kwabi also known as Beena of Choice Fm has been appointed as a Hepatitis Ambassador in Ghana to help fight the disease and help to spread the message on the disease in order to create awareness among the general public of the seriousness of the disease […]

Drinking decaf or regular coffee maybe good for the liver, study suggests

Date: October 9, 2014 Source: Wiley Summary: Researchers report that decaffeinated coffee drinking may benefit liver health. Results show that higher coffee consumption, regardless of caffeine content, was linked to lower levels of abnormal liver enzymes. This suggests that chemical compounds in coffee other than caffeine may help protect the liver. Researchers from the National […]

Eating chicken and fish ‘reduces liver cancer risk’

The health benefits of upping your intake of poultry and fish are many and varied, but a new study has shown such consumption can significantly lower the risk of liver cancer.Researchers from Zheijiang Cancer Hospital in China’s Hangzhou province analysed a number of studies published between 1956 and 2013 involving nearly 500,000 participants. They found […]

Lack of political will by gov’t hampering fight against hepatitis

The President of the Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation in Ghana, Mr. Theobald Owusu Ansah, has hinted that government is not doing enough in dealing with hepatitis B in the country. He said government ought to give attention to hepatitis as it does HIV but unfortunately, that is not happening. Mr. Owusu-Ansah, who was speaking to […]

Genetic driver of inflammation uncovered, used to prevent and treat liver cancer

Inflammation has been shown to be a driving force behind many chronic diseases, especially liver cancer, which often develops due to chronic inflammation caused by conditions such as viral hepatitis or alcoholism and has relatively few effective treatment options. Now, scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center have demonstrated for the first time in […]

Increase seen in liver injury caused by herbals, dietary supplements

New research shows that liver injury caused by herbals and dietary supplements increased from 7% to 20% in a U.S. study group over a ten-year period. According to the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, liver injury caused by non-bodybuilding supplements is most severe, occurring […]

Recommendations to Improve Liver Health in Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C Patients

Although it is widely understood that hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the leading causes of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, a study published in Cancer Nursing reports an alarming number of HBV and HCV carriers have unhealthy habits that result in poor liver health. To learn about the behavior and […]

Hepatitis B: Screening of 30 Boxers at Bukom

The Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation and Hepatitis Coalition of Ghana on Friday, September 12, 2014 screened 30 boxers at Bukom. The President of the Foundation and Coalition, Mr. Theobald Owusu-Ansah educated the boxers on the nature of the disease before the screening. He told the boxers that being infected with Hepatitis B was not a […]

Novira completes Phase 1a clinical study of NVR-1221 for treatment of HBV infection

Novira Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for curative treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, today announced successful completion of a Phase 1a clinical study of NVR-1221. The results for the Phase 1a clinical study demonstrated NVR-1221 was safe and well-tolerated at all doses in 40 healthy volunteers. The […]

Sudan: Hepatitis Outbreak Kills 150 People in South Darfur’s Kalma IDP Camp

Khartoum — An outbreak of hepatitis at Kalma camp for Internally Displaced People in South Darfur state has led to the death of 150 people and infected 500 others. Hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver, is commonly caused by viral infection. According to the WHO, hepatitis E is included amongst the most concerning iterations of […]