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Victorian hepatitis B sufferers to test ‘cure’ in Victorian trial

A TREATMENT that could cure a viral disease carried by two billion people worldwide will be trialled in Victorian hepatitis B patients for the first time. Although a vaccine has been available for more than three decades, if successful, this treatment would help up to 400 million people living with chronic infections and stop mothers […]

AASLD 2014: Tenofovir Continues to Work Well Against Hepatitis B Virus for 8 Years

Most chronic hepatitis B patients treated with tenofovir (Viread) for 8 years continued to maintain viral suppression, researchers reported at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting last week in Boston.Serological response rates continued to increase over time and kidney and bone-related side effects remained uncommon. Nucleoside/nucleotide analog antivirals such […]

Health Chat show on Voice of America

The President of the Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation and Hepatitis Coalition of Ghana, Mr.Owusu-Ansah will be a guest on Voice of America health chat show this Tuesday November 11th from 12:30pm to 1pm in Washington which will be 5:3opm to 6pm in Ghana. Health chat is VOA’s weekly live call in radio program that covers […]

Hepatitis C Vaccine Safe In Humans, Study Finds

The first human clinical trial of a new hepatitis C vaccine shows that it’s safe in humans, says a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Researchers at the University of Oxford have shown that their first-of-its-kind vaccine for the transmissible liver disease is both effective and safe in an initial safety trial. An […]

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 […]