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Coffee consumption reduces risk of liver cancer, analysis suggests

Coffee consumption reduces risk of liver cancer, analysis suggests Date: August 28, 2014 Source: American Gastroenterological Association Summary: Coffee consumption reduces risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, by about 40 percent, according to an up-to-date meta-analysis. Further, some data indicate that three cups of coffee per day reduce liver cancer […]

Hepatitis B Call for Action in Ghana

  Mr. President, We got it wrong with HIV, in overdrive; we got it wrong with Malaria and TB, in under-drive, and there’s a prospect of getting right with hepatitis B. We have a chance to get it right with hepatitis B “Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. It refers to a group of viral […]

Your Liver Will Be as Healthy as Your Diet

Your Liver Will Be as Healthy as Your Diet Poor nutrition is rarely a cause of liver disease, but good nutrition in the form of a balanced diet, may help liver cells damaged by hepatitis viruses to regenerate, forming new liver cells. Nutrition is an essential part of treatment. Many chronic liver diseases are associated […]

Herbs and Nutritional Supplements

Caution! Herbs and Nutritional Supplements What’s the problem? Televised testimonial promotions, as well as advertisements in health and nutrition magazines, aggressively promote the use of herbs and nutritional supplements – frequently without explaining potential dangers or side effects. Nutritional supplements and herbal remedies are readily available in supermarkets, pharmacies, health food stores, and offices of […]

Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

Aug 25 – Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children, and have a new way to identify and approach parents that are hesitant to vaccinate infants. Read more.

Dentist Surrenders License Over HIV, Hepatitis Scare

Aug 25 – An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and viral hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license. Read more.

Immunization Program Protects Babies From Hepatitis B

Aug 25 – The transmission of hepatitis B from mother to child has been virtually eliminated in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region, thanks to a program, which ensures that babies receive all recommended shots on time. Read more.

Campaign Focuses on Reducing HBV in Chinese City

Aug 25 – The Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) joined forces with the Haimen City Center for Disease Control and Prevention for a 3-year campaign to educate clinicians, civic leaders and the city’s general population of 1 million residents on hepatitis B. Read the interview with HBF’s Chari Cohen in Healio Hepatology, and the BMC Public […]