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Hepatitis, which is an inflammation of the liver that can lead to serious health consequences, is most often caused by one of several viruses. In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis
When about nine weeks old, Izzy was referred to Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital for the Kasai procedure to allow bile to drain from the liver to provide temporary relief. Unfortunately, the surgeons could not proceed as they found a lot of
China It was, at first glance, a rather modest initial public offering by a small Chinese company seeking to expand production of the key ingredient used in traditional remedies said to shrink gallstones, reduce fevers and sooth the aftereffects of
Malvern baby Vasilli Kalisperas disabled after jaundice error BBC Midlands health correspondent Vasilli had a fairly common enzyme deficiency called G6PD A healthy baby has been left deaf, blind and locked inside his body because a trainee midwife
R.I. (AP) Rhode Island's health department is encouraging baby boomers to get tested for Hepatitis C, saying adults born between 1945 and 165 are five times more likely to contract the disease. State health director Michael Fine says an estimated 11,
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Description Regular consumption of coffee is associated with a reduced risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), an autoimmune liver disease, Mayo Clinic research shows.
Liver transplants to treat a common type of liver cancer are a viable option for people infected with HIV , according to new research. HIV patients with this particular type of liver cancer, called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
The World Health Organization says a yellow fever booster vaccination given 10 years after the initial shot isn't necessary. The U.N.'s global health agency said Friday that its expert group on immunization believes a single dose of vaccination is
Excess iron in vital organs, even in mild cases, increases the risk for liver disease (cirrhosis, cancer), heart attack or heart failure, diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, hypothyroidism, hypogonadism, numerous
About 150 million people are chronically infected and at risk of developing liver cirrhosis and/or liver cancer, and more than 350,000 people die from Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) related liver diseases every year, Dr Laith Abu-Raddad said last night at a