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The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) approved Baraclude ( Entecavir ) tablets and oral solution for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults. Baraclude is indicated for the treatment of ...


A study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, found that people at high risk for liver injury may be able to reduce their risk for developing chronic liver disease significantly by drinking more ...


A study on treating hepatitis B patients who have cancer with an antiviral drug at the same time as they undergo chemotherapy found that the treatment helped prevent relapse of hepatitis B. Patient ...


Obese patients chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) and treated with combination drug therapy may have better outcomes if the underlying abnormalities caused by excessive fat tissue ...


Cirrhosis related to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis ( NASH ) is associated with fewer complications and a lower mortality compared to cirrhosis from hepatitis C, despite NASH patients' greater risk of ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has announced the approval of HepaGam B for the prevention of hepatitis B reinfection in certain liver transplant patients. HepaGam B is an immune globulin ...


Hepatitis C infection is associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma of 20 percent to 30 percent, and a three-fold increase in the risk of another type of lymphoma. The prevalence of ...


Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that exposure to the hepatitis B virus ( HBV ) may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.The study, published in the J ...


Patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease who drink three or more cups of coffee per day have a 53% lower risk of liver disease progression than non-coffee drinkers.The study found ...


Women with a history of hypothyroidism face a significantly higher risk of developing liver cancer.Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder among US adults, affecting between 8 and 12 percen ...


Epidemiological, genetic and clinical data presented at the International Liver Congress 2014 are collectively focussed on different approaches designed to improve the diagnosis, staging and treatment ...


Significant clinical variations exist among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma ( HCC ), the most common type of liver cancer, depending on the viral cause of the disease, hepatitis B virus ( HBV ) ...