The Week in Review: Sep 14 – Sep 21, 2018

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 News Recap: New Chinese HBV Pamphlets from HepCBC There are some new HBV pamphlets from HepCBC in Chinese: HBV Chinese (Traditional) and HBV Chinese (Simplified). View the rest of our new and recently updated pamphlets here: http://hepcbc.ca/publications/pamphlets-posters/ Events: Tuesday, Sept. 25th approximately 11 am - 3 pm is the Downtown Eastside ALLEY Health Fair, location is intersection of Hastings and Columbia S...

The Week in Review: Sep 7 – Sep 14, 2018

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 News Recap: Showcasing HepCBC’s Translation Team Canada’s various immigrant communities have been particularly devastated by viral hepatitis, as hepatitis B or hepatitis C are often endemic in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and South America. Language and cultural barriers may lead to sufferers not knowing about, seeking or receiving potentially life-saving treatment. To help out, HepCBC has started translating its standard Hep B...

The Week in Review: Aug 31 – Sep 7, 2018

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 News Recap: London Drugs Launches Potentially Life-Saving Hepatitis C Screening at Pharmacies in BC Lower Mainland. An innovative and potentially life-saving hepatitis C screening program has launched at five London Drugs locations in the Lower Mainland. Patients can now undertake a simple finger prick test at the pharmacy to check if they have been exposed to hepatitis C virus (HCV) at some point in the past. Hundreds of pati...

Weekly Bull Summer 2018

The Week in Review: July 27 – August 24, 2018 Friday, August-24-18 News Recap Neuropsychiatric symptoms in hepatitis C patients resemble those of patients with autoimmune liver disease but are different from those in hepatitis B patients. Drop in Aussies seeking hepatitis C cure. Northern Vancouver Island VIRAL HEPATITIS Outreach Road Show Trip 2018 SlideShow: Part 2 FDA OKs First-Line Tx for Unresectable Liver Cancer: First new upfront t...

The Week in Review: July 27 – August 24, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018 News Recap: Neuropsychiatric symptoms in hepatitis C patients resemble those of patients with autoimmune liver disease but are different from those in hepatitis B patients. Chronic fatigue, mood alterations and cognitive impairment are frequent accessory symptoms of HCV-infection. Fatigue and mood alterations have also been observed in autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), but not in hepatitis B vi...

The Week in Review: July 20 – July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018 News Recap: HEPCBC Expands Mandate to Cover Hepatitis B and other types of Viral Hepatitis. (July 27, 2018, Victoria, BC) The timing was auspicious. Tomorrow is World Hepatitis Day and today HepCBC is delighted to announce a new mandate which more broadly supports the World Hepatitis Alliance’s target of eliminating all forms of viral hepatitis from the world by 2030. NEW PURPOSES: HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Soc...

The Week in Review: July 6 – July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018 News Recap: Zepatier Plus Sovaldi Beats Hep C in Those with Cirrhosis and Genotype 3. Merck’s Zepatier (grazoprevir/elbasvir) plus Gilead Sciences’ Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), with or without ribavirin, cured HCV genotype 3 at high rates in a recent trial. The results were published in Hepatology. Dirty Ottawa clinic equipment may have affected 4,600 patients. Thousands of people who underwent minor surgery at a west Ottawa medical...

The Week in Review: June 29 – July 6, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018 News Recap: Updated and New Materials from HepCBC. Recently HepCBC updated some of its pamphlets and added some new materials, all of which can be easily downloaded from our site and which you can print out or order from us. Got Hep C from transfusion, blood product, or transplant between 1986 and 1990? Haven't applied for compensation yet? This news is for you. Good luck!  https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1324976 What...

The Week in Review: June 22 – June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018 News Recap: Canada: Boomer Moms At High Risk For Hep C, Says Doctor. A quarter million Canadians are believed to have the hepatitis C virus at this moment, and many have no idea. Dr. Rod Russell says it’s really baby boomers at the highest risk, and to be specific, it’s our mothers, the women who gave birth before 1992, especially if they had blood transfusions during pregnancy. Their children are also at risk because if the mo...

The Week in Review: June 15 – June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018 News Recap: Canada: All Kids Should Have a Hepatitis B Shot. Clinicians and researchers attending an international conference say all Canadian children should be vaccinated against hepatitis B starting at birth to prevent the development of potentially deadly liver disease later in life, a policy recommended by the World Health Organization. Currently, most provinces and territories immunize children against the liver-destroyin...