The Week in Review: October 27 – November 4, 2017

Friday, November 4, 2017 News Recap: Access to Treatment Hepatitis C could be eliminated in Canada, but drug prices, screening barriers stand in the way – Most of the 70 million patients infected with hepatitis C worldwide could be cured for $50 US each Many countries — including Canada — have committed to a global goal of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030. But new data released at the summit in Brazil shows that only nine countries are on track to me...

Elevated HBV Marker Increases Risk for Liver Cirrhosis

For hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers, hepatitis B virus core-related antigen (HBcrAg) levels are associated with progression to cirrhosis, according to a study published online in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Toshifumi Tada, MD from Ogaki Municipal Hospital in Japan, and colleagues examined the predictive impact of HBV markers on progression to cirrhosis in HBV carriers. "Elevated HBcrAg levels in HBV carriers increases the risk for

The Week in Review: July 21 – July 28, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017 News Recap WHD 2017 Victoria, BC in Pictures The weather was perfect; the organization and volunteers did great!!!!  The speakers were fabulous!! I only wish more people had shown up!!!  Big thanks to VPWAS and AVI for helping to make this important event a reality! Click on photos to see larger image in a new window! Should we be worried about hepatitis E? Hepatitis E virus infection (HEV) is the most common cause of a...

Male hepatitis B patients suffer worse liver ailments, regardless of lifestyle

Why men with hepatitis B remain more than twice as likely to develop severe liver disease than women remains a mystery, even after a study led by a recent Drexel University graduate took lifestyle choices and environments into account. In an attempt to explain the disparity between the two, suggestions have been made that lifestyle choices, such as drinking, smoking or even how much water a person drinks, might be the reason. But Jing Sun, PhD, a pos...