The latest research & treatment news about Hepatitis C infection, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment.

Understanding HCV

New Label Requirement for Hep C Drug

Mar 31, 2010

A mainstay in viral hepatitis treatment, several safety concerns about interferon alpha must now be prominently displayed. If you are taking this medication, make sure you know what problems to look out for.

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HCV Treatment-Induced Anemia Predicted by Genetics

Mar 1, 2010

Thanks to research from Duke University's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, scientists have confirmed that some individuals have genetic protection against ribavirin-induced anemia. Since ribavirin is part of the standard Hepatitis C treatment protocol, this discovery will better enable physicians to foretell who can best withstand Hepatitis C therapy.

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Hepatitis C Is a Risk Factor for Heart Disease

Feb 2, 2010

February is American Heart Month. Since Hepatitis C has been proven to be a risk factor for coronary artery disease, the usual ways to reduce heart disease risk is insufficient for those with the virus. However, there are five strategies specifically for Hepatitis C that can reduce the likelihood of impending cardiac problems.

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