Category: Hepatitis B

Liver Strong 0

Liver Strong

A strong liver is vital to long, healthy living. It performs hundreds of functions including storing energy, breaking down food, detoxifying harmful substances, and building muscle. There are loads of ways to keep your...

Liver Failure Life Support 0

Liver Failure Life Support

When a kidney fails, patients can stay alive with dialysis machines. For failed hearts, there are pacemakers; for lungs, ventilators. For people whose livers fail each year, there is no mechanical life support, and...

Fibrosis Can Be Reversed and Cured 0

Fibrosis Can Be Reversed and Cured

A new discovery could lead to the first cure for cirrhosis of the liver. San Diego researchers have proven liver fibrosis can be stopped and reversed in mice. This could help scientists develop new...

Understanding Liver Disease in the Obese 0

Understanding Liver Disease in the Obese

A new study looks at what is associated with a form of fatty liver disease that can lead to advanced liver disease. For the study, researchers looked at the livers of patients undergoing gastric...

Coping With Hepatitis C 0

Coping With Hepatitis C

Like most viruses, there is no cure for hepatitis C. Four million Americans carry the virus that attacks the liver, but simple lifestyle changes can prevent hepatitis C from becoming deadly. John Carrano enjoys...

Get Hepatitis B Vaccinations 0

Get Hepatitis B Vaccinations

You’re probably not thinking about sexually transmitted diseases and intravenous drug abuse when your child is getting vaccinated, but the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says you should be. Lynda Brady, M.D., is a...

Improving the Odds for Hepatitis B 0

Improving the Odds for Hepatitis B

New research shows patients with hepatitis B may see more improvement with one drug alone rather than a combination of drugs. With currently available treatments, patients tend to relapse soon after being taken off...

Hepatitis B Vaccine Linked to MS 0

Hepatitis B Vaccine Linked to MS

A new study from Harvard researchers in Boston suggests a link between the hepatitis B vaccination and multiple sclerosis. In their study, people who received the vaccine were three-times more likely to develop MS...

Hepatitis B Vaccine Protects Longer Than Thought 0

Hepatitis B Vaccine Protects Longer Than Thought

The vaccine for hepatitis B may provide protection longer than previously expected, according to new research. The hepatitis B virus causes inflammation of the liver and can cause complications such as liver scarring or...