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Hepatitis B is one type of hepatitis – a liver disease- caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B spreads by contact with an infected person's blood, semen or other body fluid. An infected woman can give hepatitis B to her baby at birth.
Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk

Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk

Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer

Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

Report sheds light on global market for infectious disease immunoassays

Report sheds light on global market for infectious disease immunoassays

NTNU researchers reveal how HCV converts innocent cells into virus factories

NTNU researchers reveal how HCV converts innocent cells into virus factories

Study reveals unique norovirus characteristic of hiding from host immune system

Study reveals unique norovirus characteristic of hiding from host immune system

Donor organs labeled as increased risk less likely to be used by transplant patients

Donor organs labeled as increased risk less likely to be used by transplant patients

Hepatitis C drug’s lower cost paves way for Medicaid, prisons to expand treatment

Hepatitis C drug’s lower cost paves way for Medicaid, prisons to expand treatment

Cancer vaccines need to target immune fighters that can withstand battle against malicious tumors

Cancer vaccines need to target immune fighters that can withstand battle against malicious tumors

CDC warns about steep rise in STDs among Americans

CDC warns about steep rise in STDs among Americans

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

California scrambles to contain ‘unprecedented’ hepatitis A outbreaks

California scrambles to contain ‘unprecedented’ hepatitis A outbreaks

Phase 3 study shows safety, efficacy of Serum Institute's vaccine against severe rotavirus

Phase 3 study shows safety, efficacy of Serum Institute's vaccine against severe rotavirus

Vaccine to prevent Lyme disease on the cards

Vaccine to prevent Lyme disease on the cards

Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day linked to reduced mortality risk in HIV-HCV patients

Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day linked to reduced mortality risk in HIV-HCV patients

Routine and rapid HCV testing improves life expectancy, reduces costs for young adults

Routine and rapid HCV testing improves life expectancy, reduces costs for young adults

Teen tattoos - an issue raising concern

Teen tattoos - an issue raising concern

Scientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogens

Scientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogens

EHR-based prompt in primary care increases HCV screening rates among baby boomers

EHR-based prompt in primary care increases HCV screening rates among baby boomers

Intense sanitization effort as Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego claims 16 lives

Intense sanitization effort as Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego claims 16 lives