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Jaundice, also known as icterus (attributive adjective: icteric), is a yellowish discoloration of the skin, the conjunctival membranes over the sclerae (whites of the eyes), and other mucous membranes caused by hyperbilirubinemia (increased levels of bilirubin in the blood).
Specific genotype may predict recovery in patients with advanced cirrhosis after hepatitis c treatment

Specific genotype may predict recovery in patients with advanced cirrhosis after hepatitis c treatment

Skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding instigate bonding between mothers and newborns

Skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding instigate bonding between mothers and newborns

KU Leuven-led consortium to develop new vaccine that protects against rabies and yellow fever

KU Leuven-led consortium to develop new vaccine that protects against rabies and yellow fever

Study could provide novel therapeutic approach for preventing severe jaundice in newborn babies

Study could provide novel therapeutic approach for preventing severe jaundice in newborn babies

Penn researchers shed new light on potential causes of premature birth

Penn researchers shed new light on potential causes of premature birth

Cervicovaginal microbial communities in pregnant woman may be key to preventing preterm birth

Cervicovaginal microbial communities in pregnant woman may be key to preventing preterm birth

Accurate test for jaundice could lead to effective treatment in premature newborns

Accurate test for jaundice could lead to effective treatment in premature newborns

Novel treatment can effectively inhibit development of GVHD in mice, study shows

Novel treatment can effectively inhibit development of GVHD in mice, study shows

Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Pancreatic cancer to become third leading cause of death in the EU in 2017

Pancreatic cancer to become third leading cause of death in the EU in 2017

New HemaApp uses smartphone camera to screen for anemia

New HemaApp uses smartphone camera to screen for anemia

Liver cancer time-bomb as up to 70% people with Hep C miss out on follow-up testing

Liver cancer time-bomb as up to 70% people with Hep C miss out on follow-up testing

Researchers urge people with suspected hepatitis C to get tested to prevent risk of liver disease

Researchers urge people with suspected hepatitis C to get tested to prevent risk of liver disease

NIAID begins early-stage trial of experimental vaccine for preventing yellow fever virus

NIAID begins early-stage trial of experimental vaccine for preventing yellow fever virus

SLU researchers study investigational vaccine for yellow fever

SLU researchers study investigational vaccine for yellow fever

New method could help detect unconjugated bilirubin in newborn infants

New method could help detect unconjugated bilirubin in newborn infants

Epclusa drug receives FDA approval for treating adult patients with chronic HCV

Epclusa drug receives FDA approval for treating adult patients with chronic HCV

Scientists use new technique to repair fibrotic liver cells within the organ

Scientists use new technique to repair fibrotic liver cells within the organ

Studies explore possible link between pediatric cancer and light therapy for newborn jaundice

Studies explore possible link between pediatric cancer and light therapy for newborn jaundice

Fluorescent proteins help trace viral infections

Fluorescent proteins help trace viral infections