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Ghana must focus on winning the fight against hepatitis

Ghana must focus on winning the fight against hepatitis | Health24

Ghana must urgently implement strategies to tackle the high burden of viral hepatitis if it's to fulfil global targets of eliminating the disease by 2030.

Organ network mapping a path to more fair liver transplants

Organ network mapping a path to more fair liver transplants | Health24

Where a US patient lives affects odds of a timely liver transplant, but a proposed new map is intended to make the wait fairer.

Hepatitis B and HIV combo may promote liver cancer

Hepatitis B and HIV combo may promote liver cancer | Health24

Liver cancer in Africans tends to occur between the ages of 30 and 40. But a study has found that it occurs at a significantly younger age in those infected with HIV and hepatitis B.

Sharing 'snorting straws' spreads hepatitis C

Sharing 'snorting straws' spreads hepatitis C | Health24

The use of snorting straws for drug use is a common practice, especially for those who prefer that method over intravenous drug use.

Hepatitis outstrips Aids, TB and malaria as killer

Hepatitis outstrips Aids, TB and malaria as killer | Health24

Whereas deaths from many infectious diseases – such as TB and malaria – have dropped since 1990, viral hepatitis deaths have risen.

FDA approves Zepatier for Hepatitis C

FDA approves Zepatier for Hepatitis C | Health24

Zepatier, a combination of elbasavir and grazoprevir, has been approved by the U.S. FDA to treat chronic infection with hepatitis C for genotypes 1 and 4.

How the doctor would cure a hangover| www.health24.com

How the doctor would cure a hangover | Health24

Nothing beats a night out on the town every once in a while, but waking up with a pounding head the next morning is quite a comedown. Dr Owen Wiese explains how a doctor would treat your hangover.

How your genes can cause liver disease |www.health24.com

How your genes can cause liver disease | Health24

Hepatic fibrosis, which involves scarring of the liver, may be caused as much by genetics as by alcohol abuse, poor diet, obesity and viral hepatitis.

The man admitted to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital after gaining 200kg within a few months says he was turned away from private hospitals because he didn’t belong to a medical fund.

200kg heavier in only 3 months

The man admitted to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital after gaining 200kg within a few months says he was turned away from private hospitals because he didn’t belong to a medical fund.

A new study suggests that many U.S hepatitis C patients get "lost" in the healthcare system, with only 27% of patients in care and only 15% receiving treatment.

Many With hepatitis C missing out on treatment | Health24

A new study suggests that many U.S hepatitis C patients get "lost" in the healthcare system, with only 27% of patients in care and only 15% receiving treatment.

Increasing your intake of dietary phospholipids could improve the health of your liver, protecting it from diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices.

How phospholipids boost liver health | Health24

Increasing your intake of dietary phospholipids could improve the health of your liver, protecting it from diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices.

It’s that time of the year again – invitations pour in for drinks after work, long, boozy lunches and nights out on the town with garrulous people brandishing company credit cards.

Don't wreck your liver or your reputation | Health24

It’s that time of the year again – invitations pour in for drinks after work, long, boozy lunches and nights out on the town with garrulous people brandishing company credit cards.

A study shows that people who eat lots of high GI foods run a greater risk of developing a condition that can lead to liver failure and death.

High GI foods can damage liver | Health24

A study shows that people who eat lots of high GI foods run a greater risk of developing a condition that can lead to liver failure and death.