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  • scarletpaolicchi
    Healthy Hepper.com Bi-Monthly Liver Newsletter October 28, 2009 Here is the latest news and research on Hepatitis C: There are two protease inhibitors that
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      Healthy Hepper.com Bi-Monthly Liver Newsletter
      October 28, 2009

      Here is the latest news and research on Hepatitis C:

      There are two protease inhibitors that could offer a much-needed new option in HCV treatment, which is why they take center-stage at every major medical meeting where HCV is on the agenda. These are Phase III drugs- Vertex Pharmaceuticals` telaprevir and Schering-Plough's boceprevir. Analysts also are watching competing protease inhibitors like Schering's SCH-900518, Boehringer Ingelheim's BI-201335 and Tibotec's TMC-435350.

      For now, the protease inhibitors are being studied as add-ons to ribavirin and interferon, but experts are eager for ways to reduce or eliminate reliance on the standard of care. One such approach, which combined a protease inhibitor with a polymerase inhibitor, made a huge splash at another liver meeting this spring, and updated data are coming at AASLD which is being held in Boston Oct.30-Nov.3.

      Hepatitis C Personal Stories
      New Webpage created for sharing personal experiences with the Hep C virus.
      http://www.healthyhepper.com/hcvpersonalstories.htm

      SciClone Announces Enrollment of First Patient in Its Phase 2 Trial of SCV-07 in Hepatitis C
      SciClone is eager to investigate further SCV-07's potential to enhance the immune response against hepatitis C and to determine whether the compound is capable of improving the current standard of care treatment.
      http://www.sys-con.com/node/1152453

      New Book, 'Breaking Free from Hepatitis C: A Personal Journey'
      Personal account, based on author's journal and experience over the course of 11 years, offers insider's look and calls for action on prevention.
      http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS120249+20-Oct-2009+PRN20091020
      interview with author at
      http://www.healthyhepper.com/breakingfreefromhepatitisc.htm

      Lots of coffee may be good for people with hepatitis C
      A study of people infected with the liver-damaging virus hepatitis C found the risk of serious liver damage halved in people who drank at least three cups of coffee a day.
      http://www.oregonlive.com

      Hepatitis C and Alcohol
      Is it okay to have an occasional drink if you have Hepatitis C?
      http://www.healthyhepper.com/hepatitiscandalcohol.htm

      Human Genome Sciences gets milestone payment for development of hepatitis C drug, Zalbin
      Human Genome Sciences Inc. said Monday it will be paid $75 million by Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG for successful clinical testing of the hepatitis C drug candidate Zalbin. The companies plan to file for U.S. and European regulatory approval in the fourth quarter. Assuming licensure by the FDA and other regulatory agencies, HGS believes that ZALBIN could become a market-leading treatment for chronic hepatitis C.
      http://www.hgsi.com/albuferona.html

      Hepatitis C Associated Skin Conditions
      Review of Hep C associated skin problems by the Society of Correctional Physicians (SCP).
      http://www.corrdocs.org

      Liver stiffness scan shows cirrhosis
      Fibroscan is a quick and reliable noninvasive technique that can be applied successfully in the vast majority of patients to estimate liver fibrosis. The commonest indication for Fibroscan is chronic hepatitis C.
      http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/

      Aethlon Medical Announces BIOCOM Conference Presentation
      Hemopurifier® represents the first-in-class medical device to selectively adsorb viruses and immunosuppressive toxins from the bloodstream. The Hemopurifier® seeks to improve Hepatitis-C treatment outcomes.
      http://www.6minutes.com.au/articles/z1/view.asp?id=501899

      Wishing you health,
      http://www.healthyhepper.com
    • scarletpaolicchi
      Healthy Hepper.com Bi-Monthly Liver Newsletter November 26, 2009 Happy Thanksgiving!! In this issue: 1. Zinc supplementation 2. The Antifibrotic Effects Of
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        Healthy Hepper.com Bi-Monthly Liver Newsletter
        November 26, 2009

        Happy Thanksgiving!!
        In this issue:
        1. Zinc supplementation
        2. The Antifibrotic Effects Of Green Tea
        3. Antioxidants, Free Radicals, and Hepatitis C
        4. Vitamin D Boosts Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C

        1. Zinc supplementation improves the outcome of chronic hepatitis C and liver cirrhosis.
        Study published in J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2009 Nov;45(3):292-303.
        PMID: 19902019 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
        More about Zinc supplementation http://www.healthyhepper.com/vitamins.htm


        2. The Antifibrotic Effects Of Green Tea
        The researchers drew a conclusion that green tea may protect liver cells and reduce the deposition of collagen fibers in the liver. Green tea provides a safe and effective strategy for improving hepatic fibrosis.
        http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/171527.php

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        +Contains powerful wolfberry polysaccharides shown to enhance normal immune health*
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        http://www.youngliving.org/scarlet
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        3. ANTIOXIDANTS, FREE RADICALS, & HEPATITIS C
        A US study confirmed that oxidative stress (from free radical damage) occurs in patients with chronic hepatitis and that the levels of the free radicals correlated with the activity of the hepatitis. Antioxidant supplements are believed by many to protect against the free radicals generated by the hepatitis C virus.
        http://www.healthyhepper.com/antioxidants.htm

        4. Vitamin D Boosts Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C
        Adding a daily dose of Vitamin D to the regimen of pegylated interferon-alfa 2 and ribavirin might increase the response rates, according to an abstract which was presented at the Liver Meeting 2009, the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association of the Study of Liver Disease.
        http://www.empowher.com/news/herarticle/2009/11/25/vitamin-d-boosts-treatment-chronic-hepatitis-c


        Wishing you health,
        http://www.healthyhepper.com
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