Tag: signs of liver

New Cures for Chronic Hepatitis C

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 75 percent of the people who have chronic hepatitis C (HCV) are of the baby boomer generation (born between 1945-1965). Most people with HCV feel fine, even though the virus may be slowly damaging the liver.

“Many believe they cannot

Hepatitis C: Are You at Risk for the Silent Killer?

Hepatitis C affects at least 2.7 million people in the U.S., and was responsible for more 19,659 deaths in 2014, according to surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A second CDC study (Clinical Infectious Diseases, May 5) shows that annual hepatitis C-related mortality in 2013

Warning: Dietary Supplements May Harm Liver

Walk into any supermarket or health food store and you’ll likely find shelves chock full of herbal and vitamin supplements of all kinds, from those marketed for healthy bones to those promising to bulk you up. According to the most recent figures available, the number of

supplements increased from 4,000 in

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