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Doctor faces charges on 162 counts for passing Hep C to 49 women

An Australian doctor has been charged over allegations he infected nearly 50 women with hepatitis C. The doctor was charged Friday with endangering his patients' lives who visited his abortion clinic in Melbourne.

Mayo Clinic technician may have exposed thousands of patients to hepatitis C

Thousands of patients may have been exposed to hepatitis C by a painkiller-addicted technician who had the disease and allegedly swapped his dirty syringes for ones filled with Fentanyl, meant for patients.

The Chanins couple awarded $500 million in hepatitis C case

A jury in Las vegas has awarded $500 million as damages to a Nevada man, Henry Chanin, who caught hepatitis C in 2006 following a routine procedure at Desert Shadow Endoscopy Center.

New therapy for hepatitis C is proposed

Salt Lake City -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered a potential new treatment for hepatitis C that might prevent the virus from replicating.

The researchers said they found binding of a potent inhibitor of the hepatitis C virus to the genetic material of the virus causes a major conformational change. And that change, they said, provides a potential new target for structure-based design of new hepatitis C treatments.

Advance reported in hepatitis C therapy

Durham -- U.S. scientists say they've found two genetic alterations linked to an enzyme deficiency that may help patients remain anemia-free during hepatitis C therapy.

Researchers at Duke University's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy say many people undergoing treatment for hepatitis C develop hemolytic anemia, a disorder that destroys red blood cells. In some cases, it is so severe they have to reduce their medication or stop therapy altogether.

But the scientists say their latest discovery opens the door to treatment for patients who have never been considered candidates for therapy, and the finding might also hold the key to new drugs that could prevent anemia from developing in the first place.

Natalie Cole loses sister hours after her own kidney surgery

California, May 22:Natalie Cole has experienced the extremely heart-wrenching week of her life. Hours after her own life-saving kidney transplant surgery, the singer lost her older sister, Carol "Cookie" Cole.

Natalie Cole “resting” after kidney transplant

Los Angeles, May 21: Rhythm and Blues star Natalie Cole, who lost both her kidneys while battling with Hepatitis C, recently underwent a kidney transplant surgery in Los Angeles and is now “resting comfortably”, according to her publicist.

Anti-virals boost Hepatitis C treatments

Durham, N.C. -- U.S. medical researchers say they've found the addition of the anti-viral drug telaprevir significantly benefits the standard treatment for hepatitis C.

The Duke Clinical Research Institute scientists said adding the anti-viral drug can shorten the duration of therapy and increase the number of patients cured.