There is not currently a hepatitis C vaccine in the U.S. Vaccines are available only for hepatitis A and B. But researchers now are working to develop one for hepatitis C.
Being diagnosed with COPD can be scary and life-changing. But you can still live a rich and engaging life; you just need to make some adjustments. Here are some tips for getting the most out of every day.
It is extremely rare to spread hepatitis C (HCV) among sexually monogamous couples. But other sexual practices can increase your risk.
An antibody is a substance found in the blood that the body produces in response to a virus. If someone has an antibody blood test done to detect hepatitis C, the test is identifying if a person has antibodies to the virus, which would indicate that ...
Covering cuts and blisters prevents other people from coming into contact with your blood. Though risk of hepatitis C transmission in a household is near zero, it’s still good to take precautions.
Scientists believe that the different subtypes of hepatitis C (HCV) originated around 200 years ago and that the six main genotypes of HCV have a common ancestor that dates back 400 years ago. But HCV likely evolved over hundreds of thousands of year...
Two studies presented in 2008 at the Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism found that people with RA had double the risk for heart disease, which was comparable to risk for people with type 2 diabetes. More studies in 2013 confirmed thos...
Prescription bottles can be difficult to manage when you have RA hands. If you have trouble removing childproof lids on prescription bottles, ask your pharmacist to replace them with easy-to-open lids.
Rheumatoid arthritis pain can be intense during a flare, or it can be muted in the background when your RA is mostly controlled. Either way, you need to know how to manage your pain most effectively.
What is the primary way hepatitis C (HCV) is transmitted?