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Hepatitis-Spreading Surgery Tech Loses Appeal Of Prison Sentence

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A federal appeals court in Denver has upheld a 30-year prison sentence for a surgery technician infected with hepatitis C who injected ...

Hundreds At NY Church Possibly Exposed To Virus

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. — Health officials say hundreds of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A while receiving communion on Christmas Day ...

How We Can Save Over 4 Million Children

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

The U.S. cannot vaccine the world's children alone. Immunizing children is a shared responsibility of the world community. But, unfortunately, just 16 countries contribute to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization .

PHOTOS: Gross! Hepatitis, Staph And Other Infections You Can Catch From Swimming In The Ocean

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Whether we like it or not, our nation's beaches are not as clean as we would prefer them to be. Ocean water contaminated with sewage, storm run-off an...

Hepatitis Gone Viral: 100 Times More Infectious Than HIV, Over 40 Americans Dying Daily

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rep. Mike Honda

Few realize how highly infectious viral hepatitis is. Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV. Few realize that, left untreated, it can cause liver disease, liver cancer, and premature death decades after infection.

Long Before Earthquake Destruction in Haiti, A Drinking Water Crisis

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

As the rebuilding of Haiti gets underway, billions of dollars are going to be spent. Some of those dollars, perhaps a billion or more, should be dedicated to cleaning up the country's drinking water.

The Deadly Ignorance of "Drug Warriors"

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

A person addicted to heroin needs the drug as much as a diabetic needs insulin. How he or she gets it is problematic, but until we legalize and tax heroin, we need outreach programs to alleviate suffering and save lives.

McDonald's Sued After Hepatitis Outbreak

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- An attorney who specializes in food safety filed a lawsuit Tuesday against McDonald's following a hepatitis A outbreak in northwestern...

Kristen Diane Parker, Scrub Technician, Causes Major Hepatitis Scare In Colorado

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DENVER — Kimberly Spencer's 9-year-old son went to Audubon Ambulatory Surgery Center last month for what was supposed to be a routine surgery. T...

Chinese Hospital Infects 64 With Hepatitis

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 64 people have been infected with hepatitis C after receiving transfusions of tainted blood at a county hospital in southern China, a hospita...

Allman Brothers Band Cancels Concerts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

ATLANTA — An Allman Brothers Band member says Gregg Allman is unable to play several upcoming concerts because of his treatments for hepatitis C...

Ashton Kutcher's Birthday Crashed By Hepatitis A

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Uh-oh! Ashton Kutcher may have been Punk'd by a trendy New York restaurant. Earlier this month, wife Demi Moore threw her husband a 30th birthday part...