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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an infectious illness caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) which infects the liver ofhominoidea, including humans, and causes an inflammation called hepatitis. Originally known as "serum hepatitis" the disease has caused epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa, and it isendemic in China. About a third of the world's population, more than 2 billion people, have been infected with the hepatitis B virus. This includes 350 million chronic carriers of the virus. Transmission of hepatitis B virus results from exposure to infectious blood or body fluids. Read More

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Nurse Uses the Same Syringe to Inject Two Women

By IBTimes AU

A nurse working at the medical centre in New Zealand breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights by injecting two women with the same syringe. The nurse is reported to have sent a written apology to the concerned woman. (Jul 30)

A man walks past a poster at a conceptual art exhibition about HIV/AIDS. Reuters Files
Australia Soon to Have HIV/AIDS Home-Testing Kits

By IBTimes AU

HIV home-testing kits, similar to the pregnancy tests, will soon be made available in Australia after the federal government lifted a ban restricting their manufacture and sale. (Jul 08)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, AIDS

Scientists to Develop Artificial Blood in Factories: Is it Safe For Blood Transfusion?

By IBTimes AU

Imagine a scenario when a totally incapacitated man with blood all over him, suddenly walks up to you. Will you scream because of so much blood or will you actually pity him and maybe even extend some help? But check first for this might just be fake blood. (Apr 17)

First Artificial Blood Cells soon be Manufactured in Industrial Scale (Wikimedia Commons/montuno)
First Artificial Blood Cells soon be Manufactured in Industrial Scale

By IBTimes IN

The production of artificial blood in industrial scale like that in factories could soon be a reality, once artificial blood produced from human stem cells is successfully transfused in patients. It is the latest breakthrough among scientists re-engineering the human body. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING

Six Babies Die In China From Hepatitis B Injections

By IBTimes AU

China has recorded that six babies died after receiving hepatitis B vaccines. The vaccination formed part of the government's drive to immunize its citizens against the liver disease. (Dec 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, INVESTMENT

Sydney Hair Clinic Patients May be Exposed to HIV Risk After Treatment; New HIV Strains

By IBTimes AU

Australian authorities have warned the New Zealand Ministry of Health that bald patients of a hair treatment clinic in Sydney may have been exposed to HIV and other infectious diseases because of poor infection control practices. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, AIDS, INFECTION

Diabetes may Increase Risk of Liver Cancer

By IBTimes IN

Diabetic patients are at greater risk of developing liver cancer, a new study says. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, INFECTION, CANCER, CARCINOMA

Top 5 Reasons HIV Is A Positive And Potent Weapon Given By Mother Nature

By IBTimes AU

Since 1980s, HIV has caused an alarming epidemic without any functional cure up to this date. It is highly feared by many and claimed millions of lives across the world. However, such virus may be Mother Nature's gift to mankind as a possible potent weapon for medical breakthrough. (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: AIDS, CANCER, ARCHITECTURE

Britain's Horniest Female Student Competition 'Degrades Women'

By IBTimes UK

Latvian-born computer science student Elina Desaine awarded crown and £500 for sleeping with up to three men a week. (Nov 16)

Drinking Coffee Prevents Liver Cancer

By IBTimes IN

Drinking coffee regularly can help prevent liver cancer, according to a new study. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: INFECTION, CANCER, CARCINOMA