Monthly Archives: June 2017

RNZ: Experiment for treating liver cancer challenging scientists thinking of how the disease works

Source: Radio New Zealand.  Science commentator at Radio New Zealand Siouxsie Wiles: “Liver cancer is one of the third leading causes of cancer-related deaths...   Read More

The Hepatitis Foundation to collaborate with CDA for analysis of hepatitis B in New Zealand

Later this year The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand will team up with Professor Homie Razavi, Founder and Managing Director at the Centre for...   Read More

The latest edition of Hepatitis Matters is online now!

Hepatitis Matters Welcome to the winter edition of Hepatitis Matters. In this edition, John, 68, shares his story. Also, read the latest news about...   Read More

PHARMAC to widen access to hepatitis C drug Harvoni

From July 1, 2017, Harvoni will be made available for people with chronic hepatitis C and advanced disease at an earlier stage.  According to...   Read More

Foundation’s study of the connection between hepatitis B and metabolic syndrome to ‘save a lot of lives’

This month the Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand is commencing an exciting and unique study of how metabolic syndrome in people with hepatitis B...   Read More

Gino’s story

Meet Gino. He is a 35-year-old student living in Christchurch. Gino grew up in China but moved to New Zealand in 2015 to study...   Read More

South Island receives first community-based FibroScan machine

Source: Stuff.co.nz A new piece of medical equipment means people in the top of the South Island can have their liver checked in the community without...   Read More

Can coffee reduce the risk of certain liver cancers?

Source: Medical News Today If you enjoy your morning cup of joe, the results of a recent study will be welcoming news. Researchers have...   Read More

Symptom series: Brain fog

Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) impacts the healthy functioning of the liver. The liver has more than 500 functions, including the removal of harmful toxins...   Read More

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