Hepatitis B a growing risk across the Pacific

More than 70 per cent of the population across the Asia Pacific region are infected with hepatitis B, while every year 350,000 people die from hepatitis C.  For the Pacific new drugs can potentially turn around hepatitis infections but public health measures tackling alcohol abuse and obesity are the best tools to fight these diseases. That was the message delivered yesterday, on World Hepatitis Day by Geoff McCaughan, a liver expert from the Centenary Institute in Sydney.  Professor McCaughan says hepatitis B is a serious issue as it puts sufferers at a real risk of liver failure and liver cancer... Read full article here.