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Lack of blood screening causing Hepatitis C

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 09:14

Vardhan Singh, a 65-year-old patient of acute anaemia, met with an accident 25 years ago. The grievous injuries he suffered and the loss of blood compelled doctors to transfuse extra blood to his body.

Drinking coffee could cut risk of dying from liver cirrhosis

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 11:35

Researchers have said that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day reduces the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66 per cent, specifically cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis.

Drinking coffee could help cut liver disease risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 11:43

Consuming coffee regularly could reduce risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) - an autoimmune liver disease - a research has shown.

Drug shows promise in busting Hepatitis C virus

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 17:35

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects about 4.1 million people in the United States alone and is the primary cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Hepatitis C vaccine undergoing trials

Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 15:22

Australian scientists have developed a vaccine for deadly Hepatitis C, which is undergoing trials.

`Cutting alcohol intake could save thousands of lives`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 15:05

It`s said that drinking alcohol in moderation can cut the risk of dying from heart disease, but this benefit is far outweighed by the harm caused by regular drinking.

Increasing incidence of liver disease in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 18:19

The increasing incidence of liver disease and liver failure throughout the world was now also seen in India, Dr N Murugan, Consultant Hepatologist and Liver Transplant Physician, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, said today.

Chronic liver disease cure on the horizon

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 09:59

Scientists have made an important breakthrough that could eventually lead to the development of new treatments for chronic liver illnesses.

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