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Forget injection, pills to cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C

Forget injection, pills to cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:13

On this World Hepatitis Day, there`s good news for patients, particularly from India, for those suffering from hepatitis C.

World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:06

Today marks World Hepatitis Day. Established by the World Health Assembly in 2010, this is the fourth celebration of the annual day.This day makes a clarion call for the change in attitude to viral hepatitis and bring about awareness about this global disease.This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that `we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world.`

India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:38

India has over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients, second only to China, and most people with chronic Hepatitis B or C are unaware of their infection, putting them at serious risk of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer which are life threatening.

Lack of blood screening causing Hepatitis C

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.

New drug cures Hepatitis C in HIV patients

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 14:28

In a ray of hope for patients infected with both HIV and Hepatitis C, researchers have found that a combination drug therapy cures chronic Hepatitis C in majority of such patients.

Antiviral therapy may lower risk of liver cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:09

Antiviral therapy can reduce the risk of liver cancer in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection, researchers have found.

Simple blood tests can save hepatitis patients

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 16:37

Blood tests can save more than 80 percent hepatitis C patients and over 60 percent hepatitis B patients when combined with proper prevention and treatment, say experts.

Need to address Hepatitis C, drug use: Experts

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 09:12

There was an urgent need to address issues like Hepatitis-C and adolescent drug use to prevent spread of HIV/AIDS, experts said Tuesday.

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