WHO calls for 'smart' syringes to stem deadly diseases

The World Health Organisation has called on healthcare providers around the globe to switch to syringes that can only be used once in order to better battle deadly diseases spread by needle sharing.

Hepatitis C more prevalent than Ebola, HIV

More than 180 million people in the world have hepatitis C, compared with the 34 million with HIV/AIDS and the roughly 30,000 who have had Ebola, scientists say.

Amitabh Bachchan committed to awareness about head injury, hepatitis
Amitabh Bachchan committed to awareness about head injury, hepatitis

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he wants to spread awareness about head injury and Hepatitis.

Universal target to treat deadly infections identified

A novel protein could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria, researchers report.

ILBS designated as WHO collaborating centre on viral hepatitis

The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) on viral hepatitis and liver diseases.

Delhi govt suggests schools to observe 'Hepatitis Hour'

In a bid to eliminate Hepatitis disease, Delhi government has suggested that schools should devote at least an hour every month to spread awareness about the disease among students so that they can carry it forward in the society.

Hepatitis Awareness Week: Online hepatitis immunisation campaign launched

Delhi government's health department in collaboration with the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) on Monday launched an online campaign to spread awareness about hepatitis, a serious liver disease.

New combination of pills curing hepatitis C patients revealed

A new study has revealed a combination of pills that cures 9 of 10 hepatitis C patients and is well tolerated by patients.

10 labs to be set up for testing viral Hepatitis

At least 10 regional laboratories will be set up by the National Communicable Disease Centre (NCDC) for the surveillance of viral Hepatitis, a health ministry official said Monday.

India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

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.

India may become `world capital of liver diseases`

A sedentary lifestyle, increased alcohol consumption and obesity are contributing towards making India the "world capital of liver diseases" by 2025, a health expert said Saturday.

New towns pose health risks for India`s poor: Study

While the skyscrapers and growing satellite city projects in India are fast emerging as markers of development, the new towns pose serious health risks to the poor, a study has found.

Cure for hepatitis C virus comes closer to reality

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have shown for the first time that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can replicate in monkeys, by differentiating monkey stem cells into liver cells and inducing successful infection.

Late Hepatitis diagnosis killing people: Doctors

Delayed diagnosis of Hepatitis has been allowing the killer disease to take more lives, experts said on the World Hepatitis Day on Sunday.

Montek launches anti-hepatitis campaign

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday launched here a free hepatitis vaccination campaign and a programme to prevent injuries to health care workers.

World Hepatitis Day: Protect your liver from the disease

Many associate liver diseases with alcohol, but that`s just one cause, says an expert. Water and food are common carriers of the Hepatitis virus that affects the liver.

`96,000 die every year due to Hepatitis in India`

Nearly 96,000 people die annually in India due to Hepatitis, which has become a hidden epidemic and a silent killer, according to health activists.

Jackie Shroff launches hepatitis awareness drive

Kicking of a hepatitis awareness drive, veteran Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff Tuesday called for greater awareness of the killer disease and urged people to take it seriously.

Liver stem cells grown in dish for first time

Scientists at Oregon Health and Science University have become the first to grow liver stem cells in culture.

Fast food affects liver same way as hepatitis

Regular consumption of fast food items like fried chicken and onion rings are particularly bad for your liver, a study has found.