Hepatitis

Haryana becomes first state in India to treat Hepatitis-C patients with oral medicine

Haryana becomes first state in India to treat Hepatitis-C patients with oral medicine

The Health Minister said that nodal officers and monitoring officers have been deputed to ensure that Hepatitis-C patients would not suffer at any cost.
 

Nov 09, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
Hepatitis victimised 325 million people worldwide in 2016: Study

Hepatitis victimised 325 million people worldwide in 2016: Study

Out of the total number, 52 million children were exposed to viral hepatitis.

Nov 03, 2017, 16:44 PM IST
California Hepatitis A outbreak: 18 people killed, emergency declared

California Hepatitis A outbreak: 18 people killed, emergency declared

The emergency proclamation will allow the state to increase the supply of adult Hepatitis A vaccines to meet current needs, aiming to help control the outbreak.
 

Oct 14, 2017, 11:09 AM IST
World Hepatitis Day: How much do you know about hepatitis – Take the QUIZ to find out here

World Hepatitis Day: How much do you know about hepatitis – Take the QUIZ to find out here

A good information and knowledge about hepatitis risks can help people prevent themselves from getting infected or passing the infection on to others. 

Jul 28, 2017, 10:24 AM IST
World Hepatitis Day 2017: Know its different types and symptoms!

World Hepatitis Day 2017: Know its different types and symptoms!

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue, commonly caused by a viral infection.

Jul 28, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
World Hepatitis Day 2017: Disease affects 400 mn people worldwide, over 10 times the HIV epidemic

World Hepatitis Day 2017: Disease affects 400 mn people worldwide, over 10 times the HIV epidemic

Globally, about 1.4 million people die each year from hepatitis. It is estimated that only 5% of people with chronic hepatitis know of their infection, and less than 1% have access to treatment. 

Jul 21, 2017, 10:43 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan appointed WHO hepatitis ambassador in Southeast Asia

Amitabh Bachchan appointed WHO hepatitis ambassador in Southeast Asia

WHO announced in a statement that the veteran actor has been brought on board to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the Hepatitis epidemic.

May 12, 2017, 15:51 PM IST
US sees three times rise in Hepatitis C cases in last five years

US sees three times rise in Hepatitis C cases in last five years

The bloodborne virus is transmitted by injection drug use, dirty needles, blood transfusions and sex. Chronic infection can lead to cirrhosis or cancer of the liver.

May 12, 2017, 09:42 AM IST
 WHO releases staggering figure of hepatitis B, C cases – Keep guessing until you click on this

WHO releases staggering figure of hepatitis B, C cases – Keep guessing until you click on this

The World Health Organization's latest hepatitis report identifies the condition as a grave public health threat that needs an "urgent response."

Apr 21, 2017, 18:48 PM IST
Hepatitis B, C may raise risk of Parkinson's disease

Hepatitis B, C may raise risk of Parkinson's disease

The results revealed that people with Hepatitis B were 76 per cent more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, and those with Hepatitis C were 51 per cent more likely to develop Parkinson's disease.
 

Mar 30, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Hepatitis C drug faces fresh battle

Hepatitis C drug faces fresh battle

A single pill of the the drug, marketed as Sovaldi and other names, can cost up to $1,000 (920 euros). In France, a 12-week course of treatment costs 41,000 euros.

Mar 28, 2017, 00:39 AM IST
Football star Lionel Messi becomes face of Hepatitis C treatment initiative in Egypt

Football star Lionel Messi becomes face of Hepatitis C treatment initiative in Egypt

Messi has signed to become the ambassador for Tour n' Cure, the Egyptian initiative said on its website.

Feb 22, 2017, 10:48 AM IST
Cancer, hepatitis treatments set to amplify as China builds on drug list

Cancer, hepatitis treatments set to amplify as China builds on drug list

Industry insiders and analysts said oncology drugs were also likely to be added to national and regional lists.

Jan 26, 2017, 13:41 PM IST

HIV, Hepatitis patients have higher chances of committing suicide

Study results suggest hospitalisation with infection was linked to a 42 per cent higher risk of suicide death compared to those individuals without infection. Also, the study suggested that more the infections, longer the treatment and higher the apparent risk of death by suicide.

Aug 14, 2016, 19:34 PM IST

Jaundice: Symptoms, treatment, prevention tips!

Bilirubin is a yellow compound found in bile and is responsible for the yellowing of the skin and sclerae.

Aug 09, 2016, 09:58 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan calls for educating Aanganwadis about Hepatitis

Amitabh Bachchan calls for educating Aanganwadis about Hepatitis

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says hepatitis awareness drive can also be spread to aanganwadis - the government-run women and child care centres - to help prevent the disease among women and children.

Jul 29, 2016, 12:32 PM IST

Shocking! Indian man washes vegetables in sewer water (Watch video)

 Here's a video where a man was seen washing freshly picked vegetables in sewer water that can make you very sick.  

Jul 28, 2016, 13:10 PM IST

Hepatitis prevention: Protect your liver with these useful tips

 Considering the size of the epidemic, anyone and everyone can be at risk. But you can take steps to reduce your risk of infection.  

Jul 28, 2016, 10:46 AM IST

World Hepatitis Day: 52 million Indians suffer from chronic hepatitis

 Hepatitis is an inflammatory of the liver, commonly caused by a viral infection. 

Jul 28, 2016, 09:34 AM IST

World Hepatitis Day, 2016: Ten facts you should know!

The theme for World Hepatitis Day, 2016 is Elimination, owing to the goal that the WHO has set for itself.

Jul 28, 2016, 00:06 AM IST