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.

Kids need to be taught how to prevent Hepatitis: Experts

General sanitary measures like safe drinking water, avoidance of use of common razors/toothbrushes with patients of liver disease, use of sterile needles and syringes, practicing safe sex can prevent the transmission of hepatitis viruses.

`Survival gene` may be key to controlling HIV and hepatitis

A newly discovered gene that is essential for embryo survival could also hold the key to treating and potentially controlling chronic infections such as HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis, scientists say.

Hepatitis...It`s closer than you think

WHD is an annual event that grants special focus on people living with Hepatitis B,C.

Hepatitis...It`s closer than you think

WHD is an annual event that grants special focus on people living with Hepatitis B,C.

Hepatitis awareness programme launched for Mumbai slums

Marking World Hepatitis Day, National Liver Foundation Saturday launched an awareness and medical care programme on hepatitis-B in the city`s slums.