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New, cost effective saliva test that diagnoses liver disease is here

New, cost effective saliva test that diagnoses liver disease is here

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes liver disease that infects an estimated 20 million people worldwide each year and kills more than 56,000.

Duration of breastfeeding linked to fatty liver in adolescents

Duration of breastfeeding linked to fatty liver in adolescents

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder affecting up to one in four adults. 

Alcohol and gut fungus combination – Soothing it may sound, lethal it is!

Alcohol and gut fungus combination – Soothing it may sound, lethal it is!

The study also found that anti-fungal compounds like amphotericin B protect from the alcohol-related liver disease progression.

Yellow nails: Know the common causes for it!

Yellow nails: Know the common causes for it!

Well, our nails depicts a lot about our health such as deficiency of nutrients or an underlying infection.

People in colder, less sunny regions more susceptible to alcoholic cirrhosis

People in colder, less sunny regions more susceptible to alcoholic cirrhosis

Heavy alcohol intake causes a perception of warmth, while fewer sunlight hours have been linked to depression, which, in turn, may lead to alcohol abuse.

Does your diet consist of animal protein? Study suggests you avoid it! - This is why

Does your diet consist of animal protein? Study suggests you avoid it! - This is why

 These findings presented at The International Liver Congress 2017 in Amsterdam also showed that fructose consumption per se might not be as harmful as previously assumed.

Omega 3 fatty acid found to stop liver damage from getting worse

Omega 3 fatty acid found to stop liver damage from getting worse

Characterised by liver inflammation, oxidative stress and fibrosis, NASH is a substantial risk factor for cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Here's how to keep your liver healthy

Here's how to keep your liver healthy

Eat foods that have plenty of fibres such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads.

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.
 

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.

Himachal Pradesh's Spiti has the highest number of Hepatitis B cases, says state Health Minister Kaul Singh

Himachal Pradesh's Spiti has the highest number of Hepatitis B cases, says state Health Minister Kaul Singh

The statement has come straight from Himachal Pradesh's state Health Minister Kaul Singh.

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.

Soda, pizza and salty food increases risk of liver disease in children, says study

Soda, pizza and salty food increases risk of liver disease in children, says study

Children should not consume soda, sweetened beverages, pizza and salty food, biscuits, yogurt regualrly as they are not good for health.

Not only alcohol, these factors too increase risk of liver disease!

Not only alcohol, these factors too increase risk of liver disease!

We all know that excessive consumption of alcohol leads to liver cirrhosis.

Repeated jet lag increases risks of obesity-related liver disease, liver cancer: Study

Repeated jet lag increases risks of obesity-related liver disease, liver cancer: Study

Researchers have warned that repeated jet lag may increase the risk of developing both obesity related liver disease and liver cancer.

Rare liver surgery carried out on infant

Rare liver surgery carried out on infant

The Liver Transplant team at the hospital at Jubilee Hills here led by Dr Manish C Varma, Chief Transplant Surgeon performed the critical surgery on the baby boy, who was suffering from Biliary atresia.

Protein rich diet can reduce fatty liver disease

When left untreated, fatty liver is an important step progress to Type 2 diabetes and can develop into liver cirrhosis, which can have life-threatening effects.

Liver cancer – 9 warning signs to be aware of!

The most common type of liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma (or hepatoma, or HCC), which begins in the main type of liver cell.

Common asthma drug could prevent liver disease

Using a model that mimics human primary sclerosing cholangitis, researchers found that the drug successfully blocked that histamine, which in turn reduced fibrosis.

Sleep apnea may give rise to liver disease progression in adults

Patients with OSA/hypoxia also had more severe fibrosis or scar tissue in their livers than those without OSA/hypoxia.