Effective therapies for liver damage come closer

The process involves growing cells on defined materials - without the need for animal products - which makes therapies safer for use in people.

Five-year-old Pakistani girl to travel to India for treatment

In a humanitarian gesture, India has issued a visa to a five-year-old Pakistani girl suffering from chronic liver disease to undergo transplant operation in the country.0

Liver disease: Another reason to avoid long `chair hours`

A new study has revealed that our chairs our killing us, suggesting that sedentary behavior and lack of physical activity are linked with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Prolonged sitting linked with fatty liver disease

Prolonged sitting such as watching TV and using the computer and other devices as well as reduced physical activity may increase risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) that may potentially lead to liver failure and death.

Potential Parkinson's disease drug fast tracks to clinical trials

A new drug, which shows great promise in treating Parkinson's disease has been fast tracked to clinical trials.

Liver drug may slow Parkinson's progress

A drug which has already been in use to treat liver disease could be an effective treatment to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.

Gout drugs can treat alcohol-induced liver disease

 Two commonly used gout medications may offer protection from alcohol-induced liver disease and inflammation, a study says.

PoopMD app can scan liver disease in newborns

 A smartphone app can accurately detect early symptoms of biliary atresia (BA) - a rare disorder that accounts for nearly half of paediatric end-stage liver disease in the US.

World Hepatitis Day: Risks and preventive measures!

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can affect any individual of any age including children.

Cure for genetic diseases a step closer

Scientist have developed a method to turn cells from patients into mutation-free stem cells that can treat genetic diseases for which there is currently no cure.

Abbott launches Hepatitis C awareness,diagnosis programme

Drug firm Abbott India Tuesday launched 'LiverHealth', an initiative aimed at providing access to an easy diagnosis of liver health and raising awareness of Hepatitis C in India.

Bacteria that can help fight cancer

A toxin secreted by a water and food-borne bacterium that can cause lethal infections in persons with liver disease, has the potential to prevent the growth of tumours, says a new study by Northwestern Medicine scientists.

Daily dose of sugary drinks pose risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Making a habit of drinking sugar sweetened drinks on a daily basis can prove harmful for liver, as new study claims that it increases the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Man with grade-3 fatty liver cured by laparoscopic surgery

A 30-year-old person, who had developed grade-3 fatty liver and was almost likely to suffer from liver cirrhosis, successfully underwent the gastric sleeve surgery that cured his health disorder completely, doctors said here Wednesday.

Hepatitis C: Who's at risk and how long does the virus survive outside the body?

Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. 

Know how Hepatitis C spreads

Chronic Hepatitis C is a serious disease that can result in long-term health problems. Approximately 60,000 people die every year from Hepatitis C related liver disease.

Stress ups risk of death from liver disease

In a first, researchers have linked high levels of anxiety or depression with an increased risk of death from liver disease.

Experts raise alarm over growing Hepatitis C disease burden

It is estimated that prevalence of Hepatitis C infection in India is more than 6 times the prevalence of HIV infection. However no community level data are available.

Fatty liver disease - A common but preventable condition in all age groups

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the term for a wide range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat within the liver cells.