Drinking a glass of wine equivalent to downing 3 vodka shots

A new study has reported that a large glass of wine is potentially as bad as downing three shots of vodka.

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.

A new drug to treat a common liver disease

An experimental drug aimed at treating a common liver disease came up with promising results at a clinical trial in the US.

Coronary artery plaque linked to liver disease

Researchers using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) have found a close association between high-risk coronary artery plaque and a common liver disease.

New combination of drug therapy could help treat Hepatitis C

Scientists have a new combination drug therapy that can effectively treat Hepatitis C.

New insights into fatty liver disease

In major find, scientists have discovered a biological switch that regulates a protein that causes fatty liver disease.

Female drinkers at higher risk of developing liver disease than men

A new study has revealed that women drinkers are more susceptible to the damaging effects of alcohol than men because they are generally smaller in stature and have less body water when compared to men.

Hepatitis C: All that you need to know about the silent killer

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 150 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus, and more than 350,000 people die yearly from hepatitis C-related liver diseases.

Telugu actor A.V Subrahmanyam critical

Telugu actor-comedian A.V. Subrahmanyam, who has been suffering from liver-related problems for the last few years, is battling for life. The doctors Friday advised his family to take him home.

Why chronic itching can be so excruciating

Researchers found that in chronic itching, neurons that send itch signals also co-opt pain neurons to intensify the itch sensation.

Genes associated with `unhealthy` liver function identified

Researchers have identified genes associated with unhealthy liver function.

Youngsters more prone to high cholesterol levels!

One out of every four Indians between the age–group of 20–29 years have high cholesterol which is making the y-gen more and more prone to heart and liver diseases.

Disrupted sleep and circadian rhythms trigger liver disease in alcoholics

Scientists now have a possible explanation as to why only a few severe alcoholics develop liver disease.

Newly discovered cell shows promise for liver regeneration

Liver transplantation is the mainstay of treatment for patients with end-stage liver disease, but a new research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has suggested that it may one day become possible to regenerate a liver using cell therapy in patients with liver disease.

Drinking coffee could help cut liver disease risk

Consuming coffee regularly could reduce risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) - an autoimmune liver disease - a research has shown.

`Omega-3 fatty acids act against liver disease in obese`

An omega-3 fatty acid counteracts the effect of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), afflicting 75 percent of the obese, says a new study.

Detox diets could be harmful for liver disease patients

Detox diets may not help cleanse your system and they could even be harmful, especially for people with established liver disease, say experts.

Modest alcohol consumption ‘halves risk and severity of hepatitis’

NALFD is the most common liver disease in the United States, affecting up to one third of American adults.

Alcohol seen killing 200,000 Britons in next 20 years

Up to 210,000 people in England and Wales will be killed prematurely by alcohol over the next 20 years, with a third of those preventable deaths due to liver disease alone, health experts warned Monday.

Obesity ups risk of liver disease

An NIH-funded multicenter study has suggested that obesity accelerates cirrhosis progression.