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Amitabh Bachchan for higher public spending to prevent Hepatitis B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is surviving only on 25 per cent of his liver as the rest has been damaged by the deadly Hepatitis B virus, today called for higher budget spend to prevent the fatal disease.

World Hepatitis Day: 52 million Indians suffer from chronic hepatitis

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

How much do you know about hepatitis - Take the quiz here

 Hepatitis can also be caused by alcohol and some other toxins, certain drugs, infections, heavy alcohol use.

East India's first cadaver liver transplant in Kolkata

Family members of a 53-year-old male patient - Samar Chakraborty - who was declared brain dead on Monday assented to the procedure to transplant the liver that is expected to bequeath a new lease of life to a 46-year-old female recipient with liver damage.

82-year-old brain-dead Kerala man becomes oldest liver donor

An 82-year-old man who hails from Kerala has given a new lease of life to a patient about half his age with his family donating his liver.

Airlifted from Varanasi, hockey legend Mohammad Shahid under Indian Railways' care

Airlifted from Varanasi, hockey legend Mohammad Shahid under Indian Railways' care

The 1980 Moscow Olympics gold medallist, Shahid, 56, was admitted to Medanta Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon after a bout of jaundice and dengue made his condition worse

Green corridor helps transport liver 210km in 3.30 hours!

It took the ambulance a mere 3.36 hours to transport the liver from Nashik's Rishikesh Hospital to Pune's Sahyadri Hospital. 

Hepatitis C: Follow these self-care tips to live better!

Here are a few steps that you can take to hep protect your liver and boost your well-being.

Detox your liver with these 5 superfoods!

Here are top five liver-friendly foods that can include in your daily diet.

World Liver Day 2016: Six lesser known facts about liver!

Zee Media Bureau

Liver is one of the largest and most important organ of a human body. It performs many crucial bilogical functions that keeps our body healthy and fit. It is a multifunctional organ that can perform 200 body fuctions simultaneously.

Inactivating certain protein-coding gene promotes liver tissue regeneration

Dr. Zhu began his investigation by studying a mouse that lacked Arid1a, the mouse version of a gene associated with some human cancers.

Alcohol allows bacteria to infiltrate into liver

The study was published in Cell Host & Microbe.

Simple method to improve breast cancer treatment

A simple and non-invasive imaging method can effectively replace the current practice in determining appropriateness of breast cancer treatment, thereby reducing the need for invasive tissue sampling, new research has found.

Indian firm says 3D-printed liver tissue developed

A Bengaluru-based biotechnology start-up has developed a 3D-printed tissue that functions like a human liver and can one day be used for full-fledged liver transplants, according to the developers.

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.

Hepatitis B came accidentally to me; I am surviving on just 25% of liver: Amitabh Bachchan

Hepatitis B came accidentally to me; I am surviving on just 25% of liver: Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan has been surviving on 25 percent of his liver. He accidentally became a recipient of the Hepatitis B virus.

2 green corridors created in Indore for organ transportation

Probably for first time in the country, two green corridors were created simultaneously here today for separate transport of a liver and a kidney, donated by kin of a 59-year-old man, for their transplantation in two persons.

1st Green Corridor transports liver to airport in 10 minutes in Indore

In a first for the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh, the Indore administration successfully created a 'Green Corridor' and transported a liver to the city's Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport within a span of 10 minutes.

Doctors construct liver in man's body with lobes from 2 donors

In a rare and complex surgery, doctors at a city hospital constructed a liver in the body of a 46-year-old man by joining two liver lobes donated by two of his family members.