Hepatitis C may become rare by 2036: Study

The deadly hepatitis C could become a rare disease by the year 2036 owing to new effective drugs and widespread screening, says a study.

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.

World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Today marks World Hepatitis Day. Established by the World Health Assembly in 2010, this is the fourth celebration of the annual day.This day makes a clarion call for the change in attitude to viral hepatitis and bring about awareness about this global disease.This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that `we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world.`

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.

Consuming probiotics reduce liver fat: Study

A study has revealed that consuming probiotics for a month helps in diminishing fat accumulation in the liver.

Probiotics help reduce fat in liver

For people suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, eating probiotics for a month can help diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver.

Cinnamon may halt progression of Parkinson`s disease

The popular spice cinnamon can slow down the progression of Parkinson`s disease, a study shows.

Pune youth donates liver to save dying mom

A comatose Pune woman with a sudden and total liver failure got a new lease of life thanks to her son who promptly donated his liver.

Probiotics prevent deadly complications of liver disease: Study

Probiotics are effective in preventing hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver, according to a study by the Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital, New Delhi.

Mature liver cells can turn into stem cells!

Liver is known to regenerate itself, but can liver cells be reverted to a stem-cell like state? Yes, researchers say.

Fatty liver disease prevented in mice

Researchers have discovered a way to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease - the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide - in mice.

Single episode of binge drinking can harm health

A single episode of binge drinking can have significant negative health effects such as bacteria leaking from the gut, leading to increased levels of toxins in the blood, a new study has warned.

Urine test to detect alcohol use by liver transplant recipients

Liver transplant recipients who relapse to alcohol have a poorer survival rate than abstinent patients, medical evidence suggests.

New combination of drug therapy could help treat Hepatitis C

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

`India emerging as liver transplant hub`

India is emerging as a global hub for liver transplant with expanded medical facilities, an expert said here Friday.

How stem cells decide liver, pancreas formation

How do stem cells decide whether to become liver cells or pancreatic cells during development?

Changing meal times could have significant effect on levels of triglycerides in liver

A new research in mice has suggested that merely changing meal times could have a significant effect on the levels of triglycerides in the liver.

First 3D printed liver expected by 2014

bio-printing company based in San Diego is expecting to unveil the world`s first printed organ - a human liver - by next year.

Alcoholism: Why it is bad for your health

Drinking alcohol can be enjoyable and is a socially acceptable activity in many parts of the world, but it can also influence you and your lives.

Skin can `talk` to liver

Scientists have found that the skin is capable of communicating with the liver, a surprising discovery that may advance the understanding of how skin diseases affect the rest of the body.