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.

Simple blood tests can save hepatitis patients

Blood tests can save more than 80 percent hepatitis C patients and over 60 percent hepatitis B patients when combined with proper prevention and treatment, say experts.

Free Hepatitis B vaccination project launched

VGM Hospital here today launched its project of free vaccination for Hepatitis B to 10,000 poor and needy children of Coimbatore district.

Easyfive TT vaccine to be back in WHO list: Panacea Biotec

Drug maker Panacea Biotec today said it is hopeful of resuming supplies of its pentavalent vaccine `Easyfive TT`, which among other things, prevents Tetanus and Hepatitis B.

West Bengal: 114 kids given Hepatitis B vaccine instead of Polio; inquiry ordered

In a case of serious laxity, 114 children were hospitalised near Kolkata, after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccines instead of Pulse Polio drops.

Steroid jabs ups risk of HIV infection

Nearly 10 percent men injecting themselves with anabolic steroids or tanning drugs could have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, a new poll has shown.

Tattoos may increase risk of skin cancer: Doctors

Tattooing, so popular among the young, can increase the risk of skin cancer, say doctors.

Hepatitis B threat stalks Bhutan

Hepatitis B is spread through blood transfusion, unsafe sex or sharing of needles contaminated by the virus.

Medical negligence: Escorts to pay Rs 50,000

The apex consumer court has slapped a Rs 50,000 penalty on the Delhi-based Fortis Escorts Heart Institute for an infected blood transfusion.

Child dies after being given Hepatitis B vaccine

One more child died due to suspected complications following administering of Hepatitis B vaccine , taking the toll to four in similar cases.

Hepatitis...It`s closer than you think

WHD is an annual event that grants special focus on people living with Hepatitis B,C.

Hepatitis...It`s closer than you think

WHD is an annual event that grants special focus on people living with Hepatitis B,C.

You may be more vulnerable to hepatitis than you think!

Casual one-night stands and multiple partners could be the starting points of serious health concerns. Not just for HIV, which most people are now aware of, but more for hepatitis.

Hepatitis could kill 5 mn in Southeast Asia: WHO

WHO said that over 5 mn people may lose life due to viral hepatitis.

Hepatitis could kill 5 mn in Southeast Asia: WHO

WHO said that over 5 mn people may lose life due to viral hepatitis.

One in six cancers `caused by preventable infections`

Largely preventable or treatable infections with viruses, bacteria and parasites cause about two million new cancer cases.

Anti-dengue vaccine to be ready in 6 years

Nearly 220 million people are infected annually with dengue across the globe.

Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV

Salome Phelamei of Zeenews.com, spoke to Dr Jai Babu about Hepatitis.

Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV

Salome Phelamei of Zeenews.com, spoke to Dr Jai Babu about Hepatitis.

`40 million infected with Hepatitis B in India`

Around 40 mn people in India are infected with Hepatitis B and the risk of its transmission is hundred times more than that of the dreaded HIV.