Drug holds promise of treating Hepatitis C, but cost prohibitive

A new drug has shown promise of treating the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in India, something which had eluded health experts for long. But its widespread use may be inhibited because of its high cost - Rs.100,000 ($1,500) for the full course.

World Hepatitis Day: Risks and preventive measures!

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

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.

Test detects every known human virus from single drop of blood

Researchers have developed a new test that can detect every known human virus that currently or previously infected a person from a single drop of blood.

Hepatitis C: Symptoms, who should get tested for it!

Most people with chronic Hepatitis C do not have any symptoms. However, if a person has been infected for many years, his or her liver may be damaged. 

More Hepatitis B, C cases in Himachal's remote areas

A team of doctors of the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) in Shimla will study the high prevalence of Hepatitis B and C viruses in Kaza area of Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, an official said on Friday.

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.

Investment in Hepatitis C cure to yield economic benefits

Investing in new therapies to cure Hepatitis C could generate savings estimated at more than $3.2 billion annually in the US and five European countries, a new economic model shows.

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.

Hepatitis C increases cancer risk

People infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) may be at increased risk of various forms of cancers, including renal, prostate as well as liver cancer, warns a new research.

Hepatitis C free India achievable: Expert

A Hepatitis C-free India is an achievable goal if all stakeholders work together and seize the opportunity offered by availability of new scientific innovations, said Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura president Dr Pradip Bhaumik.

All you need to know about Hepatitis C

Dr Suresh Singhvi

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.

1. What is Hepatitis C?

Cipla to launch generic Hepatitis C drug 'Hepcvir' in India

 Drug major Cipla today announced the launch of generic drug Sofosbuvir for treating chronic Hepatitis C under the brand name 'Hepcvir', in India.

Zydus Cadila launches Gilead's Hepatitis C drug in India

Drug firm Zydus Cadila  launched generic version of Gilead Sciences' Hepatitis C drug Sofosbuvir in India under the brand name 'SoviHep'.

Mylan to distribute Gilead's Hepatitis C drugs in India

US-based leading generic drugmaker Mylan Monday said it will sell in India two chronic Hepatitis C drugs of Gilead Sciences.

How to stop common cold, HIV virus in their tracks found

Scientists have cracked the code used by a major group of viruses to spread infections such as the common cold, HIV, hepatitis C and polio in the human body, a finding that could lead to new drugs to combat the diseases.

New hepatitis drugs raise political pressure in Spain

The arrival in Europe of better but pricier hepatitis C drugs has raised pressure on Spanish leaders over health spending cuts which sufferers say deprive them of life-saving treatments.

People who use cocaine, amphetamines at double suicide risk

People who use cocaine and amphetamines face almost two-fold greater risk of suicidal behaviour between people who inject drugs.