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Football star Lionel Messi becomes face of Hepatitis C treatment initiative in Egypt

Football star Lionel Messi becomes face of Hepatitis C treatment initiative in Egypt

Messi has signed to become the ambassador for Tour n' Cure, the Egyptian initiative said on its website.

Hepatitis C virus gradually destroys immune defenses

Hepatitis C virus gradually destroys immune defenses

A recent research cited in an academic journal titled Nature Medicine suggests that the virus that causes hepatitis C protects itself by blocking signals that call up immune defenses in liver cells.

Hepatitis prevention: Protect your liver with these useful tips

 Considering the size of the epidemic, anyone and everyone can be at risk. But you can take steps to reduce your risk of infection.  

World Hepatitis Day: 52 million Indians suffer from chronic hepatitis

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

Hepatitis B, C pose huge health challenge in India: Experts

Hepatitis B is 50-100 times more infectious than HIV and Hepatitis C is 10 times more infectious than the virus that can cause AIDS.

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.

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.

This treatment takes just 6 weeks to cure hepatitis C patients

WashingtonA team of scientists has found a way to cure the acute hepatitis C with 6 weeks of a new treatment.

Hepatitis C increases risk of developing head and neck cancers

Zee Media Bureau

People infected with Hepatitis C virus are at a greater risk of developing certain head and neck cancers, according to a study.

Hepatitis C ups risk of head, neck cancers

 Individuals infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may be prone to certain head and neck cancers, a new study has found, pressing the need for screening and treatment for the most common blood-borne virus infection.

Combined HIV, hepatitis C vaccination a possibility soon

An estimated 2.3 million people globally are co-infected with HIV and HCV. HCV is the leading cause of non-AIDS deaths in co-infected individuals.

Over 2 million co-infected with HIV, hepatitis C

 More than 2.3 million people globally are infected with both HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) viruses, finds a new study.

Indian scientists develop Hepatitis C vaccine

The team from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has developed a vaccine for HCV genotype 3a.

ICMR-NICED to step up research on Hepatitis C, rotavirus infection

Since Hepatitis C is under-diagnosed in India and diagnosis is expensive, the scientists will work to identify a group of people who are in need of treatment.

Govt adds Cancer, HIV, Hepatitis C to list of essential medicines

The Government has added 106 drugs including that of Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C to the list of essential medicines.

Hepatitis C infection may increase Parkinson's risk

Hepatitis C, a liver infection caused by a virus, may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a common degenerative brain disorder.

Cipla launches generic hepatitis C drug in India

Drug major Cipla has launched generic tablets used for treating of hepatitis C under the brand name 'Hepcvir-L' costing Rs 25,000 for a bottle of 28 tablets in India.

New treatment may cut hepatitis prevalence by 80 per cent

 Novel antiviral therapies for hepatitis C virus (HCV) could reduce the prevalence of the blood-borne infection by more than 80 per cent, a new study has found.

Novel therapy could cut hepatitis C prevalence by 80 percent

Recently approved antiviral medications for hepatitis C could reduce the prevalence of the blood-borne infection by more than 80 percent, researchers have estimated.