Hepatitis C

Hepatitis victimised 325 million people worldwide in 2016: Study

Hepatitis victimised 325 million people worldwide in 2016: Study

Out of the total number, 52 million children were exposed to viral hepatitis.

Nov 03, 2017, 16:44 PM IST
Delhi HC seeks AAP govt report on plea for free treatment of Hepatitis C

Delhi HC seeks AAP govt report on plea for free treatment of Hepatitis C

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also issued notice to the Delhi Government on the petition which sought direction to identify and publicise the names of hospitals, laboratories and medical stores which will provide testing and treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) free of cost in the national capital.

Sep 05, 2017, 19:28 PM IST
World Hepatitis Day 2017: Disease affects 400 mn people worldwide, over 10 times the HIV epidemic

World Hepatitis Day 2017: Disease affects 400 mn people worldwide, over 10 times the HIV epidemic

Globally, about 1.4 million people die each year from hepatitis. It is estimated that only 5% of people with chronic hepatitis know of their infection, and less than 1% have access to treatment. 

Jul 21, 2017, 10:43 AM IST
Indian markets sell cost effective Hepatitis C drugs, says study

Indian markets sell cost effective Hepatitis C drugs, says study

Researchers found that the generic directly-acting antiviral (DAA) treatments available in India are cost effective.

May 18, 2017, 19:49 PM IST
US sees three times rise in Hepatitis C cases in last five years

US sees three times rise in Hepatitis C cases in last five years

The bloodborne virus is transmitted by injection drug use, dirty needles, blood transfusions and sex. Chronic infection can lead to cirrhosis or cancer of the liver.

May 12, 2017, 09:42 AM IST
 WHO releases staggering figure of hepatitis B, C cases – Keep guessing until you click on this

WHO releases staggering figure of hepatitis B, C cases – Keep guessing until you click on this

The World Health Organization's latest hepatitis report identifies the condition as a grave public health threat that needs an "urgent response."

Apr 21, 2017, 18:48 PM IST
Hepatitis B, C may raise risk of Parkinson's disease

Hepatitis B, C may raise risk of Parkinson's disease

The results revealed that people with Hepatitis B were 76 per cent more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, and those with Hepatitis C were 51 per cent more likely to develop Parkinson's disease.
 

Mar 30, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Hepatitis C drug faces fresh battle

Hepatitis C drug faces fresh battle

A single pill of the the drug, marketed as Sovaldi and other names, can cost up to $1,000 (920 euros). In France, a 12-week course of treatment costs 41,000 euros.

Mar 28, 2017, 00:39 AM IST
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.

Feb 22, 2017, 10:48 AM IST
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.

Nov 18, 2016, 22:47 PM IST

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.  

Jul 28, 2016, 10:46 AM IST

World Hepatitis Day: 52 million Indians suffer from chronic hepatitis

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

Jul 28, 2016, 09:34 AM IST

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.

Jul 27, 2016, 16:25 PM IST

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.

Jul 27, 2016, 14:17 PM IST

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.

May 16, 2016, 09:38 AM IST

Detox your liver with these 5 superfoods!

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

Apr 20, 2016, 10:49 AM IST

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.

Apr 17, 2016, 16:22 PM IST

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.

Apr 16, 2016, 14:15 PM IST

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.

Apr 14, 2016, 12:31 PM IST

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.

Apr 13, 2016, 21:36 PM IST