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.

Now, `prick-free` one-step hepatitis C test

Importantly, for the first time, researchers can use urine specimens for one-step screening and diagnosing of HCV infection.

Bristol-Myers buying heart drug maker Cardioxyl for $2.1B

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is acquiring a private biotech company developing a medicine for one of the most common cause of hospitalizations in senior citizens, in a deal that could be worth up to USD 2.1 billion.

Drug from banana substance may help fight AIDS

A substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could lead to drugs that fight off a wide range of viruses, including those that cause AIDS, Hepatitis C and influenza, new research suggests.

22 infected with Hepatitis C virus in Singapore

Of the 22 infected, the youngest is 24 years old, and the remaining are between 50 and 60 years old.

Pamela Anderson could be cured of Hepatitis C in a month

Pamela Anderson could be cured of Hepatitis C in a month

Actress Pamela Anderson, who has battled Hepatitis C for 16 years, says that her doctors have prescribed a new Food and Drug Administration approved drug regimen that eradicates the virus and this has given her new hope.

Many Hepatitis C patients unaware of liver damage: Study

The number of Hepatitis C patients suffering from advanced liver damage may be grossly underestimated and under-diagnosed.

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.