ILBS designated as WHO collaborating centre on viral hepatitis

The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) on viral hepatitis and liver diseases.

Christmas 'mistletoe' can also kiss away obesity-related liver disease

Scientists have found that Mistletoe not only represents a kiss at Christmas time, but it may also help fight obesity-related liver disease.

10 labs to be set up for testing viral Hepatitis

At least 10 regional laboratories will be set up by the National Communicable Disease Centre (NCDC) for the surveillance of viral Hepatitis, a health ministry official said Monday.

India may become `world capital of liver diseases`

A sedentary lifestyle, increased alcohol consumption and obesity are contributing towards making India the "world capital of liver diseases" by 2025, a health expert said Saturday.

Low vitamin D associated with fatty liver disease in kids

Scientists have identified a genetic variant associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in British children while investigating link between low vitamin D status and the disease.

Drinking coffee could cut risk of dying from liver cirrhosis

Researchers have said that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day reduces the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66 per cent, specifically cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis.

Abdul Kalam wants strengthening of healthcare system

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam today sought strengthening of the country`s healthcare system by use of technology and science so that public health goals can be achieved.

New breakthrough brings `effective` hepatitis C cure closer to reality

Researchers have determined the most detailed picture yet of a crucial part of the hepatitis C virus, which the virus uses to infect liver cells.

Bad food behind most liver diseases: Expert

More and more liver diseases are being caused by obesity and bad food than alcohol consumption, liver expert S.K. Sarin said here Tuesday.

Salamanders may hold key to human organ regeneration

Salamanders` immune systems are key to their remarkable ability to regrow limbs, and could also underpin their ability to regenerate spinal cords.

Alcohol more harmful for women

Alcohol in any amount can be dangerous to anyone but it affects women more than men, with increased health risks.