Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''
Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''

Former France defender Eric Abidal, who returned to playing after undergoing a liver transplant in April 2012, announced on Friday he was ending his career for `personal reasons`.

India needs affordable healthcare: Prasad

India needs to have a good network of hospitals which are affordable to common man, Minister for Communication and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said Tuesday.

Bioartificial livers come closer to reality

A new research has revealed that bio-artificial liver support system for patients with acute liver failure is under investigation to assess the safety and effectiveness.

Organ Donation: Does India lack will?

Not everyone is lucky enough to receive an organ donation as it is still considered a taboo in India due to many religious misbeliefs.

Supercooled livers are a transplant boost

A new "supercooling" technique keeps rat livers alive three times longer than before, boosting hopes for easing shortages of human transplant organs, scientists said today.

Urine test to detect alcohol use by liver transplant recipients

Liver transplant recipients who relapse to alcohol have a poorer survival rate than abstinent patients, medical evidence suggests.

`India emerging as liver transplant hub`

India is emerging as a global hub for liver transplant with expanded medical facilities, an expert said here Friday.

3D-printed replica for a safe liver transplant created

The 3D-printed liver replicas, made of transparent material threaded with coloured arteries and veins, could help surgeons prevent complications while performing liver transplants or removing tumours, a path-breaking research shows.

India faces acute organ donation crisis!

Each year hundreds of Indians die while waiting for an organ transplant.

Pak girl gets fresh lease of life in Indian hospital

It`s a rebirth for 16-year-old Pakistani girl Madiha Tariq Sheikh, who feels India is her "own country" where she underwent a successful liver transplant surgery.

World first: Liver kept alive outside human body

A donated human liver has been kept alive, warm and functioning outside a human body for the first time in medical history.

UAE launches campaign against Hepatitis C

The UAE has launched a nationwide awareness campaign to encourage residents to be screened for Hepatitis C.

New approach could reverse liver failure

Poisoning from mushrooms or drugs is one of the main causes of this serious liver disease.

Liver transplant in India saves Yemeni boy

The Malek family from Yemen had lost all hope when nine-year-old Abdul was diagnosed with the same liver disease that had killed his two siblings.

Liver transplant in India saves Yemeni boy

The Malek family from Yemen had lost all hope when nine-year-old Abdul was diagnosed with the same liver disease that had killed his two siblings.

Innovative liver surgery saves 2-year-old Omani girl

An Omani girl suffering from acute liver failure was given a new life by Chennai doctors through an innovative procedure called auxiliary liver transplant.

Innovative liver surgery saves 2-year-old Omani girl

An Omani girl suffering from acute liver failure was given a new life by Chennai doctors through an innovative procedure called auxiliary liver transplant.

Baby`s life saved with liver transplant

The life of a less-than-a-year-old cancer-hit baby was saved when doctors transplanted the liver of a 37-year-old man in her.

Now, a machine to keep donor livers `alive`!

British scientists claim to have developed a machine which could keep donor livers "alive" outside human body.

Indian, Pakistani surgeons conduct historic liver transplant

The living donor liver transplantation was performed at Lahore`s Shiekh Zayed Hospital on Friday.