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. 

Man with grade-3 fatty liver cured by laparoscopic surgery

A 30-year-old person, who had developed grade-3 fatty liver and was almost likely to suffer from liver cirrhosis, successfully underwent the gastric sleeve surgery that cured his health disorder completely, doctors said here Wednesday.

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. 

How cancer cells trick the body to spread

Swollen lymph nodes are often the earliest signs of spread of cancer cells. Swedish researchers have now discovered how cancer cells can infiltrate the lymphatic system by "disguising" themselves as immune cells (white blood cells).

Fatty liver disease - A common but preventable condition in all age groups

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the term for a wide range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat within the liver cells.

Just 1-2 alcoholic drinks per day may cause liver disease

A new study has linked drinking just 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks per day to liver disease.

Chilli peppers can help prevent liver damage

Daily consumption of capsaicin, the active compound of chilli peppers, can have beneficial effects on liver damage, scientists have claimed.

World Liver Day 2015: All you need to know about Liver Cancer

Primary liver cancer is a serious type of cancer that begins in the liver.

Antioxidant that backs up liver during crisis identified

Like a generator kicking in when the power fails, an antioxidant system acts as a back up to help sustain the liver when other systems are missing or compromised, researchers have discovered.

Expert's tips to prevent liver disease

Dr Suresh Singhvi, MBBS, MS, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Intercollegiate, UK), CCST (UK), spoke to Salome Phelamei of Zee Media, about some simple yet effective tips to prevent liver disease .

Liver transplant: Overall success rate is more than 94%, says expert

In an email interview with Salome Phelamei of Zee Media, Dr Suresh Singhvi, MBBS, MS, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Intercollegiate, UK), CCST (UK), discussed in-depth about liver disease, transplantation, cost of treatment, preventions and many more.

Basic facts and 11 ways to protect against liver disease

Dr. Suresh Singhvi

Basic facts and importance of liver

Liver is the second largest solid organ in the body weighing upto 1-1.5 kgs and situated in the right side of the upper abdomen, protected behind the rib cage.

How plants help prevent liver damage during menopause

Plants can help prevent liver damage in women caused by fat accumulated during menopause, claims a new study.

Drinking green tea better than taking supplements

If you are planning to take supplements based on green tea extracts as a measure to lose weight, think again. Researchers have warned that the supplements could result in harmful side effects including liver toxicity.

Daily drinking ups risk of alcoholic cirrhosis

Investigators have now established that alcohol drinking pattern has a significant influence on the risk of cirrhosis of the liver and that daily drinking increases that risk compared with drinking less frequently.

Lab grown intestines come closer to reality

Researchers were recently able to grow a functional tissue-engineered intestine from human cells, it has been reported.

45-yr-old organ donor saves 5 lives

A 45-year-old man died due to critical illness at a hospital here but has helped save the lives of five other persons when his liver, pancreas, kidneys and corneas were donated.

Why people crave for sugar-rich foods

 Researchers have discovered a mechanism that prompts people to seek food rich in glucose - the body's main energy source.

Sisters sharing liver successfully separated

Two-month-old conjoined twins sharing a liver successfully underwent surgery at a hospital here to separate them.

How liver can improve diabetes management

 Finding a way to stimulate glucose accumulation in the liver could help manage diabetes and obesity, shows a new research, paving the way for new therapies to fight these increasingly common disorders.