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.

Iron-rich food puts night workers at diabetes risk

Consuming iron-rich food may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes in workers who punch in for the graveyard shift, found a research.

Decaffeinated coffee good for liver

Drinking decaffeinated coffee is good for your liver, shows a study.

How binge drinking harms the liver

An Indian-origin researcher has identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking, a discovery that could lead to treatment for alcohol-related liver diseases.

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.

Herbal, dietary supplements may harm liver: Study

If you think that herbals and dietary supplements are better than conventional medications for your health, think again.

Hepatitis C may become rare by 2036: Study

The deadly hepatitis C could become a rare disease by the year 2036 owing to new effective drugs and widespread screening, says a study.

New combination of pills curing hepatitis C patients revealed

A new study has revealed a combination of pills that cures 9 of 10 hepatitis C patients and is well tolerated by patients.

World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Today marks World Hepatitis Day. Established by the World Health Assembly in 2010, this is the fourth celebration of the annual day.This day makes a clarion call for the change in attitude to viral hepatitis and bring about awareness about this global disease.This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that `we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world.`

India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

India has over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients, second only to China, and most people with chronic Hepatitis B or C are unaware of their infection, putting them at serious risk of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer which are life threatening.

Consuming probiotics reduce liver fat: Study

A study has revealed that consuming probiotics for a month helps in diminishing fat accumulation in the liver.

Probiotics help reduce fat in liver

For people suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, eating probiotics for a month can help diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver.

Cinnamon may halt progression of Parkinson`s disease

The popular spice cinnamon can slow down the progression of Parkinson`s disease, a study shows.

Pune youth donates liver to save dying mom

A comatose Pune woman with a sudden and total liver failure got a new lease of life thanks to her son who promptly donated his liver.

Probiotics prevent deadly complications of liver disease: Study

Probiotics are effective in preventing hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver, according to a study by the Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital, New Delhi.

Mature liver cells can turn into stem cells!

Liver is known to regenerate itself, but can liver cells be reverted to a stem-cell like state? Yes, researchers say.

Fatty liver disease prevented in mice

Researchers have discovered a way to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease - the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide - in mice.