Author Archives: Hepatitis India

Patients call for urgent action against rising Viral Hepatitis in Assam

State leads Viral Hepatitis cases in Northeast Low awareness and lack of screening sighted as the biggest concerns Guwahati, May 19, 2014: Today Assam, the gateway to north-eastern India, witnessed a patient led initiative to combat one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Sedentary lifestyle in Mumbai leading to increased cases of liver disease

Sedentary way of living is as bad as excessive drinking as it leads to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, warn city doctors.  Alcohol is no more the only cause of end-stage liver disease in the city. Doctors say sedentary lifestyle has … Continue reading

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Pay more attention to the ABC disease

Once while on assignment in one of the northern districts, I felt an insurmountable urge to use a restroom. The locals were kind enough to point me in the direction of a hut. I rolled up my trousers’ hems and … Continue reading

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WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines

WHO has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350 000 to 500 000 deaths a year. The publication of the … Continue reading

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Will Indian healthcare manifesto up its “HEP”ness quotient?

On World Health Day, an appeal to the political parties to make India Hepatitis free Deemed as one of the biggest general elections of the Indian political history, all major political parties are trying to instill hope and come up … Continue reading

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Cautionary Tale: 56 kids get HIV, hepatitis after blood transfusion

JODHPUR: At least 56 children suffering from thalassaemia tested positive for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C after receiving blood transfusion at government-run Umaid hospital in Jodhpur. They are among the 130 thalassaemic children registered with Jodhpur’s Marwar Thalassaemic Society, … Continue reading

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Hepatitis-C virus, not HIV, bigger epidemic in northeast

GUWAHATI: With little awareness about increasing Hepatitis-C cases in the northeast, activists and medical practitioners warned that unless effective programmes were implemented, there would be a further escalation in the number of people falling prey to the dreaded virus. Often … Continue reading

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