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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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Liver disease — an emerging epidemic in India

India needs more organ donors as liver disease is spreading like an epidemic with one in every five adults getting affected, experts said. In Mumbai alone, nearly 2000 patients die annually due to liver failure or liver cancer, while 300 … Continue reading

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Hepatitis and HIV Coinfection

You can get some forms of viral hepatitis the same way you get HIV—through unprotected sexual contact and injection drug use. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are common forms of hepatitis among people who are at risk for, or living … Continue reading

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Health care workers ignorant of Hepatitis B infection

Study by Pune-based medical college shows they need to be vaccinated at time of employment Charity begins at home is the message of a research study by doctors from Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College on 220 health care workers (HCWs) … Continue reading

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Even moderate drinking may be risky with hepatitis C

For people with the chronic liver infection hepatitis C, heavy drinking is an obvious no-no, but a new study links even modest alcohol consumption with an increased risk of death – and not just from liver disease. “What this study … Continue reading

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Diabetes Associated With Liver Cancer Risk

Diabetes may raise the risk of the most common form of liver cancer, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Southern California found a two- to three-fold higher risk for hepatocellular carcinoma among people with diabetes, with … Continue reading

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