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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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Public health: Govt to focus on hepatitis control

40,000 patients would be treated in the first phase of the programme. PHOTOS: EXPRESS/FILE LAHORE:  Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique said on Wednesday said the government would implement a three-year development scheme for prevention and … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C Counselling: Pre and Post Test Discussion

Pre-test discussion Pre-test discussion can be carried out by any suitably informed health professional. It need not be lengthy, subject to the needs of individual patients, as long as information is provided in a clear and concise way that the patient can … 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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What should I do if I already have hepatitis B?

About 95 per cent of adults who become infected with hepatitis B will clear the infection by themselves and require no ongoing treatment. If you have long-term hepatitis B you should: Consult your doctor who will monitor your condition and, … Continue reading

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Universalization of hepatitis B vaccination would be taken up with the Centre

Indian Society of Gastroenterology would take up with the Union Health Ministry, the issue of universalizing the Hepatitis B vaccination across all sections of the country, its new president Dr V G Mohan Prasad said. The society would incorporate advocacy … Continue reading

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