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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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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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Types & the Risk Factors of Hepatitis

“Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by toxins, certain drugs, heavy alcohol use and bacterial or viral infections,” explains Dr Bobby John. He is Executive Director at Global Health Advocates (GHA) who takes us through … Continue reading

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Treating hepatitis co-infection in HIV affected is important: Expert

Co-infections of hepatitis viruses in HIV affected individuals is a major cause for concern and our medical experts should take cognizance of it, Prof. SP Thyagarajan, former vice-chancellor of Madras University and current Professor of Eminence & Dean (Research) at … Continue reading

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Liver Diseases: How to Prevent Viral Hepatitis Epidemic

Viral Hepatitis is the liver inflammation caused by one of the five hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. Dr Bobby John, Executive Director at Global Health Advocates (GHA) explains that, while all of these … Continue reading

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