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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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PATIENTS CAMPAIGN AGAINST VIRAL HEPATITIS REACHES RAJASTHAN AFTER SUCCESSFUL STINT IN GUJARAT, PUNJAB AND HARYANA

On the eve of the INASL (Indian National Association for the Study of the Liver) conference, patients call for a comprehensive approach, drawing attention to Hepatitis B and C disease- prevention efforts and treatment access. Jaipur, March 27, 2014: Patients … Continue reading

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Policy intervention, mass screening a must to curb liver cancer: Experts

Liver cancer a key focus area of discussions at Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver (APASL) 2014 in Brisbane Leading medical experts from India and the Asia Pacific region have warned that without major changes to screening 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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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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Sleep disturbance common in chronic HCV

Patients with chronic hepatitis C, even without cirrhosis, were more likely to experience altered sleep patterns — including insomnia, fatigue, depression and a reduced quality of life — compared with healthy controls, study findings indicate. “The reported results suggest and … Continue reading

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