Are you vaccinated for Hepatitis B?

As per the estimated number is given by WHO, globally 257 million people are living with hepatitis B virus infection. And in India there are over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients. Doctors say that though vaccine for Hep B is included in the Immunisation programme, they still get a fair number of patients, mostly adults, who were not vaccinated previously

Are you vaccinated for Hepatitis B?Hepatitis, also known as a silent killer, is posing a severe threat to public health as Hepatitis B silently takes a toll on healthy lives. Hepatitis B virus also causes chronic infection, and people suffering from it may face death risk because of danger of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer. According to a fact sheet […]

Maharashtra: 34% of newborn children miss out on hepatitis B vaccine

After a child is born it is necessary for the newborn baby to be vaccinated for hepatitis B. In the last year, from March 2018 to April 2019, it was revealed that 34 per cent of children were not vaccinated for various reasons. This shocking figure was provided by the Health Management Information System (HMIS)

Maharashtra: 34% of newborn children miss out on hepatitis B vaccineIn Maharashtra, one out of three children is deprived of vaccination. In Mumbai, one out of ten children is deprived of vaccination. In rural areas, 39% of children are unvaccinated whereas in urban areas 10% of children are unvaccinated. In Ahmednagar 40,933 children missed out on vaccines, while in Nashik 32,609 children are unvaccinated, in […]

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancy

A pregnant woman and her unborn child need to be protected from various infections and illnesses; vaccination could be one of the ways to protect both the mother and the baby. It is important for a woman to be informed on what vaccinations should be taken and when

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancyThe immune system becomes weak during pregnancy, as it supports the growing foetus; this increases the risk of the mother catching an infection along with the baby. If a mother has a strong immunity, it helps create the baby’s first line of resistance to fight against uncertain maladies. Not only does vaccination protect the woman […]

Mumbai: 1,500 pharmacy students participate in walkathon to raise awareness on hepatitis

Hepatitis has emerged as a silent killer which is presenting huge challenges to medical practitioners and policy holders. The ‘Hepathon-Walk’ initiative aims to encourage people to take preventive measures and regularly screen themselves to avoid onset of liver diseases

Mumbai: 1,500 pharmacy students participate in walkathon to raise awareness on hepatitisThe third edition of ‘Hepathon-Walk for Liver’ was a resounding success with more than 1,500 pharmacy students from all over Mumbai gathered in Bandra to participate in the 3 kilometres awareness walk in observance of World Hepatitis Day on Saturday, July 28. Organised by Hetero Healthcare Limited, the walk was flagged off from IES Management […]

Liver cirrhosis: A preventable killer amongst young adults

Liver diseases are known to be among the top 10 causes of death in India; of these, cirrhosis is a progressive disease that involves loss of liver cells and permanent damage or scaring of the liver tissue

Liver cirrhosis: A preventable killer amongst young adultsThe liver is one of the largest glands in the system and it carries out multiple complex functions. These include helping in digestion of fat, synthesis of important proteins, regulating the blood clotting system, removal of toxic waste and managing blood glucose level. The average age of patient who develops cirrhosis may be between the […]

How to recognise symptoms of hepatitis in children

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver; it is contagious in nature, and can transmit from the mother to her newborn baby. Babies who suffer from Hepatitis can develop serious complications as they grow older

How to recognise symptoms of hepatitis in childrenOur liver performs several critical functions that have an effect on our metabolism, aids bile production, filtration of toxins from your body, breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins etc. Hepatitis is categorised by its diverse forms according to the virus type, which are A, B, C, D, and E, which can be seen among children. […]

Mumbai: Doctors launch programme to protect newborns against viral hepatitis B

The National Liver Foundation and Mumbai Obstetric and Gynaecological Association have joined hands to ensure that no child is left unprotected at birth from being administered a free hepatitis B vaccine shot

Mumbai: Doctors launch programme to protect newborns against viral hepatitis BMumbai has nearly 1,60,000 born every year. Currently, 12% or nearly 20,000 newborns in Mumbai, each year, do not receive this vaccine, which affords protection against hepatitis B infection that can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer later in life. This partnership is being launched as part of the observations for World Hepatitis […]

Liver transplant: Indian surgeon to train Pakistani doctors

Although India and Pakistan share strained ties with each other that has not become a hurdle, when it comes to matters of health. A renowned surgeon, Prof Dr Subhash Gupta is arriving in Karachi with his team to perform three to four liver transplants at the Ojha campus of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), this month

Liver transplant: Indian surgeon to train Pakistani doctorsDUHS Vice-Chancellor Prof Saeed Quraishy at a medical conference on gastroenterology and liver diseases, organised by Pak GI and Liver Diseases Society (PGLDS) on Saturday, said, “Dr Gupta is coming to Karachi this month to carry out three to four liver transplant surgeries at the Ojha campus of DUHS.” Dr Gupta had performed a last […]

Here is what you need to know about Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B virus infection is a potent killer, right information and right steps towards prevention can keep this deadly virus out of your life

Here is what you need to know about Hepatitis BHepatitis B virus (HBV) infection recognised nearly 40 years ago with the identification of the Australia antigen remains a global health problem. It is estimated that 2 million people worldwide have been infected with HBV 350 million are chronically infected and 50 million new cases are diagnosed annually. HBV remains the leading cause of cirrhosis […]

WHO report: In India, 40 million people are infected with hepatitis B

As per World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, India is amongst the top 11 countries which carry the global burden of chronic hepatitis. Doctors warn to seek immediate medical help if the symptoms are left untreated

WHO report: In India, 40 million people are infected with hepatitis BThe World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in India, 40 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B and around 6 to 12 million people are chronically infected  with hepatitis C. It is estimated that only 5 per cent of people with chronic hepatitis know of their infection, and less that 1 per cent have […]