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. […]

What does your liver do and how to keep it healthy?  

Your liver is one of the hardest-working organs in your body; however, do you know what it actually does?

What does your liver do and how to keep it healthy?  If you’re a healthy person, you might not think twice about your liver – and for good reason: The only time this organ seems to attract any attention is when it stops working. Still, because the liver is such an important organ, it makes sense to educate yourself about it, especially if you have a […]

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 […]

Viral diversity testing for HIV to soon be a reality in India

HIV and viral hepatitis are among the biggest public health threats in India today, as they can produce many genotypes, which keep combining to form recombinant strains or mutations making detection trickier. Keping this in min, an AIDS research foundation is set to study the India’s viral diversity to improve accuracy of diagnostic tests

Viral diversity testing for HIV to soon be a reality in IndiaIn India, according to the National Aids Control Organization in 2015, Andra Pradesh and Telangana have the highest estimated number of people living with HIV. This is followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. These seven states together account for two thirds (64.4%) of total estimated people living with HIV. Understanding this, Y.R. […]

India needs to improve hepatitis C surveillance

India stands fourth among 11 countries which carry almost 50 per cent of the global burden of chronic hepatitis. Eliminating of hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains a major challenge for India as it is not preventable by vaccination. Early determination of the disease is important

India needs to improve hepatitis C surveillanceWorld Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28 every year. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has designed a global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis for 2016-2021 with a goal to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by 2030. India stands fourth among 11 countries which carry almost 50 per […]

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 […]

Pune woman suffering from hepatitis C abandoned by her in-laws

Viral hepatitis has been recognised as a serious public health problem in India by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with over 50 million people infected with chronic hepatitis in the country. Doctors informed that there are many misconceptions in society as they think that hepatitis C is associated with HIV. Doctors also press on the need to accept such patients with open arms

Pune woman suffering from hepatitis C abandoned by her in-lawsA 31-year-old woman is abandoned by the family as she has been suffering from Hepatitis C. The family has associated hepatitis with HIV and has abandoned the woman. Gayatri, who hails from Ahmednagar was diagnosed with hepatitis C two years ago. She has been taking treatment since last two years. Now, the virus is settled, […]

Pune hospital initiates hepatitis awareness programme

After a whole family form Satara was diagnosed with hepatitis, the doctors from Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital has initiated the hepatitis awareness programme. The hospital has organized different events on world hepatitis day on July 28. Viral hepatitis has been recognized as a serious public health problem in India by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with over 50 million people infected with chronic hepatitis in the country

Pune hospital initiates hepatitis awareness programmeA case of 20-year-old, who developed an end-stage liver cancer, has triggered doctors from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital to create awareness on hepatitis among the people. Last week, Mangesh (name changed) came to the city hospital with complaint of swelling of legs, jaundice and swelling of belly. After undergoing some tests, he was diagnosed with hepatitis […]

Global health body WHO updates Essential Medicines List

The updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for children, and specifies new uses for 9 already-listed products, bringing the total to 433 drugs deemed essential for addressing the most important public health needs

Global health body WHO updates Essential Medicines ListNew advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017. Other additions include medicines for HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and leukaemia. The updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for […]