Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study finds

The study, by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, analysed a large cohort of over 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study findsModels were applied to estimate the relationship between cancer risk and self-reported oral health conditions, such as painful or bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and loose teeth. Whilst no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority gastrointestinal cancers and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer. “Poor oral health […]

World Hepatitis Day: Here’s why you need to be aware of autoimmune disease

Autoimmune hepatitis is a rare type of hepatitis. There is a vaccine for hepatitis B while hepatitis C can be cured now. But autoimmune hepatitis, if not treated in time, can lead to liver cirrhosis

World Hepatitis Day: Here’s why you need to be aware of autoimmune diseaseAutoimmune hepatitis is going to be more challenging in the future. Doctors mention that autoimmune diseases are many times treated as viral hepatitis and then patients come at a late stage to a tertiary centre “Around two years ago I underwent a liver transplant. I had developed hepatitis many years ago but it did not […]

Donate eyes, gift your sight

According to Organ India’s information, India requires 2 million corneas every year, but through organ donation, only 50,000 corneas are available. So out of four people who wait for corneas, three become blind due to unavailability of corneas

Donate eyes, gift your sightBy donating blood you can give a new lease of life to someone and because of eye donation, you can give vision to two blind people. Eye donation should be encouraged in a large scale, to enable another person obtain vision. More than 30 million people in our country suffer from corneal blind. Out of […]

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 […]

Kidney failure: Why monsoons are a critical period

Dr Ajit Kumar Singh, a Nephrologist from NephroPlus Dialysis centre, Purnea, Cooch Behar & Siliguri, shares how kidneys are vital and it can play a crucial role in monsoon

Kidney failure: Why monsoons are a critical periodThe kidneys play a vital role in the functioning of our body as they act as a filter and strain out waste products which are harmful to the system. They also help in maintaining blood pressure and in the production of red cells, which are crucial for our body to function normally. The monsoons bring […]

New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) updates global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritise highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access

New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHOThe WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritise critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems. Published on Tuesday, July 9, the two lists focus on cancer and other global health challenges, with an emphasis on effective solutions, smart prioritisation, […]

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseases

When the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit different

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseasesMost common difficulties faced are seasonal illnesses, which are a package monsoon deal. Often caused due to environmental factors, here are the five most common monsoon diseases that you need to look out for. Preparing to tackle them effectively is half the battle won. Dengue A disease spread by mosquitoes that typically bite early in […]

Mumbai witnesses a rise in cases of hepatitis and gastroenteritis

As the monsoon has progressed over the country, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released a health report on the list of cases of people suffering from monsoon-related diseases. So far, for the month of June, the BMC has reported 282 cases of hepatitis, 777 cases of gastroenteritis, 310 cases of malaria, 8 dengue cases, and 5 cases of leptospirosis  

Mumbai witnesses a rise in cases of hepatitis and gastroenteritisWhen the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit […]

Simple and effective tips to improve liver function

Simple and effective tips to improve liver functionLiver plays a number of important roles to help keep the body running. It helps in removing toxins, keeping a proper metabolism, promoting circulation and balancing hormones, among others. Keeping a healthy liver also leads to increased energy levels, clear skin, stronger immunity, less digestive problems, less infections and even fresh breath, according to Dr […]

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. […]
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