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 […]

People with type 2 diabetes are at a high risk of deadly liver disease

Many patients with potentially deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are being diagnosed at late advanced stages of disease, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow

People with type 2 diabetes are at a high risk of deadly liver diseaseThe study of 18 million people across Europe also suggests the people living with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of this ‘silent disease’ and should be monitored closely to prevent life-threatening disease progression. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects up to a quarter of people in the West and is the most common […]

Here’s how whole grains can play a role in protecting your liver

Eating whole grains and cereal may reduce the risk of liver cancer. That's according to findings presented Tuesday (April 1) here at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Here’s how whole grains can play a role in protecting your liverEating a diet rich in whole grains and dietary fibre has been linked to numerous health benefits, including a lower risk of insulin resistance, high insulin levels in the blood and inflammation in the body – all of which are risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer. With that in […]

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 […]