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 […]

Are tattoos linked to risky behaviours among youngsters?

 In the past, some people considered tattoos a rebellion against the norm. People thought they were a signal to risk-taking behaviour and increased health risks

Are tattoos linked to risky behaviours among youngsters?Tattoos have grown in popularity dramatically over recent decades. A new survey-based study investigates whether they have any associations with risky behaviour or adverse health outcomes. In some demographics, the rates are even higher; for instance, almost half of Millennials (today’s generation) now have a tattoo. In the past, some people considered tattoos a rebellion […]

First-of-its-kind in Maha, Mumbai docs ‘TRIC’ helps saved Kuwaiti national’s life

In what can only be described as a path-breaking achievement, a novel valve placement procedure has given a new lease of life for a 63-year-old Kuwaiti lady

First-of-its-kind in Maha, Mumbai docs ‘TRIC’ helps saved Kuwaiti national’s lifeRecently, this lady had travelled to India seeking medical treatment. She had been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and heart valve abnormalities. She had approached multiple centres in Kuwait and also a few centres in India but had been refused any form of intervention in view of the high risk it would entail. Her […]

With new research, a liver transplant may be unnecessary

Scientists at Edinburgh University have started working on a potential treatment for sudden liver failure. The cancer drug used in the therapy restores the liver's regenerative potential, thereby eliminating the need for a transplant

With new research, a liver transplant may be unnecessaryThe liver has a natural regenerative ability, due to some illnesses, it becomes non-functional. The new therapy works on renewing this regenerative ability. The team has started to observe why they lose their ability to regenerate itself by examining people’s livers. The scientists have discovered that severe injuries start the process of senescence throughout the […]

Know Mumbai doc’s journey from a patient to counsellor

Often, patients and their relatives stress out when the doctors inform them that there is no option other than transplantation. Numerous questions like, now what? Whom to consult? How to acquire liver? Arise in the mind. So, to comfort the patients and help them to get back on the track, This Mumbai doctor, who has undergone liver transplantation, is going extra miles by counseling patients, by helping them to cope and encouraging them to embrace life

Know Mumbai doc’s journey from a patient to counsellorMeet Dr Anil Suchak, who resides in Malad (west) and also owns a hospital there. Since past 38 years, Dr Suchak is serving the patients. Now,  he also counsels them. When Dr Suchak was on duty at Titwala, near Mumbai, he met with an accident. While returning from Titwala to Malad, his bike dashed against […]

Daughter saves father’s life by donating a part of liver

A 24-year-old girl donated her 60 per cent of liver to save her father’s life. Liver transplant took place in the Global hospitals on August 31

Daughter saves father’s life by donating a part of liverJagdish Patel (50), an Andheri resident, went through a hard time as due to hepatitis his liver failed. He was suffering from liver cirrhosis and the doctors informed his family that only liver transplant is the option to save him. After Patel was told that he will have to undergo liver transplant, his daughter came […]

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 […]