World Hepatitis Day: National viral hepatitis programme launched in Maharashtra

Eight regional treatment centers in the state for the control of hepatitis. Free diagnosis and treatment facilities in all district’s hospitals. A toll-free number 1800-11-6666 was also launched. It is a nationwide campaign to eradicate hepatitis through awareness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment While presiding over the function health minister, Eknath Shinde informed that on this occasion […]

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

Autoimmune 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 […]

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

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

The 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 […]

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J P Nadda launches national viral hepatitis control program

J P Nadda launches national viral hepatitis control program

Addressing the participants, Nadda said that under the guidance of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi the Ministry is aggressively addressing the preventable diseases. J P Nadda said that there has been a paradigm shift in designing the programme. “Programmes are now designed at the ground level and all stakeholders are taken into the consideration. We are […]

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Liver cirrhosis: A preventable killer amongst young adults

The 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 […]

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How to recognise symptoms of hepatitis in children

Our 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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World Hepatitis Day: Know it causes, prevention and treatment

Just like every year, World Hepatitis Day will be marked on July 28th to raise awareness about the disease hepatitis and its causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, which is usually caused by viruses (Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E), drugs (community alternative medicine or over the counter […]

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

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

Mumbai 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 […]

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