The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the city government on a PIL seeking direction for it to adopt blood screening methods that eliminate the possibility of infections through blood transfusion. A division bench
Interrupting for a short period a protein responsible for immune functions can help boost the body's immunity against viral infections like HIV and hepatitis C, says a new study. The study conducted by scientists at the
India has always been a major thorn for Big Pharma and reiterated its stand by revoking a patent granted six years ago to Roche’s Hepatitis C drug Pegasys. The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) deemed that there was
Rapid, point-of-care tests for hepatitis C are highly accurate and reliable
Test cost-effective and time-saving
Test uses saliva or finger-prick blood sample and is 97 to 99 percent accurate
A research led by the
Department of health and family welfare is probing a complaint of alleged negligence towards a patient undergoing dialysis at the Columbia Asia Referral Hospital in Bangalore. In his complaint, a Pune based 28-year-old mechanical
Bhutan is facing a major health concern with the rising cases of Hepatitis B infection. Tucked in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, with a population of just over 650,000, is bordered to the west, south and east by India and in
Scientists claim to have developed a monoclonal antibody therapy that prevents infection by hepatitis C virus (HCV) by blocking its ability to enter liver live cells.
Researchers found that the human monoclonal antibody
In a world fraught with riots and hate, a young boy has shown that humanity and compassion still exists. A Pakistani woman, suffering from liver cirrhosis underwent a successful liver transplant at Sir Gangaram Hospital. The
There could soon be a vaccine to protect you against the deadly Hepatitis C. Australian scientists are now running trials on the efficacy of this much awaited vaccine. According to statistics this disease affects nearly 200
WHO has identified four key actions countries can take to prevent viral hepatitis B and C among people who inject drugs. Of the estimated 16 million people who inject drugs worldwide, it is estimated that 10 million are
Under the World Hepatitis Day theme “It’s closer than you think”, WHO is urging governments to strengthen efforts to fight viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that kills about one million people every year. In
Who should get hepatitis A vaccine and when?
Some people should be routinely vaccinated with hepatitis A vaccine:
All children between their ﬁrst and second birthdays (12 through 23 months of age).
Here are some common queries about the disease
Q: What is hepatitis?
A: Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B,
The world statistic for hepatitis is shocking. 1.4 million people suffer from hepatitis A. 2 billion people suffer from Hepatitis B while 150 million people are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus.
So what really