For the first time India is undertaking a survey on lifestyle trends in nine states. The government has taken this step in an effort to get data on people suffering from non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cardio-vascular
Anti- Hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccine can provide infants immunity for upto 10 years. A new study has found that any transfer of the mother's HAV antibodies does not lower the child's immune response to the vaccine. The
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease.
The virus is transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person.
India is hoping to get WHOs collaborative center to legally recognize traditional medicine. AYUSH which is the acronym for Indian traditional medical practices such as Ayurveda,Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy in
The Delhi High Court has taken a step towards reducing the number of mobile phone towers in residential buildings. A public interest litigation has been issued to the Delhi government to bar the installation of mobile phone
Every year there are 20 million hepatitis E infections, over three million acute cases of hepatitis E, and 70 000 hepatitis E-related deaths.
Hepatitis E is usually self-limiting but may develop into fulminant
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
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus.
The disease can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong condition that can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or
So you know what hepatitis is, but do you know how to protect yourself from the contagion? Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding protection from Hepatitis B.
Q: How do you get hepatitis B? How can I protect
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day.
World Hepatitis Day is an annual event that each year provides international focus for patient groups and people living with hepatitis B and C. It is an opportunity around which interested