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Maharashtra govt rolls out free hepatitis treatment program, medical colleges across state

Union minister of state for health and family welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey, in an event at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College Hall, said a national relief centre has been set up to provide information on treatment and increase detection rate.

World Hepatitis Day 2019: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Thailand achieve Hepatitis B control: Can India bridge the gaps?

India is one of the few countries in the world to offer free diagnostics and life-long drugs for Hepatitis B.


World Hepatitis Day 2019: Common Hepatitis myths debunked

World Hepatitis Day: While we all have heard about Hepatitis, how many of us actually know about it?

World Hepatitis Day 2019: How mothers can protect babies from the virus

World Hepatitis Day 2019: Infants and young children are at the greatest risk of developing chronic (lifelong) infection if they are exposed to HBV. Approximately 30-50 per cent of children, and 90 per cent of babies are not able to fight off the virus and will develop chronic infection.

Explained: What is Hepatitis? Here are the facts, from A to E

World Hepatitis Day: Hepatitis attacks the liver and in the worst case can result in cirrhosis or liver carcinoma. But not all forms of Hepatitis are alike.

Programme to provide free Hepatitis B drugs being developed: Nadda

The minister spoke about the implementation of the Hepatitis-C programme, and said availability of free drugs against the disease has been finalised and would be launched very soon across the country, according to a ILBS statement.


World Hepatitis Day 2017: Hepatitis B can cause infertility in males

HBV impacts spermatogenesis negatively in males. This causes a reduction in the sperm count, free testosterone levels, motility, viability, and morphology which further impacts overall fertility and ability to produce an offspring in them.

Easy to talk about diseases in documentary than in film: Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan feels it is easier to make documentaries on social issues and diseases than have commercial films on such subjects.

Govt launches low-cost screening for liver cancer

Cancers of the liver, especially hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), are one of the most common cancers in the world.

Bengal polio goof-up: 114 kids hospitalised after being given Hepatitis B vaccine

Hepatitis B is administered through injection while pulse polio drops are given orally.