Hepatitis

  • Patna doctors refuse to operate on hepatitis patients, demand insurance cover March 7, 2014

    Doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) are allegedly refusing to treat hepatitis patients due to fears of infection, and have demanded insurance cover. "In the last one month, six hepatitis patients have returned without surgery after doctors refused to operate on them," said a doctor of the surgery...
  • Delhi polls: Meet the doctor-turned-politicians of Congress, BJP, AAP November 15, 2013

    New Delhi: It is politics over health with both the BJP and the Congress fighting each other over credit for making the national capital polio free. This winter in the battle for Delhi, all three parties - the Aam Aadmi Party, Congress and BJP - are fielding high profile doctors-turned-politicians....
  • WB polio goof-up: 67 kids administered Hepatitis B, hospitalised September 16, 2013

    Kolkata: In a major goof-up, sixty-seven children were hospitalised in Arambag near Kolkata, after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccines instead of Pulse Polio drops on Sunday. 40 of them are still under observation. Four health workers have been suspended for the lapse. Panic spread after parents started complaining...
  • Supreme Court seeks Centre's reply on plea to ban pentavalent vaccine September 2, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking its direction to ban use of pentavalent vaccine, which prevents diseases like Hepatitis-B and diphtheria in children. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam issued notice to the Centre on a plea of senior doctor Yogesh...
  • Hepatitis B carrier state has no symptoms: Dr Vivek Raj July 30, 2013

    Dr Vivek Raj, director of department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Max Healthcare, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on hepatitis in India and the available preventive technologies. Q. I am hepatitis B positive and non reactive. My fibroscan suggest 6.5 Kpa stiffness. Liver Biopsy shows possibility of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis/no significant...
  • Jackie Shroff: There's limited awareness about Hepatitis July 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Kicking of a hepatitis awareness drive, veteran Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff on Tuesday called for greater awareness of the killer disease and urged people to take it seriously. "It is a serious issue and I request everyone to participate in the cause as there is very limited, limited awareness about...
  • Natco Pharma shares surge 5.3 pc after patent ruling March 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Shares in Natco Pharma Ltd surge 5.3 per cent after an Indian patent appeals board upheld on Monday a decision to allow the company to sell a generic version of Bayer AG's cancer drug Nexavar. "It would have positive earnings implication for Natco and opens up new avenues of compulsory...
  • K'taka: Hepatitis B vaccination kills 45-day old baby August 12, 2012

    Sirsi: One more child died on Friday due to suspected complications following administering of Hepatitis B vaccine at a local hospital, taking the toll to four in similar cases in Karnataka in the last two days. According to police, 45-day old baby girl Dhanya Gopal Siddi died of "serious health complications"...
  • Fancy a tattoo? Beware of hepatitis virus July 28, 2011

    New Delhi: A pair of wings on the back, a butterfly on the ankle or simply a pair of initials on the hand - beautifully designed tattoos are a craze these days. But getting yourself inked can expose you to the dangerous hepatitis B or C virus and even HIV,...
  • Battling Hepatitis, the silent killer July 28, 2011

    New Delhi: A latest report from the WHO says that viral Hepatitis will kill over five million people in South-East Asia in the next ten years. Thirty-year-old Karan was shocked to learn that not only did he have Hepatitis, but that infections from multiple viruses can co-occur. He works at a...
  • New hope for hepatitis C, a hidden disease January 19, 2011

    Washington: There's new hope for an overlooked epidemic: Two powerful drugs are nearing the market that promise to help cure many more people of liver-attacking hepatitis C - even though most who have the simmering infection don't know it yet. Surprisingly, two-thirds of hepatitis C sufferers are thought to be...
  • MCD's terminator train chugs off to stop dengue September 25, 2010

    New Delhi: To tackle New Delhi's worst outbreak of dengue fever in the past decade, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is running what it calls -- funnily so -- its terminator train, full throttle. The initiative has been started by the Railways to curb the dengue menace in the city....
  • Children test HIV+ after blood transfusion July 12, 2010

    Eight Thalassemic children in Jodhpur have tested HIV positive after blood transfusion at a government hospital. ...
  • 8 kids test HIV+ after blood transfusion July 12, 2010

    Jaipur: Eight children suffering from thalassemia were found to be HIV positive and 43 children were infected with Hepatitis C after the blood transfusion in Jodhpur. A probe by the Thalassemia Society has revealed that 51 patients got infected during blood transfusion at the Ummed Hospital in Jodhpur. The glaring negligence...
  • Hepatitis-B men face liver cancer risk: Study May 20, 2010

    HONG KONG: Male sex hormones may explain why men who suffer from the hepatitis-B liver disease are more likely to develop liver cancer than women, researchers in Taiwan have found. ”Hepatitis-B viruses attach themselves to receptors of the male sex hormone androgen before going on to damage liver tissue and cause...
  • Contaminated blood could have caused Hepatitis August 30, 2009

    Lucknow: More than a week after police busted a massive racket in adulterated blood in Uttar Pradesh, another report on the quality of blood seized reveals that it was infected with the highly contagious Hepatitis B and C virus - painting an alarming picture of the possibility of patients having...
  • IBNLiving: Facts on Hepatitis C, diabeties April 1, 2009

    Every 15th carrier of the Hepatitis C virus is an Indian, according to a recent report. At present, nearly 12.5 million Indians suffer from the virus, and more than 1 lac people die of it every year. Its estimated that Hepatitis C is also responsible for as many as 1...
  • Hepatitis death toll in north Gujarat touches 35 February 21, 2009

    Ahmedabad: Three more deaths from the Hepatitis B virus were reported in Sabarkantha district of north Gujarat Saturday, taking the toll to 35, a health official said. Sabarkantha chief district health officer (CDHO) H F Patel said 11 fresh cases were also detected on Saturday. Of the 119 Hepatitis B cases...
  • Hepatitis B kills 31 in Gujarat town February 24, 2009

    Modasa: Life threatening liver infection virus Hepatitis B has so far killed 31 people in Modasa, Gujarat. The Gujarat health department says that this death toll could rise, as about 50 persons are still being treated in different hospitals. It has now been established that unsafe syringes and injection needles has...
  • Gujarat acts against docs for hepatitis outbreak February 21, 2009

    New Delhi: The Gujarat government has cracked down on doctors responsible for the hepatitis-B outbreak in Modasa taluka of Gujarat's Sabarkantha district. FIRs have been registered against five doctors even as the death toll rose to 32 and 57 more were found to be hepatitis-B positive. The doctors have been charged with...
  • Nearly 1000 people die of TB in India everyday March 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Nearly a 1000 people die of Tuberculosis in India every day which is more than the number of deaths caused by Malaria, HIV and Hepatitis combined. Sushil Kumar has been suffering from tuberculosis and has come all the way from Jharkhand to Delhi to get himself treated. “I...
  • Indian doctor in biggest US malpractice scandal March 11, 2008

    New York: A prominent Indian American doctor in Las Vegas is being investigated for medical malpractices, which have led to a huge health scare in the country. Health authorities have shut down Dipak Desai's Endoscopy Centre of Southern Nevada and affiliated clinics after reuse of syringes and vials of anaesthesia there...
  • Hepatitis/ HIV scare: 40, 000 US patients at stake March 1, 2008

    New Delhi: US officials say around 40,000 people in the state of Nevada may have been infected with HIV and hepatitis after a clinic in Las Vegas was found to have re-used syringes and medicine vials. Authorities in southern Nevada said they were notifying some 40,000 patients who received anesthesia injections...
  • Scary birthday bash! A-list celebs need Hep-A shots February 22, 2008

    New York: Celebrities Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Madonna are among hundreds of patrons of a New York bar being urged by New York health officials on Thursday to get a Hepatitis A vaccination after a bartender was found to be infected. The city health department issued a statement, warning...
  • Dengue scare back this monsoon June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: After a gruelling summer, the first showers are always a pleasure to watch. So while the monsoons have brought relief from the heat, it has also brought with it a host of health problems. "Collection of water promotes growth of mosquitoes and they cause malaria dengue filarial and other...