Hepatitis

  • Patna doctors refuse to operate on hepatitis patients, demand insurance cover 07-03-2014 11:24 AM

    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...
  • Delhi polls: Meet the doctor-turned-politicians of Congress, BJP, AAP 15-11-2013 10:18 AM

    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 16-09-2013 08:50 AM

    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 02-09-2013 12:56 PM

    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...
  • Hepatitis B carrier state has no symptoms: Dr Vivek Raj 30-07-2013 05:00 PM

    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...
  • Jackie Shroff: There's limited awareness about Hepatitis 24-07-2013 11:07 AM

    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...
  • Fancy a tattoo? Beware of hepatitis virus 28-07-2011 12:16 PM

    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 28-07-2011 08:44 AM

    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...
  • New hope for hepatitis C, a hidden disease 19-01-2011 04:31 PM

    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 25-09-2010 01:23 PM

    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...
  • Children test HIV+ after blood transfusion 12-07-2010 11:56 PM

    Eight Thalassemic children in Jodhpur have tested HIV positive after blood transfusion at a government hospital. ...
  • IBNLiving: Facts on Hepatitis C, diabeties 01-04-2009 01:59 PM

    Every fifteenth carrier of the Hepatitis C virus is an Indian, say reports. ...
  • Hepatitis B kills 31 in Gujarat town 21-02-2009 09:52 PM

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  • Nearly 1000 people die of TB in India everyday 24-03-2008 09:21 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai, Harsha Bhogle and Gaurav Kalra discuss how the Mumbaikar missed the landmark of 100 tons. ...
  • Indian doctor in biggest US malpractice scandal 11-03-2008 12:34 AM

    New Delhi: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said it feels good to be on the winning side with a bunch of youngsters who showed the way in taking a 2-0 lead in the five match ODI series against England at the Feroz shah Kotla here on Monday. The hosts sealed...
  • Hepatitis/ HIV scare: 40, 000 US patients at stake 01-03-2008 03:41 PM

    New Delhi: India's most successful Test skipper Sourav Ganguly says the time is not right for senior players to retire and selectors should not force them to quit the game. Players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman should decide on their own when it comes to taking a...
  • Scary birthday bash! A-list celebs need Hep-A shots 22-02-2008 11:09 AM

    London: England will invite all the players involved in their journey to the top of Test cricket to attend the celebrations of their feat on the final day of the fourth cricket Test against India at The Oval. Twenty-three players have represented England at Test level since Andy Flower was...
  • Dengue scare back this monsoon 19-06-2007 12:28 PM

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