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Blood, stool most common ways hepatitis viruses spread among humans; all you need to know
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Blood, stool most common ways hepatitis viruses spread among humans; all you need to know

On World Hepatitis Day, observed every year on 28 July, let’s discuss the five main types of hepatitis viruses and the risk factors associated with each of them

World Hepatitis day 2020: Awareness key to prevent liver disease; B and C variants most common causes of death
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World Hepatitis day 2020: Awareness key to prevent liver disease; B and C variants most common causes of death

The theme for World Hepatitis Day 2020 is 'Hepatitis-free future' with the main focus is on preventing hepatitis B among mothers and newborns.

Number of liver cancer cases are rising around the world inspite of advances made in prevention
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Number of liver cancer cases are rising around the world inspite of advances made in prevention

Liver cancer caused by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or buildup of fat in the liver, increased the most in most regions.

Study finds high incidence of liver disease in Delhi: Here's how public health initiatives could help
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Study finds high incidence of liver disease in Delhi: Here's how public health initiatives could help

Involving 7,624 people between 2018-19, the study found that 35.5% of those tested had a form of liver fibrosis.

Amitabh Bachchan reportedly admitted to Nanavati hospital after suffering from liver ailments
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Amitabh Bachchan reportedly admitted to Nanavati hospital after suffering from liver ailments

Amitabh Bachchan was reportedly admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, and is still there.

On Amitabh Bachchan's birthday today, we revisit a major health cause he champions
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On Amitabh Bachchan's birthday today, we revisit a major health cause he champions

Amitabh Bachchan lived with hepatitis B for years before doctors discovered it in 2000 - by then, only 25% of his liver was still functioning.

World Hepatitis Day 2019: History, significance, this year's theme and objectives of global awareness campaign against deadly disease
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World Hepatitis Day 2019: History, significance, this year's theme and objectives of global awareness campaign against deadly disease

Caused by different types of viruses, Hepatitis is of five types — Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. Among these, Hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common.

World Hepatitis Day: Nearly 1.76 cr Indians infected with deadly virus; building awareness can help reduce risk
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World Hepatitis Day: Nearly 1.76 cr Indians infected with deadly virus; building awareness can help reduce risk

Contrary to what most people believe, it's just drug addicts who are at risk of hepatitis B, even routine procedures such as diagnostic blood tests, injections in hospitals, or a visit to a tattoo or acupuncture parlour and a barber can expose you to the hepatitis B virus

Hepatitis care in India: Country's awareness and prevention strategy is working but still has a long way to go
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Hepatitis care in India: Country's awareness and prevention strategy is working but still has a long way to go

Hepatitis B is one of the leading causes of liver failure and liver cancer. Every 12th person in the world is infected.

How a new technology fix can help efforts to fight the drug problem in Punjab
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How a new technology fix can help efforts to fight the drug problem in Punjab

Public health advocates are now calling for the state to ensure all health facilities adopt auto-disable syringes.

Health ministry recommends Hepatitis-B vaccination for workers at increased risk of acquiring infection
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Health ministry recommends Hepatitis-B vaccination for workers at increased risk of acquiring infection

The Union Health Ministry announced that the Hepatitis-B vaccination is recommended for all healthcare workers with occupational exposure to the virus.

Most newborns are protected from Hepatitis B infection by antibodies received from the mother: Study
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Most newborns are protected from Hepatitis B infection by antibodies received from the mother: Study

Over 40 million Indians are chronically infected with Hepatitis B. People can live without symptoms for years and realize later that they have an infection.

Amitabh Bachchan appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis
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Amitabh Bachchan appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis

Amitabh Bachchan, who also led the Polio eradication campaign, is a conqueror of Hepatitis B.

World Hepatitis Day: Here is what you should know about the 'silent killer' disease
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World Hepatitis Day: Here is what you should know about the 'silent killer' disease

As 28 July is observed as World Hepatitis Day, here is what you should know about the 'silent killer' of a disease

After Polio, Big B wants to start cure Hepatitis B campaign
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After Polio, Big B wants to start cure Hepatitis B campaign

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan wishes to use his stardom to eradicate more social issues and the latest in those lines are the plans to start a new campaign for infectious disease caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV).

In US, the latest treatment for Hepatitis C is a $1,000 pill
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In US, the latest treatment for Hepatitis C is a $1,000 pill

According to new research, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined in less than six months.

India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected patients
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India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected patients

India has over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients, second only to China, and most people with chronic Hepatitis B or C are unaware of their infection.