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Nishikant Kamat died on Monday.

Nishikant Kamat, director of Drishyam and Madaari, dies at 50 of multiple organ failure

UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Drishyam and Madaari director Nishikant Kamat passed away at a Hyderabad hospital on Monday at the age of 50. He was suffering from chronic liver disease.
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Fear of side-effects keeps plasma donors away in Haryana

By Sunil Rahar, Rohtak
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 12:23 AM IST
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Lifestyle diseases like diabetes and obesity have a profound impact on the liver.
Lifestyle diseases like diabetes and obesity have a profound impact on the liver.

World Hepatitis Day 2020: Causes, symptoms, treatment of the liver disease

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:36 AM IST
On World Hepatitis Day today, here are some facts about the causes, symptoms and treatment of the disease.
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Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) tend to a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) tend to a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Chronic liver disease can add risk of death in Covid-19 patients: Study

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 12:50 AM IST
Forty-three percent of those who were in the advanced stages of the disease with cirrhosis or scarring due to the ailments died of Covid-19, according to the study recently published in the Hepatology International.
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Sachin Tendulkar.(ANI/PTI/HT Photo)
Sachin Tendulkar.(ANI/PTI/HT Photo)

Sachin Tendulkar inaugurates plasma donation center in Mumbai

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 12:23 PM IST
While Delhi accounts for the highest 3497.1 recovered cases per million as against 1242.9 active cases per million, followed by Maharashtra having 869.5 recovered cases per million as against 661.6 active cases per million, according to health ministry.
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Dr SK Sarin, director of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS)
Dr SK Sarin, director of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS)

‘Anyone who has ever been pregnant can’t donate plasma’: ILBS director

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 03:56 PM IST
A person can donate plasma after 14 days of recovery only if they are not older than 60-65 years of age, do not have uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension, do not have chronic kidney, heart, lung, or liver disease.
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The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)
The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)

PGIMER to start DM course in interventional radiology

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Interventional radiology, an important subspecialty of radiology, allows minimally invasive procedures to be done quickly under minimal anesthesia. It’s also relatively painless
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Public health experts attribute mortalities among patients without co-morbid conditions to “delayed reporting” of the infection, caused by the Sars-Cov-2 virus.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Public health experts attribute mortalities among patients without co-morbid conditions to “delayed reporting” of the infection, caused by the Sars-Cov-2 virus.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

11% of Pune’s Covid fatalities showed no associated risk factors

By Stefy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 04:31 PM IST
The common pre-existing ailments that can be fatal for a Covid-19 positive patient include blood pressure, kidney and liver disease, diabetes and respiratory illness
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Asymptomatic persons are those who probably have a mild form of the disease but don’t show any symptoms.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Asymptomatic persons are those who probably have a mild form of the disease but don’t show any symptoms.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

80% Covid-19 patients asymptomatic, silent spread concern looms in Rajasthan

By Urvashi Dev Rawal | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 04:11 PM IST
Doctors in the state said as the Sars-Cov2 virus infects more and more people, a majority are not showing symptoms of the disease but are becoming carriers who can potentially spread the virus among more sections of society.
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Over consumption of alcohol is bad for the liver.(Unsplash)
Over consumption of alcohol is bad for the liver.(Unsplash)

World Liver Day 2020: 5 ways to keep your liver healthy

By Dr Veena Aggarwal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 09:58 AM IST
There has been a steady rise in the rate of liver diseases over the years. Globally, alcohol, NASH and viral hepatitis are the most common causative factors of liver diseases.
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Obesity causes or contributes to the majority of the leading causes of death worldwide that are not linked to the infectious diseases.(Unsplash)
Obesity causes or contributes to the majority of the leading causes of death worldwide that are not linked to the infectious diseases.(Unsplash)

Obesity causes diabetes in women, kidney disease in men. Here’s how

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 12:51 PM IST
While obesity causes type 2 diabetes in both women and men, women were at higher risk of type 2 diabetes; men faced a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease.
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A therapeutic strategy found by researchers recently, could significantly improve a form of liver disease that affects HIV patients.(Shutterstock)
A therapeutic strategy found by researchers recently, could significantly improve a form of liver disease that affects HIV patients.(Shutterstock)

Study identifies therapy for liver disease in HIV patients

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 04:10 PM IST
There is currently no treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in HIV patients, but the results of this research could eventually lead to a first-in-class therapy for this serious condition.
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According to a recent study, type 2 diabetes patients(Shutterstock)
According to a recent study, type 2 diabetes patients(Shutterstock)

Diabetics at higher risk of liver disease: Study

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 01:01 PM IST
A recent study suggests that people with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of liver disease and should be monitored closely to prevent life-threatening disease progression.
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Although the study was obtained from mouse models, it was also confirmed in liver samples from humans.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Although the study was obtained from mouse models, it was also confirmed in liver samples from humans.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Hypertension drug shows promise in liver disease

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2019 10:31 AM IST
While there are therapies to treat some forms of liver diseases, including hepatitis C and autoimmune hepatitis, options have been limited for treating portal hypertension.
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Strength training might be a faster and more effective way of reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people.(Unsplash)
Strength training might be a faster and more effective way of reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people.(Unsplash)

Strength training reduces additional health risks associated with obesity: Study

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 11:31 AM IST
A recent study reports that strength training for a short period of time was adequate to reduce the accumulation of liver fat and improve the regulation of blood glucose in obese mice, even without overall loss of body weight.
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Tomatoes are rich in lycopene -- a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent.(Unsplash)
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene -- a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent.(Unsplash)

Eat tomatoes to fight liver cancer, inflammation

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 06:53 PM IST
Higher consumption of tomatoes could be associated with a decreased risk of liver cancer caused by high-fat diets, a study has found.
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Doctors say by the time symptoms for conditions like hepatitis ■ appear, 50% damage has already been done.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Doctors say by the time symptoms for conditions like hepatitis ■ appear, 50% damage has already been done.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Liver diseases silent, don’t ignore symptoms

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 04:05 PM IST
Doctors say, most of the liver diseases are silent and by the time symptoms appear there is already 50% or above damage done to the liver, and cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver set in, especially in viral Hepatitis B and C.
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Typical of NAFLD, women diagnosed with the disease 25 years later had a higher body mass index, larger waist circumference, higher triglycerides, and lower HDL cholesterol when compared to those without NAFLD.(Shutterstock)
Typical of NAFLD, women diagnosed with the disease 25 years later had a higher body mass index, larger waist circumference, higher triglycerides, and lower HDL cholesterol when compared to those without NAFLD.(Shutterstock)

Breastfeeding may prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 12:59 PM IST
According to study findings, women in the cohort who breastfed one or more children for longer than six months had a lower risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease compared to those who did not breastfeed or breastfed for under one month.
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The study showed that mice who ate one meal per day, and thus had the longest fasting period, seemed to have a longer lifespan and better outcomes for common age-related liver disease and metabolic disorders.(Shutterstock)
The study showed that mice who ate one meal per day, and thus had the longest fasting period, seemed to have a longer lifespan and better outcomes for common age-related liver disease and metabolic disorders.(Shutterstock)

Ditch the snacks, keeping a long gap between meals can boost health and longevity

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 10:13 AM IST
Longer daily fasting times or increasing the duration between meals can make men more healthy and help them live longer, compared to those who eat more frequently, says this new study.
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Certain pains which refuse to go away with time should be checked to make sure that it isn’t something more serious.(Shutterstock)
Certain pains which refuse to go away with time should be checked to make sure that it isn’t something more serious.(Shutterstock)

8 health symptoms people ignore, but could be signs of a serious disease

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 04:53 PM IST
Sudden headaches, constant tiredness and shortness of breath could be symptoms which you should look out for.
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Globally every year, 1.4 million people die from hepatitis, which can be transmitted from the mother to baby, via sexual contact, or upon contact with infected blood.(Shutterstock)
Globally every year, 1.4 million people die from hepatitis, which can be transmitted from the mother to baby, via sexual contact, or upon contact with infected blood.(Shutterstock)

Regular screening of the liver can protect you from severe hepatitis

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 01:48 PM IST
On World Hepatitis Day 2018, we tell you about how hepatitis can be transmitted, how to prevent it and treat it.
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World Hepatitis Day is held on July 28. Viral hepatitis, be it hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C, are a group of diseases that affect the liver.(Shutterstock)
World Hepatitis Day is held on July 28. Viral hepatitis, be it hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C, are a group of diseases that affect the liver.(Shutterstock)

World Hepatitis Day 2018: Cause, symptoms and treatment of the disease

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 09:02 AM IST
On World Hepatitis Day, we tell you some interesting facts about the causes and symptoms of the disease as well as what can be done about it.
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Reducing your alcohol intake could add years to your life, apart from giving you a more productive lifestyle.(Shutterstock)
Reducing your alcohol intake could add years to your life, apart from giving you a more productive lifestyle.(Shutterstock)

Heavy drinkers are at an increased risk of death, here’s why

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 01:55 PM IST
Due to heavy drinking, there is uncontrolled iron absorption in the body, which puts extra pressure on the body’s vital organs.
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This natural antioxidant found in our body could help improve heart health

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2018 02:52 PM IST
A recent analysis of health data from almost 100,000 veterans, both with and without HIV infection, found that within normal ranges, higher levels of bilirubin in the blood were associated with lower rates of heart failure, heart attack and stroke.
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Infrequent periods can be associated with heavy and painful periods.(Shutterstock)
Infrequent periods can be associated with heavy and painful periods.(Shutterstock)

Is your period irregular? This lifestyle disease could be to blame

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 04:30 PM IST
A new study shows that girls diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have a high frequency of menstrual irregularities, which can put them at risk of fatty liver disease, fertility problems and endometrial cancer. Here’s why.
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Jain’s condition is a result of bad diet, genetic predisposition towards obesity, and a very slow metabolism, his doctors say.(Anushree Fadnavis / HT Photo)
Jain’s condition is a result of bad diet, genetic predisposition towards obesity, and a very slow metabolism, his doctors say.(Anushree Fadnavis / HT Photo)

He’s been battling obesity since he was 5, had bariatric surgery at 14

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 04:14 PM IST
Mihir Jain used to eat only fried snacks, chips and colas. By 13, he was insulin-dependent, hypertensive and had fatty liver disease.
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Indian children, obese and slim, are being hit by fatty liver disease

By Anonna Dutt & Dipanjan Sinha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 04:17 PM IST
They’re eating too much junk and getting too little exercise, doctors say.
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World Liver Day: Read on for dos and dont’s of maintaining a healthy liver.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
World Liver Day: Read on for dos and dont’s of maintaining a healthy liver.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

World Liver Day 2018: All you need to know about liver health

By Manali Shah | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 03:33 PM IST
On World Liver Day, take a look at the importance of keeping your liver healthy, and dos and don’ts for making sure your liver functions properly.
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been added to the list of diseases associated with a Western diet that includes relatively high consumption of red and processed meat.(Shutterstock)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been added to the list of diseases associated with a Western diet that includes relatively high consumption of red and processed meat.(Shutterstock)

Red meat puts you at higher risk of cancer and diabetes. Stay away from it

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 02:18 PM IST
To avoid cancer and diabetes, experts say you should stick to a diet that includes fish and ‘white meat’ like chicken, says a new study.
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An antioxidant-rich Mediterranean diet has a protective effect not only in the early phases of chronic liver disease, but also in its more advanced phases, according to the study.(Getty Images)
An antioxidant-rich Mediterranean diet has a protective effect not only in the early phases of chronic liver disease, but also in its more advanced phases, according to the study.(Getty Images)

Fruits, veggies & fish: A Mediterranean-style diet is good for your liver

By Asian News International | Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 05:00 PM IST
A new study found that a diet rich in vegetables and fermented milk products such as yoghurt, along with coffee, tea and chocolate, is associated with a lower risk of hospitalisation in liver cirrhosis patients.
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