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

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.
Nishikant Kamat died on Monday.
Nishikant Kamat died on Monday.
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 07:11 PM IST
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Fear of side-effects keeps plasma donors away in Haryana

Haryana has witnessed a lukewarm response to the call for convalescent plasma donation as only 49 people have come forward. Twenty patients who recently recovered from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have donated plasma at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak, 16 in Faridabad, 11 in Gurugram and two in Panchkula, reveal the data obtained from the four plasma banks.
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Updated on Aug 06, 2020 12:23 AM IST
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World Hepatitis Day 2020: Causes, symptoms, treatment of the liver disease

On World Hepatitis Day today, here are some facts about the causes, symptoms and treatment of the disease.
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.
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 09:36 AM IST
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Chronic liver disease can add risk of death in Covid-19 patients: Study

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 12:50 AM IST
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Sachin Tendulkar inaugurates plasma donation center in Mumbai

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.
Sachin Tendulkar.(ANI/PTI/HT Photo)
Sachin Tendulkar.(ANI/PTI/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 12:23 PM IST
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‘Anyone who has ever been pregnant can’t donate plasma’: ILBS director

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 03:56 PM IST
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PGIMER to start DM course in interventional radiology

Interventional radiology, an important subspecialty of radiology, allows minimally invasive procedures to be done quickly under minimal anesthesia. It’s also relatively painless
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)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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11% of Pune’s Covid fatalities showed no associated risk factors

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
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)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 04:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByStefy Thevar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 26, 2020 04:11 PM IST
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World Liver Day 2020: 5 ways to keep your liver healthy

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.
Over consumption of alcohol is bad for the liver.(Unsplash)
Over consumption of alcohol is bad for the liver.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 19, 2020 09:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDr Veena Aggarwal

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

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 12:51 PM IST
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Study identifies therapy for liver disease in HIV patients

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 13, 2019 04:10 PM IST
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Diabetics at higher risk of liver disease: Study

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.
According to a recent study, type 2 diabetes patients(Shutterstock)
According to a recent study, type 2 diabetes patients(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 20, 2019 01:01 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c

Hypertension drug shows promise in liver disease

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.
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)
Updated on Mar 24, 2019 10:31 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, New York

Strength training reduces additional health risks associated with obesity: Study

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.
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)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 11:31 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]

Eat tomatoes to fight liver cancer, inflammation

Higher consumption of tomatoes could be associated with a decreased risk of liver cancer caused by high-fat diets, a study has found.
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)
Updated on Mar 02, 2019 06:53 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, New York

Liver diseases silent, don’t ignore symptoms

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 04:05 PM IST
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Breastfeeding may prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 12:59 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

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

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 10:13 AM IST
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8 health symptoms people ignore, but could be signs of a serious disease

Sudden headaches, constant tiredness and shortness of breath could be symptoms which you should look out for.
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)
Updated on Aug 01, 2018 04:53 PM IST
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Regular screening of the liver can protect you from severe hepatitis

On World Hepatitis Day 2018, we tell you about how hepatitis can be transmitted, how to prevent it and treat it.
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)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 01:48 PM IST
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World Hepatitis Day 2018: Cause, symptoms and treatment of the disease

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 09:02 AM IST
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Heavy drinkers are at an increased risk of death, here’s why

Due to heavy drinking, there is uncontrolled iron absorption in the body, which puts extra pressure on the body’s vital organs.
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)
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 01:55 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

This natural antioxidant found in our body could help improve heart health

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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Published on May 20, 2018 02:52 PM IST
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Is your period irregular? This lifestyle disease could be to blame

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.
Infrequent periods can be associated with heavy and painful periods.(Shutterstock)
Infrequent periods can be associated with heavy and painful periods.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 04:30 PM IST
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He’s been battling obesity since he was 5, had bariatric surgery at 14

Mihir Jain used to eat only fried snacks, chips and colas. By 13, he was insulin-dependent, hypertensive and had fatty liver disease.
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)
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 04:14 PM IST
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Indian children, obese and slim, are being hit by fatty liver disease

They’re eating too much junk and getting too little exercise, doctors say.
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Updated on Apr 21, 2018 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnonna Dutt & Dipanjan Sinha

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

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 03:33 PM IST
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Red meat puts you at higher risk of cancer and diabetes. Stay away from it

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 02:18 PM IST
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Fruits, veggies & fish: A Mediterranean-style diet is good for your liver

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 05:00 PM IST
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