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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus. Some forms of hepatitis B are mild and last a few weeks – others are chronic and can lead to liver cancer or cirrhosis and death. The virus is transmitted through the exchange of body fluids – through sex, sharing infected needles, or by an infected mother to her baby.

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Safe Sex
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Radiosurgery | Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) | Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
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Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Liver Cancer Tumors
All you need to know on Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) therapy for liver cancer including treatment, risk factors, side effects and more... Read More
Caring for a Premature Baby
A baby born at 37 weeks or earlier is termed premature or “preemie.” The premature baby requires special care and attention in an NICU as well as at home... Read More
New Treatments for Hepatitis C - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis
Until very recently, infection with the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) had been very difficult to treat, but new treatments now result in curing the disease in up to 90% of cases... Read More
Neonatal Jaundice - Overview and History
Yellow colouring of skin in newborns, a condition called Neonatal jaundice. , Neonatal jaundice is caused by presence of excessive serum bilirubin... Read More
Neonatal Hepatitis - Causes - Symptoms - Complications - Diagnosis - Treatment
Neonatal hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that usually occurs in early infancy and is typically transmitted to the baby by the infected mother... Read More
Common Types of Liver diseases leading to Liver Transplantation
Liver disease that ends in liver failure (end stage liver disease), disrupting several important metabolic functions needs liver transplant for patient survival... Read More
Liver Cancer - Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, Progosis
Liver or hepatic cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the liver. The leading cause of the disease is cirrhosis or scarring of the liver tissue... Read More
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