Researchers discover unknown consumer base for unsustainable bear product use
(San Diego Zoo Global) A team of researchers led by San Diego Zoo Global made an unexpected discovery: the use of bear bile and body parts in traditional remedies consumed by new and pregnant mothers. The use of traditional medicines derived from bear bile and gallbladders by young and expecting mothers for ailments related to pregnancy had not been previously documented. With populations of wildlife -- including bears -- in decline across Southeast Asia, understanding this large consumer base could inform conservation efforts in the region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bicycle handlebar injury in a child resulting in complex liver laceration with massive bleeding and bile leakage: a case report - Grosek J, Čebron, Janež J, Tomažič A.
We present a case of severe liver laceration wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New clues on how lipid emulsions prevent liver disease in preterm babies
(Baylor College of Medicine) New evidence links the microbiome and gut bile acids to lipid emulsion prevention of liver disease in preterm babies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ivosidenib Promising Against Refractory Bile Duct Cancer Ivosidenib Promising Against Refractory Bile Duct Cancer
Ivosidenib improved progression-free survival in patients with previously treated isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1)-mutant cholangiocarcinoma in a phase 3 placebo-controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Analysis of factors related to prognosis and death of fish bile poisoning in China: a retrospective study - Yan W, Wang Z, Lu S, Li J, Chen Q, Wang L, Chen S, Wang X, Xiong K, Yan J.
Fish bile has long been considered to have therapeutic benefits in folk medicine in some Asian countries. However, poisoning incidents and even death sporadically occurred when people consumed fish bile. Herein, we summarize the main characteristics of fis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: If the United States were my patient
For a moment, think of the United States as a human body. Full of heart and mind. Bile and blood. Muscle and fat. Like any body, it has its strengths and weaknesses, and must consistently work to prevent disease and optimize function. It needs to nourish itself, exercise, and take care of its physical and mental health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Targeted Drug for Bile Duct Cancer FDA Approves First Targeted Drug for Bile Duct Cancer
A subgroup of patients with advanced cholangiocarcinma who have tumors with FGFR2 abnormalities have a new treatment option -- the oral targeted therapy pemigatinib.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Targeted Treatment for Patients with Cholangiocarcinoma, a Cancer of Bile Ducts
FDA has approved Pemazyre (pemigatinib), the first treatment approved for adults with certain types of previously treated, advanced cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer that forms in bile ducts. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

' Minor' Iatrogenic Bile Duct Injuries Can Have Major Consequences'Minor' Iatrogenic Bile Duct Injuries Can Have Major Consequences
Bile duct injuries that are considered'minor,'that is, those of Strasberg grades A to D, can nonetheless result in substantial long-term morbidity and costs, according to a new study from the UK.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Ludwig MSK study reveals bile metabolite of gut microbes boosts immune cells
(Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research) A Ludwig Cancer Research study has discovered a novel means by which bacterial colonies in the small intestine support the generation of regulatory T cells--immune cells that suppress autoimmune reactions and inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug used for liver disease also affects C. diff life cycle, reduces inflammation in mice
(North Carolina State University) Researchers have found that a commonly used drug made from secondary bile acids can affect the life cycle of Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) in vitro and reduce the inflammatory response to C. diff in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chinese vs. Western Governance: The case of COVID-19
Emergency room nurses wear face masks at Second People's Hospital of Shenzhen in China. Credit: Man Yi/ UN News By Martin JacquesLONDON, Mar 26 2020 (IPS) During January the onslaught in the Western media, notably the US and the UK, against the Chinese government’s handling of the Covid-19 epidemic, was merciless. The Chinese government stood accused of an inhumane attitude towards its people, secrecy, a cover-up, and an overwhelming concern for its own survival above all other considerations. The actual evidence was thin bordering at times on the threadbare but this made little difference to the venom and bile of th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Jacques Tags: Democracy Global Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

Bile duct cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Bret Petersen, a Mayo Clinic?gastroenterologist, discusses bile duct cancer. To listen, click the link below. Bile duct cancer (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 20, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Gravely ill mother diagnosed with bile duct cancer gets new lease of life from revolutionary drug
Mother-of-four Kadiatou Diallo, who is originally from Guinea in West Africa and has lived in the UK for nearly 20 years, is feeling better than she has done in years as a result of taking the new drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The incidence of drugs in fatally injured drivers - Woodhouse EJ.
Methods for the collection of blood, urine, bile and alcohol washes of face and fingers from fatally injured drivers have been developed. Specimens were supplied by coroners and medical examiners from fatally injured drivers. Seven hundred and ten were ret... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New bile discovery will rewrite textbooks
(Michigan State University) Forget what you know about bile because that's about to change, thanks to a new discovery made by Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis: bacteria findings raise hopes for new treatment
Sufferers found to have low levels of gut microbes that convert bile acids into other substancesHopes of developing a new treatment for ulcerative colitis have been raised by research suggesting the condition may be linked to low levels of certain bacteria in the gut.Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition in whichthe colon becomes inflamed. Accordingto the NHS, it is thought to be an autoimmune disease and affects one in every 420 people in the UK. Sufferers need to empty their bowels frequently, develop ulcers in their colon and have recurring bouts of diarrhoea with blood and pus in the faeces.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Digestive disorders Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Society Source Type: news

Bile duct cancer treatment potential boost from tailored medication -- study
(University of Birmingham) Treatment of patients suffering from bile duct cancer could be improved by tailoring medication to the levels of a key protein in people with the disease, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Genetic rewiring' drives cancer's drug resistance
(Institute of Cancer Research) Tiny RNA molecule rewires signalling network in bile duct cancer. Drugs to block RNA could overcome cancer's drug resistance. Findings announced to coincide with Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Day. Results could be applicable in other cancer types and have wider benefit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Wild melancholy: on the historical plausibility of a black bile theory of blood madness, or h æmatomania - Verplaetse J.
Nineteenth-century art historian John Addington Symonds coined the term h æmatomania (blood madness) for the extremely bloodthirsty behaviour of a number of disturbed rulers like Ibrahim II of Ifriqiya (850-902) and Ezzelino da Romano (1194-1259). A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Study suggests new strategy for treating advanced, progressing bile duct cancer
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James) shows how resistance to a promising targeted drug develops in patients with a rare, lethal cancer of the bile ducts called cholangiocarcinoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Epistane, an anabolic steroid used for recreational purposes, causes cholestasis with elevated levels of cholic acid conjugates, by upregulating bile acid synthesis (CYP8B1) and cross-talking with nuclear receptors in human hepatocytes - Petrov PD, Fern ández-Murga L, Conde I, Martínez-Sena T, Guzmán C, Castell JV, Jover R.
Anabolic-androgenic steroids are testosterone derivatives, used by body-builders to increase muscle mass. Epistane (EPI) is an orally administered 17 α-alkylated testosterone derivative with 2a-3a epithio ring. We identified four individuals who, after EPI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Versatile bile acids
(Harvard Medical School) Could bile acids -- the fat-dissolving juices churned out by the liver and gallbladder -- also play a role in immunity and inflammation?The answer appears to be yes, according to two separate Harvard Medical School studies published in Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Betrayed by bile: bile acids help norovirus sneak into cells
(Baylor College of Medicine) Human noroviruses, the leading viral cause of foodborne illness and acute diarrhea around the world, infect cells of the small intestine by piggybacking on a normal cellular process called endocytosis that cells use to acquire materials from their environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medtech in a Minute: FTC Blocks a Big Deal, Boston Scientific Scores a Win for Patient Safety, and More
FTC Blocks Illumina-PacBio Deal The Federal Trade Commission is challenging the $1.2 billion-merger between Illumina and PacificBio (PacBio). The agency says Illumina is seeking to unlawfully maintain its monopoly in the U.S. market for next-generation DNA sequencing systems by extinguishing PacBio as a nascent competitive threat.   Fully Disposable Duodenoscope Is a Win for Patient Safety Boston Scientific snagged FDA clearance to sell its Exalt-D single-use duodenoscope in the United States to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) t...
Source: MDDI - December 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Wins FDA Clearance for the World & #039;s First Fully Disposable Duodenoscope
Contamination on duodenoscopes after reprocessing continues to be a major concern in the United States, but a recent FDA clearance represents a major step toward combating the problem. Boston Scientific snagged clearance to sell its Exalt-D single-use duodenoscope in the United States to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat bile duct disorders and other upper GI problems. The Exalt-D is the first fully disposable duodenoscope to reach the market. The company is planning a limited U.S. market release of the device during the first quarter of 2...
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Disposable Duodenoscope, Reducing Infection Risk
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Improperly cleaned duodenoscopes -- a type of endoscope used to diagnose illness in the pancreas and bile ducts -- have been linked to hundreds of cases of severe, sometimes fatal, infections in patients. Now, U.S. Food and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gallbladder and Biliary Disease | Medscape Gallbladder and Biliary Disease | Medscape
Biliary disease encompasses a wide spectrum of disorders caused by abnormalities in bile composition, biliary anatomy, or function. The liver determines the chemical composition of bile, and this may be subsequently modified by the gallbladder and biliary epithelium. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

iRhom2 inhibits bile duct obstruction-induced liver fibrosis
Chronic liver disease can induce prolonged activation of hepatic stellate cells, which may result in liver fibrosis. Inactive rhomboid protein 2 (iRhom2) is required for the maturation of A disintegrin and metalloprotease 17 (ADAM17, also called TACE), which is responsible for the cleavage of membrane-bound tumor necrosis factor–α (TNF-α) and its receptors (TNFRs). Here, using the murine bile duct ligation (BDL) model, we showed that the abundance of iRhom2 and activation of ADAM17 increased during liver fibrosis. Consistent with this, concentrations of ADAM17 substrates were increased in plasma samples f...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sundaram, B., Behnke, K., Belancic, A., Al-Salihi, M. A., Thabet, Y., Polz, R., Pellegrino, R., Zhuang, Y., Shinde, P. V., Xu, H. C., Vasilevska, J., Longerich, T., Herebian, D., Mayatepek, E., Bock, H. H., May, P., Kordes, C., Aghaeepour, N., Mak, T. W., Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Grail Stays at Forefront of Liquid Biopsy Conversation with New Results
Newly-released data is putting Grail back in the forefront of the liquid biopsy conversation. The Menlo Park, CA-based company announced data validating the performance of its investigational multi-cancer early detection blood test for the first time in an independent cohort of participants. The validation data is coming from both the Circulating Cell-Free Genome Atlas (CCGA) study. Data show Grail’s liquid biopsy test was shown to detect more than 20 cancer types across all stages with a single, very low false-positive rate. Grail will present the results at an American Society of Clinical Oncology Break...
Source: MDDI - October 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Our union are at the forefront of fighting the far-right
Our union has always been at the forefront of fighting the hatred of the far right in our communities – that’s why we’re proud supporters of HOPE not hate. So I’m delighted to have become a patron of the HOPE education action fund. Taking the fight against that hate into our schools is vital. Working with young people to challenge far-right radicalisation is more important than ever, because we know they are being targeted by far right groups. Young people are being exposed to the bile and toxic lies of the fascists more than ever, but these days their approach is more insidious and subtle. Social m...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: General secretary's blog hope not hate Source Type: news

Our union is at the forefront of fighting the far right
Our union has always been at the forefront of fighting the hatred of the far right in our communities – that’s why we’re proud supporters of HOPE not hate. So I’m delighted to have become a patron of the HOPE education action fund. Taking the fight against that hate into our schools is vital. Working with young people to challenge far-right radicalisation is more important than ever, because we know they are being targeted by far right groups. Young people are being exposed to the bile and toxic lies of the fascists more than ever, but these days their approach is more insidious and subtle. Social m...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: General secretary's blog hope not hate Source Type: news

Prognostic Value of Intraoperative Bile Spillage in Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma
Intraoperative bile spillage might serve as a prognostic tool for gall bladder cancer.   (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leanne Marcello, MS Source Type: news

FDA Is Still Trying to Tackle the Dirty Duodenoscope Problem
In April FDA reported that postmarket surveillance studies indicated higher-than-expected levels of contamination on duodenoscopes after reprocessing. Now, FDA is recommending that healthcare facilities either use fully disposable duodenoscopes or ones with disposable endcaps when they become available. Disposable designs simplify or eliminate the need for reprocessing, which may reduce between-patient duodenoscope contamination as compared to reusable, or fixed endcaps, the agency said. Duodenoscopes are the flexible, lighted tubes that are threaded through the mouth, throat, and stomach into the t...
Source: MDDI - August 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Many of the deadliest cancers receive the least amount of research funding
(Northwestern University) Many of the deadliest or most common cancers get the least amount of nonprofit research funding, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. 'Embarrassing' or stigmatized cancers, like lung and liver, are underfunded. Colon, endometrial, liver and bile duct, cervical, ovarian, pancreatic and lung cancers were all poorly funded compared to how common they are and how many deaths they cause, the study found. In contrast, breast cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and pediatric cancers were all well-funded, respective to their impact on society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is bile acid malabsorption?
Bile acid malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not reabsorb enough bile acid, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

CDx Diagnostics Founder and CSO Shares Company ’s Journey
CDx Diagnostics is on a mission to provide clinicians with tests and tools to preempt cancer through enhanced detection of precancerous cellular changes. The Suffern, NY-based company accomplishes this goal with WATS3, a diagnostic platform that synthesizes computer imaging, artificial intelligence, molecular biology and three-dimensional cytopathology to detect precancerous change earlier and more reliably than prior methods. MD+DI caught up with the company’s founder and CSO to discuss the evolution of the company and where it goes from here. MD+DI: Let’s talk a little bit about CDx D...
Source: MDDI - June 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Steffanie Strathdee: ‘Phages have evolved to become perfect predators of bacteria’
In 2015, the scientist ’s husband was almost killed by an antibiotic-resistant superbug, until she found a cure that is now saving othersInfectious disease epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee ’s husband survived a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection thanks to her suggestion of using an unconventional cure popular in the former Soviet Union: fighting the bug with a virus. Now the global health expert at the University of California, San Diego, she has, along with her husband , Tom Patterson, who is also a scientist at the institution, written an account of their nine month ordeal –The Perfect Pr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Medical research Antibiotics Biology Science Books Society Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 6/1/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 6/1/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Brent Bauer, director of research for the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine Program, shares how complementary medicine, also known as integrative medicine, is used in cancer care. Also on the podcast, Dr. Bret Petersen, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses treatment for bile duct cancer. And Dr. Randall DeMartino, a Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Blood Test Could Spot Multiple Cancer Types, Researchers Say
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 -- A gene-based blood test can accurately detect breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, gastric or bile duct cancers in patients, researchers report. The test uses artificial intelligence to identify and interpret... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about the GGT test
The GGT test is a simple blood test that helps doctors diagnose liver or bile duct damage. Learn more about the GGT test, normal and abnormal ranges, and the procedure, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Latest T-Cell Study Opens for Mesothelioma Patients
Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have opened a much-anticipated clinical trial involving a novel T-cell therapy for patients with mesothelioma. The two institutions are establishing dosage levels and measuring efficacy of TC-210, a type of immunotherapy that targets mesothelin, a cell surface protein highly expressed in several cancers. The study also is open to patients with certain types of bile duct, ovarian and non-small cell lung cancer. Participation is based upon individual levels of mesothelin expression. Researchers at the two centers are hoping to ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 16, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

New connection found between NAFLD and rare pregnancy complication
(Digestive Disease Week) A new link has been found between a rare and serious condition that typically presents as itchy palms during pregnancy and the world's most common chronic liver disease, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2019. Researchers found that intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), a bile acid disorder in adults that affects roughly one of every 300 pregnancies, may be associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Check your spice rack for these 10 gut-healthy spices
(Natural News) Certain foods, like apples and yogurt, can improve your digestion. But aside from these beneficial foods, some spices like cardamom and garlic can relieve digestive problems. Boost your digestive health with spices Several studies have determined that various many spices stimulate the liver, which helps the organ secrete bile with a higher percentage of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does the Liver Do?
Discussion The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, weighing just over 3 pounds in an adult. It is found in the upper right abdomen, under the right dome of the diaphragm. Grossly, it has asymmetric lobes with the right being larger than the left. The lobes are separated by a fibrous connective tissue band that also anchors the liver in the abdominal cavity. The gallbladder is located on the inferior surface of the liver and stores bile, which is then released into the duodenum. Microscopically, the liver cells are arranged in lobules with canals carrying blood vessels and bile ducts. At any moment about 10-13% ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Simple way to beat pain of gallstones. Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions
The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that is found on the right-hand side of the abdomen, tucked under the liver. It stores and concentrates bile, the yellow-green liquid made by the liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stillbirth Risk Up With High Serum Bile Acids in Pregnancy
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- The risk of stillbirth is increased in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy when serum bile acids concentrations are ≥100 µmol/L or more, according to a review published in the March 2 issue of The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bile Acid Synthesis Disorder Masquerading as Rickets Bile Acid Synthesis Disorder Masquerading as Rickets
A set of twin infants presents with refractory rickets and failure to thrive caused by a bile acid synthesis disorder. How was this case ultimately diagnosed?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gardenias improve bile flow
(Natural News) When a person has a liver disease called cholestasis, the flow of bile from their liver is decreased. This may cause symptoms such as jaundice or fatigue. Thankfully, a study published in the journal Chinese Herbal Medicines has revealed that gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides) may help address this condition. In the study, researchers observed the effect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salk scientists uncover how high-fat diet drives colorectal cancer growth
(Salk Institute) A new study led by Salk Institute scientists suggests that high-fat diets fuel colorectal cancer growth by upsetting the balance of bile acids in the intestine and triggering a hormonal signal that lets potentially cancerous cells thrive. The findings, which appeared in Cell on Feb. 21, 2019, could explain why colorectal cancer, which can take decades to develop, is being seen in younger people growing up at a time when higher-fat diets are common. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news