Perfusion technique could boost number of viable donor livers
Slows rate of tissue deterioration and lengthens storage time, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Primary sclerosing cholangitis New drive launched to trace hepatitis C patients Hepatocellular carcinoma risk, cirrhosis and hepatitis C Deaths from hepatitis C drop 11% in past year Alcohol consumption in late teens can predict risk of liver problems later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MDR Infections Surge in Cirrhosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than a third of inpatients with cirrhosis had multidrug-resistant bacterial infections (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Can Aggressive Albumin Use Reduce Mortality in Cirrhosis? Can Aggressive Albumin Use Reduce Mortality in Cirrhosis?
Dr David Johnson on a new prospective trial's practice-changing implications.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

One-Third of Cirrhosis Inpatients Have MDR Infections
(MedPage Today) -- Multidrug resistant prevalence varies by region, suggesting need for locally tailored treatment strategies (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Delisting HCV-infected Liver Transplant Candidates After SVR Delisting HCV-infected Liver Transplant Candidates After SVR
One in four cirrhosis patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation can be delisted after successful treatment with DAAs. How do they fare in the long-term?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care
Incorporating liver nurses into primary-care practice has given an important boost to diagnosis of conditions such as cirrhosis, UK researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Binge drinking's effects on the body - Molina PE, Nelson S.
Studies have focused on the effects of chronic alcohol consumption and the mechanisms of tissue injury underlying alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis, with less focus on the pathophysiological consequences of binge alcohol consumption. Alcohol binge drinking... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis
2D shear-wave elastography is an effective tool for ruling out liver fibrosis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease Elastography works for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions Ultrasound elastography helps identify invasive breast cancer Shear-wave elastography works to evaluate liver disease Ultrasound elastography accurately predicts fibrosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chicory can protect the liver from drug-induced damage
(Natural News) Liver diseases — including cirrhosis — is a leading cause of death and disability today. One way to protect your liver naturally is to take chicory (Cichorium intybus L.), a flowering plant that belongs to the dandelion family, which has been found to possess hepatoprotective properties. In a study published in the Journal of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk Factors Identified for Late Recurrence of Liver Cancer
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Late recurrence after hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection is associated with sex, cirrhosis, and several aggressive tumor characteristics of the initial HCC, according to a study recently published in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Perinatal HCV Causes Earlier Cirrhosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study demonstrates the need for children and young adults to receive early HCV treatment (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Perinatal HCV Spurs Earlier Cirrhosis
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers stress need for young people to have access to new treatments (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Is Cold and Dark Weather a Trigger for Heavy Drinking?
There is a commonly held belief that winter conditions — that are characterized by extreme cold and low sunlight — are connected to heavy drinking. Whenever we think of countries in Northern Europe we instantly think of sub-zero temperatures, dark clouds and polar landscapes. We also imagine its inhabitants tucked in a bar drinking their sorrows away. What creates this image is the perception that strong spirits and binge drinking are a staple of many Northern countries. However, scientific and factual evidence shows a more nuanced picture. Statistical Verdict The argument that countries with a colder climate e...
Source: Psych Central - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claudiu Revnic Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse alcohol use Alcoholism heavy drinking Holiday Blues Holiday Season Public Health Winter Source Type: news

Optimizing Medication Management for Patients With Cirrhosis Optimizing Medication Management for Patients With Cirrhosis
This article details barriers to optimal medication use, interventions to streamline therapeutic regimens, and strategies to avoid medication errors.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The connection between cirrhosis and hepatitis C
The liver is a powerful organ that the hepatitis C virus can affect. The virus causes inflammation and can lead to scarring. The name for scarring of the liver is cirrhosis. People with both conditions may have more risk of liver failure. Learn more about the link between hepatitis C and cirrhosis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Liver Disease Risk Factors in Patients Treated for Alcohol and Drug Dependence
Conclusion As this was only a pilot study, further data collection involving a larger, representative sample of clients should be undertaken to explore these results further. References Bennett, H. et al., 2015. Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-Infected People Who Inject Drugs in the UK and the Relationship between Treatment Uptake and Efficacy on Future Infections. PLoS ONE, 10(5), p.e0125846. Edeghere, O. et al., 2015. Retrospective cohort study of liver transplantation in the United Kingdom between 1994 and 2010: the impact of hepatitis C infection. Public Health, 129(5), pp.509–5...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - November 15, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

UMN researchers discover important connection between cells in the liver
(University of Minnesota Medical School) University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have made a discovery which could lead to a new way of thinking about how disease pathogenesis in the liver is regulated, which is important for understanding the condition nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is incredibly common and growing. It is apparent that about 30 percent of Americans and are at risk to advance to more severe conditions such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis, cardiovascular disease, or even liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hep C Therapy Can Be Shortened to 8 Weeks, Despite Cirrhosis Hep C Therapy Can Be Shortened to 8 Weeks, Despite Cirrhosis
In treatment-na ï ve patients with compensated cirrhosis, the duration of hepatitis C medication can be shortened in most cases, results from the EXPEDITION-8 trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Association Between Liver Cirrhosis and Fracture Risk The Association Between Liver Cirrhosis and Fracture Risk
A new review explores the possible link between liver cirrhosis and fracture risk. Is there a connection?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers identify risk factors of advanced liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) pediatric gastroenterologist, Michael Narkewicz, MD, recently shared results of the Prospective Study of Ultrasound to Predict Hepatic Cirrhosis in Cystic Fibrosis (PUSH), which sought to determine if liver ultrasounds could identify children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis who are at greater risk of developing advanced liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AASLD Poster Roundup: Factors that Impact Cirrhosis Diagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Selections from poster sessions at the annual Liver Meeting (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here ’s What the Science Says
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Impact of Diabetes on Non-invasive Fibrosis Models in NAFLD Impact of Diabetes on Non-invasive Fibrosis Models in NAFLD
Are non-invasive serum fibrosis models less accurate for diagnosing cirrhosis and predicting future HCC and liver decompensation events in NAFLD patients with diabetes versus those without?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Clues to the link between obesity and liver cancer-and identification of a new risk group
(Monash University) New research has found a previously overlooked group of obese people may be at risk of developing deadly liver cancer. Most obese individuals who develop liver cancer first develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and then the more severe non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. This can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. However, this research reveals pathways to the development of liver cancer in obese people that are not reliant on the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or cirrhosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Risk of HCC in NASH Compared to Other Liver Diseases Risk of HCC in NASH Compared to Other Liver Diseases
What is the pooled risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, as compared to other liver diseases, in patients with NASH with and without cirrhosis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Did post-Soviet Russians drink themselves to death?
By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramMOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 2018 (IPS)Although initially obscured by The Economist, among others, the sudden and unprecedented increase in Russian adult male mortality during 1992-1994 is no longer denied. Instead, the debate is now over why?Having advocated ‘shock therapy’, a ‘big bang’, ‘sudden’ or rapid post-Soviet transition, Jeffrey Sachs and others have claimed that the sudden collapse in Russian adult male life expectancy was due to a sudden increase in alcohol consumption, playing into popular foreign images of vodka-binging Russian me...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Europe Global Governance Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Damage in Patients With HCV Cirrhosis Cardiovascular Damage in Patients With HCV Cirrhosis
This study investigated the prevalence of early signs of cardiovascular damage in patients with HCV cirrhosis. Is such damage reversible following treatment with DAAs?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diving for Data
Discussion around this is definitely part of the public discourse now but this is going to turn slowly like an ocean liner as incentives become more aligned.“The reimbursement of volume-based agreements is such a complex calculation to unwind, and people acknowledge that it is sensible but a hard thing to do. It takes a lot to move people off tried-and-true, low-risk ways of measuring the performance of a drug.Related Content: Rid Yourself Of Dirty DataTalking The Same LanguageNavigating the ChaosSeeking the Holy Grail of RWEThe Naked Truth About Outcomes-Based PricingPrimary Event: Value Summit USA 2018Pr ...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Assessment of Sepsis-3 criteria and quick SOFA in patients with cirrhosis and bacterial infections
This journal article describes a piece of research looking at how patients with cirrhosis have a high risk of sepsis, which confers a poor prognosis. The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria have several limitations in cirrhosis. Recently, new criteria for sepsis (Sepsis-3) have been suggested in the general population (increase of Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) ≥2 points from baseline). Outside the intensive care unit (ICU), the quick SOFA (qSOFA (at least two among alteration in mental status, systolic blood pressure ≤100 mm Hg or respiratory rate ≥22/min)) was suggested to screen ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Young Americans Are Dying From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Killing So Many Young Americans That the Country ’s Average Lifespan Is Falling
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

High-Dose Loop Diuretics Reduced Survival in Cirrhosis
(MedPage Today) -- Faster muscle depletion and more deaths (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)
Title: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 4, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Factors Impacting Diabetes Risk in HIV-infected Patients Factors Impacting Diabetes Risk in HIV-infected Patients
Is there an association between chronic hepatitis C and incidence of diabetes mellitus? What role might factors such as cirrhosis, duration of infection, and chronic hepatitis B infection play?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Gum disease treatment may improve symptoms in cirrhosis patients
(American Physiological Society) Routine oral care to treat gum disease (periodontitis) may play a role in reducing inflammation and toxins in the blood (endotoxemia) and improving cognitive function in people with liver cirrhosis. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology -- Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New target could prevent progression of liver damage to cancer
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Problems like obesity and alcoholism appear to chronically trigger in the liver a receptor known to amplify inflammation in response to invaders like bacteria, scientists report.The relentless, increased activity of TREM-1 in turn accelerates injury and scarring of the liver, a first step toward cirrhosis and liver cancer, says Dr. Anatolij Horuzsko, reproductive immunologist in the Georgia Cancer Center and Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Direct Antiviral Therapy of Hep C May Not Boost Hepatocellular-Carcinoma Risk Direct Antiviral Therapy of Hep C May Not Boost Hepatocellular-Carcinoma Risk
Treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) with direct-acting antiviral agents does not appear to increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in individuals with cirrhosis, researchers from France report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

To Salt or Not to Salt?--That Is the Question in Cirrhosis To Salt or Not to Salt?--That Is the Question in Cirrhosis
Should patients with cirrhosis be on a salt-restricted diet? This review examines the role of sodium balance in cirrhosis, and weighs the pros and cons of dietary restriction.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Shear-wave elastography works to evaluate liver disease
Two-dimensional shear-wave elastography is an effective tool for identifying...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? Adding blood test to US improves liver cancer diagnosis How accurate are SRU guidelines for advanced fibrosis? Spleen stiffness correlates with cirrhosis complication Quantitative ultrasound method stages fatty liver (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

D.C. Rap Up: Smallpox Rx; Essure Goes Away; Cirrhosis Deaths Spike
(MedPage Today) -- MedPage Today's weekly summary of policy news gets a hip-hop reboot from Cleavon Gilman, MD (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - July 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

America ’s Drinking Habits Are Killing More Young People, Study Suggests
Liver disease deaths are growing more common in the U.S. and disproportionately affecting younger Americans, according to a recent study. The paper, published in The BMJ just a day after a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on rising liver cancer death rates, paints a troubling picture of how Americans’ drinking habits may be affecting their health. While the new study couldn’t prove causation, the researchers say drinking is likely to blame for the growing number of adults aged 24 to 35 who are dying from cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. The researchers used deaths logged in the CDC&r...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Liver disease deaths skyrocket among young adults
Deaths caused by liver disease are up dramatically and young adults were the hardest hit. A new study, published in the British Medical Journal, said cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, The Washington Post reported. The rise in death rates was driven predominantly by alcohol-induced disease, the study said. People aged 25 to 34 had the highest increase in cirrhosis deaths among the demographic groups studied, averaging a 10.5… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Liver disease deaths spike among young Americans
More Americans, especially young people, are dying of conditions related to liver cirrhosis, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

240% spike in young adults dying of alcohol-related liver disease
A new study from the University of Michigan Medicine has found that alcohol is fueling a rise in young adults dying from cirrhosis, or liver scarring, increasing by 65 percent between 1999 and 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with compensated cirrhosis are also at risk of falling - Rom án E, Gely C, Flavià M, Poca M, Alvarado E, Vargas V, Guarner C, Soriano G.
Some years ago, we observed that falling in the previous year was more frequent in patients with cirrhosis than in healthy controls, and showed for the first time that cirrhotic patients, mainly those with cognitive dysfunction, are predisposed to falling ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS Local) – A disturbing new study declares that a growing number of young Americans are drinking themselves to death. The findings point to a skyrocketing increase in cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths over the last decade. According to the report published in the journal BMJ, deaths due to cirrhosis increased by 65 percent from 2009 to 2016. Deaths from liver cancer doubled (from more than 5,100 to nearly 11,100) during the same time period. Americans between 25-34 were found to be the largest group affected. Cirrhosis is a disease commonly caused by excessive drinking or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol Drinking liver disease Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Liver Disease-Related Deaths Up Sharply From 1999 to 2016
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Liver disease-related deaths, particularly due to cirrhosis, have been increasing in the United States since 2009, according to a study published online July 18 in The BMJ. Elliot B Tapper, M.D., and Neehar D Parikh, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deaths by alcohol-related liver disease skyrocket among young adults, U.S. study shows
Cirrhosis deaths among people 25 to 34 years old rose 10.5 per cent between 2009 and 2016 in the U.S., according to new data. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly
A growing number of Americans are dying from liver disease and liver cancer.The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths are due to cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking, the authors of a new study said. The researchers suspect the economic downturn in 2008 prompted people to comfort themselves with alcohol. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news