Cannabis Use and Prevalence of Alcoholic Liver Disease Cannabis Use and Prevalence of Alcoholic Liver Disease
Might cannabis use have a positive influence on incidence of liver disease in individuals who abuse alcohol?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

More protein after weight loss may reduce fatty liver disease
(American Physiological Society) Increasing the amount of protein in the diet may reduce the liver's fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Endocrinology and Metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UB liver researchers receive $3M grant from Kaleida Foundation
Cancer care researchers at the University at Buffalo will use the power of big data, and a new $3 million grant, to fight liver disease in the Western New York region. The five-year grant comes from The Troup Fund of the Kaleida Health Foundation, established in 1974 to advance cancer care, research and the acquisition of equipment.  Co-principal investigators on the new grant are Dr. Andrew Talal, director of the Liver Center of Western New York and a profess or in the Department of Medicine in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer
Diets high in indole-3-carbinol protect stomach cells from chaotic division Related items fromOnMedica FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Colorectal cancer risk link to ‘inflammatory’ foods Taking aspirin with a PPI reduces risk of oesophageal cancer Cetuximab with chemo shrinks more secondaries Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hep A Outbreak Continues at Paragould Barbecue Restaurant
Officials are again warning residents of a northeast Arkansas town of a possible hepatitis A exposure after an employee at a barbecue restaurant tested positive for the liver disease. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

GI Dynamics wins FDA nod for pivotal US EndoBarrier trial
GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a pivotal trial of its EndoBarrier device designed for treating patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, pending Institutional Review Board approval. The EndoBarrier device is a plastic gut sleeve designed to prevent the absorption of nutrients from food as it exits the stomach and enters the intestinal tract to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The approval is a boon for the company, which has faced a number of hurdles with its device over the past few years, inclu...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

Treat your fatty liver disease naturally with a traditional Chinese herbal powder
(Natural News) A traditional Chinese herbal medicine called Sinisan can help treat nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in China evaluated the beneficial effects of Sinisan on NAFLD. Sinisan is made up of four herbal medicines:... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even Light Drinking May Make Fatty Liver Disease Worse Even Light Drinking May Make Fatty Liver Disease Worse
People non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may still need to avoid alcohol if they want to prevent their liver damage from getting worse, a Korean study suggests. The researchers examined data on 58,927 Korean young and middle aged adults with NAFLD who had low levels of fibrosis. After following half of these patients for at least 8.3 years, 5,630 people had progressed from low to more ...Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Dogs set to benefit from simple blood test to spot liver disease
(University of Edinburgh) Vets have developed a blood test that quickly spots early signs of liver disease in dogs, a study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Deaths from hepatitis C drop 11% in past year
Advanced liver disease and related cancers diagnoses stable Related items fromOnMedica Electronic ‘pill’ may revolutionise gut diagnoses England aims to be first in the world to eliminate hepatitis C Public health doctors encourage hepatitis C testing Alcohol consumption in late teens can predict risk of liver problems later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Even light drinking may make fatty liver disease worse
(Reuters Health) - People who have fatty liver disease that wasn't caused by heavy drinking may still need to avoid alcohol if they want to prevent their liver damage from getting worse, a Korean study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Backed with $140M, startup launches three-pronged attack on liver diseases
Startup factory Third Rock Ventures is launching a three-pronged attack on liver diseases with $140 million and an unusually early and large assist from a Japanese drug maker. Ambys Medicines Inc. will get $100 million from Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. — including $80 million in research and development commitments — on top of $40 million from Third Rock to pursue cell therapy, gene therapy and traditional small-molecule approaches to restoring and replacing live r function lost in a variety… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Unsheltered Homeless Have High Mortality Rates
Noncommunicable disease, substance use, chronic liver disease most common causes of death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Deaths from hepatitis C have fallen by 11 per cent in the last year
New Public Health England data shows a decrease in deaths from hepatitis C but diagnoses of advanced liver disease and related cancers remain stable. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Development of indicators for public health surveillance of substance use and mental health - Hopkins RS, Landen M, Toe M.
Substance use and mental health disorders can result in disability, death, and economic cost. In the United States, rates of death from suicide, drug overdose, and chronic liver disease (a marker for alcohol abuse) have been rising for the past 15 years. G... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

No Alcohol Use And Heavy Alcohol Use Linked To Dementia
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers in Europe find that both teetotalers and those who drink more heavily during middle age are at higher risk of dementia as they get older. Researchers looked at 9,000 adults in the United Kingdom and found that people who abstained from alcohol were more likely to develop dementia as well as those who drank more than 14 glasses of wine a week. The more alcohol they drank, the higher the risk. And for those with an alcohol disorder, the risk of dementia doubled. Researchers say drinking on one to eight drinks a week may benefit brain health but there are downsides to regular alcohol use like ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Aortic atherosclerotic plaque inflammation may contribute to the progression of fatty liver disease to liver fibrosis
(Boston University School of Medicine) A new study sheds light on the long-term effects of highly inflamed plaques on the progression of liver fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ultrasound identifies alcohol-induced liver disease
Using ultrasound to identify liver damage in alcoholic patients helps inform...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Steatosis complicates MR elastography for liver fibrosis How accurate are SRU guidelines for advanced fibrosis? US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost? Panel says elastography has value for liver fibrosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Mulpleta (lusutrombopag) for Thrombocytopenia in Adults with Chronic Liver Disease
On July 31, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved lusutrombopag (Mulpleta, Shionogi Inc.) for thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure. Approval was based on two... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 31, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA OKs Lusutrombopag for Thrombocytopenia in Liver Disease FDA OKs Lusutrombopag for Thrombocytopenia in Liver Disease
The thrombopoietin receptor agonist is for adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves blood disorder drug made by Japan's Shionogi
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Japan-based Shionogi& Co Ltd's treatment for low blood-platelet count or thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic liver disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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

HIV May Up Risk for Liver Steatosis in Mono-infected Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Earlier intervention on'manageable factors'for fatty liver disease may help in this population (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Eating fish reduces people's risk of dying prematurely by nearly 40%
Researchers from Zhejiang University, China found that high amounts of fish lowers women's risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease by 38 per cent and men's risk of liver disease by 37 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased Plasma Proneurotensin Levels Identify NAFLD Increased Plasma Proneurotensin Levels Identify NAFLD
A new study investigates the relationship between plasma proneurotensin levels and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article 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

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

Alcohol-Related Liver Failure Deaths Rising Among U.S. Young Adults Alcohol-Related Liver Failure Deaths Rising Among U.S. Young Adults
Over nearly a decade, deaths from liver disease have been rising rapidly in the U.S., new data show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News 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

More Americans are drinking themselves to death, study suggests
Increase in alcohol-related liver disease among young people is especially troubling, doctors say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Medical News Today: Rapid increase in deaths due to alcohol-related liver disease
Specialists are expressing concern over rising mortality due to late-stage liver disease. Most cases are caused by alcohol use, they warn. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- The Great Recession continues to take a grim toll: Since 2009, a growing number of Americans have died from liver disease and liver cancer. The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly
Title: U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising RapidlyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol
Deaths due to liver disease have increased among the young — and heavy drinking is to blame.(Image credit: South_agency/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Chisholm Source Type: news

Alcohol-related liver failure deaths rising among U.S. young adults
(Reuters Health) - Over nearly a decade, deaths from liver disease have been rising rapidly in the U.S., new data show. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Death Rates From Liver Disease Mount Across Much of US Death Rates From Liver Disease Mount Across Much of US
Death rates from liver disease continue to climb across much of the country. It is particularly concerning with regard to young Americans who use alcohol to excess.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Liver disease: Five early symptoms of organ damage caused by too much alcohol
LIVER disease is often caused by drinking too much alcohol. If the misuse of alcohol continues, it can lead to a condition called alcohols-related cirrhosis and serious complications can occur. The early stages of the organ damage can be reversed, so what are the early signs to watch out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease pandemic needs 'gold standard' human-relevant research
(Humane Society International) New study calls for human-based tools to unravel the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The contribution of in silico, in vitro and pathways-based systems biology approaches to unraveling the pathogenesis of this disease are described, and how this human-relevant research can be used for anti-NASH drug development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TGen-led study shows DNA methylation related to liver disease among obese patients
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) A TGen-led team has identified how DNA methylation is associated with a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can lead to liver cirrhosis and death, and is one of the leading indicators for liver transplants. In one of the most exacting studies of its kind, TGen scientists found evidence that DNA methylation has a role in the initiation of NAFLD-related fibrosis, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver Cancer Death Rate In US Surged 43% In 16 Years
(CNN) — Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined. Liver cancer death rates increased for both men and women 25 and older, as well as white, black and Hispanic people. Only Asians and Pacific Islanders saw a decrease in mortality from liver cancer. The rise in mortality doesn’t mean that liver cancer is deadlier than before, according to Dr. Jiaquan Xu, the aut...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Liver Cancer Source Type: news

Atlas, Sofinnova lead $45M investment in cancer startup
The founders of a small Cambridge startup helping to develop more effective drugs for cancer, autoimmune disorders and liver diseases like NASH are planning to double staff after closing a $45 million Series A venture capital investment. The startup, HotSpot Therapeutics Inc., has developed a platform it calls SpotFinder, which it says can better identify protein targets or "hotspots," to enable drugmakers to develop more potent medications for a variety of diseases. "What's exciting about HotSpot… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Rwanda:Inside Rwanda's Growing Herbal Medicine Industry
[New Times] When the stinging nettle (Igisura) healed her father of liver disease (hepatitis) a while back, Janvi ère Ingabire picked interest in the magic herb. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Treating Alcoholic Liver Diseases Treating Alcoholic Liver Diseases
Dr Rowen Zetterman on how promoting early alcohol abstinence, looking for comorbidities, and implementing other techniques may keep a bad situation from getting worse.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about liver hemangiomas
Hemangiomas of the liver are the most common type of benign liver tumor. Liver hemangiomas rarely cause symptoms, although large or multiple hemangiomas can cause abdominal pain or discomfort. Liver hemangiomas often do not require treatment. Doctors can diagnose them using an ultrasound or CT scan. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news