Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential new therapy for liver diseases
(Mayo Clinic) Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Microbiota May Help Single Out'Lean' NAFLD
(MedPage Today) -- Blood, fecal bacteria composition differed between lean and obese patients with fatty liver disease (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No surprise here: Western diets cause life-threatening fatty liver disease – can we reverse it?
(Natural News) Western diets, which are characterized by a high intake of fatty and cholesterol-rich foods, are known to be bad for your health. A new study presents another reason why adhering to a Western diet is bad for you: This type of diet can cause non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is a serious form of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officials reach out to homeless to get vaccinated against hepatitis A as the liver disease surges
Health officials are urging homeless people and drug users to get the hepatitis A vaccine after more than 11,000 cases were reported across the country in 2018 with about 40 deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about brown urine
Urine may be brown due to dehydration, liver disease, or certain foods and medications. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about brown urine here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

US communities reach out to homeless as liver disease surges
Outreach teams seen as new best approach for outbreaks in homeless and drug users (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CKD and Increased Mortality in Patients With NAFLD CKD and Increased Mortality in Patients With NAFLD
This study assessed the association between different stages of chronic kidney disease and mortality in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Integral Molecular's MAbs against CB1 to treat NASH enter new development phase following $1.4 million award
(Integral Molecular) Integral Molecular, the industry leader in antibody discovery against multipass membrane proteins, was awarded $1.4 million by the NIH to develop its lead antibodies against cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) for treating the liver disease nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and metabolic disorders, including obesity and metabolic syndrome. With this Phase 2 SBIR grant, Integral Molecular builds on its successful Phase 1 SBIR program isolating antibodies with high specificity and high affinity for CB1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Marshall University joins clinical trial for late-stage fatty liver disease
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) A clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of an investigational drug for late-stage liver disease is now available at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New therapy for IBD includes antifungals and probiotics for treating Crohn’s disease
(Natural News) A new study that was recently published in the journal Digestive and Liver Disease has revealed that there may be a new way to treat chronic intestinal inflammation disorders. It involves the use of antifungals and probiotics, making them work together in order to promote what can only be a healthy balance of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First genetic clue for elusive pediatric liver disease
(Emory Health Sciences) A nationwide consortium of researchers has identified the first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia, a mysterious liver disease that is the leading cause for liver transplantation in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Health benefits of BCAAs
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids. Research suggests that BCAAs can improve muscle mass and exercise performance. They may also benefit people with liver disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Towards a blood test for early-stage liver disease
(EMBO) One in four people in Western and Asian societies develop a build-up of fat in the liver as a result of an unhealthy diet. This disease -- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) -- causes no symptoms initially but can develop into end-stage liver cirrhosis. A discovery, published today in Molecular Systems Biology, paves the way for a simple blood test to detect early stages of NAFLD, opening up the possibility of preventing the development of liver cirrhosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cannabis can reverse the effects of alcohol-induced liver damage
(Natural News) A January 2018 study published in Liver International concluded that cannabis may reduce the incidence of liver disease in alcoholics. The study found that using cannabis correctly significantly lowered the odds of various liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and even hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer. These findings were based on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Killing brain cells and skin cells simultaneously with inhalant abuse: pearls from the National Burn Repository - Kahn SA, Bierman TV, Larson KJ, Blache AL.
BACKGROUND: Over 20 million Americans have abused inhalants at least once in their lifetime. It is widely known that 'huffing' increases risk for liver disease, renal failure, hypoxia, respiratory failure, dysrhythmias, and cardiac arrest. However, it is l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential mechanism to control nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
FINDINGSIn a comprehensive, nine-year-long study in mice, researchers profiled more than 300 liver and plasma lipid species and more than 5,000 liver proteins. The combined data helped researchers to identify new mechanisms that control the metabolism of lipids (molecules that include fat) and to discover a protein that regulates lipids. They found that silencing one particular protein, called PSMD9, is a potential therapeutic strategy to reduce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.BACKGROUNDNonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the buildup of excess fat in liver cells not caused by alcohol. The disease affects about 25 percent ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gene therapy trials point to cure for rare liver disease
EU-funded researchers are close to developing a cure for Crigler-Najjar syndrome, an extremely rare, life-threatening liver disease. The groundbreaking research, currently being validated in clinical trials, could also pave the way for the treatment of other genetic disorders. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 27, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, commonly associated with diabetes, increases the risk of heart disease, and liver, colorectal, and breast cancers
(Natural News) In a new study that was published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers were able to surmise that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is not only associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but also to cancers that have nothing to do with the liver, such as colorectal and breast cancers. “NAFLD is a very... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Young Women Are Having Heart Attacks, Study Says. This Could Be Why
Younger women are having more heart attacks, and accounted for nearly a third of all female heart attack patients in recent years, according to a recent study. The news compounds a string of recent findings that have pointed to poorer overall health for young American women. “Women now, compared to younger women generations before them, are less healthy,” says study co-author Melissa Caughey, a cardiovascular epidemiologist and instructor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. “It’s probably reflective of poorer health in general.” The study, which appeared in a sp...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Researchers discover a genetic defect linked to pediatric liver disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in collaboration with several other institutions, have discovered a genetic defect linked to biliary atresia (BA), the most common pediatric cause of end-stage liver disease, and the leading indication for liver transplantation in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Girl, six, has rare liver disease that causes her skin to be itchy all the time
Clara Peterson, six, from Green Acres, Washington, was diagnosed when she was an infant with a disease that causes bile salts to build up in liver cells instead of being excreted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intercept's fatty liver drug meets late-stage main goal, shares soar
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with a progressive fatty liver disease showed an improvement in scarring on the organ, taking the drug a step closer to approval and sending the company's shares surging 25 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Liver disease may increase diabetes risk in non-obese patients
Research, published inNutrition,Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, suggests that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease increases diabetes risk in non-obese adults.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gilead Misses Key Goal in NASH Liver Disease Trial, Shares Sink Gilead Misses Key Goal in NASH Liver Disease Trial, Shares Sink
Gilead Sciences Inc said on Monday that a late-stage study of a key experimental drug aimed at treating NASH, a progressive fatty liver disease, failed to meet its main goal, sending the company's shares down 4.6 percent in after-hours trading.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Even chicken, turkey and lean steak can cause fatty liver disease
A study by the Erasmus MC University Medical Centre in Rotterdam found people who rely on vegetables as their main source of protein are less at risk even if they eat more calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sausages, bacon and steak cause fatty liver disease
A study by the Erasmus MC University Medical Centre in Rotterdam found people who rely on vegetables as their main source of protein are less at risk even if they eat more calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse, 27, gets life-saving liver transplant after waiting FOUR YEARS
Olivia Price, from Wolverhampton, was diagnosed with liver disease aged 10-weeks. Initial surgery was successful, but she needed a full transplant in March 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dash for NASH trips up Gilead, but 'fatty liver disease' remains biotech target
A late-stage clinical trial by Gilead Sciences Inc. failed in fatty liver disease, the company said, sending a blow to a drug industry that has seen treatments for the disease as the next big thing. The Foster City-based company's (NASDAQ: GILD) study found that only a slightly higher percentage of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, who received a higher dose of a once-a-day oral drug saw an improvement in the disease than those who were given a placebo. Even fewer patients who… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Eating lots of meat tied to higher risk of liver disease
(Reuters Health) - People who eat a lot of animal protein may be more likely to have excessive fat in their livers and a higher risk of liver disease than individuals whose main source of protein is vegetables, a Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dash for NASH trips up Gilead, but 'fatty liver disease' remains biotech target
A late-stage clinical trial by Gilead Sciences Inc. failed in fatty liver disease, the company said, sending a blow to a drug industry that has seen treatments for the disease as the next big thing. The Foster City-based company's (NASDAQ: GILD) study found that only a slightly higher percentage of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, who received a higher dose of a once-a-day oral drug saw an improvement in the disease than those who were given a placebo. Even fewer patients who… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a liver cyst?
Liver cysts are abnormal growths that can develop in the liver. They are uncommon, and most people with liver cysts do not have symptoms. If they begin to cause pain or other issues, a doctor may recommend surgical removal of the cyst. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Gilead misses key goal in NASH liver disease trial, shares sink
Gilead Sciences Inc said on Monday that a late-stage study of a key experimental drug aimed at treating NASH, a progressive fatty liver disease, failed to meet its main goal, sending the company's shares down 4.6 percent in after-hours trading. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Research identifies pathway connecting some ARV drugs with liver disease
(University of Kentucky) Research out of the University of Kentucky has identified a potential pathway by which certain ARV drugs -- commonly given to patients with HIV -- give rise to liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Treatment for obesity and fatty liver disease may be in reach
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Professor Amiram Goldblum and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute for Drug Research have discovered 27 new molecules. These molecules all activate a special protein called PPAR-delta and have the potential to treat fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetic nephrotoxicity, and to heal wounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NHS long term plan: three new models of care that could be replicated across England
Models discussed are in Nottingham: diagnostic pathway to detect chronic liver disease at earlier stage, integrated tertiary service providing psychiatric care for patients with persistent physical symptoms and general practice led enhanced support for older people in care homes (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NAFLD in Adolescent Boys Improves With Low Sugar Diet NAFLD in Adolescent Boys Improves With Low Sugar Diet
Adolescent boys on a"low free sugar" diet show significant improvements in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to results from an 8-week randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled
Since 2002, alcohol-associated liver disease has replaced hepatitis C as the most common reason for U.S. liver transplants. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Transplants for Alcohol-Linked Disease Increased From 2002 to 2016
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- The proportion of liver transplants for alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) increased from 2002 to 2016, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Brian P. Lee, M.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled Since 2002
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- The percentage of U.S. liver transplant recipients with alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) doubled over 15 years, but significant regional variations remain, a new study finds. ALD has replaced hepatitis C as the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Liver Disease Symptoms, Signs, Treatment, and Life Expectancy
Title: Liver Disease Symptoms, Signs, Treatment, and Life ExpectancyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/14/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 23, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Alcohol destroyed their livers. Now, they're getting new ones
The number of liver transplants for Americans with alcohol-associated liver disease has steadily grown in recent years, prompting researchers to explore why this is and what the long-term prospects are for recipients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify a hepatitis C rash
Hepatitis C can cause many symptoms including skin issues such as jaundice, itching, and blood spots. Other symptoms may also be present. Learn how to identify a hepatitis C rash here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Alcohol destroyed their livers. Now, they're increasingly getting new ones
The number of liver transplants for Americans with alcohol-associated liver disease has steadily grown in recent years, prompting researchers to explore why this is and what the long-term prospects are for recipients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplants increase 50% for alcohol-related liver disease, study finds
The proportion of people who get liver transplants due to alcohol-related disease has risen by 50% in the last 15 years, after a required sobriety period was dropped, A UCSF study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks
Children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Liver Obesity Liver Cancer Juices Children and Childhood Diet and Nutrition Weight Sugar Soft Drinks Cirrhosis Source Type: news

Study shows low-sugar diet effective in boys with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that a diet low in free sugars (those added to foods and beverages and occurring naturally in fruit juices) resulted in significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adolescent boys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Socioeconomic vulnerability to depressive symptoms in patients with chronic hepatitis B - Vu TTM, Le TV, Dang AK, Nguyen LH, Nguyen BC, Tran BX, Latkin CA, Ho CSH, Ho RCM.
Depression is considered one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders among patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver disease and has adverse effects on the disease progression. However, there is a scarcity of studies contributing to the asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

New therapeutic avenue in the fight against chronic liver disease
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Washington man, 49, willingly receives a heart from a hepatitis C-infected donor
Kerry Hayes, 49, from Anacortes, Washington, received a heart from a donor that was infected with the liver disease hepatitis C. After going on eight-week antiviral regimen, he was cured. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news