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

Research finds that MSG is dangerous to liver health
(Natural News) MSG is a common flavor enhancer, and many people swear that certain foods simply don’t taste the same without it. That better taste, however, comes with a price as MSG is known to cause a variety of health problems. Research shows it’s particularly dangerous for the health of your liver. In a study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - 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

HCV Eradication by DAAs Improves Glucose Tolerance HCV Eradication by DAAs Improves Glucose Tolerance
Chronic HCV genotype 1 is associated with a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in its advanced stages. Could early HCV eradication improve glucose tolerance in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diabetes raises risk of cancer, with women at even greater likelihood, a major new study has found
(George Institute for Global Health) A global review involving almost 20 million people has shown that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher.Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health also found diabetes (type 1 and type 2) conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men, for leukaemia and cancers of the stomach, mouth and kidney, but less risk for liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Take a Number: More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer
Death rates from both diseases have risen sharply, particularly among young adults over the last decade. A possible villain: the Great Recession. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Liver Cirrhosis Liver Cancer Alcoholic Beverages Deaths (Fatalities) BMJ (Journal) United States 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

Study: Future of Liver Surgery is Minimally Invasive
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer major complications and less post-op morbidity with no sacrifice in survival (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 18, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology 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 damage caused by OTC painkillers reduced by this folk remedy
(Natural News) Over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen can damage the liver and cause serious health problems. A new study by Malaysian researchers suggested that compounds from a common fern can protect the liver from toxic acetaminophen. Every day, the liver gets exposed to various substances, many of them toxic. It normally detoxifies and expels those toxic chemicals,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Vivo Gene Editing Lowers Cholesterol in Animal Model In Vivo Gene Editing Lowers Cholesterol in Animal Model
Inactivation of the gene PCSK9 in macaque liver using targeted meganuclease-mediated DNA breaks leads to stable reduction of serum cholesterol levels, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Roche ’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin as first-line treatment for advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
Roche today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Tecentriq ® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) as an initial (first-line) treatment for people with advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Roche ’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin as first-line treatment for advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
Roche today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Tecentriq ® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) as an initial (first-line) treatment for people with advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

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

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

Amid Obesity Epidemic, Liver Cancer Deaths Surge
(MedPage Today) -- Across 17-year period, men twice as likely as women to die from the disease (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - July 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

More Americans Are Dying From Liver Cancer, Study Says
Liver cancer deaths have increased in the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Between 2000 and 2016, liver cancer death rates increased by 43% for men and 40% for women, according to the NCHS. In that time period, liver cancer rose from the ninth to the sixth leading cause of cancer death; it’s expected to kill about 30,200 people this year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Liver cancer is much more prevalent in men than it is in women. Taking into account the recent increases, liver cancer kills rough...
Source: TIME: Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

CDC: Liver cancer death rate up 43% since 2000
Death rates from liver cancer increased 43 percent for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

World-renowned husband and wife team join local transplant org
In less than a month, the UT/Methodist Transplant Institute has added two highly regarded professionals in the transplant field. The Transplant Institute named Dr. Daniel Maluf as surgical director of liver transplantation. He will also be a professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and director of live donor transplantation for the institute. “He is internationally known for hi s work in live donor liver transplantation, as well as his research in genomics,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton 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

Health Highlights: July 17, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Steep Rise Seen in U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Liver cancer death rates in the United States rose 43 percent between 2000 and 2016, a new federal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years
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. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

UCLA led the nation in organ transplants in 2017
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center led the nation in the number of solid organ transplants performed in 2017, with 641 procedures that included kidney, pancreas, lung, heart and intestine transplants, according to statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.UCLA recorded 363 kidney transplants in 2017, making it the year ’s top kidney transplant center.Other medical centers with a high number of solid organ transplants in 2017 were UC San Francisco; Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri; and the University of Wisconsin ’s University Hospital in Ma...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training 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

New Cochrane health evidence challenges belief that omega 3 supplements reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death
New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death.Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha ­linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  ALA is normally found in fats from plant foods, such as nuts and seeds (walnuts and rapeseed are rich sources). EPA and DHA, collectively called long chain omega 3 fats, are naturally found in fatty fish, su...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk
(CNN) — The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Using biological particles from milk to target liver cancer
Among cancers, liver tumors have been particularly hard for doctors to treat. The cancer cells tend to be hardy from the beginning and even undergo changes that make them more resistant to chemotherapies. What?s clear is that an effective treatment needs to reach the cancer cells, and not affect or damage the normal liver. The [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of stage 4 breast cancer?
When breast cancer reaches stage 4, it will have spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Cancer cells in new parts of the body can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Here, we explain the symptoms that occur when breast cancer spreads to the bones, liver, or brain. We also cover other symptoms and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer 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

Analyzing the hepatoprotective activity of garden cress
(Natural News) A recent Saudi study evaluated the garden cress (Lepidium sativum) for its ability to protect the liver from fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). They found that the plant’s ethanolic extract could provide a safe and effective means of managing hepatitis. King Saud University sponsored the investigation. The findings were published in the science journal BMC... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound appears to be an effective alternative to MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer? Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

LDV/SOF in SOF-experienced, NS5A Treatment-naive Patients LDV/SOF in SOF-experienced, NS5A Treatment-naive Patients
Two recent studies evaluated the optimal ledipasvir/sofosbuvir treatment regimens for the retreatment of HCV in patients who have previously failed non-NS5A sofosbuvir-based therapy.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Affluence and Liver Cancer: What's the Connection? Affluence and Liver Cancer: What's the Connection?
Rising rates of liver cancer mortality parallel another health issue in the US--obesity.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Which Patient Should Get the Liver Transplant?
(MedPage Today) -- Michael Kirsch, MD, ponders our organ allocation system (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Working night shifts drives up the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease:
A new study from the University of Washington and the University of Surrey has found that working night shift disrupts the peripheral clocks found in your body's tissues such as the liver and pancreas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Heat-Activated Chemo Yields Responses in Liver Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Approach increased doxorubicin concentrations in ultrasound-accessible tumors (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - July 10, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Focused Ultrasound Increases Drug Delivery to Liver Tumors Focused Ultrasound Increases Drug Delivery to Liver Tumors
Using focused ultrasound directed at thermosensitive liposomes containing doxorubicin greatly increased the amount of drug that was delivered to liver tumors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news