T2DM Is Risk Factor for Liver Fibrosis Progression in NAFLD
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 -- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a risk factor for progression of liver fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a study published online May 21 in the Journal of Gastroenterology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage
A group of people who have liver disease also had elevated urine levels of glyphosate, the main weed-killing ingredient in Roundup, researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Hepatology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage: Study
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 -- The popular weed killer Roundup might be linked to liver disease, a new study suggests. A group of patients suffering from liver disease had elevated urine levels of glyphosate, the primary weed-killing ingredient in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage: Study
Title: Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/24/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 24, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Sperm counts are on the decline – could plastics be to blame?
A recent study that tested both men and dogs added to concerns that chemicals in the environment are damaging the quality and quantity of sperm• Help us reach our $150,000 goal to fund this series.Make a contributionSurprising new research into dog sperm has reproductive biologists concerned about the fate of their own species. In aMarch study, scientists at Nottingham University found that two chemicals common in home environments damage the quality of sperm in both men and dogs.The culprits implicated are diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), used to make new plastics more pliable, and polychlorinated biphenyl 153 (PCB153)...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Teresa Carr Tags: Reproduction Science Biology Plastics Environment Pollution Source Type: news

Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage: Study
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Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - May 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Preclinical biotech Stoke Therapeutics plans $86M IPO
An RNA-altering startup, led by some of the brains behind Biogen and Sarepta Therapeutics' blockbuster products, is hoping to raise $86 million in an IPO, the company disclosed Thursday. Stoke Therapeutics Inc. is developing RNA-targeting treatments that it hopes can jumpstart protein production in a handful of genetic diseases like a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet's Syndrome. It is also exploring potential therapies for liver, central nervous system, eye and kidney diseases. The preclinical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Digestive Disease Week, May 18-21
Digestive Disease Week 2019 The annual Digestive Disease Week, sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Society for Surgery... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Halifax woman's battle with a rare, incurable liver condition
What began as an annoying itch for Sarka Kralicek turned out to be an incurable liver disease. Now, she hopes to help others recognize the signs of PBC before it's too late. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Studying the function of liver cancer genes in mini-organs
(Hubrecht Institute) Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute developed a human model in which they use organoids, or mini organs, to study the function of specific genes that are mutated in liver cancer. Using this method, they have found that mutations in BAP1, a gene commonly mutated in liver cancer, changes the behavior of the cells, which may make them more likely to be invasive. Their results were published in Cell Stem Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Manage obesity complications with this South American plant
(Natural News) Obesity isn’t just about the number on the weighing scale. In fact, this condition leads to various health complications, causing inflammation that contributes to the development of insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and liver damage. Scientists have explored many natural cures for obesity and its complications. One of these is a South American plant called Rudgea viburnoides.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protect your liver from heavy metals and oxidative stress with heart-leaved moonseed
(Natural News) Exposure to heavy metals like cadmium is harmful to your health, and one of the most commonly affected organs is the liver. To protect your liver from these toxic heavy metals, researchers at the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan and Bharathiar University in India suggest taking heart-leaved moonseed (Tinospora cordifolia) extract. They reached this conclusion... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse Liver Outcomes Up With Diagnosis of NAFLD/NASH
Baseline diagnosis of diabetes independent predictor of advanced liver disease diagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pennsylvania declares a statewide hepatitis A outbreak as US sees 300% increase across the nation
Since January 2018, there have been 171 cases of hepatitis A reported in 36 counties in Pennsylvania. This year alone, there have been more than 60 cases confirmed of the liver disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Obesity Care Algorithm Addresses CVD, Diabetes, and Cancer New Obesity Care Algorithm Addresses CVD, Diabetes, and Cancer
New in this year's Obesity Medicine Association update, the document also explores how obesity causes cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, fatty liver, and cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Adverse Liver Outcomes Up With Diagnosis of NAFLD/NASH
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- The risks for cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are increased for patients with a recorded diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cirrhosis and liver cancer risk higher in people with type 2 diabetes
A large European study now suggests that many diagnoses of cirrhosis and liver cancer come too late, and that diabetes might be an independent risk factor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Exposure to common environmental chemicals may increase obesity risk
Data, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lyon, suggests that phthalate exposure may correlate with increased markers of liver damage and obesity risk.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nationwide liver transplant policy caught up in court case
An attorney says a nonprofit that manages the U.S. organ transplant system is rolling back a new nationwide policy over how to allocate scarce livers available for transplants as the issue is tied up in a lawsuit (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Diabetes sufferers warned of ‘secret’ liver disease threat
DIABETES sufferers are at high risk of developing deadly liver disease, a study reveals today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AF: Highly Prevalent Yet Undertreated in Patients With NASH AF: Highly Prevalent Yet Undertreated in Patients With NASH
This study found that the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients with NASH is twice that of the general population. Are these patients receiving appropriate anticoagulation therapy?Liver International (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Millions of Europeans at risk of chronic digestive diseases, new report reveals
(Spink Health) 'Nutrition and Chronic Digestive Diseases', launched today by United European Gastroenterology (UEG) and supported by 11 medical associations, patient organizations and NGOs, canvasses the opinion of a number of leading experts in the fields of nutrition, digestive cancers, liver diseases, functional gastrointestinal disorders and pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UK's spiralling obesity crisis could lead to liver disease boom
The review of nearly 19million people in the UK said those with diabetes should be monitored closely because of their raised risk of life-threatening liver disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease
(Digestive Disease Week) Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2019. Chronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently there are no guidelines for the optimal type of exercise for the prevention of cirrhosis-related mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes patients at higher risk of deadly liver disease, finds study of 18 million people
(Queen Mary University of London) Many patients with potentially deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are being diagnosed at late advanced stages of disease, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin May Lower Risk for Fatty Liver Progression Daily Aspirin May Lower Risk for Fatty Liver Progression
Daily aspirin may reduce the risk for progression to fibrosis and NASH in fatty liver disease, observational data suggest; more research is needed before recommending daily aspirin in NAFLD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

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

Shear-wave elastography useful for assessing rectal tumor depth
Shear-wave elastography (SWE) is a useful way to evaluate the depth of invasion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shear-wave elastography helps diagnose Graves' disease SWE helps clinicians evaluate Achilles tendon health 2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease Elastography works for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Liver transplant rules spark open conflict among transplant centers
Patients, doctors in less populated parts of the country seek contempt order against HHS and the nonprofit that runs the transplant system. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe
Colorectal cancer screening guidelines might need to include 45-50 year olds if trend continues Related items fromOnMedica FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later Faecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effective (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Verasonics settles suit with SuperSonic Imagine
Research ultrasound technology developer Verasonics has settled a suit it brought...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SuperSonic launches Mach 30 ultrasound scanner Verasonics sues SuperSonic Imagine SuperSonic to feature Aixplorer Ultimate at ECR FDA clears SuperSonic's Aixplorer for liver disease Verasonics buries hatchet with Alpinion U.S. court confirms Verasonics arbitration award (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New liver transplant rules begin amid fight over fairness
New rules aim to make liver transplant wait depend less on ZIP code, but some hospitals tell court the change isn't fair (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak in Florida continues to expand
Florida reported 92 hepatitis A cases last week, bringing the total to 1,129 cases this year as an outbreak continues to grow, according to numbers posted Monday on the state Department of Health website. The total is more than double the 548 cases reported in all of 2018. In the four previous years, the highest number of cases was 276 in 2017. Hepatitis A, which can cause liver damage, can be spread through such things as food or drinks that have been contaminated with fecal matter from people… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. Prevalence of Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Stable at 4.7 Percent
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- The prevalence of alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) has remained stable among U.S. adults, affecting 4.7 percent of adults in 2015 to 2016, according to a research letter published online May 7 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

It's in the weeds: Herbicide linked to human liver disease
(University of California - San Diego) Exposure to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, correlates to more severe cases of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Latest Data on Evobrutinib, New MS Therapy Targeting B Cells Latest Data on Evobrutinib, New MS Therapy Targeting B Cells
Further data from the phase 2 trial of show a significant reduction in enhancing MRI lesions with one of the doses tested but increases in liver enzymes may be an issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

When Is Stopping Immunosuppressives in AIH Justified When Is Stopping Immunosuppressives in AIH Justified
How long should immunosuppressive treatment of autoimmune hepatitis be continued, and which patients are suitable for drug withdrawal?Liver International (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

How viable is your liver after you die?
(World Scientific) In a paper to be published in a forthcoming issue of TECHNOLOGY, a group of researchers from Harvard Medical School have done a study on the viability of donated livers and its correlation with donor demographics. The results of this study could reduce the number of livers that are discarded and facilitate development of novel therapeutics and bioengineering for clinical research applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Son donates part of his liver to his mom, jokes he's off the hook for Mother's Day gifts
A Utah woman is hepatitis free after getting a piece of her son's liver in a lifesaving transplant. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New progress in developing an animal model of hepatitis C
(Princeton University) Researchers studying hepatitis C virus have introduced small mutations into mouse liver cells to make the animals more susceptible to the virus, a step toward using mice in hepatitis C vaccine research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protect your liver from being damaged by acetaminophen by taking lemongrass essential oil
(Natural News) One of the many side effects of taking acetaminophen drugs is liver damage. Keeping the liver healthy is essential because it plays many vital roles in the proper functioning of the whole body. To protect your liver from damage, researchers from the State University of Maringa in Brazil suggest taking lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for cervical herniated intervertebral disc in dentists: a nationwide population-based study
ConclusionYounger dentists had a trend of higher risk of developing C-HIVD than members of the general population. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 10, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

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

Liver transplant gives hockey player a new power play in life
She was an elite athlete who faced many opponents on the ice as a women's hockey player. But Julianne Vasichek's (VAH-sih-check) biggest battle occurred in 2015 in the fight for her life. And thanks to a lifesaving organ donation, she is alive today to share the message that one person can make a difference. Reporter [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Percutaneous Ablation in Liver Cancer Tied to Better Outcomes
Intervention linked to better short - term outcomes versus surgical procedures (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Iowa Army veteran, 20, marries his girlfriend hours before dying of rare liver cancer
US Army National Guard veteran Tristin Laue, 20, from Waverly, Iowa, died of fibrolamellar carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer, on April 27, just five hours after he married girlfriend Tianna Hargrafen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Percutaneous Ablation in Liver Cancer Tied to Better Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- For patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), percutaneous liver ablation interventions are associated with lower in-hospital mortality, length of stay (LOS), and hospitalization costs compared with surgical procedures,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers discover new pathway for improving metabolic health
(American Physiological Society) Blocking the action of an enzyme involved in protein digestion may improve metabolic health, according to a new study published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. The paper was chosen as an APSselect article for May. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tampa Bay area is the hardest hit as hepatitis A cases soar past 1,000 statewide
Florida has had a reported 1,037 cases of the liver disease hepatitis A this year, nearly double the amount reported for all of 2018, according to numbers posted on the state Department of Health website. The numbers, as of Saturday, show a continued escalation of the contagious disease. Health officials say the outbreak started last year, when the state had 548 cases. That was more than double the 276 cases in 2017 and far more than the 122 cases in 2016. The new Department of Health numbers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: news