Can kissing cause paraquat poisoning: a case report and review of literature - Lv B, Han DF, Chen J, Zhao HB, Liu XL.
BACKGROUND: Paraquat is an effective, broad-spectrum, highly toxic quaternary ammonium herbicide. Paraquat poisoning has been reported frequently in recent years. It has severe lung, kidney, liver, and nervous system toxicity, and there is currently no spe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Recognizing Hepatitis R & D on World Hepatitis Day
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, with types A, B, C most common. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that Americans were infected with 24,900 cases of hepatitis A and 21,600 cases of hepatitis B, many of which go undiagnosed because individuals do not know they are infected. Over the past several years, the biopharmaceutical industry has made significant progress in bringing medicines to patients that improve cure rates, reduce side effects and duration of treatment and expand treatment options. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Research and Development Drug Cost Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity May Up Risk for Future Liver Disease in Offspring
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- There is a strong association between maternal weight and future nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in offspring, according to a study published online July 18 in the Journal of Hepatology. Hannes Hagström,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liver Cancer Monotherapy Indication for Nivolumab Withdrawn Liver Cancer Monotherapy Indication for Nivolumab Withdrawn
This indication had received an accelerated approval, but after a confirmatory trial failed to show a survival benefit, the indication has been voluntarily withdrawn by the manufacturer.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

'Healthy' supplements are causing a rise in liver injuries - what to avoid
ACCORDING to new research, cases of severe liver injury linked to products claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss are rising, with some severe cases leading to patients requiring liver transplants. Scientists are probing why some supplements may be doing more harm than good. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combined Analysis of Risk Factors in NAFLD Combined Analysis of Risk Factors in NAFLD
This study investigated the synergistic effects of various known risk factors for NAFLD, as well as their individual impact on disease severity.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Chemical giants hid dangers of "forever chemicals" in food packaging for more than a decade
(Natural News) Chemical giants DuPont and Daikin had known about the dangers of certain chemicals used in food packaging since 2010 but hid them from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Guardian first reported. The chemicals, known as 6:2 fluorotelomer alcohol (FTOH), have been linked to several health problems, such as developmental problems, cancer and liver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Landmark study finds one in two hospitalised COVID-19 patients develop a complication, NIHR
A large-scale, NIHR-supported observational study published in The Lancet has found that one in two people hospitalised with COVID-19 during the first phase of the pandemic developed at least one health complication as a result of the viral infection. The ISARIC/CO-CIN study is the most comprehensive of its kind - and the first to systematically assess a range of in-hospital complications and their associations with age, sex and ethnicity - and their outcomes for the patients. The researchers assessed more than 70,000 hospitalised adult patients in the UK hospitalised with severe COVID-19 disease between January and Augu...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Strategies Needed for Managing NAFLD in Adults
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- Effective screening, diagnosis, and management strategies are needed for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a special report published online July 26... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Call to Action: Experts Urge Coordinated Care for'NASH Epidemic'Call to Action: Experts Urge Coordinated Care for'NASH Epidemic '
Call for doctors in primary care, hepatology, obesity medicine, endocrinology, and diabetology to stop working in silos and develop multidisciplinary teams to tackle nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

3D liver segmentation detects fatty liver on cardiac CT
A 3D liver segmentation method can be utilized to rapidly diagnose and measur...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Plaque burden predicts higher risk for heart disease patients AI automatically quantifies plaque on CCTA How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected CT CAC testing? AI assesses atherosclerosis, morphology in NSTEMI patients CT, ultrasound provide chance for fatty liver disease screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Outcomes for Living vs Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation Outcomes for Living vs Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation
The use of living donors in liver transplantation can help expand the organ donor pool, but how do the outcomes of this approach compare with that of deceased donor transplantation?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Dietary supplements causing severe liver injuries in Australians, with some requiring transplants, study shows
Researchers say cases linked to products claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss are rising and more rigorous oversight is neededThe number of patients being admitted to hospital with severe liver injuries caused by herbal and dietary supplements claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss is increasing, with some people harmed so severely they required a liver transplant.A study led by Dr Emily Nash from the Royal Prince Alfred hospital examined hospital records of 184 adults admitted to the AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Centre with drug-induced liver injury between 2009 and 2020. She and her co-autho...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Diets and dieting Medical research Food safety Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Doctors share eight warning signs it is 'critical'
DR AMEET DHAR and Dr Nowlan Selvapatt spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease . As the name suggests, this condition isn't related to alcohol consumption; instead, it's to do with fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The five best supplements to take for a healthy liver
THE liver is the body's natural filter - getting rid of waste, toxins, and metabolising fats, proteins and carbohydrates. What are the best supplements to take for a healthy liver? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: New potential protection against the condition
FATTY liver disease is an umbrella term for conditions involving a fatty build-up in the liver. Although non-alcoholic liver disease can be treated when detected in the early stages, late-stage NAFLD can cause serious damage to the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Good cholesterol' may protect liver
(Washington University School of Medicine) The body's so-called good cholesterol may be even better than we realize. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that one type of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) has a previously unknown role in protecting the liver from injury. This HDL protects the liver by blocking inflammatory signals produced by common gut bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA OKs Odevixibat for Pruritus Associated With Rare Liver Disease FDA OKs Odevixibat for Pruritus Associated With Rare Liver Disease
Odevixibat (Bylvay) is the first drug approved for the treatment of severe itching in children as young as 3 months with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Caused U.S. Life Expectancy to Drop 1.5 Years
Life expectancy in the United States dropped the most in more than seven decades last year as Covid-19 sent hundreds of thousands of Americans to early deaths. The pandemic’s disproportionate toll on communities of color also widened existing gaps in life expectancy between White and Black Americans, according to estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The tally represents an extraordinarily grim accounting of an ongoing catastrophe. The first year of the pandemic delivered a bigger blow to American life expectancy than any year of the Vietnam War, the AIDS crisis or the “deaths of...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Tozzi / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WWII
The CDC says COVID-19 was the largest factor, along with drug overdoses, homicides, diabetes and chronic liver disease. The decline was even greater for Hispanic men than other groups.(Image credit: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane Greenhalgh Source Type: news

New approach eradicates breast cancer in mice
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) A new approach to treating breast cancer kills 95-100% of cancer cells in mouse models of human estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancers and their metastases in bone, brain, liver and lungs. The newly developed drug, called ErSO, quickly shrinks even large tumors to undetectable levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Bylvay (odevixibat) for the Treatment of Pruritus in Patients with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)
BOSTON, July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALBO), a rare liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced U.S. Food& Drug Administration (FDA) approval of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 20, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Albireo gets FDA, European approval for pediatric liver disease drug
Albireo Pharma, a rare liver disease-focused biopharma spun out of AstraZeneca in 2008, has its first regulatory approval for a drug for a pediatric liver disease called progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Albireo gets FDA, European approval for pediatric liver disease drug
Albireo Pharma, a rare liver disease-focused biopharma spun out of AstraZeneca in 2008, has its first regulatory approval for a drug for a pediatric liver disease called progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Study Supports Chemopreventive Effect of Statins on Liver Cancer in NASH Cirrhosis Study Supports Chemopreventive Effect of Statins on Liver Cancer in NASH Cirrhosis
New research provides supporting evidence for chemopreventive effects of statins on hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Interaction Between Metabolic Syndrome and Alcohol Consumption Interaction Between Metabolic Syndrome and Alcohol Consumption
Does metabolic syndrome contribute to the risk of liver fibrosis in persons who consume alcohol?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

RNA modification may protect against liver disease, explain liver fat differences between sexes
FINDINGSA chemical modification that occurs in some RNA molecules as they carry genetic instructions from DNA to cells ’ protein-making machinery may offer protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver, a condition that results from a build-up of fat in the liver and can lead to advanced liver disease, according to a new study by UCLA researchers.The study, conducted in mice, also suggests that this modification — known as m6A, in which a methyl group attaches to an RNA chain — may occurat a different ratein femalesthan it does inmales, potentially explaining why females tend to have higher fat content in ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Feeling weak or confused could signal something wrong with your liver
FATTY liver disease: Many people are symptom-free for years as it develops into a more serious illness. Once the liver becomes scarred or cirrhosis develops, it stops functioning as well, and that's when people may begin to notice symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSF grant to advance research in cancer treatment
(Virginia Tech) As a form of cancer therapy, histotripsy uses ultrasound imaging to monitor treatments in real-time, making it noninvasive with minimal side effects. Thus far, histotripsy has shown promising results in clinical studies for liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RNA modification may protect against liver disease
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) An RNA modification may offer protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver, a condition that results from a build-up of fat in the liver and can lead to advanced liver disease, according to a new study by UCLA researchers. The modification may also explain why females tend to have higher fat content in the liver. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Being prone to falling is a sign of your risk
NON-ALCOHOLIC fatty liver disease is a group of conditions caused by high levels of fat in the liver. When the condition develops further autonomic nervous system dysfunction may develop causing a person to be more prone to falling. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Cramp in my calf is starting to spread - I blame my statins
DR ELLIE CANNON: A third of people over the age of 60 regularly suffer from cramps. They can be caused by dehydration, certain exercises, liver disease and drinking too much alcohol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcoholic liver deaths increased
Increased alcohol consumption during the pandemic, particularly amongst heavy drinkers, is likely to be driving an unprecedented acceleration in alcoholic liver disease deaths. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: The warning sign on your face of the serious condition
FATTY liver disease is an umbrella term for conditions characterised by a build-up of fat in the liver. Although fatty liver disease tends to be asymptomatic, a telltale sign may show up on your face. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melanoma of the eye: Preclinical tests show path toward treatment
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) A preclinical study offers hope for treatment of uveal melanoma, a rare and deadly cancer of the eye. A small molecule inhibitor has been identified that dampens the potent drivers of this tumor. In mouse models, the inhibitor strongly limited primary disease in the eye and metastatic tumor dissemination to the liver, and animals survived longer, without overt side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists identify new gut-liver drug recycling process
(University of Houston) A team of University of Houston pharmaceutical researchers is reporting a newly recognized process of drug metabolism in the intestines - followed by recycling through the liver - that could have important implications for developing treatments for intestinal diseases and for taking multiple medications at the same time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol caused 740,000 cancer cases globally last year – study
Researchers behind estimate say more needs to be done to raise public awareness of linkAlcohol is estimated to have caused more than 740,000 cancer cases around the world last year, and experts say more needs to be done to highlight the link.There is strong evidence that alcohol consumption can cause various cancers including those of the breast, liver, colon, rectum, oropharynx, larynx and oesophagus. Research suggests that evenlow levels of drinking can increase the risk.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Alcohol Cancer Medical research Breast cancer Health Science Society Source Type: news

Effects of Two Dietary Strategies in Subjects With NAFLD Effects of Two Dietary Strategies in Subjects With NAFLD
This study evaluated and compared the outcomes of two personalized energy-restricted dietary strategies in overweight and obese subjects with NAFLD.Liver International (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Selective, toxin-bearing antibodies could help treat liver fibrosis
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego researchers discovered that immunotoxins targeting the protein mesothelin prevent liver cells from producing collagen, a precursor to fibrosis and cirrhosis, in mouse models of human disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unlocking the ‘gut microbiome’ – and its massive significance to our health
Scientists are only just discovering the enormous impact of our gut health – and how it could hold the key to everything from tackling obesity to overcoming anxiety and boosting immunityIf you want to learn more about what ’s going on in your gut, the first step is to turn your poo blue. How long it takes for a muffin dyed with blue food colouring to pass through your system is a measure of your gut health: the median is 28.7 hours; longer transit times suggest your gut isn’t as healthy as it could be. We are only now beginning to understand the importance of the gut microbiome: could this be the start of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Seal Tags: Health Science & wellbeing Society Life and style Food Source Type: news

Hepatitis B Virus Monitoring Needed After Liver Transplantation
FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 -- Health care providers should test liver recipients for hepatitis B virus (HBV) given the slight risk for unexpected donor-derived HBV infection, according to research published in the July 9 issue of the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fibrosis Severity Is'Strong Predictor' of Prognosis in ALD Fibrosis Severity Is'Strong Predictor' of Prognosis in ALD
Having significant or advanced fibrosis puts patients with alcoholic liver disease at high risk of decompensation or even death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The ethics of split liver transplantation: Analyzing case studies to make the right decision
(Carnegie Mellon University) In a new article, researchers address some of the ethical decisions that go into decisions to split a liver and provide a model to help hospitals make SLT decisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: The three lesser-known signs indicating your liver is in trouble
FATTY liver disease is known to get worse over time. When the liver becomes inflamed , tissues become damaged, and this can cause an array of signs felt indicating your risk. What are the three lesser-known signs to spot? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unexpected Hepatitis B Virus Infection After Liver Transplantation - United States, 2014-2019
This report describes donor-derived hepatitis B virus infections after liver transplantation. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 8, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Hepatitis B MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Organ Translplants Source Type: news

Scientists find liver drug candidates among pesticides
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Russian and Ukrainian scientists have discovered fairly unlikely drug candidates for treating liver fibrosis and other pathologies -- among pest control chemicals. In addition, the team looked at modifications of the medication called hymecromone, deeming them promising for anti-fibrotic drugs, too. Published in Glycobiology, the study also sheds light on the possible mechanism of action of the investigated compounds, all of which inhibit the synthesis of hyaluronic acid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Echosens' FibroScan added to ECAT
French ultrasound technology developer Echosens has signed a deal with Fideli...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: National Imaging Solutions buys DynaRad Echosens names Jo Massoels as chief marketing officer Echosens launches liver disease solution in U.S. Echosens technology used for liver fibrosis study Echosens taps new president for North America (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep learning plus CT helps predict abdominal surgery outcomes
A deep-learning model used with preoperative CT helps predict the complexit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Algorithm provides accurate segmentation of pancreas on CT CT, ultrasound provide chance for fatty liver disease screening AI abdominal fat analysis assesses cardiovascular risk AI can opportunistically screen for metabolic syndrome AI plus CT improves liver steatosis assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Three serious warning signs in your mouth - what to look for
FATTY liver disease, which is characterised by an accumulation of fat in the liver, can be either alcoholic or non-alcoholic related. There are three possible warning signs of the latter that may show up in your mouth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The shape of nanoparticles in body fluids may help identify the type of cancer
(Nagoya University) A recent study has shown that the shape of cell-derived nanoparticles, known as " extracellular vesicles " (EVs), in body fluids could be a biomarker for identifying types of cancer. In the study, scientists successfully measured the shape distributions of EVs derived from liver, breast, and colorectal cancer cells, showing that the shape distributions differ from one another. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news