Regular aspirin use can lower risk for ovarian, liver cancers
The regular use of aspirin was associated with a reduced risk of two deadly cancers -- ovarian and hepatocellular carcinoma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Littler girl saved by her mother's HIV-infected liver in world first transplant
Doctors at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre successfully transplanted the liver of an HIV-positive mother in South Africa to her dying daughter. The girl seemed to contract HIV, but may beat it yet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news

HIV-positive mother donates liver to critically ill child
HIV-positive mother in South Africa donates liver to critically ill child, doctors say (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cleanse your liver with these natural herbs
(Natural News) Anyone can develop liver disease, even if you don’t frequently drink alcohol. To maintain your overall health, you can take herbal supplements that can help cleanse your liver. What exactly does the liver do? The liver has various functions. It produces various chemicals that the body needs to function normally and it breaks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news

3-year-old girl gets life-saving birthday gift: a new liver and kidney
Lilah Joiner, from Carthage, Mississippi, was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: 3-year-old girl gets a life-saving birthday gift: a new liver and kidney
A new liver and kidney saved this girl's life. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Fatty Liver (NASH)
Title: Fatty Liver (NASH)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 4, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Novel and Emerging Therapies for Cholestatic Liver Diseases Novel and Emerging Therapies for Cholestatic Liver Diseases
A better understanding of the pathophysiology of cholestatic liver diseases has led to the development of more targeted treatment options. Find out what's new.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mass. General-led study supports aspirin's ability to reduce liver cancer risk
(Massachusetts General Hospital) The results of a study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators support evidence from previous studies suggesting the regular use of aspirin can reduce the risk of developing primary liver cancer -- also called hepatocellular carcinoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Would you rather die of liver failure or live with HIV?
(University of the Witwatersrand) In 2017, doctors from the Transplant Unit at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre performed what is believed to be the world's first intentional liver transplant from a mother living with HIV to her critically ill HIV negative child, who had end-stage liver disease. Now, more than a year later, the mother and child have fully recovered, however, doctors are unsure the HIV-status of the child. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New study evaluates efficacy of PET imaging to manage chronic liver diseases
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) While liver biopsies are powerful and reliable, they are also invasive, painful, limited and subject to complications. These effects may soon be a thing of the past for some patients thanks to new research showing PET imaging with the 18F-FAC radiotracer can be used as a non-invasive substitute. The study is featured in the October issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Giving up alcohol for just one month could help you lose nearly half a stone
Researchers from University College London also found abstaining from alcohol for just four weeks eases insomnia, aids concentration and reduces a person's liver fat by up to 20 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevent liver fibrosis with TCM
(Natural News) According to research findings, the key to treating liver fibrosis may be found in a traditional herbal formula. The study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, showed that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may help reduce the risk of liver disease. Liver fibrosis is a wound-healing process that occurs when the body sustains chronic liver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Allograft Injury Common Among Pediatric Liver-transplant Recipients Chronic Allograft Injury Common Among Pediatric Liver-transplant Recipients
A substantial proportion of pediatric liver-transplant patients with normal liver tests have varying degrees of subclinical chronic allograft injury, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

NY woman refused to accept her liver failure until it caused vitiligo
Julie Williams, 22, from New York, was diagnosed with the progressive liver disease primary sclerosing cholangitis in 2014 after she started to develop itching on the bottom of her feet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tenofovir Beats Entecavir for Preventing Liver Cancer? Tenofovir Beats Entecavir for Preventing Liver Cancer?
An observational study reports that in patients with hepatitis B, tenofovir significantly lowers the risk for liver cancer compared with entecavir.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Woman, 22, refused to accept her deadly liver failure until it caused vitiligo on her face
Julie Williams, 22, from New York, was diagnosed with the progressive liver disease primary sclerosing cholangitis in 2014 after she started to develop itching on the bottom of her feet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver transplant, weight-loss surgery combination benefits obese patients in long term
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Obese patients who underwent a life-saving liver transplant and weight-loss surgery at the same time were better able to keep the weight off long term and had fewer metabolic complications than those who lost weight on their own before undergoing a liver transplant, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings were recently published [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - October 2, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Cancer Treatments Just Won Two Scientists a Nobel Prize. Here ’s How They Work
It wasn’t the Nobel Committee that reached James Allison first on Monday to inform him that he had won the coveted annual prize in Physiology or Medicine. It was his son who broke the news with a 5:30 am phone call. Minutes later, a Swedish reporter reached him before the committee could. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, it happened,’” Allison says to TIME. “I’m just in shock, I guess.” Allison, chair of immunology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was awarded the Nobel for his discovery in 1994 in mice that led to an entirely new class of anti-cancer drugs called...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

New Cancer Treatments Just Won 2 Scientists a Nobel Prize. Here ’s How They Work
It wasn’t the Nobel Committee that reached James Allison first on Monday to inform him that he had won the coveted annual prize in Physiology or Medicine. It was his son who broke the news with a 5:30 am phone call. Minutes later, a Swedish reporter reached him before the committee could. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, it happened,’” Allison says to TIME. “I’m just in shock, I guess.” Allison, chair of immunology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was awarded the Nobel for his discovery in 1994 in mice that led to an entirely new class of anti-cancer drugs called...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

A popular citrus fruit in East Asia, the yuzu, helps control your cholesterol levels
(Natural News) A study, conducted by researchers from the University of Science and Technology in Korea, has revealed that yuzu (Citrus junos Tanaka) prevents fats from accumulating in the liver. This inhibitory effect of yuzu on hepatic lipid accumulation was evaluated using different in vivo and in vitro experiments. Yuzu is a citrus fruit common... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TCM found to significantly reduce your risk of liver disease
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine revealed that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help lower the risk of developing liver disease. The authors observed the protective effects of Liuweiwuling tablets on rat subjects during the 12-week study. Liuweiwuling tablets are an herbal product that has protective effects on the liver and on aminotransferase... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazonian plant has 'tremendous' potential in treating liver cance
Researchers from the University of the Basque Country found that the extract of the indigenous Vismia baccifera leaf kills liver tumours in the lab by triggering them to 'into suicide'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers receive Specialized Program of Research Excellence grant for liver and biliary cancer from the National Cancer Institute
ROCHESTER Minn. ? A team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year, $11.5-million Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in liver and biliary tract cancer from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Specialized Program of Research Excellence grants are designed to promote interdisciplinary research and help basic research findings [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - September 28, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Transformation of woman who put her liver failure down to 'turning 30'
Christina Ferrara, now 31, from Tampa, Florida, was told she would 'die this weekend' after doctors discovered her liver was rapidly shutting down. She sought treatment when she turned yellow. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy Shows Promise for Monitoring, Detecting Liver Disease Liquid Biopsy Shows Promise for Monitoring, Detecting Liver Disease
Diseased liver cells can be detected in the peripheral blood, and those from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have a different gene expression profile than those from patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) but no cancer, according to new findings in Gastroenterology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hepatic Steatosis Across the Pediatric Age Spectrum Hepatic Steatosis Across the Pediatric Age Spectrum
Is fatty liver disease more common in young children than previously thought? Using abdominal CT, this study investigated the prevalence of hepatic steatosis in a cohort of healthy children.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Outbreak Reported Among At-Risk Populations In Mass.; 1 Dead
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting an increase in hepatitis A cases in the state. The department says there have been 65 total cases reported statewide since April, including 30 in Boston. The infected patients had been experiencing homelessness or substance use disorder, according to the department. One infected person has died. We are working with local health departments and providers to increase services and vaccination for an outbreak of #hepatitis A infection in people experiencing #homelessness and/or #substanceuse disorder. Read the press release: https://t.co/TcVMC96V...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Hepatitis A Local TV Source Type: news

Your liver is your best friend: Keep this organ clean for better health
(Natural News) The liver is the largest and heaviest internal organ in the body – and for good reason. It’s responsible for a lot of things: It makes proteins, helps with blood clotting, produces bile, converts glucose into energy, and manufactures triglycerides and cholesterol, among other functions. And, in light of the amount of work... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes yellow stool?
A range of situations and conditions can cause yellow stool. In most cases, yellow stool is due to what a person eats. It may also have an underlying medical cause, such as problems with the pancreas, liver, or gallbladder. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about the anti-smooth muscle antibody test
When a person has a liver condition, their body produces high levels of anti-smooth muscle antibodies (ASMA). Doctors check for these antibodies using the ASMA blood test. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Primary Liver Transplant May Best Drainage in Infants With Biliary Atresia Primary Liver Transplant May Best Drainage in Infants With Biliary Atresia
Primary liver transplantation is associated with better long-term survival than is biliary-enteric drainage (BED) in infants with biliary atresia, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- The Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease (PELD) score underestimates the actual probability of 90-day pretransplant mortality for children undergoing a primary liver transplant, according to a study published online Sept. 17... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Young Americans Are Dying From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Killing So Many Young Americans That the Country ’s Average Lifespan Is Falling
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Scientists grow a human esophagus in the lab in the latest triumph toward making the GI system
Collaborating labs across the US are trying to grow the entire GI tract. They have already made a stomach, intestine, liver and colon. Now, Cincinnati Children's Hospital has grown the first esophagus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Pancreastatin Levels Guide Therapy in NETS Patients Undergoing TACE?
For patients with NETs that have metastasized to the liver, high levels of serum pancreastatin are predictive of poor outcomes after treatment with TACE. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Opioid Crisis Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, a new government report shows. " It's really the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Death Rates Up for 5 of the 12 Leading Causes of Death
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics released an annual report on the health of the nation,Health, United States, 2017. Included in this report is an in-depth special feature on mortality in America, closely examining drug overdoses, suicides, and chronic liver disease because they have contributed to life expectancy drops in recent years. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Risk of NAFLD in Celiac Patients on a Gluten-free Diet Risk of NAFLD in Celiac Patients on a Gluten-free Diet
Does a gluten-free diet impact the risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in patients with celiac disease?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Synthetic organelle shows how tiny puddle-organs in our cells work
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Imagine your liver being just a big puddle. Some organelles in your cells are exactly that including prominent ones like the nucleolus. Now a synthetic organelle engineered in a lab at Georgia Tech shows how such puddle organs can carry out complex life-sustaining reaction chains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Olives are good at reducing fatty liver
(Natural News) Researchers have found an effective new treatment for hyperlipidemia with oleanolic acid (OA), a natural compound found in olives (Olea europaea). The study, which was led by researchers from China Pharmaceutical University and Nanjing Medical University, looked at the ability of olives to lower cholesterol levels in patients diagnosed with hyperlipidemia. While better known as a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhancing Cancer Immunotherapy with Artificial Intelligence
Physicians may soon use artificial intelligence (AI) and medical images to study tumors without a biopsy. The techniques developed to study tumors in this new way are described in the September 1 issue of The Lancet Oncology. Along with helping physicians learn more about tumors without surgery, the new approach should help identify which cancer patients will respond best to cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments. The AI techniques could be useful for “predicting clinical outcomes of patients treated with immunotherapy when validated by further prospective randomized trials,” the authors wrote. Immunotherapy tre...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Time to Revisit the PELD Score for Donor Liver Allocation, Researchers Say Time to Revisit the PELD Score for Donor Liver Allocation, Researchers Say
A new analysis suggests that children are at a disadvantage when competing with adults for livers from deceased organ donors in the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Woman, 71, develops hepatitis after taking turmeric supplements to prevent a stroke
The unnamed 71-year-old, believed to be from Arizona, suffered no symptoms but was referred to a specialist when a check-up found she had abnormally high enzyme levels in her liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viking shares surge after fatty liver drug trial
Viking Therapeutics Inc's shares more than doubled in value on Tuesday after promising data from a mid-stage trial of its fatty liver drug were seen as topping that from larger rival Madrigal Pharmaceuticals . (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Viking shares soar as liver disease drug succeeds in mid-stage study
Viking Therapeutics Inc's shares more than doubled on Tuesday after its experimental liver disease treatment met the goals of a mid-stage trial by lowering cholesterol and liver fat levels in patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Woman, 71, develops hepatitis after taking turmeric supplements to prevent a stroke
The unnamed 71-year-old, believed to be from Arizona, suffered no symptoms but was referred to a specialist when a check-up found she had abnormally high enzyme levels in her liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news