Anti-cancer drug offers potential alternative to transplant for patients with liver failure, study finds
Patients suffering sudden liver failure could in the future benefit from a new treatment that could reduce the need for transplants, research published today shows. The study by scientists at University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, and the University of Bristol, is published in Science Translational Medicine. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Former obese vegan now ONLY eats raw liver, mince and bone marrow
Andrew Graf, 26, from Texas, was overweight and battling anxiety before he ditched his plant-based eating regimen for a raw meat diet in an attempt to make his body run on fat rather than carbohydrates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More protein after weight loss may reduce fatty liver disease
(American Physiological Society) Increasing the amount of protein in the diet may reduce the liver's fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Endocrinology and Metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using mushrooms as a prebiotic may help improve glucose regulation
(Penn State) Eating white button mushrooms can create subtle shifts in the microbial community in the gut, which could improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, according to a team of researchers. They also suggest that better understanding this connection between mushrooms and gut microbes in mice could one day pave the way for new diabetes treatments and prevention strategies for people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Liver transplants 'may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment'
A cancer drug can unlock the liver's ability to regenerate, early stage research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Setting liver regeneration free
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Smith, O. M. Tags: twis Source Type: news

UB liver researchers receive $3M grant from Kaleida Foundation
Cancer care researchers at the University at Buffalo will use the power of big data, and a new $3 million grant, to fight liver disease in the Western New York region. The five-year grant comes from The Troup Fund of the Kaleida Health Foundation, established in 1974 to advance cancer care, research and the acquisition of equipment.  Co-principal investigators on the new grant are Dr. Andrew Talal, director of the Liver Center of Western New York and a profess or in the Department of Medicine in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Urea dysfunctions in the liver may signal cancer
New research suggests that a dysfunctional nitrogen metabolism may be an early sign of cancer. The findings may lead to better diagnostic tools. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer
Diets high in indole-3-carbinol protect stomach cells from chaotic division Related items fromOnMedica FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Colorectal cancer risk link to ‘inflammatory’ foods Taking aspirin with a PPI reduces risk of oesophageal cancer Cetuximab with chemo shrinks more secondaries Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hep A Outbreak Continues at Paragould Barbecue Restaurant
Officials are again warning residents of a northeast Arkansas town of a possible hepatitis A exposure after an employee at a barbecue restaurant tested positive for the liver disease. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know
Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin to other organs, such as the liver, brain, or lungs. In this article, learn about survival rates, traditional treatments, and new treatment methods, such as targeted therapy drugs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

ACR unveils new version of LI-RADS
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has released a new version of its Liver...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA: ACR may include DBT in quality control manual ACR Data Science Institute presents 1st AI use cases ACR awards scholarships for leadership summit ACR responds to USPSTF CT lung screening research plan ACR touts merits of CT colonography for screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GID Gets 2nd Lease on Life with New Trial
GI Dynamics has won a nod from FDA to begin a pivotal trial of the embattled EndoBarrier, a technology used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. The pivotal trial could be a significant turning point in the life of the Lexington, MA-based company, which was founded in 2004. The firm has been approved for staged enrollment with initial approval for treatment of up to 67 study participants including 50 EndoBarrier and about 17 control participants. GI Dynamics said it expects to complete enrollment of Stage I of the study during the first half of 2019. “This IDE approval is the result of more than two ye...
Source: MDDI - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

GI Dynamics wins FDA nod for pivotal US EndoBarrier trial
GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a pivotal trial of its EndoBarrier device designed for treating patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, pending Institutional Review Board approval. The EndoBarrier device is a plastic gut sleeve designed to prevent the absorption of nutrients from food as it exits the stomach and enters the intestinal tract to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The approval is a boon for the company, which has faced a number of hurdles with its device over the past few years, inclu...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

Treat your fatty liver disease naturally with a traditional Chinese herbal powder
(Natural News) A traditional Chinese herbal medicine called Sinisan can help treat nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in China evaluated the beneficial effects of Sinisan on NAFLD. Sinisan is made up of four herbal medicines:... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Timing of HCV Therapy in Liver Transplant-Eligible Patients Timing of HCV Therapy in Liver Transplant-Eligible Patients
The authors developed a decision tree model to compare the cost-effectiveness of three strategies for timing of DAA treatment for HCV in liver transplant candidates.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Even Light Drinking May Make Fatty Liver Disease Worse Even Light Drinking May Make Fatty Liver Disease Worse
People non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may still need to avoid alcohol if they want to prevent their liver damage from getting worse, a Korean study suggests. The researchers examined data on 58,927 Korean young and middle aged adults with NAFLD who had low levels of fibrosis. After following half of these patients for at least 8.3 years, 5,630 people had progressed from low to more ...Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Preventing liver damage with the henna plant
(Natural News) Henna is traditionally used as a brown or dark-red hair dye or as a tattoo ink. However, the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis) from which the dye is derived can also be good for the health. In fact, it can prevent liver damage, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report Claims Asbestos In Crayons, Says Popular School Supplies Contain Dangerous Chemicals
(CNN) — Parents may want to take a second look at their children’s school supplies this season. The results of lab tests detailed in a report released Tuesday found traces of asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals in a number of popular school supplies. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested dozens of typical classroom materials for toxins. While most were nontoxic, some crayons, markers and binders received a failing grade. Here are some of the products that tested positive for toxic substances: Playskool crayons (36 count) This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Asbestos Local TV Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Keto diet: Scientists find link to diabetes risk
A mouse study finds that the liver becomes insulin resistant in the early stages of a ketogenic diet. Insulin resistance raises risk of type 2 diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Restrictions to the use of Esmya (ulipristal acetate) for the symptoms of uterine fibroids and the requirement to check liver function
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a letter for healthcare professionals - Esmya (ulipristal acetate) for symptoms of uterine fibroids: restrictions to use and r (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pediatric LT and Transition to Adult Healthcare Service Pediatric LT and Transition to Adult Healthcare Service
This study examined the outcome of liver transplant recipients after their transition from pediatric to adult healthcare services. How common was non-adherence, and what were the contributing factors?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Dogs set to benefit from simple blood test to spot liver disease
(University of Edinburgh) Vets have developed a blood test that quickly spots early signs of liver disease in dogs, a study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Deaths from hepatitis C drop 11% in past year
Advanced liver disease and related cancers diagnoses stable Related items fromOnMedica Electronic ‘pill’ may revolutionise gut diagnoses England aims to be first in the world to eliminate hepatitis C Public health doctors encourage hepatitis C testing Alcohol consumption in late teens can predict risk of liver problems later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Even light drinking may make fatty liver disease worse
(Reuters Health) - People who have fatty liver disease that wasn't caused by heavy drinking may still need to avoid alcohol if they want to prevent their liver damage from getting worse, a Korean study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Backed with $140M, startup launches three-pronged attack on liver diseases
Startup factory Third Rock Ventures is launching a three-pronged attack on liver diseases with $140 million and an unusually early and large assist from a Japanese drug maker. Ambys Medicines Inc. will get $100 million from Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. — including $80 million in research and development commitments — on top of $40 million from Third Rock to pursue cell therapy, gene therapy and traditional small-molecule approaches to restoring and replacing live r function lost in a variety… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Unsheltered Homeless Have High Mortality Rates
Noncommunicable disease, substance use, chronic liver disease most common causes of death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Gambia:Hepatitis - A Cause for Concern for Millions of People Globally
[Foroyaa] Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, due to a viral infection. It has five different types ranging from A-E. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Canadian researchers develop DCE-CT phantom
A novel calibration phantom can be used to perform routine quality assurance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed breast phantoms help refine mammography Radiopaque 3D-printed phantoms fit for CT-guided procedure CT artifact algorithm boosts accuracy, lowers radiation Deep learning differentiates liver masses on CT AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D-printed hips may improve complex fracture diagnosis
Radiology residents who examined 3D-printed models of an acetabular fracture...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease Live from 3DHeals 2018: 3D printing and radiology Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deaths from hepatitis C have fallen by 11 per cent in the last year
New Public Health England data shows a decrease in deaths from hepatitis C but diagnoses of advanced liver disease and related cancers remain stable. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New hormonal mechanism implicated in pancreatic cancer progression
A high-fat diet may predispose to pancreatic cancer through direct interaction with hormone cholecystokinin, rather than obesity-related mechanisms, according to research published in theAmerican Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives
Ablation, a minimally invasive tumour-destroying technique using focused radiation, is proving effective. So why is it not more widely known?Seven years ago, when Heather Hall was informed by her oncologist that her kidney cancer had spread to the liver, she initially assumed she had just months to live. “I’d been on chemotherapy for a while, but they’d done a CT scan and found three new tumours,” she says. “But they then said that, because the tumours were relatively small, they could try to lengthen my prognosis by removing them with ablation.”Hall underwent a course of microwave ablat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Cancer research Health & wellbeing Medical research Science Life and style Source Type: news

Development of indicators for public health surveillance of substance use and mental health - Hopkins RS, Landen M, Toe M.
Substance use and mental health disorders can result in disability, death, and economic cost. In the United States, rates of death from suicide, drug overdose, and chronic liver disease (a marker for alcohol abuse) have been rising for the past 15 years. G... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New drug may improve liver cancer therapy
Hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) is fast growing, has poor survival rates, and has inefficient current treatments. Can they be improved? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Liver Blood Tests (Normal, Low, and High Ranges & Results)
Title: Liver Blood Tests (Normal, Low, and High Ranges& Results)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 6/2/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 6, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Flour made from orchid tubers can protect the liver from drug-induced toxicity
(Natural News) A severe side effect of drug treatment is liver damage. In some cases, a specific medication that a physician may have prescribed to treat a disease may make it worse for your liver – the organ primarily responsible for purifying toxins in the blood. One such case is isoniazid, a commonly used drug for treating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Alcohol Use And Heavy Alcohol Use Linked To Dementia
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers in Europe find that both teetotalers and those who drink more heavily during middle age are at higher risk of dementia as they get older. Researchers looked at 9,000 adults in the United Kingdom and found that people who abstained from alcohol were more likely to develop dementia as well as those who drank more than 14 glasses of wine a week. The more alcohol they drank, the higher the risk. And for those with an alcohol disorder, the risk of dementia doubled. Researchers say drinking on one to eight drinks a week may benefit brain health but there are downsides to regular alcohol use like ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

PPI and H2 Receptor Antagonist Use and Risk of Liver Cancer PPI and H2 Receptor Antagonist Use and Risk of Liver Cancer
Do PPIs and H2 receptor antagonists contribute to the risk of primary liver cancer?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

To Salt or Not to Salt?--That Is the Question in Cirrhosis To Salt or Not to Salt?--That Is the Question in Cirrhosis
Should patients with cirrhosis be on a salt-restricted diet? This review examines the role of sodium balance in cirrhosis, and weighs the pros and cons of dietary restriction.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists develop novel drug that could potentially treat liver cancer more effectively
(National University of Singapore) A research team led by scientists from the Cancer Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore has developed a novel peptide drug called FFW that could potentially stop the development of hepatocellular carcinoma or primary liver cancer. This landmark discovery opens door for more effective treatment of liver cancer with less side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Aortic atherosclerotic plaque inflammation may contribute to the progression of fatty liver disease to liver fibrosis
(Boston University School of Medicine) A new study sheds light on the long-term effects of highly inflamed plaques on the progression of liver fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blocking digestive hormone may prevent diet-induced pancreatic cancer
(American Physiological Society) A high-fat diet may promote the growth of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between dietary fat and cholecystokinin (CCK), a digestive hormone. In addition, blocking CCK may help prevent the spread of pancreatic tumors to other areas of the body (metastases). The new findings are published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. The research was chosen as an APSselect article for August. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Drinking Too Much Alcohol (And Too Little) Is Linked to Dementia
To drink or not to drink when it comes to your health really depends on a few important factors, including how much you imbibe and what health issues you’re concerned about. Alcohol in moderation can lower the risk of heart disease for some people, as well as reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and gallstones. But excessive drinking — more than about a drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men — is also linked to several types of cancer, including breast, colon, pharynx, larynx and esophageal. Too much alcohol can also take a toll on the liver. Some studies have also suggested that moderate drink...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol Brain Dementia Source Type: news

HBV Treatment Improves Liver Ca Surgery Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Microvascular invasion, early tumor recurrence reduced (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Is Intermittent Fasting And Is It Actually Good For You?
Sustainable weight loss. Protection from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Improved brain health. Enhanced physical fitness and strength. It seems like every week, researchers turn up some new and profound benefit associated with intermittent fasting: eating schedules that incorporate regular periods of low or no food consumption. By eating normally for several days a week and eating much less on the others, a person may be able to shift her body’s cellular and metabolic processes in ways that promote optimal health. And experts who study intermittent fasting say that while many blanks still need to be filled in, s...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Ultrasound identifies alcohol-induced liver disease
Using ultrasound to identify liver damage in alcoholic patients helps inform...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Steatosis complicates MR elastography for liver fibrosis How accurate are SRU guidelines for advanced fibrosis? US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost? Panel says elastography has value for liver fibrosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hep C Expert Interview: Gregory T. Everson, MD
Renowned transplant expert Gregory T. Everson, MD, talked with Patient Care about sensitive issues surrounding liver transplant in the era of direct-acting antiviral therapy. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news