Combo Tx No Help After PSA Progression in mCRPC
(MedPage Today) -- PFS not improved, more hypertension, elevated liver enzymes (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - July 28, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Upstate introduces new technology in the fight against liver cancer
Acquisition of the new technology was made possible through support from the Upstate Foundation. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - July 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HIV May Up Risk for Liver Steatosis in Mono-infected Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Earlier intervention on'manageable factors'for fatty liver disease may help in this population (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Advanced Fibrosis After SVR in Chronic HCV Risk Factors for Advanced Fibrosis After SVR in Chronic HCV
This study investigated the long-term effect of achieved SVR on liver fibrosis in a cohort with pretreatment advanced chronic HCV infection. What risk factors are associated with persisting fibrosis?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gut-Liver-Brain Interactions Tied to Alzheimer ’s
(MedPage Today) -- Studies may explain mixed results of omega-3 trials (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Experimental Alzheimer ’ s Drug Stirs Hope After Early Trials
(CNN) — After a series of prominent failures, there’s reason to be hopeful in the search for a drug to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Results of an early trial of an experimental drug showed that it improved cognition and reduced clinical signs of Alzheimer’s in the brains of study participants, and experts are “cautiously optimistic” that the results will be duplicated in future clinical trials. The drug, an antibody called BAN2401, not only reduced the formulation of new beta amyloid clusters in the brain, it reduced existing clusters by 70% on average, American biotechno...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alzheimer's Disease CNN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How liver health impacts the risk of Alzheimer's
A new factor that may influence the risk of Alzheimer's has emerged: the liver's ability to produce enough phospholipids that help protect brain health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Drug-Induced Acute Liver Failure in Children and Adults Drug-Induced Acute Liver Failure in Children and Adults
This study aimed to identify the drugs most responsible, patient characteristics, and outcomes in an Indian hospital.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

A proper detox can reset your hormones and get your health back on track
(Natural News) Detoxifying the body involves minimizing incoming toxins and helping the body more efficiently remove chemicals, hormones, toxicants, and other environmental compounds. The main body organ that benefits during a detox is the liver. A detox helps remove substances that stress the organ and provide it with the best nutrients for it to function effectively.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic variation may increase risk of liver damage in patients with chronic hepatitis B
(Westmead Institute for Medical Research) A new study has shown that genetic variation may increase the risk of severe liver damage in Caucasians with chronic hepatitis B infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

LKB1 deficiency in T cells promotes the development of gastrointestinal polyposis
Germline mutations in STK11, which encodes the tumor suppressor liver kinase B1 (LKB1), promote Peutz–Jeghers syndrome (PJS), a cancer predisposition syndrome characterized by the development of gastrointestinal (GI) polyps. Here, we report that heterozygous deletion of Stk11 in T cells (LThet mice) is sufficient to promote GI polyposis. Polyps from LThet mice, Stk11+/– mice, and human PJS patients display hallmarks of chronic inflammation, marked by inflammatory immune-cell infiltration, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) activation, and increased expression of inflammatory factors asso...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Poffenberger, M. C., Metcalfe-Roach, A., Aguilar, E., Chen, J., Hsu, B. E., Wong, A. H., Johnson, R. M., Flynn, B., Samborska, B., Ma, E. H., Gravel, S.- P., Tonelli, L., Devorkin, L., Kim, P., Hall, A., Izreig, S., Loginicheva, E., Beauchemin, N., Siegel Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Mixed Results with MRI for Liver Triglycerides in NAFLD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Proton density fat fraction MRI correlated with steatosis grade; suboptimal for advanced fibrosis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Obesity and diabetes may lead to Alzheimer ’s by wearing down the LIVER
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center have blamed reduced levels of lipids created in the liver, considered integral to cell membranes in the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat more cress for a healthier liver
(Natural News) You can vastly improve the health of your liver by increasing the amount of garden cress in your diet. Saudi researchers who studied the tangy-tasting edible herb reported that its seeds contain hepatoprotective agents that can manage the potentially deadly effects of hepatitis. Hepatitis can lead to fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), a condition where... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term Outcome of Liver Transplantation in Childhood Long-term Outcome of Liver Transplantation in Childhood
The results of a long-term study regarding the survival and outcomes following childhood liver transplantation are presented here.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Protease inhibitors may increase risk of death in people with HIV and heart failure
Ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitors associated with doubled risk of hospital readmission and cardiovascular death Related items fromOnMedica Stroke rate higher in HIV patients £30 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NIH gives cancer detection a gigantic image boost
Visualization of the lesion embeddings on the DeepLesion test set. Colors indicate manually labeled lesion types. [Image courtesy of NIH]The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has made public more than 32,000 annotated cancer lesions identified on CT images to help radiologists improve their cancer-detection accuracy. Large enough to train a deep neural network, the DeepLesion database could enable the scientific community to create a large-scale universal lesion detector with one unified framework, according to an NIH statement. The proposed lesion detector achieves a sensitivity of 81.1% with five false positives per im...
Source: Mass Device - July 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Big Data Blog Imaging Oncology Patient Monitoring DeepLesion National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

Eating fish reduces people's risk of dying prematurely by nearly 40%
Researchers from Zhejiang University, China found that high amounts of fish lowers women's risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease by 38 per cent and men's risk of liver disease by 37 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis renews drug donation of Egaten ® (triclabendazole) until 2022
Novartis reaffirms its commitment to the fight against liver fluke (fascioliasis), signing a renewed memorandum of understanding with the World Health Organization (WHO) to extend its drug donation for Egaten® (triclabendazole) until 2022. Egaten is currently the only treatment for fascioliasis recommended by the WHO and is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Increased Plasma Proneurotensin Levels Identify NAFLD Increased Plasma Proneurotensin Levels Identify NAFLD
A new study investigates the relationship between plasma proneurotensin levels and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver
Tafenoquine signifies 'one of the most significant advances in malaria treatment in the past 60 years' Related items fromOnMedica RCGP backs O ’Neill’s call for investment in new antimicrobials Drug-resistant TB set to become more dominant Malaria cases rise sharply Poor quality and fake drugs threaten global efforts to control malaria More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The TCM practice of tongue evaluation found to help identify patients with metastatic liver cancer
(Natural News) A diagnostic method in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been found to be an effective marker for liver metastasis, according to researchers from the Tianjin Medical University. In particular, they found that the lingual flange – that is, the part of the tongue near the jaw – can be potentially used to detect liver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America ’s Drinking Habits Are Killing More Young People, Study Suggests
Liver disease deaths are growing more common in the U.S. and disproportionately affecting younger Americans, according to a recent study. The paper, published in The BMJ just a day after a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on rising liver cancer death rates, paints a troubling picture of how Americans’ drinking habits may be affecting their health. While the new study couldn’t prove causation, the researchers say drinking is likely to blame for the growing number of adults aged 24 to 35 who are dying from cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. The researchers used deaths logged in the CDC&r...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Gene Variant Flags Risk for Drug-Induced Liver Injury in MS Gene Variant Flags Risk for Drug-Induced Liver Injury in MS
Researchers discovered a genetic difference that could identify people with multiple sclerosis at risk for drug-induced liver injury associated with interferon-beta therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Liver disease deaths skyrocket among young adults
Deaths caused by liver disease are up dramatically and young adults were the hardest hit. A new study, published in the British Medical Journal, said cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, The Washington Post reported. The rise in death rates was driven predominantly by alcohol-induced disease, the study said. People aged 25 to 34 had the highest increase in cirrhosis deaths among the demographic groups studied, averaging a 10.5… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Liver disease deaths spike among young Americans
More Americans, especially young people, are dying of conditions related to liver cirrhosis, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research finds that MSG is dangerous to liver health
(Natural News) MSG is a common flavor enhancer, and many people swear that certain foods simply don’t taste the same without it. That better taste, however, comes with a price as MSG is known to cause a variety of health problems. Research shows it’s particularly dangerous for the health of your liver. In a study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

240% spike in young adults dying of alcohol-related liver disease
A new study from the University of Michigan Medicine has found that alcohol is fueling a rise in young adults dying from cirrhosis, or liver scarring, increasing by 65 percent between 1999 and 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS Local) – A disturbing new study declares that a growing number of young Americans are drinking themselves to death. The findings point to a skyrocketing increase in cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths over the last decade. According to the report published in the journal BMJ, deaths due to cirrhosis increased by 65 percent from 2009 to 2016. Deaths from liver cancer doubled (from more than 5,100 to nearly 11,100) during the same time period. Americans between 25-34 were found to be the largest group affected. Cirrhosis is a disease commonly caused by excessive drinking or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol Drinking liver disease Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Alcohol-Related Liver Failure Deaths Rising Among U.S. Young Adults Alcohol-Related Liver Failure Deaths Rising Among U.S. Young Adults
Over nearly a decade, deaths from liver disease have been rising rapidly in the U.S., new data show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Liver Disease-Related Deaths Up Sharply From 1999 to 2016
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Liver disease-related deaths, particularly due to cirrhosis, have been increasing in the United States since 2009, according to a study published online July 18 in The BMJ. Elliot B Tapper, M.D., and Neehar D Parikh, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deaths by alcohol-related liver disease skyrocket among young adults, U.S. study shows
Cirrhosis deaths among people 25 to 34 years old rose 10.5 per cent between 2009 and 2016 in the U.S., according to new data. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

More Americans are drinking themselves to death, study suggests
Increase in alcohol-related liver disease among young people is especially troubling, doctors say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly
A growing number of Americans are dying from liver disease and liver cancer.The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths are due to cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking, the authors of a new study said. The researchers suspect the economic downturn in 2008 prompted people to comfort themselves with alcohol. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Roche's Tecentriq in combination with Avastin as first-line treatment for advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) as an initial (first-line) treatment for people with advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Roche Business and Industry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rapid increase in deaths due to alcohol-related liver disease
Specialists are expressing concern over rising mortality due to late-stage liver disease. Most cases are caused by alcohol use, they warn. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- The Great Recession continues to take a grim toll: Since 2009, a growing number of Americans have died from liver disease and liver cancer. The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly
Title: U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising RapidlyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

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

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

A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol
Deaths due to liver disease have increased among the young — and heavy drinking is to blame.(Image credit: South_agency/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Chisholm Source Type: news

Take a Number: More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer
Death rates from both diseases have risen sharply, particularly among young adults over the last decade. A possible villain: the Great Recession. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Liver Cirrhosis Liver Cancer Alcoholic Beverages Deaths (Fatalities) BMJ (Journal) United States Source Type: news

Alcohol-related liver failure deaths rising among U.S. young adults
(Reuters Health) - Over nearly a decade, deaths from liver disease have been rising rapidly in the U.S., new data show. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Future of Liver Surgery is Minimally Invasive
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer major complications and less post-op morbidity with no sacrifice in survival (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Death Rates From Liver Disease Mount Across Much of US Death Rates From Liver Disease Mount Across Much of US
Death rates from liver disease continue to climb across much of the country. It is particularly concerning with regard to young Americans who use alcohol to excess.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Liver damage caused by OTC painkillers reduced by this folk remedy
(Natural News) Over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen can damage the liver and cause serious health problems. A new study by Malaysian researchers suggested that compounds from a common fern can protect the liver from toxic acetaminophen. Every day, the liver gets exposed to various substances, many of them toxic. It normally detoxifies and expels those toxic chemicals,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

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

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