A flavonoid in fruits and vegetables found to prevent hepatitis B
(Natural News) Naringenin is a dietary flavonoid present in many fruits, herbs, and vegetables. Taiwanese researchers believe this phytochemical can stop the hepatitis B virus (HBV) from causing hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and liver cancer. The virus spreads by infecting the host DNA with the HBV X protein (HBx). Even as the liver heals following every instance of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Embolx wins FDA nod for next-gen Sniper balloon occlusion microcath
Embolx said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its next-gen Sniper balloon occlusion microcatheters designed for pressure-directed arterial embolization therapy. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said that improvements to its next-gen Sniper microcath are intended to enhance access and navigation through small complex vascular structures. The catheter is available in 110 cm, 130 cm and 150 cm lengths to allow for access in either femoral or radial artery sites. “The great thing about Sniper’s enhanced design and longer lengths is that it allows me to perform procedures using a transradial approac...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular embolx Source Type: news

Liver disease symptoms: Two toilet habits that could indicate you have severe organ damage
LIVER disease symptoms, caused by excessive alcohol intake, usually only show when the organ has been severely damaged. Cirrhosis is the name given to scarring of the liver caused by long-term liver damage. There are two signs linked to your toilet habits that can indicate this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Follow-up of Patients With HCV, Liver Disease After DAAs Follow-up of Patients With HCV, Liver Disease After DAAs
This study evaluated the long-term success of viral eradication in patients with advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis treated with DAAs.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the purpose of a vitamin B-12 level test?
The body needs vitamin B-12 for many processes. People with a deficiency may have neurological symptoms and fatigue, while an excess may indicate liver disease or diabetes. Doctors can use a vitamin B-12 level test to determine how much B-12 is in the body. Find out more about the test and what the results mean here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why is a prolactin level test done?
A prolactin level test is done to look for health conditions that relate to the hormone prolactin. Results may indicate pituitary disorders, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, or liver disease. Male and female fertility and milk production are also affected. Treatment for high levels includes medication. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How gut bacteria may help to spot and address liver disease
There is a link between the composition of the gut microbiota and the development of liver disease, and this may be key to diagnostic and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Genetically humanized mice could boost fight against aggressive hepatitis
(Princeton University) In research that could lead to treatments for an aggressive type of liver disease, scientists describe a genetically humanized mouse that can be persistently infected with hepatitis delta virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liver disease: Dr Chris says urine this colour could be an indicator of serious damage
LIVER disease is a common condition in the UK and can be caused by excess alcohol intake. It ’s important to recognise all the early symptoms as a number of serious complications can develop. One of the signs of liver disease is the colour of your urine, according to Dr Chris Steele on ITV’s This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In search of biomarkers to detect patients with latent 'Plasmodium vivax' infection
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Proteins derived from the latent liver stage of Plasmodium vivax can be detected in small extracellular vesicles that circulate in blood, according to a study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation. The results pave the way for identifying patients with asymptomatic infections, an essential requirement to stop parasite transmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Targeting inflammation molecules reduces heart and liver disease in mice
In mouse studies, researchers found mechanisms connecting molecules thought to promote inflammation and the increased risk of diseases caused by a high-cholesterol diet. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut bacteria could be early indicator of liver disease
Early stages of liver disease were detected using chemical compounds produced by bacteria in the gut, and suggest a blood test could be used for detection. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver disease: Are you at risk? 11 symptoms of hepatitis to watch out for
LIVER disease can be caused by excess alcohol intake and it ’s a common condition in the UK. Hepatitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the liver, and while many people won’t realise they have it because it doesn’t usually cause symptoms, it can cause sudden jaundice and liver failure in some people. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cambridge biotech startup grabs $65M to tackle liver disease
A newly launched biotech company has secured $65 million in financing as it seeks to develop the first-ever treatment for a disorder that its co-founder described as “the life being squeezed out of the liver.” Cambridge-based Akero Therapeutics is focused on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, a disease in which liver fat accumulates in the body, sometimes leading to liver failure. NASH affects an estimated 16 million Americans, but there are currently no approved drugs targeting the disorder.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Gut bacteria markers could be a 'smoking gun' for liver disease
(Imperial College London) Chemical compounds produced by the bacteria in our gut could be used to spot the early stages of liver disease, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver cancer warning: Five symptoms you MUST know about - are you at risk?
LIVER cancer symptoms are often vague and difficult to spot, but can include weight loss and vomiting. These are the warning signs of the rare cancer - are you at risk of the deadly disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Donor Outcomes in the Years After Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Studies provide a more complete picture of how living donor liver transplantation affects donors in a myriad of ways. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adherence to Immunosuppressive Medication Leads to Better Outcomes in Young Liver Transplant Recipients
A study of children who received liver transplants found that adherence to taking immunosuppressive medication can predict organ rejection later. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Identification of a Key Metabolic Regulator
The protein β-arrestin-2 plays critical roles in the pancreas and liver to regulate metabolism. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mouse Models of Liver Disease Highlight Important Roles of Temperature and Sex
Recent studies demonstrate the importance of factors such as the sex of the animals and even their living temperature in designing experiments. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Studies Document Some Severe Outcomes After Drug-induced Liver Injury
New insights into outcomes from drug-induced liver injury include the rate of fatal outcomes, frequency of bile duct damage and loss, and racial/ethnic disparities in disease severity. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New biomarker to diagnose life-threatening liver disease in children
Researchers have identified a protein present at high levels in blood from infants with biliary atresia that may enable early and accurate detection of this potentially deadly disease. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Uncovering the Genetic Basis for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
An international group of researchers revealed several areas of the human genome that convey risk for developing primary sclerosing cholangitis, a disease that can lead to liver damage. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Rhubarb shows promise for treating chronic liver disease
(Natural News) Scientists evaluated the safety and efficacy of rhubarb-based Chinese herbal formulae (RCHF) in treating hepatic encephalopathy (HE) – a decline in brain function that results from chronic liver disease – in a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In the U.S., HE accounts for 22,931 hospitalizations annually with a total cost of $64,108 per... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Are you at risk? These four signs could lead to organ damage
FATTY liver disease is a condition with several types - non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the main types. This is usually caused by being very overweight. But before being diagnosed, what are the symptoms to look out for, and are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are YOU at risk of liver disease? Take this test to find out
The 11-step calculator, created by the British Liver Trust, asks users questions about several known risk factors of the 'silent killer'. The tool takes just minutes to answer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatotoxicity of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Hepatotoxicity of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have proven utility as a new class of anticancer drugs, but carry with them the risk of hepatotoxic and other immune-related adverse events.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Consuming more than 5 alcoholic drinks per week increases your risk of oral cancer: Analysis
(Natural News) You may want to rethink about downing another bottle of beer. Scientists have confirmed that alcohol increases the risk of getting cancer. Research revealed that frequent alcohol drinkers are more prone to contract cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, larynx, breast, liver, colon or rectum, and stomach. Several studies were conducted aiming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment
(Cancer Research UK) Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Liver disease symptoms: Seven signs your organ has been severely damaged by alcohol
LIVER disease symptoms, caused by excessive alcohol intake, usually only show when the organ has been severely damaged. It ’s important to recognise these signs as repeated damage can lead to alcoholic liver cirrhosis. There are seven symptoms to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian doctors save girl, 19, who has lived her whole life with her organs outside her body
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sauda Suleiman Amour was born 19 years ago with her liver in a skin sac outside her body. Finally, Indian doctors have put the organs back into her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man recovering from SIXTH liver transplant in lifelong battle
Steven Featley, 23, from Stoke Ash in Suffolk, had his sixth liver transplant last year as part of a lifelong battle with rare condition biliary atresia, which he has had since he was six weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man, 23, recovering from SIXTH liver transplant in lifelong battle against rare condition
Steven Featley, 23, from Stoke Ash in Suffolk, had his sixth liver transplant last year as part of a lifelong battle with rare condition biliary atresia, which he has had since he was six weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Albireo Appoints Jason G. Duncan as General Counsel and Secretary
BOSTON, June 18, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALBO), a clinical-stage orphan pediatric liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced the appointment of Jason G. Duncan as Gene... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Albireo Pharma, bile acid modulator, liver disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liver Cancer Doubled in High-Income Countries Liver Cancer Doubled in High-Income Countries
Rates of liver cancer have doubled since the 1990s in high-income countries and are largely due to infection with hepatitis B and C, as well as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

BIDMC researchers develop decision-making tool to benefit patients with HCV
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) BIDMC researchers led a retrospective analysis of four randomized clinical trials focused on the effects of DAA therapies in patients with HCV-associated liver failure, and developed a new means of predicting improvement in liver function in response to DAA treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers find a promising new approach for treating liver cirrhosis
(Elsevier) In a study in The American Journal of Pathology, investigators report that treatment with aleglitazar, a dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha/gamma (PPARα/γ) agonist, reduced inflammation, vasoconstriction, angiogenesis, mucosal disruption, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α overproduction in cirrhotic rats with PH. This suggests a promising new approach for treating liver cirrhosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity Drives Liver Cancer in Developed Nations
Liver cancer incidence is highest in the United Kingdom (9.6 per 100,000 people), followed by 9.2 in the United States, 7.4 in Australia and 6.0 in Canada. The rankings are the same for liver cancer deaths. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:In a First for Indian Hospital, Tanzanian Teen With Rare Disorder Undergoes High Risk Surgery
[Citizen] A 19-year-old Tanzanian girl from Zanzibar has gone through surgery at SIMS hospital in Chennai, India for a a rare congenital defect that left her with a bloated stomach. Reports from Indian news outlets, The Hindu and New Indian Express, indicate that Ms Sauda Suleiman Amour was diagnosed as suffering from omphalocele, a condition where the abdomen wall that protects organs such as intestines and liver is thin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed Nations
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Hepatology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed Nations
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- Liver cancer cases in several developed countries have doubled in the past 25 years, due to the continuing obesity epidemic and a spike in hepatitis infections, new research suggests. Even worse, the sharp rise in liver... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed Nations
Title: Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed NationsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cut your risk for liver cancer by HALF by just increasing your vitamin D levels
(Natural News) Did you know that roughly 38.4 percent of people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer during their lifetime? If you’re “lucky,” yours might just be a harmless melanoma that your dermatologist can remove in their office. If you’re really unlucky, on the other hand, you could end up with one of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed Nations
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CDH Beats Varian in Bid for Embattled Sirtex
Money talked and Sirtex Medical listened. The New South Wales, Australia-based medical device company that provides a targeted internal radiation therapy for certain liver cancers, said its board decided that the competing bid from CDH Investments was superior to the earlier bid it received from Varian. In January, Palo Alto, CA-based Varian offered to pay about $1.3 billion (A$28 a share) to acquire Sirtex, and the two companies entered into an agreement, which Sirtex shareholders were expected to approve on May 7. That was until CDH, a major alternative asset management firm based in Beijing, Chi...
Source: MDDI - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

DAAs for HCV Infection and Risk of Incident Liver Cancer DAAs for HCV Infection and Risk of Incident Liver Cancer
Does DAA-based HCV treatment reduce the risk of incident liver cancer compared to untreated HCV or interferon-based treatment?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Israeli Company Galmed Gets Positive Trial Results for Liver Drug Israeli Company Galmed Gets Positive Trial Results for Liver Drug
Galmed Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday patients in a mid-stage trial for its treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a fatty liver disease linked to obesity, showed a statistically significant reduction in liver fat.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Remember Last Year's Hepatitis A Outbreak? This Year It's So Much Worse.
Cases of the potentially deadly liver disease have nearly doubled as outbreaks spread nationwide. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study: VA-sponsored telementoring improved survival rates for liver disease by 54 percent
Patients of doctors who participated in a Veteran Affairs-run telemedicine consultation program were 54 percent more likely to survive chronic liver disease than a matched cohort of patients of non-participating doctors, according to a new retrospective study from the University of Michigan. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Durat (bromfenac) and Liver Damage
Title: Durat (bromfenac) and Liver DamageCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - June 13, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news