Medical News Today: What causes coffee ground vomitus?
Coffee ground vomitus is dark-colored vomit that has blood in it. Possible causes include gastric ulcers, gastritis, liver disease, and cancer. Anyone who vomits blood should seek immediate medical attention. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of coffee ground vomitus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Video conferencing helps PCPs improve liver disease care, survival rates
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Providing physicians with virtual access to specialists can be lifesaving to liver disease patients. A new study by University of Michigan gastroenterologists finds that it boosts survival rates by 54 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer drug shows promise for kids with aggressive liver tumors
A drug already approved by the FDA has shown potential for treating aggressive liver cancer in children, according to a study on human tumor cells. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee May Do Your Liver Good
The study drew on data from a major national heart disease study. Participants filled out food questionnaires that included a question on coffee intake, and their medical records were followed over 26 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal assault: liver toxicity of herbal and dietary supplements - The Lancet Gastroenterology Hepatology.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

High Costs for Diagnosis, Care of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
MONDAY, June 11, 2018 -- The health care costs associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are considerable, especially at first diagnosis, according to a study published online May 18 in Hepatology. Alina M. Allen, M.D., from the Mayo... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bile duct obstruction?
A bile duct obstruction is when one of the tubes that carries bile between the liver, gallbladder, and small intestine becomes blocked. This can lead to severe complications if left untreated and may require surgery. Here, we look at the leading causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of bile duct obstruction. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Coffee May Do Your Liver Good
MONDAY, June 11, 2018 -- More good news for coffee lovers: Having three or more cups of " joe " each day may help ward off serious liver ailments, new research suggests. The 26-year study of more than 14,000 Americans couldn't prove cause and effect.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Proton Beam Therapy of Liver
Title: Proton Beam Therapy of LiverCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 11/18/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Coffee May Do Your Liver Good
Title: Coffee May Do Your Liver GoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 11, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Text Messaging Approach Improves Weight Loss in NAFLD Text Messaging Approach Improves Weight Loss in NAFLD
This study evaluated the efficacy of a text messaging intervention to improve weight loss and disease management in patients with NAFLD.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study points to possible treatment target for aggressive liver cancer in kids
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) A protein in the cell nucleus already targeted therapeutically for several types of cancer has now been linked to an aggressive form of pediatric liver cancer called hepatoblastoma (HBL), according to a study published in the Nature journal Communications Biology. Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report that laboratory testing indicates the protein, PARP1, may be an effective treatment target for the cancer, but emphasize additional research is needed to verify this. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Liver cancer symptoms: Signs only appear when cancer is advanced - you must act quickly
LIVER cancer symptoms are often only triggered once the cancer is advanced, meaning you should respond immediately if you see signs of the cancer. Being a heavy drinker, overweight or having a hepatitis infection puts you at “high risk” of developing the condition. These five symptoms may indicate liver cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Albireo Elects Anne Klibanski and Stephanie Okey to Board of Directors
BOSTON, June 08, 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 election of Anne Klibanski, M.D., and ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Personnel Albireo Pharma, bile acid modulator, liver disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Not All People Respond To Caffeine The Same
BOSTON (CBS) – Is your partner able to drink several cups of coffee before bed yet one cup keeps you up all night? As it turns out, some people may be more sensitive to caffeine than others, probably due to genetics. Researchers found that there are three main ways that people respond to coffee depending on whether their liver breaks down caffeine quickly or slowly and whether their brains are more sensitive to the stimulating effects. In people with high-sensitivity, even small amounts of caffeine can be arousing and cause sleep problems. Those with “regular” sensitivity to caffeine can drink 2-5 cups of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Caffeine Coffee Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Herbs for regenerating bodily tissues with nutrition
(Natural News) When you get sick, the regenerative processes of the body are overcome by degenerative ones. Regeneration is described as the regrowth of a damaged or missing part of the remaining tissue. Some body organs, such as the liver and skin, can regenerate. For example, when a part of the liver is lost as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digestive Disease Week, June 2-5
Digestive Disease Week 2018 The Digestive Disease Week annual meeting sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Society for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dying patients do not get the best palliative care unless they have cancer
Patients with incurable diseases like dementia, liver failure, Parkinson's or strokes were unlikely to receive the same degree of care as those with cancer, according to a Leeds University study (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D-printed aortas could work well for TAVR
Researchers from Italy have created low-cost, individually tailored 3D-printed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: 3D-printed mandibles may reduce OR time 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education 3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bezafibrate Normalizes Liver Enzymes in PBC
(MedPage Today) -- Fibrate shows promise for rare autoimmune liver disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Too young for such an "old" condition: 8-year-olds now being diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(Natural News) Adults who have an unhealthy lifestyle are often diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). But according to a study, there is an alarming link “between childhood obesity and juvenile liver health problems.” The study on children involved researchers from Harvard Medical School based on Project Viva of Massachusetts. It confirmed a connection between childhood obesity and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Cancer Screening in At-Risk Patients Underused (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Cirrhosis patients, others not getting tested, study finds (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 6, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

The last gift: what it ’ s like to work with organ donors
If a heart, liver, or other vital organ becomes available to someone on a transfer list in the North East, it’s likely that Michelle Pearson and Rachel Pritchard will take care of it. Death is often a taboo subject, and there aren’t many people with a keener understanding of it than specialist nurses in organ donation. UNISON members Michelle and Rachel work for Northern Organ Donation Services. If an organ becomes available for transfer in the North East, it’s their job to respond. There are two specialist nurses in organ donation (SN-ODs) like them on call in the region at any time, with embedded roles ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Magazine blood and transplant health healthcare nurses Source Type: news

Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was, briefly and famously, an ardent fruitarian—meaning he ate a diet composed primarily of fruit, which he believed would cleanse his body of harmful fluids. Just as famously, the actor Ashton Kutcher tried adopting Jobs’s fruit-centric diet, until he ended up in the hospital with an out-of-whack pancreas. So is it bad for your health to eat a lot of fruit? Though a famous study from 1980 argued that based on the evolution of human jaws and teeth, our ancient ancestors used to eat a diet dominated by fruit, there’s not a lot of good evidence for or against fruit-heavy diets fo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Antibody blocks inflammation, protects mice from hardened arteries and liver disease
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine discovered that they can block inflammation in mice with a naturally occurring antibody that binds oxidized phospholipids (OxPL), molecules on cell surfaces that get modified by inflammation. Even while on a high-fat diet, the antibody protected the mice from arterial plaque formation, hardening of the arteries and liver disease, and prolonged their lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pre-op Avatrombopag Curbs Platelet Need in Patients With Liver Disease Pre-op Avatrombopag Curbs Platelet Need in Patients With Liver Disease
Pre-procedural avatrombopag (Doptelet, Dova) may reduce the need for platelet transfusions or rescue procedures for bleeding in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and thrombocytopenia, according to findings from two phase 3 trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer
Besides demonstrating an ability to eliminate breast cancer, Rosenberg and his team already have additional preliminary results suggesting that the technique is similarly effective against both liver cancer and colon cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's breast cancer cured with her immune cells
A woman with advanced metastatic breast cancer has been cured with a method that used her own immune cells to fight the disease, a technique that researchers say has the potential to help patients with any kind of cancer.   Judy Perkins, 52, had had a mastectomy in 2003, but her breast cancer returned. She had tumors in her chest and on her liver and was given only a few months to live after unsuccessful hormone therapy and chemotherapy failed to stop her cancer’s growth, per NBC News. Scientists… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers take a step closer to developing a DNA test for liver cancer
(Mayo Clinic) A group of researchers from Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences Corporation have completed a phase II study comparing a set of DNA markers to alpha fetoprotein as a method to test for liver cancer. The researchers presented their findings today at the 2018 Digestive Disease Week conference in Washington, D.C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gut microbes affect antitumor activity in liver
A connection between bacteria in the gut and antitumor immune responses in the liver enhances our understanding of liver cancer and suggests new approaches to treat it. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers take a step closer to developing a DNA test for liver cancer
WASHINGTON, D.C. ? A group of researchers from Mayo Clinic?and Exact Sciences Corporation?have completed a phase II study comparing a set of DNA markers to alpha fetoprotein as a method to test for liver cancer. The researchers presented their findings today at the 2018 Digestive Disease Week?conference in Washington, D.C. ?We currently test for liver [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - June 5, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How are liver function and cholesterol production linked?
The liver has many roles, one being to make cholesterol while another is to remove excess amounts. Healthy cholesterol levels are essential for the liver to function correctly. When the liver has too much cholesterol, there are several things people can do. Learn more about the liver and cholesterol here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cholesterol Source Type: news

Incidence and Outcomes of Pregnancy-associated HBV Flares Incidence and Outcomes of Pregnancy-associated HBV Flares
This study investigated the course of chronic HBV infection among pregnant women. What is the incidence of HBV flare during pregnancy and after delivery?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New guidelines recommend hepatitis C screening be done for those born between 1945 and 1975
Canadians born between 1945 and 1975 — essentially the baby-boom generation — should be tested for the potentially liver-destroying virus hepatitis C, a new set of guidelines recommends. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New guidelines recommend hepatitis C screening for those born between 1945 and 1975
Canadians born between 1945 and 1975 should be tested for the potentially liver-destroying virus hepatitis C, a new set of guidelines recommends. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Racial Gaps Persist in ALD Patients Eligible for Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- Disparities found regarding liver transplant, mortality (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients
Increasingly, liver transplant centers are doing away with the long-standing practice of delaying liver transplant in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) until they abstain from alcohol for six months, according to a new survey of U.S. transplant centers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Distinguished Lecture highlights mechanisms of liver cancer
Liver cancer expert Michael Karin, Ph.D., explained the molecular events that lead to the disease during his NIEHS Distinguished Lecture. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - June 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

‘ Holy Grail ’ Blood Test May Detect Cancer Before Tumors Form
CLEVELAND, OH (CBS Local) – A new type of blood screening is being called the “holy grail of cancer research” by scientists who say the test can detect the disease before tumors even form in the body. The Details: A new blood test is successfully finding cancer before tumors form A liquid biopsy tests human DNA for genetic mutations linked to cancer The tests proved capable of detecting several hard-to-treat forms of the disease “This is potentially the holy grail of cancer research, to find cancers that are currently hard to cure at an earlier stage when they are easier to cure,” lead ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Blood Test Cancer Local TV talkers Source Type: news

EMA issues measures to minimize liver damage risk from Richter's Esmya
(Reuters) - European Medicines Agency issued guidelines on Friday to help minimize the risk of rare but serious liver injury associated with Hungarian drugmaker Richter's Esmya. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Milk, Meat & Eggs Can Make a Big Difference to World ’s Most Nutritionally Vulnerable People
By Silvia AlonsoADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 1 2018 (IPS)As the world becomes increasingly aware of the growing demands being made of our planet, more and more of us are making lifestyle choices to reduce our negative environmental impact and carbon footprint. Understandably, this has led to calls for changes to our diets, including reducing the amount of livestock-derived foods, such as meat, milk and eggs, we consume.However, a new, extensive review of research published today (JUNE1) has found that these foods can make an important difference to nutritional well-being in the first 1,000 days of life, with life-long benefi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Silvia Alonso Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

When push comes to shove: Airway cells propel liver cancer spread to lungs
(Kanazawa University) Kanazawa University-led Japanese researchers identified a crucial role for air sac-based scavenger blood cells, alveolar macrophages (AMs), in driving hepatocellular cancer metastasis in the lungs. AMs were found to be recruited by interstitial macrophages (IMs) through interactions between the IM-expressed signaling molecule CCL2 and its AM-expressed receptor. AMs then secrete leukotriene B4, which promotes tumor cell growth. This is the first evidence for the distinct roles of AMs and IMs in liver cell lung metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"Super Size Me" liver damage claim crumbles as Morgan Spurlock revealed to have abused alcohol for decades
(Natural News) It’s not often that you’ll find a Natural News writer defending McDonald’s. After all, we’ve been calling them out for their toxic junk food for years now. Nonetheless, right is right and wrong is wrong, and we always endeavor to highlight the truth, even when that truth happens to vindicate McDonald’s – albeit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

145% climb: Madrigal Pharmaceuticals' stock soars on positive study results
Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock price more than doubled Thursday, closing up 145 percent at $265.61 per share, after the company announced results from mid-stage testing of its lead new drug candidate. The experimental therapy, MGL-3196, is a once-daily oral therapy being developed as a treatment for a severe form of a liver disease known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH. NASH is considered a silent disease that has few or no symptoms. Its is characterized by the accumulation of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Madrigal Pharma Shares Double After Successful Phase II Results For Fatty Liver Drug
Competition is tough for a drug to cure fatty liver disease. After today's 150% jump, is Madrigal Pharmaceuticals the next darling of the biotech sector? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Karl Kaufman, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:MDGL NASDAQ:GILD NYSE:AGN NASDAQ:VKTX NASDAQ:ICPT Source Type: news

Madrigal Pharma more than doubles after liver drug study success
(Reuters) - Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc's shares more than doubled after mid-stage trial data showed its lead drug reduced liver fat in patients with fatty liver disease, placing it ahead of larger rivals to tap into a potential market worth $30 billion. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Madrigal Pharma's liver drug succeeds in study, shares soar
(Reuters) - Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc's lead experimental drug achieved the main goal of reducing liver fat in patients with fatty liver disease in a mid-stage study, sending its shares surging 66 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Madrigal Pharma's liver disease drug succeeds in study, shares soar
(Reuters) - Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its lead experimental drug achieved the main goal of reducing liver fat in patients with a type of liver disease in a mid-stage study, sending its shares surging 40 percent in premarket trading. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news