Can this rare earth metal be the future of treating fatty liver disease?
(Natural News) Rare earth metals are rarely associated with health and medicinal uses. Strontium is one of the few chemical elements to have been documented for use in the medical field. Though its applications in medicine have mainly concerned bone health, researchers from China explored the effects of strontium on fatty livers and determined these mechanisms may... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver cancer rising among poorer people
Men with low rates of educational attainment are at greatest risk Related items fromOnMedica HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease Cancer mortality cut by a third in young people Well over half of people have never had an STI test JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Organ transplant: finding more ways to save lives
By using organs once thought to be unsuitable, tapping the liver ’s power to regenerate, and more, Yale Medicine experts are making the most of organ donations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

OncoSec Announces New Technology to Treat Deep Visceral Lesions with IL-12
Company Published White Paper titled, "Parachuting Behind Enemy Lines: OncoSec's Attack on Visceral Tumors via Its New Visceral Lesion Applicator (VLA)" White Paper Unveils Ability to Directly Deliver Plasmid-Based IL-12 to Pancreatic, Liver a... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Drug Delivery OncoSec Medical, Visceral Lesion Applicator, intratumoral, immunotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Liver Cancer Mortality
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- From 2000 to 2015, there was an increase in liver cancer mortality, which was mainly seen in less educated individuals, according to a study published online April 8 in Cancer. Jiemin Ma, Ph.D., from the American Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Improved Liver Transplant Waitlist Mortality With DAAs Improved Liver Transplant Waitlist Mortality With DAAs
Did introduction of sofosbuvir increase the survival of patients awaiting liver transplant?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Adenosine kinase deficiency makes liver more susceptible to carcinogen
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that reduced adenosine kinase expression in the liver can make it more susceptible to carcinogenic damage and the development of liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The protein p38gamma identified as a new therapeutic target in liver cancer
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P.)) Activation of the protein p38gamma is essential for the development of the main type of liver cancer, which affects more than 1 million people worldwide every year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Varian Medical joins embolic therapy tech dev ABK Biomedical ’ s $30m Series B
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) has joined a $30 million Series B round of financing for embolic therapy tech developer ABK Biomedical. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Varian Medical Systems led the round alongside F-Prime Capital, Halifax, Nova Scotia-based ABK Biomedical said. “ABK has a unique approach to address a large unmet need for patients with non-resectable liver tumors. This technology is aligned with our goal of delivering innovative solutions in cancer care,” Varian strategy & biz dev VP Gregory Sorensen said in a press release. “We are impressed with the ABK Biomedical team and believe the compan...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Radiosurgery/Radiation therapy Wall Street Beat abkbiomedical Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Despite Switched Organs, Woman Lived to 99
Rose Marie Bentley was an anatomical rarity. Her stomach, liver and other abdominal organs were switched in position right to left. The condition is called "situs inversus.” (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'totally backwards' woman died at 99 with her organs in the WRONG PLACE
Rose Marie Bentley, of Molalla in northwest Oregon, had situs inversus with levocardia, which caused her liver, stomach and pancreas to develop on her right rather than in their normal 'left' position. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live Organ Donor Dangers Debunked by Unlikely Source Live Organ Donor Dangers Debunked by Unlikely Source
With more than 17,000 patients on the wait list for a liver in the United States but only 5000 deceased-donor livers available each year, specialists are grappling with gaps and new ideas to help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C deaths fall 16% in two years
Deaths from serious hepatitis C related liver disease fell from 380 to 319 between 2015 and 2017, thanks to new curative treatments. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Significant fall in Hepatitis C deaths
And new treatments mean fewer people now require liver transplants Related items fromOnMedica Range of new and costly drugs added to WHO ‘essentials’ list UK joins fight against Ebola GPs should administer Hep C therapy, says WHO UK falls behind other nations in preventing avoidable death Common anti-parasitic could be new tool for malaria control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

U.S. liver cancer deaths more common with less education
Liver cancer is the most rapidly rising cause of U.S. cancer deaths, and most of those dying from this disease are people with less education, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

OHSU students make surprise discovery when dissecting body
When students in a gross anatomy class at Oregon Health& Science University dissected the chest cavity of a body last spring, they noticed something odd. The large vein that conveys oxygenated blood back from the abdominal cavity to the extremities was in an unusual place. When they probed further, they found that the liver and stomach were transposed, but her heart remained on the left side of her chest. The small intestine and large intestine wer e also switched left to right. What was even more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Causality Between NAFLD and Risk of CVD and Type 2 Diabetes Causality Between NAFLD and Risk of CVD and Type 2 Diabetes
This study explores the evidence for a possible causal relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

TransMedics registers for $86m IPO
TransMedics last week registered for an initial public offering worth more than $86 million for the organ transplant transportation system it developed. The Organ Care System is designed to keep donated hearts, lungs and livers in near-living condition until transplantation; the company touts it as the only such system designed for more than one organ. In Europe, the OCS Heart and OCS Lung devices are already on the market. A year ago the Andover, Mass.-based company won pre-market approval from the FDA for its OCS Lung transplant device for standard double-lung transplantation procedures. In an April 5 regulatory filing T...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Transplants Wall Street Beat transmedics Source Type: news

Increasing numbers of adults with lower education are dying from liver cancer
(Wiley) A new study published in CANCER reveals that rising rates of liver cancer deaths in the United States have largely been confined to individuals who have received less education, especially among men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Discovery of a restriction factor for hepatitis B virus
(Institut Pasteur) Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection that can lead to acute or chronic conditions. Although there is a vaccine that offers protection against the virus, current treatments which prevent the virus from replicating are not curative for infected individuals. Scientists at the Institut Pasteur working in collaboration with the CNRS have demonstrated that a cellular protein is capable of acting as a restriction factor for the hepatitis B virus by degrading the viral DNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TGen review links gene with the most common liver cancer
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) In an article published in the scientific journal Cancers, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, provide the first summary of the experimental evidence supporting the AKR1B10 enzyme as a promising therapeutic target for Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), based on a review of more than 50 studies published since this gene was first identified and characterized in 1998. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

City of Hope scientists are using combination immunotherapy to treat advanced cancers
(City of Hope) City of Hope physician-scientists recently opened two clinical trials to investigate a combination of cytokines and immunotherapy that may be able to transform nearly-impossible-to-treat cancer into a disease that can be corralled into remission. Daneng Li, M.D., is treating patients with advanced liver (hepatocellular) cancer, while Joseph Chao, M.D., is treating patients with advanced stomach and esophageal cancer (gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A tiny cry for help from inside the liver could lead to better treatment
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) New research points to a potential way to prevent acute liver damage, or even treat it -- as well as a possible way to better monitor the health of patients who have suffered from it. It's based on the discovery that a protein involved in one of the liver's most basic functions also sounds the alarm when liver cells get hurt. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Big Number: 17.6 million Americans suffer from alcoholism
Beyond affecting everyday life functioning, alcohol abuse increases risk of cancer, liver cirrhosis, heart problems and stroke. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

New insights into how fatty liver disease progresses to cancer
(Experimental Biology) The buildup of fat in the liver known as fatty liver disease sometimes leads to hard-to-treat liver cancer. Scientists don't understand why the cancer risk is higher for fatty liver disease caused by excessive alcohol consumption than for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fecal Microbiome Signature Detects Cirrhosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty-Liver Disease Fecal Microbiome Signature Detects Cirrhosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty-Liver Disease
A fecal microbiome signature accurately detects cirrhosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Parents of a girl, nine, whose heart saved a little boy's life say they're 'super proud' of her
Loanna and Joe Ball from Devon, appeared on This Morning to discuss how 'super proud' they are of nine-year-old Keira whose heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas went on to save four lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safety of MMR Vaccination After Pediatric Liver Transplant Safety of MMR Vaccination After Pediatric Liver Transplant
Is it safe for pediatric liver transplant recipients to receive the MMR vaccine?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers show that mutations in human livers can promote tissue regeneration
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Researchers at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern have identified genetic mutations that accumulate in the adult liver that can promote regeneration in the context of chronic liver damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Young Child With Fatigue and an Enlarged Liver
A young child presents with symptoms of fatigue and general malaise. A physical examination reveals the presence of an enlarged liver, and a liver biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Source Type: news

Hops used to add flavour to beer can 'thwart liver CANCER'
However, the Oregon State University study was based only on cells in the laboratory and didn't look at whether drinking beer could help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New insights on liver injury in men taking body building supplements
(Wiley) In a study reported in Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics, 44 men with liver injury, attributed to over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements, experienced a uniform and distinctive pattern of signs and symptoms that were often prolonged, difficult to treat, and accompanied by disability and weight loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Structure of the molecular machine that links carbohydrate and lipid metabolism
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) A research team led by dr. Kenneth Verstraete in the Unit for Structural Biology at the VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research has unraveled the three-dimensional structure and molecular mechanism of ATP citrate lyase (ACLY). This is a central metabolic enzyme -- a protein that accelerates chemical reactions -- important for the production of fatty acids and cholesterol in the human liver. The reported findings could help targeting ACLY in cancer and metabolic diseases such as atherosclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 3, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers discover why men are more likely to develop liver cancer
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers in Spain have discovered that a hormone secreted by fat cells that is present at higher levels in women can stop liver cells from becoming cancerous. The study, which will be published April 3 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, helps explain why hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is more common in men, and could lead to new treatments for the disease, which is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Adiponectin, the hormone that protects women against liver cancer
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P.)) The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, shows that adiponectin protects the liver against the development of the main form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Viral gene therapy could treat incurable disease
EU-funded researchers have conducted the first successful trials of an innovative gene therapy to treat a rare and debilitating metabolic disorder, using a small and innocuous virus as a carrier for genetic information to correct the functioning of liver and muscle cells. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 3, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Interventional radiology procedure tamps obesity
Using a minimally invasive procedure known as bariatric embolization, interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI offers view of liver fat loss in obese patients SIR: Bariatric embolization can beat obesity MRI monitors fat for bariatric surgery SIR: Interventional radiology makes life better for patients Embolization procedure aids in weight loss (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Exosomes from Blood Carry RNA Signatures of Liver Cancer
A small study finds that the tiny extracellular vesicles from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma have RNA content distinct from patients with cirrhosis only. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 2, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Liver, colon cancer cells thwarted by compounds derived from hops
The plant that adds flavor, color and bitterness to beer also produces a primary compound that thwarts cancer cells, and two important derivatives of the compound do as well, new research at Oregon State University shows. Unlike the primary compound, xanthohumol, known as XN, the derivatives don't metabolize into phytoestrogens. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Liver, colon cancer cells thwarted by compounds derived from hops
(Oregon State University) The plant that adds flavor, color and bitterness to beer also produces a primary compound that thwarts cancer cells, and two important derivatives of the compound do as well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda
UCLA Extension ’s Ochan Otim is a chemist who specializes in developing methods for quantifying and assessing the health risk associated with organic and metal contaminants in the environment. For the last few years, Otim, who grew up in Uganda, has been driven to use his expertise to try to help solve a dangero us mystery in his country of birth.Why were so many people having health problems and even dying because of alcohol consumption?The two-decade civil war in Uganda beginning in the late 1980s ravaged the country with violence, abductions, concentration camps and  starvation. The inhumane conditions and ab...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HCV Eradication and Transition of Preclinical HCC to HCC HCV Eradication and Transition of Preclinical HCC to HCC
Does HCV eradication by direct-acting antivirals influence the transition of pre-clinical to clinical hepatocellular carcinoma?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Blocking platelets: A possible option to prevent fatty liver disease and liver cancer
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Blood platelets which interact with liver cells and immune cells play a major role in the development of fatty liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver inflammation and liver cancer, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg and from Zurich University and University Hospital have now shown in a publication. The researchers have also worked out new approaches for using drugs to keep the development of fatty liver disease in check, thus preventing liver cancer in the long term. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Does the Liver Do?
Discussion The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, weighing just over 3 pounds in an adult. It is found in the upper right abdomen, under the right dome of the diaphragm. Grossly, it has asymmetric lobes with the right being larger than the left. The lobes are separated by a fibrous connective tissue band that also anchors the liver in the abdominal cavity. The gallbladder is located on the inferior surface of the liver and stores bile, which is then released into the duodenum. Microscopically, the liver cells are arranged in lobules with canals carrying blood vessels and bile ducts. At any moment about 10-13% ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Herb induced liver injury after using herbal medicine: A systemic review and case-control study - Lin NH, Yang HW, Su YJ, Chang CW.
This study aims to address the herb-induced liver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Endra Life Sciences touts preliminary TAEUS liver fat analysis study data
Endra Life Sciences today reported preliminary results from the first-in-man feasibility study of its Thermo Acoustic Enhanced Ultrasound System exploring its ability to measure and analyze liver fat. The TAEUS platform is designed to allow for the visualization of human tissue composition, function and temperature at a cheaper cost than computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging and provided at the point-of-care, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company said. Preliminary data came from 25 subjects analyzed with the TAEUS platform as compared with quantitative MRI fat fraction measurements and other indicators including B...
Source: Mass Device - March 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging endralifesciences Source Type: news

Hope for the 1 in 3 Americans with liver disease: New stool test could spot the condition
Left undetected, early-stage liver disease can turn into serious damage, but it is hard to spot early. There are few symptoms and it requires surgery. A new UC San Diego study suggests a way. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver disease in overweight children linked to subclinical hypothyroidism
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese Latino children may be linked to subclinical hypothyroidism, according to research presented at the Endocrine Society annual meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Movement toward a poop test for liver cirrhosis
(University of California - San Diego) In a study of people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and their twins and other close relatives, UC San Diego researchers were able to diagnose liver cirrhosis simply by analyzing a person's stool microbes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Doctors Perform First Organ Transplant Between Living HIV-Positive Donor and Recipient
(WASHINGTON) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ. If other donors with HIV come forward, it could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone. Nina Martinez of Atlanta traveled to Johns Hopkins University to donate a kidney to an HIV-positive stranger, saying she “wanted to make a difference in somebody else’s life” and counter the stigma that too often still surrounds HIV infection. Many people think “somebody wit...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized Medical Procedures onetime Source Type: news