Carb-restricted diets found to improve metabolism and reduce liver fat
(Natural News) Cutting back on carbs pays off — a study in Cell Metabolism suggests a carbohydrate-restricting diet to improve metabolism and reduce liver fat. The study, carried out by researchers from Sweden, looked at how a carbohydrate-restricted diet enhanced metabolism and improved liver fat levels in the body. In conducting the study, the research team put... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify a hepatitis C rash
Hepatitis C can cause many symptoms including skin issues such as jaundice, itching, and blood spots. Other symptoms may also be present. Learn how to identify a hepatitis C rash here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Alcohol destroyed their livers. Now, they're increasingly getting new ones
The number of liver transplants for Americans with alcohol-associated liver disease has steadily grown in recent years, prompting researchers to explore why this is and what the long-term prospects are for recipients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplants increase 50% for alcohol-related liver disease, study finds
The proportion of people who get liver transplants due to alcohol-related disease has risen by 50% in the last 15 years, after a required sobriety period was dropped, A UCSF study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks
Children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Liver Obesity Liver Cancer Juices Children and Childhood Diet and Nutrition Weight Sugar Soft Drinks Cirrhosis Source Type: news

ALD Leading Cause of U.S. Liver Transplants
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers report less HCV infection and looser stance on pre-transplant sobriety (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Fasting may increase circadian rhythm robustness
Research, published inCell Reports, suggests that fasting may increase the robustness of the body’s circadian rhythm in the liver and skeletal muscles, which may help to protect against metabolic disorders.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Conjoined twins who shared a stomach and liver are set for a 'better future' after being separated
Twin brothers Prince and Love, now 22 months, were separated by surgeons at Wadia Children's Hospital in Mumbai on December 12 2017 at just nine months old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs
Patients receiving new kidneys and livers must take damaging anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. Now researchers hope to train the immune system instead of just tamping it down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Transplants Kidneys Organ Donation Liver Immune System Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Massachusetts General Hospital University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh (Pa) Source Type: news

Study shows low-sugar diet effective in boys with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that a diet low in free sugars (those added to foods and beverages and occurring naturally in fruit juices) resulted in significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adolescent boys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could an MUC1-Targeted Vaccine Benefit Colorectal Cancer Patients With Liver Mets?
Researchers tested an antigen-specific cancer vaccine known as tecemotide vs placebo in patients with colorectal cancer and liver metastases to see if outcomes would be improved. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating hepatitis C
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently was diagnosed with hepatitis C, and I am not sure of the next steps. Do I need to start treatment right away, and what does treatment involve? Can I still drink alcohol occasionally? Does hepatitis C always result in liver cancer? ANSWER: Receiving a diagnosis of hepatitis C can be [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 22, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Socioeconomic vulnerability to depressive symptoms in patients with chronic hepatitis B - Vu TTM, Le TV, Dang AK, Nguyen LH, Nguyen BC, Tran BX, Latkin CA, Ho CSH, Ho RCM.
Depression is considered one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders among patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver disease and has adverse effects on the disease progression. However, there is a scarcity of studies contributing to the asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Diagnosis of Idiosyncratic Drug-induced Liver Injury Diagnosis of Idiosyncratic Drug-induced Liver Injury
Determining the culprit agent in idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury can be challenging. Review currently available and proposed laboratory markers for DILI in this article.Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Oral Hepatoselective Glucokinase Activator Promising in T2DM
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Use of the oral hepatoselective glucokinase activator (GKA) TTP399 for type 2 diabetes does not cause hypoglycemia and has no detrimental effect on plasma lipids or liver enzymes, according to a study published online Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New therapeutic avenue in the fight against chronic liver disease
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver cancer patients can be treated for Hep C infection
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A large, multi-center study refutes earlier suggestions that antiviral drugs for treating hepatitis C may lead to a higher recurrence of liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Washington man, 49, willingly receives a heart from a hepatitis C-infected donor
Kerry Hayes, 49, from Anacortes, Washington, received a heart from a donor that was infected with the liver disease hepatitis C. After going on eight-week antiviral regimen, he was cured. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the possible side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine?
Side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine can include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There may also be no side effects at all. Learn more about the possible side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

High Point biopharmaceutical company unlocks potential treatment for diabetes
A study published this week by High Point-based biopharmaceutical clinical trials company vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) points to a potential new treatment for diabetes. A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal “Science Translational Medicine” details the discovery and development of an investigational, small molecule, liver selective glucokinase, taken by mouth, which showed positive results in a phase 2 study involving patients with type 2 diabetes. CEO and President of VtV… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Celebrities Are Fighting Over the ‘Keto’ Diet. Here’s What Science Says About How Healthy It Is
A celebrity feud has ignited debate over the popular — but somewhat controversial — ketogenic diet. It all started last week, when trainer Jillian Michaels told Women’s Health that the high-fat, low-carb keto diet is “a bad plan, for a million reasons.” “I don’t understand. Like, why would anybody think this is a good idea?” Michaels asked. It quickly became clear that many people, famous and otherwise, think the trendy plan is a good idea. Celebrities including Al Roker and Andy Cohen criticized Michaels’ take, causing her to double down on her position and offer to de...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best hepatitis C drugs?
Hepatitis C medications include Epclusa, Daklinsa, and Mavyret. The most effective medications may vary depending on the type of hepatitis C virus a person has. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Ditch the aspirin! Ginger works just as well ... with NONE of the side effects
(Natural News) A daily dose of one aspirin a day is often prescribed for the prevention of heart disease to those who are at risk. However, just like with other over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, the use of aspirin comes with health risks and unwanted side effects. Some of these risks may include excessive bleeding, kidney and liver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemochromatosis 'bigger threat than we thought'
Genetic disorder Haemochromatosis can cause liver failure, diabetes and severe arthritis if untreated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Systematic review of published data on herb induced liver injury - Byeon JH, Kil JH, Ahn YC, Son CG.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Herbal products have been widely used as a means of ethnomedicine worldwide. Recently, the potential hepatotoxicity of herbs has become a medical issue but comprehensive studies are limited. AIM OF THE STUDY: This st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The first 'living medicine': Revolutionary GM microbes can 'mop up' toxins in the human body
The genetically modified bacteria created by  Synlogic, a firm co-founded by MIT, could be used to treat liver and bowel diseases by mopping up toxins inside the gut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Living medicine’ helps make toxic ammonia breakthrough
Using genetically modified bugs to prolong life was ‘fanciful’ until recently, says scientistA “living medicine” made from genetically modified bugs has prolonged the lives of animals with severe metabolic disease in a landmark test of the treatment.Researchers created the medicine by making a common strain of bacteria mop up excess ammonia in the body. High levels can be fatal for people with liver damage and rare genetic disorders.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Science Health Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hepatitis E
Hepatitis E is a viral infection that causes liver damage and inflammation. Its symptoms can include fever, nausea, and fatigue. Treatment tends to involve rest and making some dietary changes. Learn more about hepatitis E here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Wildland firefighting: adverse influence on indices of metabolic and cardiovascular health - Coker RH, Murphy CJ, Johannsen M, Galvin G, Ruby BC.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate pre- and post-season measures of body composition, skeletal muscle, and blood parameters/liver lipid in wildland firefighters (WLFF) over the fire season. METHODS: Alaskan WLFF (N  = 27) crews... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The forensic pathology of liver trauma - Rogers CB, Devera R.
The forensic pathologist is an integral part of the trauma surgery team. Trauma surgeons depend on autopsy descriptions for accurate measurement of the severity of trauma and determination of the chance of mortality. The outcome of liver injury improved gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
Race - matched donor organ tied to improved survival for African - Americans with HCC undergoing transplant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- For African-American patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing liver transplantation, donor-recipient race matching is associated with improved survival, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
Title: Race May Matter for Liver Transplant SuccessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved
It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS approves 'game-changing' machine that can keep donor livers alive for triple the time
Sue Bennett, 45, had 'written goodbye letters' to her children before she received a liver transplant using the new machines after death of Sharron Jones' 24-year-old daughter Amy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nice approves ‘game-changer’ machine for donated livers
Sue Bennett, 45, a mother of three from Ranton in Staffordshire, had a liver transplant using the new technique as part of a trial. Now, she said, her life was 'unbelievably wonderful'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More people could benefit from liver transplants, says NICE
A new procedure that could double the length of time that donated livers can be kept before transplantation has been hailed as an “exciting development” by NICE. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Perfusion technique could boost number of viable donor livers
Slows rate of tissue deterioration and lengthens storage time, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Primary sclerosing cholangitis New drive launched to trace hepatitis C patients Hepatocellular carcinoma risk, cirrhosis and hepatitis C Deaths from hepatitis C drop 11% in past year Alcohol consumption in late teens can predict risk of liver problems later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Visikol Launches OpenLiver ™ 3D Cell Culture Models to Accelerate Drug...
As the leader in 3D cell culture characterization and analysis, Visikol is now expanding their service offering through the introduction of its own liver 3D cell culture models. In an effort to build...(PRWeb January 16, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/visikol_launches_openliver_3d_cell_culture_models_to_accelerate_drug_discovery/prweb16027993.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, Hepatology, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- Black Americans who receive a liver transplant to treat liver cancer may survive much longer if the new organ comes from a black donor, a new study suggests. " Our data are intriguing. But our results require validation, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How an East Bay cancer fighter — once kicked to the curb by Big Pharma — picked up its 4th drug approval
Even in the days after Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. threw an experimental cancer drug back to Exelixis Inc. nearly a decade ago, there were signs of hope: strong signals from a broad trial that tested the drug across nine tumor types. One of those signals was confirmed Monday as the Food and Drug Administration approved that drug — branded as Cabometyx — as one of a handful of options for people with the most common kind of liver cancer. It is the fourth FDA approval of "cabo" for Alameda-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Wins OK for Advanced Liver Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Pivotal trial showed 2.2-month survival improvement (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 15, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Mother, 27, claims 'contraceptive pill damaged her liver' after she spent 11 days hospitalised
Laura Hutchinson, of Retford, Nottinghamshire, showed jaundice symptoms a month after using Rigevidon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A liver hormone may slow metabolism
Research, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that the liver hormone tsukushi slows metabolism when energy expenditure is high, and could be a target for treating metabolic disorders.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Now Also FDA Approved for Liver Cancer Cabozantinib Now Also FDA Approved for Liver Cancer
A new indication allows cabozantinib to be used in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who have previously been treated with sorafenib.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 shown to limit impact of certain parasitic diseases
(George Washington University) For the first time, researchers at the George Washington University have successfully used the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit the impact of parasitic worms responsible for schistosomiasis and for liver fluke infection, which can cause a diverse spectrum of human disease including bile duct cancer.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Rare, inherited risk factor can result in emphysema and liver damage
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?A family friend was recently diagnosed with emphysema, but he never smoked and was told that his condition was caused by alpha-1. What is this, and how is it diagnosed? ANSWER: Emphysema?is one of a group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis, that make up chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Tobacco smoking [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 'Incredible Gift' Of Organ Transplant
Joshua Mezrich has performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He shares stories from the operating room in his book, When Death Becomes Life.(Image credit: shapecharge/shapecharge/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Davies Source Type: news