A case of severe drug-induced liver injury caused by over the counter herb (cinnamon): review of literature - Higaki H, Onji M, Takeji S, Uehara T, Kawasaki K, Kashimoto Y, Murakami T, Yamaguchi T, Miyaike J, Oomoto M, Abe M.
A case of severe drug-induced liver injury caused by over the counter (OTC) herb medicine, is reported here. A 40-year-old male took herb drugs "Za ga-doKowa ®," "Ohta-Isan®." These two drugs contained the same two herb medicines (cinnamon, fennel). About... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC
How has the availability of direct-acting antiviral therapy impacted liver transplantation indications and waiting list outcomes in patients with chronic hepatitis C?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cancer most frequently spreads to the liver; here's why
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) When cancer spreads to another organ, it most commonly moves to the liver, and now researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania say they know why. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Infographic: Living liver donation
Learn more about living liver donation and transplants. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Higher Intake of Whole Grains May Lower Risk for Liver Cancer
Whole grains and possibly cereal fiber, bran appear linked to lower risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Predictors of NASH and Fibrosis in Non-obese NAFLD Predictors of NASH and Fibrosis in Non-obese NAFLD
This study aimed to identify risk factors for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and fibrosis in NAFLD. How do clinical and histological characteristics differ between obese and non-obese patients?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Higher Intake of Whole Grains May Lower Risk for Liver Cancer
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- Higher intake of whole grains may be associated with a lower risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among U.S. adults, according to a study published online Feb. 21 in JAMA Oncology. Wanshui Yang, Ph.D., from Anhui Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First genetic clue for elusive pediatric liver disease
(Emory Health Sciences) A nationwide consortium of researchers has identified the first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia, a mysterious liver disease that is the leading cause for liver transplantation in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EASL -- media invitation for ILC 2019
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) The International Liver Congress ™ 2019 will take place from 10-14 April 2019. EASL welcomes the interest of the media in matters relating to hepatology and is happy to provide assistance to journalists who wish to attend ILC 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Health benefits of BCAAs
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids. Research suggests that BCAAs can improve muscle mass and exercise performance. They may also benefit people with liver disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Towards a blood test for early-stage liver disease
(EMBO) One in four people in Western and Asian societies develop a build-up of fat in the liver as a result of an unhealthy diet. This disease -- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) -- causes no symptoms initially but can develop into end-stage liver cirrhosis. A discovery, published today in Molecular Systems Biology, paves the way for a simple blood test to detect early stages of NAFLD, opening up the possibility of preventing the development of liver cirrhosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cannabis can reverse the effects of alcohol-induced liver damage
(Natural News) A January 2018 study published in Liver International concluded that cannabis may reduce the incidence of liver disease in alcoholics. The study found that using cannabis correctly significantly lowered the odds of various liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and even hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer. These findings were based on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes upper stomach pain?
There are many possible causes of upper stomach pain, from gas and indigestion to more serious issues involving the liver or pancreas. Learn about the causes and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Weekend Sleep-In Might Ruin Your Waistline And Your Health, Study Says
(CNN) — Wake up, America, and raise your hand if you try to repair your exhausted body by sleeping in on weekends. A new study says the habit may not be such a good idea for your waistline — or your health. “Weekend catch-up sleep is not protective,” said Dr. Vsevolod Polotsky, director of sleep research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “The bottom line of this study is that even if you sleep longer on weekends, if you continue to sleep poorly, you will still eat too much, and you will still gain weight.” The common behavior of “sleeping in on the weekends doesn&...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

Sleeping In on Weekends May Not Repay Sleep 'Debt'
People in a recent study who did not get sufficient sleep consistently showed decreased insulin sensitivity in their liver and muscles. Over time, decreased insulin sensitivity can be a precursor (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pale stool: Causes and treatments
The occasional pale stool in adults is often not a cause for concern. However, long-lasting pale stool or stool that is white can indicate a serious issue with the liver, pancreas, or gallbladder. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Gardenias improve bile flow
(Natural News) When a person has a liver disease called cholestasis, the flow of bile from their liver is decreased. This may cause symptoms such as jaundice or fatigue. Thankfully, a study published in the journal Chinese Herbal Medicines has revealed that gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides) may help address this condition. In the study, researchers observed the effect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Killing brain cells and skin cells simultaneously with inhalant abuse: pearls from the National Burn Repository - Kahn SA, Bierman TV, Larson KJ, Blache AL.
BACKGROUND: Over 20 million Americans have abused inhalants at least once in their lifetime. It is widely known that 'huffing' increases risk for liver disease, renal failure, hypoxia, respiratory failure, dysrhythmias, and cardiac arrest. However, it is l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential mechanism to control nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
FINDINGSIn a comprehensive, nine-year-long study in mice, researchers profiled more than 300 liver and plasma lipid species and more than 5,000 liver proteins. The combined data helped researchers to identify new mechanisms that control the metabolism of lipids (molecules that include fat) and to discover a protein that regulates lipids. They found that silencing one particular protein, called PSMD9, is a potential therapeutic strategy to reduce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.BACKGROUNDNonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the buildup of excess fat in liver cells not caused by alcohol. The disease affects about 25 percent ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Saves Critically Ill Patient
Treatment TermsAutoimmune HepatitisLiver transplant Overview Ray Thompson was a teenager when doctors first suspected something was wrong with his liver. He was an adult when he learned his condition was autoimmune hepatitis, a chronic disease in which the body ’s immune system attacks the liver. He kept it under control, but his luck ran out two years ago -- when he became so ill that he needed a liver transplant. While researching liver transplant programs, his wife discovered Duke was one of the best. Thompson was evaluated for the transplant and plac ed on the waitlist within one week of his first appointment. ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Estimating Liver Fibrosis in HCV: Serum Markers vs TE Estimating Liver Fibrosis in HCV: Serum Markers vs TE
This study compared the diagnostic accuracy of a panel of noncommercial serum scores to transient elastography for determining the extent of hepatic fibrosis in HCV patients on DAA-based therapy.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Moms, add more leucine and omega-3s to your diet to boost antioxidant levels in your children's liver
(Natural News) Expectant mothers need a wide range of nutrients for them and their child to stay healthy. Fortunately, there are many supplements that can help them achieve proper nutrition. In a study by researchers from the University of Campinas in Sao Paulo, Brazil, they found that supplementing a maternal diet with leucine and omega-3 is beneficial for the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy trials point to cure for rare liver disease
EU-funded researchers are close to developing a cure for Crigler-Najjar syndrome, an extremely rare, life-threatening liver disease. The groundbreaking research, currently being validated in clinical trials, could also pave the way for the treatment of other genetic disorders. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 27, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Keytruda May Help Put Melanoma Into Remission
Keytruda is the drug responsible for the remission of former President Jimmy Carter's cancer in 2015. Carter, then 90, had melanoma that spread to his brain and liver. Treatment with Keytruda appears to have cured him. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D printing reduces liver transplant costs, surgery time
Presurgical planning on 3D-printed models allowed researchers from China to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing unites radiology, otolaryngology 3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery 3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More Babies Are Being Born With Syphilis. Blame Meth and Opioids.
Details the connection between drug use, the opioid epidemic, and the significant rise in syphilis and syphilis among newborns, or congenital syphilis. Some of the communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic and a related methamphetamine spike are also the location of some of the steepest increases in syphilis. Congenital syphilis can cause deformities, severe anemia, an enlarged liver and spleen, jaundice or brain and nerve problems like blindness or deafness, and up to 40% may be stillborn or die as a newborn. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Drug-induced liver injury caused by kratom use as an alternative pain treatment amid an ongoing opioid epidemic - Osborne CS, Overstreet AN, Rockey DC, Schreiner AD.
Kratom ( Mitragyna speciosa) is a prevalent medicinal plant used mainly for the stimulant and analgesic properties provided through multiple alkaloid compounds. Over the past decade, use of kratom has increased despite the limited knowledge of toxicities a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Eating Whole Grains Tied to Lower Liver Cancer
Eating More Whole Grains Tied to Lower Liver Cancer Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Factors Influencing Delayed Onset of Symptoms in DILI Factors Influencing Delayed Onset of Symptoms in DILI
Why do some instances of drug-induced liver injury manifest days or weeks after drug cessation?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Deborah James: My most painful decision - should I die in my own home?
I’m 37 and I have incurable bowel cancer. It’s spread to my liver and lungs. I was diagnosed three years ago, I have just an 8% chance of being alive in 2021. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Company may have leaked carcinogen into air for years
Breathing in high concentrations of the chemical TCE has been linked to kidney cancer, liver cancer and lymphoma (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating More Whole Grains Tied to Lower Liver Cancer Risk Eating More Whole Grains Tied to Lower Liver Cancer Risk
Higher intake of whole grains was associated with reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a large, long follow-up cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, commonly associated with diabetes, increases the risk of heart disease, and liver, colorectal, and breast cancers
(Natural News) In a new study that was published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers were able to surmise that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is not only associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but also to cancers that have nothing to do with the liver, such as colorectal and breast cancers. “NAFLD is a very... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole grains might help ward off liver cancer
(Reuters Health) - Yet another benefit of eating a diet containing high amounts of whole grains may be a reduced risk of liver cancer, a new U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A diet rich in whole grains slashes risk of liver cancer by 40%, study finds
US researchers tracked 77,241 women and 48,214 men in their 50s and 60s for 24 years. Those with higher intake of whole grains, bran and cereal fiber had a lower risk of liver cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Young Women Are Having Heart Attacks, Study Says. This Could Be Why
Younger women are having more heart attacks, and accounted for nearly a third of all female heart attack patients in recent years, according to a recent study. The news compounds a string of recent findings that have pointed to poorer overall health for young American women. “Women now, compared to younger women generations before them, are less healthy,” says study co-author Melissa Caughey, a cardiovascular epidemiologist and instructor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. “It’s probably reflective of poorer health in general.” The study, which appeared in a sp...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Researchers discover a genetic defect linked to pediatric liver disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in collaboration with several other institutions, have discovered a genetic defect linked to biliary atresia (BA), the most common pediatric cause of end-stage liver disease, and the leading indication for liver transplantation in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could whole grains, dietary fiber be associated with lower risk of liver cancer?
(JAMA Network) This   study used data for participants followed-up for 24 years as part of two well-known study groups to examine the association between whole grain and dietary fiber intake with the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, a predominant form of liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Field elm guards against liver damage, gastric ulcer, and hypertension
(Natural News) A study has found that extracts from the bark of field elm (Ulmus campestris) tree have protective effects against liver damage, arterial damage, and gastric ulcer. The study, which was published in the journal Phytothérapie, also revealed that the extracts possess strong antioxidant properties. Researchers from the University of Bejaia and the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intercept's Drug for Liver Fibrosis Due to NASH Meets Main Goal Intercept's Drug for Liver Fibrosis Due to NASH Meets Main Goal
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) showed an improvement in liver fibrosis, taking the drug a step closer to approval.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fraunhofer MEVIS presents AI at SPIE meeting
German research organization Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine (MEVIS)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Germany's rising stars step into limelight at RSNA CARS report: Liver segmentation tool allows manual fixes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Nutrition Society Journal Club (NSJC)
Discussion and engagement with the latest research papersDevelopment of critical appraisal skillsThe interpretation and communication of research findings.Next Journal ClubThe April club will be led by Dr Wendy Hall. The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month:Estimating children ’s food portion sizes: does it make a difference whether the evaluator is a parent or an early educator? Please take the time to read the paper before the club, to maximise your engagement opportunity. To support you in thinking about what questions to ask, you may find theCASP checklists useful, which provide checklists for each study design. ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 20, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Merck's Keytruda fails late-stage study in liver cancer patients
Merck& Co Inc said on Tuesday its cancer drug Keytruda failed the main goals of a late-stage trial and did not extend life of patients with a type of liver cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Girl, six, has rare liver disease that causes her skin to be itchy all the time
Clara Peterson, six, from Green Acres, Washington, was diagnosed when she was an infant with a disease that causes bile salts to build up in liver cells instead of being excreted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intercept's fatty liver drug meets late-stage main goal, shares soar
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with a progressive fatty liver disease showed an improvement in scarring on the organ, taking the drug a step closer to approval and sending the company's shares surging 25 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A naturally-occurring plant compound shows great potential for treating Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and depression
(Natural News) Scientists have learned a lot about most of the body’s organs over the years. The growing body of knowledge on the liver, heart, lungs and kidneys has enabled many people to enjoy much better health outcomes in recent times. However, there is still a lot about the brain that we don’t know –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intercept's drug for patients with liver fibrosis due to NASH meets main goal
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment testing patients with liver fibrosis due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) met the main goal in a late-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eat more veggies and fish - Compound in both foods found to promote heart health
(Natural News) A Polish study advises people with hypertension to eat a lot more fish and vegetables. Both types of food contain trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), a natural compound that supports the healthy functions of the heart. Trimethylamine oxide is metabolized by the liver. It is synthesized from trimethylamine, which is produced by the action of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat more veggies and fish! Compound found in both promotes heart health
(Natural News) A Polish study advises people with hypertension to eat a lot more fish and vegetables. Both types of food contain trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), a natural compound that supports the healthy functions of the heart. Trimethylamine oxide is metabolized by the liver. It is synthesized from trimethylamine, which is produced by the action of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver disease may increase diabetes risk in non-obese patients
Research, published inNutrition,Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, suggests that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease increases diabetes risk in non-obese adults.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news