Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care
Incorporating liver nurses into primary-care practice has given an important boost to diagnosis of conditions such as cirrhosis, UK researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Second Dicerna Hepatic Disease Target Option Exercise
Boehringer Ingelheim Exercises Option on Second Hepatic Disease Target  From Research Collaboration with Dicerna Collaboration seeks to develop novel treatments for chronic liver diseases,  including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)  (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - January 4, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease
Title: Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 4, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- Infection with the hepatitis C virus can cause liver disease and even liver cancer. But once found, the virus can be cured, so screening is vital for those at risk, health experts say. For hepatitis A and B, preventive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breath Test To Detect Multiple Cancers Early Begins Large Trial
(CNN) — A breathalyzer designed to detect multiple cancers early is being tested in the UK. Several illnesses are known to create signature smells from the body, including typhoid fever reported to smell like baked bread and the aroma of acetone, said to be similar to rotten apples, on the breath of diabetics. Recent research has also shown that a person’s breath could also indicate the presence of cancer. To test this theory, Cancer Research UK have launched a two-year trial into a clinical device, called the Breath Biopsy, to find out if exhaled airborne molecules can be useful for cancer detection. (Image cr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

How a DNA Testing Kit Revealed a Family Secret Hidden for 54 Years
One evening in the winter of 2016, my husband mentioned that he was sending away for one of those commercial DNA-testing kits. He asked if I wanted him to order me one as well. I could easily have said no. I wasn’t curious about my ancestry. I knew where I came from–Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews on both my parents’ sides. Instead, I said yes. Why not? It seemed like a game–like those personality tests people often take online. The results, when I received them a few months later, changed everything I had ever understood about myself. I was only half Eastern European Ashkenazi, as it turned out. A ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dani Shapiro Tags: Uncategorized Viewpoint Source Type: news

Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

Excess Weight Contributes to More Than 7 Percent of Cancers
The highest rates of weight-associated cancer are in the South, the Midwest, Alaska and Washington, D.C.; the lowest were in the Mountain States, New England and Hawaii. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Cancer Weight Esophageal Cancer Liver Cancer Source Type: news

E: Excess Weight Contributes to More Than 7 Percent of Cancers
The highest rates of weight-associated cancer are in the South, the Midwest, Alaska and Washington, D.C.; the lowest were in the Mountain States, New England and Hawaii. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Cancer Weight Esophageal Cancer Liver Cancer Source Type: news

Mother ’s push to get a CT scan for her son reveals liver tumor 
Vincent Gonzaga Jr, five, of Hutchinson, Kansas, was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a cancer of the liver, a year after he began complaining of stomach pains, which was dismissed by doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI Proving Cost-Effective for Tracking Liver Fat
(MedPage Today) -- But it's not ready to replace biopsy for assessing advanced disease (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 2, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mixed Results With MRI for Liver Triglycerides in NAFLD
(MedPage Today) -- Proton density fat fraction MRI correlated with steatosis grade; suboptimal for advanced fibrosis (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 2, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study sheds light on the function of a long-mysterious PCSK9 mutation
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) High LDL a leading risk factor for heart disease. Many cholesterol medications lower LDL, some of them by targeting the protein PCSK9. In the January issue of the Journal of Lipid Research, scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, report on an investigation into why experiments on PCSK9 give different results in a test tube and in liver cells. What they found may explain how a mutation in PCSK9 that has long puzzled scientists leads to heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The role of PCSK9 in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
(Bentham Science Publishers) Data indicates that high intrahepatic or circulating PCSK9 levels increase muscle and liver lipid storage, adipose energy storage and hepatic fatty acids, as well as triglycerides storage and secretion, thus contributing to the pathogenesis of NAFLD. The findings of animal and human studies, aiming to reduce PCSK9 with inhibitors point towards liver protection from NAFLD through inhibition of PCSK9 expression in the induction of degradation of hepatic HNF1a protein, insulin resistance (IR), and other mechanisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NICE recommends lenvatinib for untreated advanced liver cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Beware of going dry in January, liver specialist warns – unless you give up booze for good
A leading liver expert has warned alcoholics taking part in Dry January is like “maxing out your credit card” and “living like a hermit for a month” to solve the problem. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bad Medicine: New Data Aim to Limit Drug Hepatotoxicity Bad Medicine: New Data Aim to Limit Drug Hepatotoxicity
Combating the scourge of drug-induced liver disease took center stage at this year's Liver Meeting. Dr William Balistreri summarizes the results you need to know.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Woman, 61, swallows a toothpick … and it ends up in her LIVER
The woman from Lebanon was ill for two months with pain all over her body and a fever. Routine tests came back as negative but later scans showed a 6cm lesion in her liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse-Led Program in Primary Care Can Up Detection of Liver Dz
MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 -- A nurse-led primary care intervention can increase the number of new diagnoses of liver disease, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in PLOS ONE. Magdy El-Gohary, B.Sc., B.M., from the University of Southampton in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Generic Sofosbuvir DAAs in HCV-infected Patients With CKD Generic Sofosbuvir DAAs in HCV-infected Patients With CKD
This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of generic versions of sofosbuvir in combination with ribavirin, ledipasvir or daclatasvir in HCV-infected patients with CKD.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

January 2019
Shake it Off : Boosting Your Mood Managing Multiple Sclerosis : Treatment Can Delay Future Attacks Dr. Maria Kovacs on Mood and Depression Certain Ovarian Cysts May Not Need Monitoring How Much Activity Do You Need? Liver Disease (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Matters for Liver Transplant in Severe ACLF? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A transplant window of opportunity may exist for some patients with ACLF-3 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Halve your chances of dying from cancer by supplementing with selenium
(Natural News) You can prevent cancer naturally by taking selenium supplements. Many studies have reported that selenium protects you from prostate cancer and colorectal cancer — two of the most common forms of cancer. Selenium deficiency has been linked to two to three times increase in overall cancer risk, particularly bladder, esophagus, lung, stomach, and liver cancers.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children in Border Patrol Custody Are Still at Risk Despite New Guidelines, Pediatricians Say
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has vowed to make “hands on” changes after a second migrant child died in its custody in less than three weeks. But pediatricians who have toured its facilities say the new guidelines may not be enough to prevent future deaths. The new guidelines, announced Wednesday, require more thorough medical screening of children after they are taken into custody. They also call for the deployment of additional border patrol agents with emergency management training to remote areas, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen said in a statement. U.S. Customs and Border Patr...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized health Immigration onetime u.s. politics Source Type: news

Influence of HCV Eradication With DAAs on Gut Microbiota Influence of HCV Eradication With DAAs on Gut Microbiota
How does HCV infection eradication with DAA therapy modify gut microbiota composition, and what impact might that have on liver disease-associated outcomes?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical scientists describe optimal immune therapeutic strategies for liver cancer
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) KAIST medical scientists have presented a novel pathways involving T immune cell exhaustion, providing evidence and rationale for designing optimal strategies for immune checkpoint blockades in cancer patients. They succeeded in distinguishing the hepatocellular carcinoma group from the exhausted tumor infiltrating immune cell composition of liver cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Antifungal activity and detoxification of aflatoxins
(Bentham Science Publishers) Aflatoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungi of the genus Aspergillus, which occur naturally in cereals like corn, beans and rice. Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is the main aflatoxin produced by the fungi and has the highest toxicity, mainly targeting the liver, while also exhibits teratogenic, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects in humans and several animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Vitamin D can STOP the development of liver problems, researchers find
(Natural News) Many health-conscious people worry about maintaining a healthy weight and keeping their blood pressure or cholesterol under control, but few people give much thought to their liver – until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, that’s far more likely than you might think as 20 to 30 percent of Americans are now said to have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A natural source of antioxidants, this humble plant native to the Middle East is effective in treating stress-related disorders
(Natural News) A study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, reveals that Fagonia olivieri has antioxidant potential that makes it a prospective treatment for acetaminophen-induced liver damage. The group of researchers, who come from Quaid-i-Azam University and Government College Women University Sialkot, evaluated the antioxidant content of the crude methanol extract of the whole... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver disease ‘picked up quicker’ by nurse-led tests in GP surgeries
Simple tests by nurses in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate of liver disease where patients are not displaying any symptoms, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Curing HCV in Patients With HCC While Treating Cancer? Curing HCV in Patients With HCC While Treating Cancer?
Whether or not HCV patients with active hepatocellular carcinoma should be treated with DAAs remains controversial. This review examines the issues, presenting the current state of knowledge.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

A native Mediterranean mushroom found to protect the liver from disease
(Natural News) People with high blood sugar exhibit high lipid levels brought about by excessive intake of fatty foods — a condition called hyperlipidemia. When left untreated, hyperlipidemia can pave the way for other diseases like atherosclerosis and fatty liver. If certain foods can cause hyperlipidemia, there are also foods that can prevent it. A study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Alarming ’ : Projected Burden of Liver Cancer in the US ‘ Alarming ’ : Projected Burden of Liver Cancer in the US
The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the US has been rapidly rising, but experts are cautiously optimistic that the trend can be reversed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ACLF Class IDs High Early Mortality Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with failure of the liver plus three other organs died within 28 days of waitlisting (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 21, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

PROVEN: This Chinese herbal compound is safe for treating liver failure
(Natural News) Research has confirmed that a traditional Chinese herbal medicine is safe to use in the treatment of liver failure at recommended doses. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, verified that the traditional Chinese herbal medicine Jiedu Huayu is safe for treating liver failure at 130 grams per kilogram (g/kg)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Studies on Pediatric Liver Diseases New Studies on Pediatric Liver Diseases
Dr William Balistreri shares new data from this year's Liver Meeting on fatty liver disease and biliary atresia in children and young adults.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Liver disease could be picked up much sooner by nurse-led tests in GP surgeries
(University of Southampton) Research carried out by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown that simple tests in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate of liver disease where patients are not displaying any symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simple method rescues stressed liver cells
(Uppsala University) Isolated human hepatocytes are essential tools in preclinical and clinical liver research, but cell quality is highly variable. Now, researchers from Uppsala University have devised a simple protocol that improves hepatocyte quality and enables cells from a wider quality spectrum to be used in standard and advanced cell culture. The findings are published in Archives of Toxicology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: People who begin drinking alcohol in their late teens are more likely to suffer liver disease as adults
(Natural News) People who started drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in their late teens are more likely to suffer from a severe liver disease later in life, according to a study published in the Journal of Hepatology. The study, which was conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, analyzed the effects of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why green leafy vegetables can protect liver health
Inorganic nitrate, a compound present in celery, spinach, and rocket, may protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a new study shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

New research shows how a fatty diet can lead to life-threatening liver disease
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) A new study by USC scientists provides new insight on how dietary fat and cholesterol drive the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a serious form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hep C Screening, Surveillance, and Treatment: The Challenges for Primary Care
William M. Lee, MD, of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas discusses the way forward for primary care. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 20, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Why Aren't More Users Of Opioids Or Meth Screened For Hepatitis C?
As the number of people who inject drugs and share needles has soared, the rate of infection with Hep C has climbed too. Yet many drug treatment patients aren't tested for the liver-damaging virus.(Image credit: BSIP/UIG/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news

Health Tip: How Alcohol May Raise Cancer Risk
-- Alcohol use has been associated with cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and breast, the American Cancer Society says. The society describes how alcohol can affect the body, noting that the more you drink,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis
2D shear-wave elastography is an effective tool for ruling out liver fibrosis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease Elastography works for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions Ultrasound elastography helps identify invasive breast cancer Shear-wave elastography works to evaluate liver disease Ultrasound elastography accurately predicts fibrosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI Monitors Liver Fat Response to Bariatric Surgery MRI Monitors Liver Fat Response to Bariatric Surgery
Hepatic steatosis improved rapidly with bariatric surgery; improvements were highest in those with marked steatosis presurgery and unrelated to starting weight or amount of weight lost, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

MRI offers view of liver fat loss in obese patients
Getting an MRI scan won't help you lose weight, but the modality can be useful...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Appetite controls disrupted in obese teens' brains fMRI shows how walnuts influence hunger SIR: Bariatric embolization can beat obesity MRI monitors fat for bariatric surgery MR shows more body fat in babies with diabetic mothers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lilly Announces Publication of Analyses Showing Benefit of the Addition of Verzenio(R) (Abemaciclib) in Multiple Subgroups of Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer Identified as Having a More Concerning Prognosis
Subgroup analyses demonstrate consistent benefit in subgroups of patients with a more concerning prognosis such as those with liver metastases, PR-negative disease, high tumor grade, or shorter treatment-free interval INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 18, 2018 -- (Hea... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Eli Lilly, Verzenio, abemaciclib, breast cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news