Liver Meeting 2018: Hep C Highlights
(Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

AR, 3D printing make headway in patient education
CHICAGO - Researchers from New York have created hundreds of individually tailored...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education How to create low-cost, multicolor 3D-printed models 3D-printed kidney helps optimize SPECT/CT quantification 3D-printed kidneys change preop surgical planning (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Persistent Pruritis and Progressive Fatigue in a 42-year-old Woman
The patient also has a 2-year history of elevated ALP. Results of MRCP and liver biopsy guide next steps. What's your choice? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Viral Hepatitis: Five Highlights From the Liver Meeting Viral Hepatitis: Five Highlights From the Liver Meeting
Dr William Balistreri reports on the most important viral hepatitis news from this year's Liver Meeting.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Is Cold and Dark Weather a Trigger for Heavy Drinking?
There is a commonly held belief that winter conditions — that are characterized by extreme cold and low sunlight — are connected to heavy drinking. Whenever we think of countries in Northern Europe we instantly think of sub-zero temperatures, dark clouds and polar landscapes. We also imagine its inhabitants tucked in a bar drinking their sorrows away. What creates this image is the perception that strong spirits and binge drinking are a staple of many Northern countries. However, scientific and factual evidence shows a more nuanced picture. Statistical Verdict The argument that countries with a colder climate e...
Source: Psych Central - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claudiu Revnic Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse alcohol use Alcoholism heavy drinking Holiday Blues Holiday Season Public Health Winter Source Type: news

South Africa: Liver Transplant From HIV+ Living Donor to Negative Recipient - the Unanswered Questions
[The Conversation Africa] A lifesaving partial liver transplant from an HIV-infected mother to her uninfected child - the first of its kind - was conducted last year at the University of the Witwatersrand's Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg. More than a year later, both mother and child are doing well. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liver Transplants for Noncitizens/Nonresidents Liver Transplants for Noncitizens/Nonresidents
Should liver transplants be provided to non-resident patients? This editorial explores the issues.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Roche Buys U.S. Biotech Jecure in Race for Liver Disease Drugs Roche Buys U.S. Biotech Jecure in Race for Liver Disease Drugs
Swiss drugmaker Roche is buying U.S.-based Jecure Therapeutics, joining Pfizer, Gilead Sciences and Novartis in pursuit of new drugs to treat fatty liver disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

HIV in liver cells found to be inactive, narrowing potential treatment targets
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a proof-of-principle study, researchers at Johns Hopkins revealed that certain immune system cells found in the human liver, called liver macrophages, contain only inert HIV and aren't likely to reproduce infection on their own in HIV-infected people on long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART is a regimen containing combinations of HIV-targeting drugs that prevents the growth of the virus but does not eradicate it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dandelion root detoxifies your liver and fights cancer
(Natural News) The liver is the single biggest organ in the body and is responsible for over 500 vitally important functions. Officially part of the digestive system, this amazing organ synthesizes protein, produces chemicals to help digest food and, perhaps most importantly, is an essential part of the body’s detoxification process. Although the liver is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GE partners with VA Puget Sound on 3D imaging
GE Healthcare and Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System in Washington...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018 GE adds MaxQ AI's Accipio software GE completes gamma camera recall after detector issue Report: GE could sell bigger stake in healthcare division U.K., Perspectum, GE invest in liver software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Flounder now tumor-free in Boston Harbor
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) In the late 1980s, more than three-quarters of the winter flounder caught in Boston Harbor -- one of the most polluted harbors in America -- showed signs of liver disease, many of them with cancerous tumors. But now, a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has documented a dramatic rebound in flounder health spurred by decades of remediation efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Re-programming the body's energy pathway boosts kidney self-repair
(Case Western Reserve University) A team of researchers led by Jonathan Stamler, MD, of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has discovered a pathway for enhancing the self-repair efforts of injured kidneys The finding may pave the way for new drugs to stop or even reverse the progression of serious kidney disease in humans -- and other potentially lethal conditions of the heart, liver, and brain as well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diet recommendations to reverse a fatty liver
(Natural News) It is normal to have a small amount of fat in your liver. However, if too much fat builds up in the cells of your liver, you might be at risk of fatty liver disease. This could cause damage to your liver and prevent it from functioning as well as it should. Fortunately, you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche buys U.S. biotech Jecure in race for liver disease drugs
Swiss drugmaker Roche is buying U.S.-based Jecure Therapeutics, joining Pfizer, Gilead Sciences and Novartis in pursuit of new drugs to treat fatty liver disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis?
Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when the immune system attacks the liver. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, a loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Prognostic Value of the FibroTest in Patients With NAFLD Prognostic Value of the FibroTest in Patients With NAFLD
This study validated the prognostic performance of FibroTest for both overall survival and survival without liver-related deaths in patients with NAFLD.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study suggests eating more lycopene-rich foods to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(Natural News) Lycopene, a compound found in a number of fruits and vegetables, can help address the symptoms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), proving just how important these foods are to living a full and healthy life. Excessive fat has far-reaching repercussions on your health. You may be familiar with the role it plays... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Priming the liver for a feast after famine
Food perception activates a hypothalamus-to-liver pathway that prepares the liver for nutrient influx. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Wong, W. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Deaths of despair in Florida: assessing the role of social determinants of health - Zeglin RJ, Niemela DRM, Baynard CW.
Deaths of despair (DOD) is a new term appearing in public health literature to describe deaths attributable to suicide, liver disease, and drug overdose. In Florida, suicide and liver disease are the 8th and 10th leading causes of death, respectively. Addi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

5 natural ways to heal your liver after a night of heavy drinking
(Natural News) Drinking alcohol has become a part of people’s social lives. While drinking in moderation has some health benefits, the excessive consumption of alcohol does more harm than good. In particular, one of the organs that suffer from excessive alcohol consumption is the liver, which plays a role in many processes in the body.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimizing Medication Management for Patients With Cirrhosis Optimizing Medication Management for Patients With Cirrhosis
This article details barriers to optimal medication use, interventions to streamline therapeutic regimens, and strategies to avoid medication errors.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Middle-aged Britons replacing the young as the nation ’s 'problem alcohol drinkers'
Experts warn that the UK's ‘baby boomer’ generation is in denial over alcohol, with dementia, cancer and liver disease on the rise as a result. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study confirms the powerful antioxidant potential of African lettuce
(Natural News) African lettuce (Launaea taraxacifolia) has been used to treat dyslipidemia and liver diseases, both of which are associated with oxidative stress. A study published in the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine has suggested that the leaf extract of African lettuce can potentially be used as a therapeutic agent in preventing diseases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better than milk thistle seeds? Researchers say white water lily protects your liver
(Natural News) Maintaining a healthy liver is one of the best ways to achieve optimal health. One way to keep it healthy is to supplement your diet with natural compounds that protect the liver from damage. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine examines the European white water lily (Nymphaea alba L.)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hepatitis C symptoms in women
While hepatitis C can affect both sexes, it may cause different symptoms in females. In this article, learn about hepatitis C in women, including the causes and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How much does hepatitis C treatment cost?
Hepatitis C is a viral infection with different treatment options. Medication, treatments, and care pricing depend on factors that include a person ’s insurance policy and their overall health. There are various medications available. Learn more about the costs of hepatitis C treatment here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

The power of herbal medicine for treating liver cancer
(Natural News) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 33,000 Americans develop liver cancer every year and from these, approximately 26,000 people die from the disease. One of the main reasons for the high mortality rates of liver cancer is the limited treatments available for the disease, which include chemotherapy and surgical removal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Designing a safer building block for drug discovery by harnessing visible light
(University of Michigan) When you reach for a bottle of acetaminophen, you may be looking for relief from a headache. But if you take more than what is recommended, the drug can damage your liver. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boston Sci Puts up $4B for BTG
Boston Scientific is back on the M&A trail. This time the Marlborough, MA-based company is offering $4 billion to acquire BTG in a deal set to close in the first half of 2019. London-based BTG has three key businesses, the largest of which is its Interventional Medicine portfolio which encompasses several peripheral interventional product lines. The interventional oncology franchise includes the TheraSphere Y-90 radiotherapy microspheres and the GALIL cryoablation system, used to treat patients with liver, kidney and other cancers. BTG’s Interventional Medicine business also has a highly-differentiate...
Source: MDDI - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Role of extracellular vesicles in release of protein adducts after acetaminophen-induced liver injury in mice and humans - Duan L, Ramachandran A, Akakpo JY, Weemhoff JL, Curry SC, Jaeschke H.
Formation of acetaminophen (APAP) protein adducts are a critical feature of APAP hepatotoxicity, and circulating protein adducts have recently been utilized in bioassays for identification of APAP overdose in humans. Despite their clinical significance, me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Fight Fatty Liver Disease
-- Fatty liver disease occurs when fat deposits build up in the liver, the organ that filters blood coming from the digestive tract. The disease may stem from heavy alcohol use, or not involve alcohol at all, the National Library of Medicine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Fight Fatty Liver Disease
Title: Health Tip: Help Fight Fatty Liver DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 20, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Fish can detox too -- but not so well, when it comes to mercury
(McGill University) By examining the tissues at a subcellular level, the researchers discovered yelloweye rockfish were able to immobilize several potentially toxic elements within their liver tissues (cadmium, lead, and arsenic) thus preventing them from interacting with sensitive parts of the cell. But mercury was found in concentrations known to be toxic - and most of it was in sensitive sites, such as mitochondria and enzymes, within liver cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Living in a cold, dark climate linked to heavy drinking
A global study suggests climate may be a factor in higher rates of binge drinking and liver disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why mangosteen should be part of your diet, especially if you're obese
In this study, researchers at Dongguk University and the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Liver Transplantation in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis Early Liver Transplantation in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
Liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis remains controversial in the USA in patients without 6 months of sobriety. Can earlier transplantation provide good outcomes in these patients?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Novel target identified for neuron regeneration, functional recovery in spinal cord injury
(Temple University Health System) Restoring the ability to walk following spinal cord injury (SCI) requires neurons in the brain to reestablish communication pathways with neurons in the spinal cord. Mature neurons, however, are unable to regenerate their axons to facilitate this process. Now, Temple scientists show that this limitation may be overcome by targeting liver kinase B1 (LKB1) protein. In mice with SCI, targeted LKB1 upregulation stimulated long-distance neuron regeneration, leading to gains in functional recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers find multisystem disorder caused by CCDC47 variants
In this study, detailed clinical characterization and functional studies were performed on four unrelated individuals with a complex multisystem disorder characterized by woolly hair, liver dysfunction, itchy skin, unusual facial features, low muscle tone, and global developmental delay. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living in a cold, dark climate more likely to lead to heavy drinking
A new study has linked cold and less sunlight with a higher incidence of binge drinking and liver disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold weather and long nights makes people drink MORE alcohol
Research from the Pittsburgh Liver Research Centre examined data from 193 countries and found evidence that climate was linked to liver disease as well as binge drinking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Both hospitalizations and deaths are increasing among Medicare recipients with liver cancer, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nivolumab Effective in Liver Cancer, Child – Pugh B Status Nivolumab Effective in Liver Cancer, Child – Pugh B Status
New data from the CheckMate 040 trial suggest another indication is in the works for the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GE completes gamma camera recall after detector issue
GE Healthcare has completed inspections of all its gamma cameras in the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: GE could sell bigger stake in healthcare division U.K., Perspectum, GE invest in liver software GE Healthcare posts flat Q3 revenue but profits edge up Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips GE brings Invenia 2.0 ultrasound to U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NIH pinpoints cause for fatal hepatitis b-related liver disease
Scientists have honed in on the cause of a rare condition Hepatitis B virus-associated acute liver failure that can kill a patient in a few days. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The connection between cirrhosis and hepatitis C
The liver is a powerful organ that the hepatitis C virus can affect. The virus causes inflammation and can lead to scarring. The name for scarring of the liver is cirrhosis. People with both conditions may have more risk of liver failure. Learn more about the link between hepatitis C and cirrhosis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Liver Disease Risk Factors in Patients Treated for Alcohol and Drug Dependence
Conclusion As this was only a pilot study, further data collection involving a larger, representative sample of clients should be undertaken to explore these results further. References Bennett, H. et al., 2015. Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-Infected People Who Inject Drugs in the UK and the Relationship between Treatment Uptake and Efficacy on Future Infections. PLoS ONE, 10(5), p.e0125846. Edeghere, O. et al., 2015. Retrospective cohort study of liver transplantation in the United Kingdom between 1994 and 2010: the impact of hepatitis C infection. Public Health, 129(5), pp.509–5...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - November 15, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids found to control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
(Natural News) It is a little-known fact that even teetotalers can end up with liver disease. In fact, the most common form of this type of disease in the United States – non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – affects close to 100 million people and can affect even those who drink little or no alcohol.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nivolumab Works for Sicker Liver Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Half of Child-Pugh B patients showed improvement or stable disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news