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Kidney failure: Symptoms of condition that killed The Partridge Family star David Cassidy
KIDNEY FAILURE is caused by the organs not functioning properly, and an estimated 13,000 people die from chronic kidney disease in the UK every year. David Cassidy died from suspected kidney failure this week. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney disease drug recommended by Nice 'may do more harm than good'
Exclusive: Little evidence that phosphate binders improve patient wellbeing, warn experts, while one type may contribute to increased risk of cardiovascular diseaseThe UK ’s drug guidelines body is recommending a type of medication to treat chronic kidney disease despite no firm evidence that it benefits patients – and some signs that the drugs may do more harm than good, experts have warned.Phosphate binders are commonly prescribed to lower blood phosphate levels in patients with advanced kidney disease, including those on dialysis. High phosphate has been linked to worse patient outcomes, including bone and m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Drugs The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) NHS Society Science Source Type: news

Georgia boy whose transplant was delayed gets new kidney
AJ Burgess was born in Atlanta without kidneys. But his family was told he was not eligible for a transplant since his father Anthony Dickerson, who was a perfect match, had violated his parole. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Hyland opens up real about transplant side effects
The 26-year-old Modern Family actress received a kidney from her father in 2012 to cure a condition called dysplasia, when the organs do not develop properly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver linked to a shrinking brain
(Reuters Health) - Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coffee cuts risk of heart disease and help you live longer
This amount cuts the risk of heart disease by 15% and early death by 17%, found the University of Southampton. It also slashes chances of certain cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thanksgiving Overeating Could Spell Kidney Problems
THURSDAY, Nov. 23, 2017 -- Holiday overeating can harm your kidneys, a kidney expert warns. " The body absorbs nutrients from the gut and then the liver metabolizes them. Whatever is left that can't be used by the body is excreted by the kidneys, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biocon introduces oncologic biosimilar KRABEVA in India
The biosimilar product will be used for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and other types of lung, kidney, cervical, ovarian and brain cancers in India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

North Korean defector had parasitic worms over 10 inches long
Parasitic worms and a chronic liver infection identified in a North Korean soldier who dramatically defected are providing clues into health conditions inside the secretive rogue state, experts said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What one defector's parasites tell us about North Korea
Parasitic worms and a chronic liver infection identified in a North Korean soldier who dramatically defected are providing clues into health conditions inside the secretive rogue state, experts said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tumor-associated bacteria hitches a ride to metastatic sites
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) The same bacteria present in primary tumors of patients with colorectal cancer are also present in liver metastases, a new study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Poor air quality linked to poor sperm quality
Effect of rising PM2.5 on sperm morphology might mean significantly more couples with infertility Related items fromOnMedica Infertility Clues to why air pollution raises risk of heart disease Create more ‘no idling’ zones to curb air pollution, councils urged Kidney failure linked to air pollution, study finds Climate change poses major threat to health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The power of four cups of coffee a day
This amount cuts the risk of heart disease by 15% and early death by 17%, found the University of Southampton. It also slashes chances of certain cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds block herbal molecule that makes drinking alcohol less dangerous to your liver — Health Ranger
(Natural News) In recent weeks Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, exposed yet another monumental fail on the part of the federal government: The Feds are actively blocking the public from learning about an herbal molecule from licorice root that can be added to alcoholic beverages to dramatically reduce the liver toxicity caused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Thanksgiving miracle': Baby denied kidney receives transplant
An Atlanta baby receives a kidney transplant after the hospital first denied surgery due to his father's arrest. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Zero Diet winning recipe …
We are all so excited over our cure for Syndrome Zero. All of my employees are behind this effort. And of course, we practice what we preach so we’re following the Zero Diet. It’s already having a dramatic effect on everybody’s health and we’re feeling better. We’re all doing it together as a team. My whole staff brought in a Zero Diet dish that we served for lunch. It was so hard to pick a winner that we picked three! Many of my employees have been doing this on their own at home. They’ve come up with some great recipes so we decided to have a cook-off. I asked every member of my st...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Weight Loss carbohydrates carbs diet fat protien recipe Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

Normalize blood sugar with stem cell boosters
All the patients that I see in my clinic are special… But sometimes there’s a patient who really leaves a mark on you. I recently had a patient like that. He was living 3,000 miles away in Ireland and had seen one of my daily e-newsletters. Right after reading it, he made an appointment, booked a flight and came to my clinic in South Florida. I’ll call him K.O. About 10 years ago, K.O. was diagnosed with dangerously high blood sugar, type 2 diabetes and out-of-control blood pressure. He was 50 years old and taking 10 prescriptions a day. His kidneys were failing him and he was on the short list for a kid...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition blood sugar carbs diabetes energy stem cells Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

Bad breath warning: These FIVE hidden health problems could be REVEALED by foul smell
BAD BREATH is unpleasant, but it could also be a sign of an underlying health condition, such as kidney disease or cirrhosis, says an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Fluke Parasite May Threaten Lives of Hundreds of Vietnam War Veterans
A tropical parasite may be slowly killing hundreds of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War. Early this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs commissioned a small pilot study to investigate the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Predicting Prostate Cancer Outcomes With Genomic Testing Predicting Prostate Cancer Outcomes With Genomic Testing
Dr Chodak reviews a new study on the 17-gene Genomic Prostate Score used for predicting prostate cancer outcomes.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Elevated Liver Cancer, Death Rates With Chronic HBV Elevated Liver Cancer, Death Rates With Chronic HBV
Patients with immune-tolerant-phase chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, who are usually not considered for treatment, face an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and death, compared with treated immune-active-phase patients, researchers from Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What parasitic worms in defector reveal about conditions in North Korea
Parasitic worms and a chronic liver infection identified in a North Korean soldier who dramatically defected are providing clues into health conditions inside the secretive rogue state, experts said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends and Outcomes of NAFLD-HCC After Liver Resection Trends and Outcomes of NAFLD-HCC After Liver Resection
This review examined temporal trends for prevalence, clinical characteristics and outcomes of NAFLD-related HCC. Do these differ from HCC that developed in patients with other chronic liver diseases?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption and metabolic factors act together to increase the risk of severe liver disease
(Wiley) A new study provides insights into the interaction between alcohol consumption and metabolic factors in predicting severe liver disease in the general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metabolites altered in chronic kidney disease
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) A new study that included researchers from Norway, the University of Washington, the University of California San Diego and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (now called UT Health San Antonio ™ ) found that dozens of small molecules called metabolites are altered in this disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NOACs Show Lower Risk of Adverse Renal Outcomes in A - Fib
Compared with warfarin, dabigatran and rivaroxaban linked to lower risk of adverse renal outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Supporting Latino families: The power of relationships
Cecilia and Sara Navigating a child’s medical journey can be difficult on any parent. But for a mother or father not familiar with the U.S. healthcare system or whose first language isn’t English, the journey is much more complex. Just ask one of the attendees at Fuente de Luz (“Fountain of Light”), the monthly informational group for Spanish-speaking families at Boston Children’s Hospital. On the first Tuesday of every month, around eight to ten Latino mothers — and occasionally fathers — get together to share their experiences and receive support from each other. There are hands ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicole Nover Tags: Parenting Source Type: news

West Yorkshire mum says organic juice shrunk her tumours
Julie Shaw, 54, from West Yorkshire, was told disease had spread to her lungs and liver. She began drinking organic juices which she claims stopped the cancer spreading. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver cancer symptoms: These are the eight signs of the DEADLY condition
LIVER cancer rates are rising, with thousands killed every year. But what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ground-breaking € 34 million project to develop better test for liver disease
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) A pioneering European research project aims to lead to new diagnostic tests to assess patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and identify those most at risk for developing severe inflammation and liver scarring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study points the way to therapy for rare cancer that targets the young
(Rockefeller University) Scientists have engineered a mouse model to study a rare and often-fatal form of liver cancer. They've used it to clarify what drives these tumors at the molecular level, and discover new drug concepts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Children with Alagille Syndrome have malformed bile ducts
(Karolinska Institutet) Serious liver and heart problems can affect children with Alagille Syndrome early in life. While there is as yet no cure, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that the liver disease part of the syndrome is caused by specific malformations of the bile ducts. The results, which are published in the journal Gastroenterology, were discovered with the aid of a new mouse model that can now be used to develop and test new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Papers of note in Nature 551 (7680)
This week’s articles identify a mechanism by which liver inflammation suppresses antitumor immunity; a bacterial effector protein that targets host defense proteins for degradation; and a signaling mechanism for detecting and repairing a specific type of DNA damage. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Chronic Conditions Increasing Among Childbearing Women
Identification of at least one chronic condition rose from 66.9 to 91.8 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

January 10, 2018: Meeting of the Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberians Urged to Observe Diet, Exercise Regularly
[Observer] Two visiting Indians doctors from Fortis Hospital, Prem Kumar and Priyank Bhatt, a urologist and cardiologist, respectively, have observed that the lack of dietary observation and exercise among Liberians can contribute to serious health risks. Drs. Kumar and Bhatt, who came to Liberia on an invitation from Varsay E. Sirleaf, Jr., CEO of Snapper Hill Clinic, noted that after examining more than 250 patients, they saw signs of critical stages of heart disease and urinary tract infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Personal Health: Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt
Excess sodium is responsible for most cases of hypertension, a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Salt Diet and Nutrition Blood Pressure Hypertension Labeling and Labels (Product) Restaurants Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to eat for a fatty liver
Making good dietary choices and exercising regularly can effectively manage fatty liver disease. Learn more about foods to eat and foods to avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer?
Is contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) effective for differentiating between...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Contrast image processing boosts ultrasound performance What role should contrast US have for kidney lesions? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Use of Prostate Health Index test reduces unnecessary biopsies
(Springer) The Prostate Health Index (phi) is a cost-effective tool used by urologists to detect prostate cancer. It reduces the risk of over diagnosis, and cuts down on the need to send men for unnecessary and often uncomfortable biopsies. So says Jay White of Carolina Urology Partners in the US, lead author of a study in the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, published by Springer Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ground-breaking € 34 million project to develop better test for liver disease
(Newcastle University) A pioneering European research project aims to lead to new diagnostic tests to assess patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and identify those most at risk for developing severe inflammation and liver scarring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Research shows newer blood thinners have lower risk of kidney function decline
About 3 million Americans have atrial fibrillation (A-fib). And while blood thinners can drastically decrease their stroke risk, new research shows the drugs could damage their kidneys. People with A-fib often have problems with blood clots forming that can lead to strokes. To prevent the clots, health care providers generally prescribe these patients with anticoagulant [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FDA Approves Adjuvant Sunitinib for High-Risk RCC
The FDA has approved sunitinib (Sutent) for use as an adjuvant therapy in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who have received nephrectomy and are high risk for recurrence.11/30/2017 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - November 19, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Simple Checklist Can Identify Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines
Eight - item tool developed for clinicians to identify trustworthy, useful, and relevant guidelines (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Developing a New Score: How Machine Learning Improves Risk Prediction
Composite risk scores have been used for decades to identify disease risk and health status in the general population. However, current approaches often fail to identify people who would benefit from intervention or recommend unnecessary intervention. Machine learning promises to improve accuracy, ensuring targeted treatment for patients that need it and reducing unnecessary intervention. Framingham Risk Score, the gold standard for predicting the likelihood of heart disease, predicts hospitalizations with about 56% accuracy. It uses factors such as age, gender, smoking, cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pre...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Ties: At Last, Connected by Blood
My stepfather was determined to make up for our lack of shared DNA and disprove the saying that blood is thicker than water. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMY CARLETON Tags: Families and Family Life Kidneys Organ Donation Thanksgiving Day Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coffee makes for a happy liver, says board of experts
We all love coffee, and according to the latest report, your liver loves coffee, too. So, grab your mug, sit back, and we'll explain the details. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty Liver (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding to provide support for New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Beta-blockers and Exercise Testing in Advanced Liver Disease Beta-blockers and Exercise Testing in Advanced Liver Disease
Might beta-blockers alter prognostically relevant measures of cardiopulmonary performance during exercise testing in patients with advanced liver disease?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news