Liver Disease

Fda Oks Triclabendazole For Tropical Disease Fascioliasis

Fascioliasis (liver fluke infestation) is a waterborne and foodborne neglected tropical disease affecting an estimated 2.4 million people worldwide, with an additional 180 million at risk. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Gilead's (gild) Late-stage Study On Liver Disease Drug Fails

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Related topics: Medical Research

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The Competition's Heating Up Over A $35 Billion Market To Treat Nash, A 'silent Disease' Millions...

NASH, short for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, is a type of liver disease in which liver fat builds up in people. It affects an estimated 16 million Americans, but many don't know it until it leads to more serious problems like liver failure and...

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When Organs Start To Scar: Connective Tissue On The Wrong Road

The increased deposition of connective tissue is a problem in chronic diseases of many organs such as the lungs (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis), liver (cirrhosis), kidneys (kidney fibrosis), gut (graft versus host disease), and the skin (systemic...
Related topics: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cirrhosis, Kidney Disease

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Treatment For Obesity And Fatty Liver Disease May Be In Reach

Researchers have discovered 27 new molecules. These molecules all activate a special protein called PPAR-delta and have the potential to treat fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetic nephrotoxicity, and to heal wounds.
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research, Proteins, Diabetes

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For Years, Doctors Used Bad Science To Choose Who Could Get A New Liver

The share of total liver transplants going to people who suffer from alcohol-related health issues is on the rise in America—but don’t blame it on the bottle. In 2002, alcohol-related liver disease was the cause for about a quarter of total...
Related topics: Alcohol

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Forgotten Man, Forgotten Disease—aniru Conteh And The Battle Against Lassa Fever

Enlarge / This photomicrograph shows hepatitis caused by the Lassa virus, using toluidine-blue azure II stain, 1972. The Lassa virus can cause altered liver morphology with hemorrhagic necrosis and inflammation. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty...
Related topics: Hemorrhagic Fever, Hepatitis, Virus, Virology

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Liver Transplants For Alcohol-linked Disease Increased From 2002 To 2016

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- The proportion of liver transplants for alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) increased from 2002 to 2016, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Brian P. Lee, M.D., from the...
Related topics: Alcohol, Medical Research

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New Therapeutic Avenue In The Fight Against Chronic Liver Disease

A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer.
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: What Is An Alanine Aminotransferase (alt) Blood Test?

An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test helps doctors diagnose problems with the liver, such as hepatitis or liver disease. Learn more about the ALT blood test in this article.
Related topics: Blood Test, Hepatitis

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Fda Issues Warning That Some Chocolate Candies May Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning to consumers about certain candies made in Kentucky that could be contaminated with hepatitis A, a highly contagious liver disease, the New York Post reported. The FDA's warning...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Chocolate, Hepatitis

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Mri Proving Cost-effective For Tracking Liver Fat

(MedPage Today) -- But it's not ready to replace biopsy for assessing advanced disease
Related topics: Biopsy

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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...
Related topics: Nursing, Medical Research

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Mortality Rates From Liver Cancer On The Rise In The Us

More Americans Dying From Liver Cancer The mortality rates from liver cancer increased substantially to 43% from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for...
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Ema Panel Backs Lusutrombopag For Adults With Liver Disease

The thrombopoietin receptor agonist is for severe thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo an invasive procedure. International Approvals

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Report Finds Potential Link Between Turmeric Supplements & Serious Liver Disease

Much like other things stocked in the local grocery store that have recently been branded “super foods,” turmeric has been moving on up in the world. The spice has been around for thousands of years, and is one of the many flavorsome...

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Disease Risk Seen In Disrupted Biological Clock

USC scientists report that a novel time-keeping mechanism within liver cells that helps sustain key organ tasks can contribute to diseases when its natural rhythm is disrupted. This dual function of the nuclear receptor protein HNF4A offers a...
Related topics: Proteins

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Better Buy: Intercept Pharmaceuticals Vs. Genfit

You might have heard about the "NASH dash" among biopharmaceutical companies. NASH refers to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a fatty liver disease that's on track to become the leading cause of liver transplants but has no approved treatments.Two...

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Flounder Now Tumor-free In Boston Harbor

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, scientists have documented a...
Related topics: Cancer, Liver Cancer

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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...
Related topics: Alcohol

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