Liver Disease

Possible New Treatment Strategy For Fatty Liver Disease

Researchers have identified a molecular pathway that when silenced could restore the normal function of immune cells in people with fatty liver disease. The findings could lead to new strategies for treating the condition, which is a major health...
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These 7 Biotechs Face A Make-or-break 2020 As They Chase A $9.6 Billion Market To Treat A Disease...

There are about 70 drugs in clinical testing for NASH, a fatty liver disease that affects millions of Americans and is a top cause of liver transplants. We identified seven biotechs that have staked their companies — and their stocks —...

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They Thought She Drank, But Her Body Actually 'auto-brewed'

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 -- Doctors thought they had a fairly common scenario in front of them: A patient with advanced liver disease who needed help for her alcohol abuse. Then they discovered her own bladder was making the alcohol. The doctors, at...
Related topics: Alcohol, Medical Research

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Ultrasound May Id Children At Risk For Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- A heterogeneous pattern on ultrasound examination of the liver may help identify children with cystic fibrosis (CF) at increased risk for developing advanced CF liver disease, according to a study published online Feb....
Related topics: Cystic Fibrosis, Medical Research

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Green Tea Extract Combined With Exercise Reduces Fatty Liver Disease In Mice

The combination of green tea extract and exercise reduced the severity of obesity-related fatty liver disease by 75% in mice fed a high-fat diet, according to researchers, whose recent study may point to a potential health strategy for people.
Related topics: Obesity, Diet, Medical Research

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Crispr "minigene" Approach Stops Genetic Liver Disease In Mice

A new CRISPR gene-editing technique prevented a genetic liver disease known to be driven by hundreds of different mutations and improved clinical symptoms in mice
Related topics: Genetics

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Rates Of Liver Disease High Among World Trade Center Responders

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- World Trade Center (WTC) responders have a three times higher rate of liver disease compared with non-WTC responders, according to a study recently published in Clinical Imaging. Xiangmeng Chen, from the Icahn School of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Nafld Fibrosis Confirmed To Predict Poor Outcome

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Biopsy-confirmed fibrosis emerged as a key prognostic marker of both mortality and liver-related morbidity in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the patient subgroup with and without non-alcoholic steatohepatitis ...
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Compound Found In Some Vegetables May Treat Common Liver Disease

A naturally occurring compound found in some vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli has been found to help treat a common liver condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In addition to helping people who are already suffering...

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Natural Compound In Vegetables Helps Fight Fatty Liver Disease

A new study shows how a natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables can also be used to fight fatty liver disease.
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Cedars-sinai To Study How Fat May Promote Cancer Spread To Liver

A diagnosis of pancreatic or colon cancer often sparks dread about the disease's likely next destination: the liver. That's because liver metastasis is a leading cause of death in these patients. A Cedars-Sinai scientific team has been awarded a...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology, Metastasis

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Video- The ‘heart’ Of Steve Ludzik

Recommended watch. via Sportsnet, After being diagnosed with stage four liver disease, former Chicago Blackhawks forward Steve Ludzik waits for a life-saving liver transplant, and continues to give back.  
Related topics: Health Videos, Cardiovascular Disease

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Late Des Moines Register Reporter Ken Fuson Writes His Own Obituary For The Paper — And It's...

Former Des Moines Register reporter Ken Fuson wrote his own obituary, and apparently true to his style, the feature is both touching and funny.Fuson, a 63-year-old journalism veteran, passed away last week following a battle with liver disease. "Ken...

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Medical News Today: Tips Procedure: Everything You Need To Know

A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure can help treat portal vein hypertension and other complications of advanced liver disease. Learn more here.
Related topics: Hypertension

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Perinatal Exposure To Flame Retardant Alters Epigenome, Predisposing Metabolic Disease

A new study showed that environmentally relevant exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), a brominated flame retardant, through the umbilical cord and breast milk permanently changed liver metabolism in rats.
Related topics: Medical Research, Umbilical Cord

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Diet, Not Exercise, May Be Key To Addressing Our Biggest Cause Of Liver Disease

Edith Cowan University researchers have found that a chronic disease affecting up to 80 per cent of overweight people may be causing an iron deficiency that simply leaves them too tired to get off the couch.
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research, Obesity, Iron Deficiency

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3d Model Of Human Liver For Better Diagnosis Of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming the most common chronic liver disorder in developed countries. Histological analysis of liver tissue is the only widely accepted test for diagnosing and distinguishing different stages of the disease....

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Uci-led Study Reveals How Consuming Alcohol Affects The Circadian Rhythm Of The Liver Leading To...

Weekend binge drinking and chronic alcoholism have long been known to contribute to alcoholic liver diseases (ALD). A new study reveals how alcohol affects the liver's circadian rhythm, uncovering a potential new target for ALD treatments.
Related topics: Medical Research, Alcohol, Alcoholism

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Policies Limit Medicaid Payment For Transplant In Alcoholic Liver Disease

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 -- Restrictive Medicaid policies are associated with a reduced proportion of payment by Medicaid for liver transplantation (LT) for alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) since 2011, according to a study published online Nov. 8...
Related topics: Medicaid, Alcohol, Medical Research

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Two Life Threatening Problems, One Surgery

Juan Cueto did not feel sick, but he was losing weight rapidly and was devastated with the knowledge that he had two life threatening diseases, cancer and a liver disease.
Related topics: Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oncology

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