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There are more than 100 different types of liver disease, which include alcoholic-related liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis, hemochromatosis and primary biliary cirrhosis. Three of the main causes of liver disease are obesity, un

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Having HIV and chronic HBV/HCV coinfection may increase cancer risk

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

In HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection is associated with an increased risk for non-Hodgkin's...

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Hormone that limits fibrosis discovered

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists discover the hormone IGF-I limits the fibrosis associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis - a progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

High BMI and type 2 diabetes linked to liver cancer

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Liver cancer is an uncommon but serious condition. Breaking research shows that BMI, waist circumference, and diabetes are risk factors for the disease.

Personalized Medicine: Smart drug clears fat from liver and blood

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München and Technische Universität München have developed a 'smart' drug that safely clears the liver of fat and prevents blood vessels from clogging up.

Scientists find new metabolic pathways to resist viruses

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

International partnership unravels the mechanism by which Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) reprograms human metabolism, and identifies new pathways of anti-viral resistanceViral infection is one of...

Bile duct cancer study sheds light on triggers that cause disease

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have identified a molecule that drives the development of bile duct cancer.The research in mice sheds new light on what triggers the disease and how the illness progresses.

Many liver transplant candidates have deficits in physical activity that are missed by clinicians

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study found that patients waiting for a liver transplant tend to be highly sedentary.

Serious liver-related condition on the rise in the U.S.

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new analysis reveals that cirrhosis and acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF, a deterioration of liver function in patients with cirrhosis that results in the failure of one or more organs)...

Australia sees groundbreaking roll-out of hep C cure, but enhanced prevention efforts still needed to drive down new infections

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Australia is on track to cure more people of hepatitis C in 2016 alone than in the past 20 years, according to a new report from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia.

Some herbal and dietary supplements can be toxic to the liver

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new review based on a research symposium sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the National Institutes of Health highlights the potentially damaging effects of...

Study reveals tremendous clinical and economic burden of common chronic liver disease

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common liver disease worldwide, is increasing in prevalence and is currently estimated to affect approximately one-quarter of the general...

Hepatitis C: Signs and Symptoms

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Hepatitis C (HCV) affects thousands of Americans each year. Learn all about the signs and symptoms of the condition here, as well as treatment options.

What is a Telangiectasia and Should I Be Worried?

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Telangiectasias are small, broken, or widened blood vessels found near the surface of the skin. Learn about their causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

New study questions the safety of caspase inhibitors for the treatment of liver disease

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Although effective in preventing apoptosis, caspase inhibitors may lead to necrotic cell death, according to a report in The American Journal of Pathology.

Peritonitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of peritonitis, an urgent problem affecting the tissue around the inside of the belly wall.

Fatty Liver: All You Need to Know About Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and outlook for NAFLD.

Essential oils could counter lung and liver ailments caused by air pollution

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Certain ingredients in essential oils made from plants such as cloves, anise, fennel and ylang-ylang could serve as a natural treatment of lung and liver conditions caused by air pollution.

MRI technology quantifies liver response in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis patients

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that non-invasively measures fat density in the liver corresponds...

Why Are My Eyes Yellow?

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about the causes of yellow eyes in newborns, older children, and adults. This article looks at why these groups of people might develop jaundice.

What are BUN Levels and What Do They Measure?

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about BUN levels, how they are measured, and when a BUN test might be used. This article also looks at ways to keep BUN levels healthy.

Rare genetic variations may solve mystery of porphyria severity in some patients

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and international collaborators have identified variations in a transport protein that help explain symptom severity in porphyria patients and suggest possible...

Potential cancer-causing chemicals found in U.S. drinking water

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals linked to the development of cancer were found in drinking water serving 6 million people in the United States.

Sleep apnea triggers pediatric fatty liver disease progression

Sun, 07 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Obstructive sleep apnea and low nighttime oxygen, resulting in oxidative stress, could trigger progression of pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Primary liver carcinoma may be misclassified based solely on major imaging features

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study released in the American Journal of Roentgenology found that biphenotypic primary liver carcinoma (also called hepatocholangiocarcinoma) may be misclassified as hepatocellular carcinoma...

New medication shows promise against liver fibrosis in animal studies

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new drug developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health limits the progression of liver fibrosis in mice, a hopeful advance against a condition for which there is no current...