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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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Scientists step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A major new insight into how hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide.

Bioengineered human livers mimic natural development

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international team of researchers bioengineering human liver tissues uncovered previously unknown networks of genetic-molecular crosstalk that control the organ's developmental processes - greatly...

Short duration of breastfeeding and maternal obesity linked to fatty liver in adolescents

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Infants who were breastfed for less than six months before starting infant formula milk and infants who had mothers who were obese at the start of pregnancy, were much more likely to develop...

Report looks at liver cancer, fastest-growing cause of cancer deaths in US

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Significant disparities persist despite availability of effective interventions.

Drinking coffee and tea may prevent liver disease

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The results of a new study conclude that simply drinking coffee and tea could have a beneficial impact on health, potentially preventing liver disease.

Drinking coffee daily may halve liver cancer risk

Tue, 30 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Love your coffee? Then you'll love this news. New study finds that drinking between one and five cups of coffee daily could lower the risk of liver cancer.

Cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Disruptions in a protein folding process occurring in the brain, known as endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, may cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, independent of other factors.

Intestinal fungi linked to worsening of alcoholic liver disease

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is among the first to suggest that intestinal fungi may contribute to the development of alcoholic liver disease...

New hepatitis C infections nearly tripled over five years

Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high, according to new preliminary surveillance data released by the...

Tamoxifen protects against obesity-related metabolic disorders

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tamoxifen, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, is the gold standard for endocrine treatment of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Tamoxifen is also known to have metabolic effects.

Hepatitis C increasing among pregnant women

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women nearly doubled from 2009-2014, likely a consequence of the country's increasing opioid epidemic that is disproportionately affecting rural areas of states...

The liver increases by half during the day

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In mammals, the liver plays a pivotal role in metabolism and the elimination of toxins, and reaches its maximum efficiency when they are active and feed.

Can you drink alcohol while taking metformin?

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People with diabetes may use metformin to help manage their symptoms. In this article, we look at the risks of consuming alcohol while on this medication.

New anti-rejection drug reduces weight gain and enhances outcomes for liver transplant recipients

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered that a new anti-rejection drug that is gentler on the kidneys after liver transplant also reduces weight gain, which is common after surgery and can lead to serious...

Fatty liver: Diagnosis of advanced fibrosis from stool microbes shows promise

Wed, 03 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that advanced fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease might be diagnosed from the gut microbiome signature of a stool sample.

Liver pain: Symptoms and causes

Wed, 03 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Pain in the upper abdomen may be caused by the liver and can indicate a serious disease. Learn more about the causes of liver pain in this article.

FDA expands approved use of Stivarga to treat liver cancer

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approved use of Stivarga (regorafinib) to include treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC or liver cancer) who have been...

High-fructose diet during and after pregnancy can cause a fatty liver in offspring

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A diet high in fructose-containing sugars eaten during pregnancy or while breastfeeding can cause offspring to have a fatty liver, increasing their chances of developing obesity or type 2 diabetes.

Advanced liver cancer: Selective internal radiation therapy safer than sorafenib

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A phase III trial of selective internal radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma has found the treatment is safer and just as effective as sorafenib.

Study identifies a distinct type of common gastrointestinal bleeding

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A unique bleeding syndrome associated with cirrhosis and portal hypertension has been identified by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Wake Forest University Medical...

Cold weather & fewer sun hours are associated with increased rates of alcoholic cirrhosis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New data presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, suggests that colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis...

Compound in aged cheese may prevent liver cancer, boost longevity

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Spermidine - a compound found in aged cheese, mushrooms, and other foods - helped to prevent liver cancer and increase lifespan in mice, new study reveals.

Your mother's diet may influence your liver's health

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Obesity is a known risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The latest study shows that an expectant mother's diet might also be a risk factor.

Xpert point of care test represents major advance in hep C diagnosis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new test that enables diagnosis of hepatitis C infection in a single visit could improve access to early diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment service for some of the most vulnerable people in...

Liver disease causing protein discovered

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a world-first discovery, scientists at Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research have identified a protein that causes liver fibrosis (scarring), paving the way for new treatments for...