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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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Use of syringe services programs increases, but access must improve for greater HIV prevention

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Use of syringe services programs (SSPs) has increased substantially during the past decade, but most people who inject drugs still don't always use sterile needles, according to a new CDC Vital...



Diet and exercise can improve kidney function in patients with fatty liver disease

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a potentially serious liver condition characterized by excess fat in the liver associated with inflammation and scarring.



Jet lag and obesity share similar pathways to liver cancer

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Since 1980, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, has nearly tripled, and obesity related liver disease is one of the driving forces behind the increasing...



Chronic sleep disruption linked to liver cancer

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

A mouse study has found that prolonged sleep deprivation - or 'social jet lag' - may disrupt normal liver functioning, increasing the risk of liver cancer.



Outreach to cirrhosis patients doubles early screening rates for deadly liver cancer on the rise

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Proactive outreach to cirrhosis patients in a safety net health system successfully doubled their screening rates for liver cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found.



Hepatitis C virus tricks liver cells to sabotage immune defenses

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The virus that causes hepatitis C protects itself by blocking signals that call up immune defenses in liver cells, according to University of Washington researchers and colleagues reporting in...



Cough virus kills liver cancer cells and hepatitis virus

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A virus that causes childhood coughs and colds could help in the fight against primary liver cancer, according to a study.



Alcoholic Hepatitis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is alcoholic hepatitis? Learn about the causes, how it is diagnosed, and prevention. Also learn about alcohol's effect on the liver.



Energy drinks linked to hepatitis in new case study

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new case report describes a man who developed acute hepatitis, most likely from consuming too many energy drinks. This is the second case of its kind.



Young people with liver conditions face an elevated risk of depression and anxiety

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers have found that many teens and young adults with chronic liver conditions suffer from depression and anxiety, which can have considerable impacts on their emotional and physical health.



Many young children with liver failure die while waiting for a transplant or soon after receiving one

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new analysis reveals unacceptable mortality rates in young US children with chronic liver disease while they are on transplant waiting lists as well as after transplantation.



Scientists uncover why hepatitis C virus vaccine has been difficult to make

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers have been trying for decades to develop a vaccine against the globally endemic hepatitis C virus (HCV).



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

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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