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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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Choledocholithiasis: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Choledocholithiasis is when a gallstone becomes stuck in one of the ducts of the bile system. Learn about the causes, risk factors, and treatments.

Two Alaskan studies show benefit of hepatitis vaccination programs

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study shows universal vaccination has wiped out hepatitis B and associated liver cancer in Alaska's young people.

How is hepatitis C transmitted?

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about how hepatitis C is transmitted, the types of hepatitis, their symptoms, and how to prevent transmission of the virus.

Ascites: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Ascites is a symptom of liver disease, heart failure, and cancer. It involves uncomfortable abdominal swelling. The underlying causes can be fatal.

Experimental drug reverses obesity-related liver disease

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A drug developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center protected mice from one of the many ills of our cheeseburger and milkshake-laden Western diet - non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Study identifies enzyme that protects cells from toxic fat

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute sheds light on how a key fat-producing enzyme helps protect cells from a toxic form of fat.

Universal screening for alcohol misuse at hospital admission identifies patients at risk of developing alcoholic liver disease

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a landmark study of over 50,000 hospital admissions, investigators demonstrated the feasibility of introducing universal screening for alcohol misuse to identify patients at risk.

Engineered liver tissue expands after transplant

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tiny implantable 'seeds' of tissue produce fully functional livers.Many diseases, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, can lead to liver failure.

FDA approves Vosevi for Hepatitis C

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vosevi to treat adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1-6 without cirrhosis (liver disease) or with mild cirrhosis.

Should we screen for cirrhosis?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Recent guidelines are right to recommend screening high risk patients for cirrhosis, say liver specialists Mark Hudson at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Nick Sheron at Southampton General...

Study reveals cells can be reprogrammed to repair severe liver injury

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has revealed that bile duct cells can switch to become normal liver cells to help repair the liver after severe damage.

Chronic liver inflammation linked to Western diet

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study in The American Journal of Pathology reports that mice fed a Western diet, which is high in fat and sugar, resulted in hepatic inflammation, especially in males.

Study sheds light on immune responses driving obesity-induced liver disease

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New findings from mouse models reveal that the type of immune response that helps maintain healthy metabolism in fatty tissues, called type 2 immunity, also drives obesity-induced nonalcoholic fatty...

Artificial bile ducts successfully grown in lab and transplanted into mice could help treat liver disease in children

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cambridge scientists have developed a new method for growing and transplanting artificial bile ducts that could in future be used to help treat liver disease in children, reducing the need for liver...

Right-sided colorectal tumours: An internal radiation advantage

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For patients with colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver, having a primary tumour on the left side, as opposed to the right side of the colon, is known to be a significant advantage in...

Study uncovers link between male hormones and metabolic disease in polycystic ovary syndrome

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease in patients with polycystic...

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...