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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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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...



Severe gum disease strongly predicts higher mortality in cirrhosis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results presented from a prospective study in patients with irreversible scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) demonstrates that severe periodontitis (an inflammatory gum disease) strongly predicts...



Worldwide lack of early referral of patients with alcoholic liver disease

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results from a worldwide analysis of over 3,000 patients highlights that there is significant disparity in the referral of patients with liver disease, and that those with alcoholic liver disease...



Eating meat may increase risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing concern. A new study finds that consuming animal protein might increase the risk of developing the disease.



Olive oil compound found to reverse the damage of high-fat diet

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new mouse study looks at the effects of a polyphenol commonly found in extra-virgin olive oil on liver health and insulin resistance.



FDA approves two hepatitis C drugs for pediatric patients

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved supplemental applications for Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) in children ages 12 to...



Birth weight is risk factor for fatty liver disease in children

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with a cohort of clinical collaborators from across the United States, have demonstrated the impact of low and high birth...



New interferon shows promise against hepatitis B in cell culture, and animal model

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Hepatitis B is notoriously difficult to eradicate with currently available agents..



Japanese researchers make breakthrough in antioxidant enzyme linked to jaundice

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Jaundice, marked by yellowing of the skin, is common in infants, but also a symptom of various adult diseases.



Parkinson's risk may be higher with hepatitis virus infection

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that people infected with hepatitis B or C may be at significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease.



Liver fully recovers from a low protein diet

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Damage caused to the liver by a low protein diet can be repaired, a new study just published in the prestigious journal Nutrition has found.



Scientists discover new class of anti-diabetes compounds that reduce liver glucose production

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists may have found a new tool for studying - and maybe even treating - Type 2 diabetes, the form of diabetes considered responsible for close to 95 percent of cases in the United States.



FDA-approved all oral DAA regimens show high cure rate for hepatitis C

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

FDA-approved oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens produce high sustained virologic response (SVR) rates for all six hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes and for patient populations historically...



High BMI linked to severe liver disease in later life

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Obesity is known to cause a range of health issues, but the links between BMI and liver disease have not received much research. A new study fills the gap.



Fat cells step in to help liver during fasting

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How do mammals keep two biologically crucial metabolites in balance during times when they are feeding, sleeping, and fasting? The answer may require rewriting some textbooks.



Use of opioid pain medications may affect liver transplant patients' survival

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An analysis of nearly 30,000 patients undergoing liver transplantation in the United States between 2008 and 2014 found elevated death and organ loss rates in the first 5 years after...



New treatment for fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes burns up fat in liver

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers in Sweden are planning the clinical trial of a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes which harnesses liver cells' own ability to burn accumulated fats.