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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-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.



Too much soda may raise children's risk of fatty liver disease

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Consuming high amounts of fructose - particularly from sweetened drinks - has been linked to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in children and adolescents.



Critically ill children can still undergo liver transplantation and survive

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Advancements in critical care make it possible for even the sickest children to successfully undergo liver transplantation.



Risk of liver cancer is low in patients with cirrhosis

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Although one of the most serious complications of cirrhosis is liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), an analysis of health records revealed that the 10-year incidence of HCC in UK...



How a single high-fat meal affects liver metabolism

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

High-fat diets are known to negatively impact liver health and metabolism, but the mechanisms behind it are unclear. A new study takes an in-depth look.



Fatty liver: Protein discovery may offer new treatment target

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that mice low in CPEB4 protein develop fatty liver as they age and that the protein plays a key role in the liver's stress response.



High Bilirubin Levels: Symptoms and Tests

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Bilirubin is produced when red blood cells break down. Learn about tests to measure bilirubin and what happens to the body when bilirubin levels are high.



Antioxidant found in breast milk prevents liver disease, study finds

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Antioxidants may prevent against chronic illnesses. A new study suggests that a common antioxidant protects against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.



Researchers identify new suppressor effects of the NOX4 protein in liver cancer

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers of the TGF-beta and Cancer group of Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), in collaboration with King's College London, have unveiled the role of NADPH oxidase NOX4 as an...



Going dry for January? How reducing alcohol intake can benefit health

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Are you thinking about cutting back on the liquor in 2017? We look at the effects of drinking and how reducing alcohol intake can benefit health.



Mayo Clinic researchers announce discoveries from genome-wide study of liver disease

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study of unprecedented scale has led researchers to identify four previously unknown genetic risk locations for primary sclerosing cholangitis, a liver disease that lacks effective medical...



Study finds new pathways to treat non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of South Carolina, Duke University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Metabolon Inc.



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

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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.