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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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What are the benefits of nopal?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn about the nopal cactus, commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. This article looks at its nutritional content and possible health benefits.

Can hepatitis C be transmitted through oral sex?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

Hepatitis C is a viral disease and is contagious — is it possible to contract hepatitis C from oral sex? Learn how to prevent transmission.

What you should know about biotin-rich foods

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at biotin-rich foods that can be added to the diet for a range of health benefits. Included is detail on types of fish, meat, and vegetables.

What to eat for a fatty liver

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Making good dietary choices and exercising regularly can effectively manage fatty liver disease. Learn more about foods to eat and foods to avoid.

Coffee makes for a happy liver, says board of experts

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

We all love coffee, and according to the latest report, your liver loves coffee, too. So, grab your mug, sit back, and we'll explain the details.

What you need to know about hypoproteinemia

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at hypoproteinemia, a condition resulting in low levels of protein in the blood. Included is detail on diagnosis and choosing proteins.

All you need to know about low creatinine levels

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at low creatinine levels. Included is information on what creatinine is, how it affects the body, and how to increase low creatinine levels.

Daily aspirin could ward off liver cancer

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Taking aspirin every day could help to lower the risk of liver cancer for patients infected with hepatitis B, a new study suggests.

Liver disease risk may be heightened by gastric acid drugs

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

A study involving both mice and human participants suggests that common drugs used to reduce gastric acid may increase the risk of chronic liver diseases.

Coffee could halve death risk for patients with HIV, hepatitis C

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

Drinking at least three cups of coffee every day could reduce the risk of death by 50 percent for patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C.

Liver fluke: Symptoms and treatment

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST

The liver fluke is a parasite found in the bile ducts and the liver. In this article, we look at the symptoms and diseases they can cause, and prevention.

Do you have diabetes, liver disease? Watch out for CVD

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study shows that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease puts people with type 2 diabetes at a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

Can tomatoes protect us from alcohol's effects?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

Excessive alcohol consumption damages the liver and the brain. But studies have shown that tomatoes and tomato components can prevent this damage.

Choledocholithiasis: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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.