Liver Disease

Coffee makes for a happy liver, says board of experts

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks on the planet, and the good news is that a newly published report says it may reduce the risk of liver …


Drinking coffee daily reduces risk of liver cancer: study

Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of liver cancer, a study reveals.<p>Scientists say “moderate” consumption can slash the …


Facts about your liver

When a liver is working well, it cleans the blood, helps digest food and fights infection. It is also a bit of a bodily superhero — much like …


Psoriasis tied to higher risk of serious liver disease

(Reuters Health) - People with chronic inflammatory disorders like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk of developing serious liver damage, a recent study suggests.<p>These inflammatory disorders are often treated with methotrexate, a medication linked to an increased risk of …

Rheumatoid Arthritis

What to Do If Your Dog Has Liver Disease

Can dogs get liver disease? How will you know if your dog has a liver problem? These are questions that may cause many dog owners to worry. Liver …


Hormone could be new target for fatty liver disease - Futurity

Fatty liver disease is on the rise, but there are no drugs that can treat it. Now, researchers may have found a path toward new treatments.


Opinion: A widow’s successful odyssey to change a discriminatory liver transplant policy

My husband was admitted to the hospital in November 2010 with acute liver failure caused by alcohol use disorder. Mark’s doctor said he needed a …


Three charts on the state of STIs and blood-borne viruses in Australia

Data released today by the Kirby Institute shows a widening gap in HIV infection rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. It also found …

Public Health

Why You Might Get Liver Disease Even If You’re Not Much of a Drinker

When Becky McKeown developed a nagging pain in her side, she brushed it off as a potentially weird side effect of weight gain. Since having her first …


Low creatinine levels: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Low levels of the waste product creatinine in the body could be a sign that the liver or muscles are not working as well as they should. We find out …


Have a Coke and a Liver Transplant

Did you know that Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD, which ultimately results in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis, or NASH) is the most rapidly …


9 Scary Things That Can Happen When You Eat Too Much Sugar

We hear all the time that eating too much sugar is bad, but most people aren't aware of the reasons that it's not good to load up on the sweets — and …


IBM taps machine learning to predict cirrhosis mortality rates

New research from IBM using electronic health record data and a new risk scoring process supported with machine learning technology is being used to …

Machine Learning

Busting myths about consuming alcohol

Less than two years after these were issued by a determined woman medical official with the support of senior cancer experts, new British guidelines …


Fatty liver disease fastest-growing reason for transplants in young U.S. adults

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study.<p>Typically, older adults experience the slow progression of fatty liver disease that is not …

News (U.S.)

Nurse Alice: Could Liver Disease Be a Side Effect of Your Acid Reflux Medication?

According to new research—drugs that reduce gastric acid secretions, which include brand names such as Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid—not only kill …


Hands up who wants liver disease?

WELL done, Hungry Jack’s. You have done it again.<p>Your successful “Penny Pinches” campaign, which claims to give Aussies value for money, offers a …

Australian News

Blocking stomach acid may promote chronic liver disease

A new study suggests that some widely used acid reflux (heartburn) medications may worsen chronic liver disease.


Glyphosate levels skyrocket in older Americans

Levels of the herbicide glyphosate have soared in older Americans in 23 years, according to a study led by University of California researchers.<p>The …


Albireo's A4250 shows treatment effect in mid-stage liver disease study

• Results from an open-label, dose-finding Phase 2 clinical trial assessing Albireo Pharma's (ALBO) lead candidate A4250 in children with cholestatic …

Stock Markets

Viking Therapeutics: What Direction Now For This ~$2.50 Biotech 'Busted IPO'?

Today we look at Viking Therapeutics, a small biotech concern selling for 25 cents on the dollar to its debut price in early 2015.<p>However the company …


Study: Cannabis May Be Protective Against Liver Disease

Study: Cannabis May Be Protective Against Liver Disease | NORML MARSEILLE, FRANCE — Cannabis may be protective against liver disease in subjects …


Widely-Used Medicine for Heartburn Can Cause Liver Damage

More than 30 million Americans take Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, or generic versions of those over-the-counter medications.<br>Photo Credit: NBC 7 San …


Fighting the fatty liver

Altmetric: 134<p>More detail<p>Article<p>Liam Drew<p>Diseases<br>• Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease<br>• Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis<br>• Obesity<p>Increased levels of obesity are …


Common acid reflux medications promote chronic liver disease

Approximately 10 percent of the general population take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug to block stomach acid secretions and relieve symptoms of …


Liver disease risk may be heightened by gastric acid drugs

Researchers found that proton pump inhibitors, which are drugs used to reduce gastric acid, could promote the growth of a type of bacteria associated …


Slideshow: Health Benefits of Coffee and Tea

Free Radicals

Do you have liver damage?

According to the American Liver Foundation, at least one in ten Americans have some form of liver disease, and many of those living with liver damage remain unaware of the risks to their health until damage reaches a critical point.<p>For example, it’s estimated that 75 percent of people infected with …


Healthy people are at risk of developing heart disease

A study from the University of Surrey found that a subject group of otherwise healthy men had increased levels of fat in their blood and fat stored …


Different sugars, different risks to your liver

Studies in mice show that fructose plays a more damaging role than glucose in fatty liver disease and help to explain why<p>BOSTON - (Oct. 3, 2017) - If …