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Kolkata kids susceptible to liver ailments
Kids and their parents should be careful. The next time the kids gorge on junk food, the parents and children should keep in mind that those burgers and rolls are pushing their liver in a wrong direction. According to a study conducted by Diabetes Awareness...
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Most Canadians infected with hepatitis unaware of it
Seventy per cent of the about 138,600 Canadians infected with hepatitis C based on blood tests did not know they had the virus, according to a recent study. The results from the Canadian Health Measures Survey come amid calls for baby boomers to be screened...
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Estrogen may Guard Against Effects of Fatty Liver
Estrogen may help protect women from some of the more serious consequences of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), researchers reported. In a cross-sectional study of NASH patients, pre-menopausal women had a lower risk of severe fibrosis than men. But pos...
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Newly Approved Ultrasound Device may Eliminate Risk and Pain of Liver Biopsy
Henry Ford Hospital is the first in Michigan to use a pioneering ultrasound device that can help patients with liver disease avoid invasive biopsies to manage their disorders. The device replaces repeated and sometimes painful liver biopsies for patients wi...
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Doctors Push to Screen Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C
Millions of healthy baby boomers in USA may get a surprising request at future doctor visits: Get tested for hepatitis C, the potentially fatal liver virus commonly thought to affect mostly intravenous drug users. A small minority of boomers are thought to ...
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Park County, Wyoming, USA sees a surge in hepatitis C cases
Health officials are investigating an increase in reported cases of the liver disease hepatitis C among young people in Park County, Wyoming, USA with evidence suggesting needle sharing among intravenous drug users might be to blame. The probe came after 56...
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Now, 3D printer creates world's smallest working human liver
In an extraordinary feat, American scientists have successfully created the world's smallest human liver using a 3D printer that can work for forty days just like the real organ. Designed by medical research company in California, the mini-livers are just h...
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Men-Only Hepatitis B Mutation Explains Higher Liver Cancer Rates among Men
A team of researchers has identified a mutation in the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Korea that appears only in men and could help explain why HBV-infected men are roughly five times more likely than HBV-infected women to develop liver cancer. Although some wo...
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Liver enzyme may play critical role in enhancing cholesterol removal from the body
The human body works hard to keep cholesterol levels in check. Cholesterol comes from diet and also naturally occurs in the human body. A large portion of the cholesterol occurring in the body is made in the liver, where its levels are also regulated. But a...
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Fatty liver can lead to dementia and memory loss
New research shows the liver and hippocampus (the memory center in the brain) share a craving for the same protein, and the liver wins out when there's extra belly fat involved. A protein called PPARalpha is needed by both the liver and the brain, a new stu...
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