Tag: Liver

Liver Cancer Death Rates In The US Are On The Rise

The number of people who’ve died from liver cancer has increased between 2000 and 2016, as per new data by the CDC. The reason for this might not be what you’re think of, though.

Public Health July 19, 2018

Man Discovers He Has Rare Form Of Hepatitis C After Donating Blood

A man who donated his blood in 2003 apparently had a rare form of hepatitis C. The man was given a new treatment that he credits for saving his life after the shocking diagnosis.

Medicine May 22, 2018

California Man Offers Kidney, Truck, And Tent To Anyone Who Can Donate A Liver For His Sick Wife

A man from Sanger, California shared on his Facebook page that he would donate his kidney to anyone who could give his wife their liver. His wife was diagnosed with Cirrhosis three years ago and is still on the list for a donor.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2018

‘Warming’ Of Liver Similar To Body Temperature Improves Organ Quality For Transplant

Livers kept in a warm storage like that of the metra device have reduced rates of tissue injuries compared to those preserved on ice. Surgeons said the use of metra opens up opportunities to improve organ viability prior to transplant.

Public Health April 19, 2018

Twins Diagnosed With Fatal Disease Need Liver Transplants, But Only 1 Will Survive

Nick and Devin Coats from Louisiana were both diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. The twins were placed on a waiting list for a liver transplant, but only one of them got a call that they will receive a new organ.

Medicine March 20, 2018

Surgeon Who Burned His Initials On Patients' Livers Gets $14K Fine

The British surgeon who burned his initials on two patients' livers got away with a £10,000 ($13,600) fine. The surgeon also has to perform 120 hours of unpaid work.

Public Health January 13, 2018

British Surgeon Signed His Initials On Patients' Livers With Argon Beam

A 53-year-old surgeon from Birmingham, United Kingdom admitted to signing his initials on the livers of two patients. To brand the internal organs, he used an argon beam, which is a tool for stopping livers from bleeding.

Public Health December 14, 2017

Climate Linked To More Drinking, Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

Cold climate with poor sunshine drives up craving for alcoholic drinks and escalates liver cirrhosis in people, according to an international study. The urge for alcohol stems from the misleading perception that a drink adds more warmth.

Public Health April 24, 2017

Christmas Miracle: 5-Month-Old Infant Finds Organ Match In 40 Minutes, Successfully Undergoes Liver Transplant

Daniel McCabe and his family just received what could be the best Christmas gift ever. The 5-month-old only had to wait 40 minutes after going on the United Network of Organ Sharing list to match with a liver donor.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

Turning Off Fat Protein Improves Blood Sugar, Reduces Body Fat: Study

Fatty liver disease and obesity typically coincide. Now, researchers have found that turning off a protein in liver and fat tissues can have a hand in improving blood sugar levels and reducing body fat.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 20, 2016

Functional Human Liver Developed From Stem, Progenitor Cells

Stem cell therapy remains in a gray area but researchers are making headway in showing what it is capable of. In the future, human donors may even become obsolete as more organs are generated from stem cells.

Biotech September 1, 2016

New Antiviral Combination Could Cure Hepatitis C Patients In Six Weeks

An antiviral treatment combination is potentially effective in eradicating Hepatitis C virus (HCV) among patients after six to 12 weeks, a new study has revealed. The treatment may further improve clinical practices.

Life April 19, 2016

Drinking More Coffee Daily May Help Fight Fatty Liver Disease: Study

Coffee might be strong enough to protect you from fatty liver diseases, reveals a recent study. The findings were presented at the International Liver Congress in Barcelona by the research team.

Life April 14, 2016

Gilead Sciences Buys Nimbus Therapeutics' Liver Drug Program For $1.2 Billion

Gilead Sciences has acquired Nimbus liver program for $1.2 billion. Both companies are looking forward to making advancements together and meet the needs of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

Life April 5, 2016

High-Salt Diet Can Cause Damage To Your Liver

A high-salt diet may not only be bad for blood pressure. It may also cause damage to the liver too, according to a new study that showed eating too much salt has numerous negative effects to liver cells and function.

Life February 27, 2016

Natural Sugar Trehalose Could Be New Weapon Against Fatty Liver Disease Linked To Fructose

A natural sugar called trehalose could be the new weapon against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a new study revealed. Researchers figured out how trehalose affects fructose, which is linked to the development of the liver disease.

Life February 24, 2016

Coffee May Help Reverse Liver Damage From Alcohol: Study

A meta-analysis in the UK has found that increased coffee consumption may reduce the risk for cirrhosis of the liver, a leading killer worldwide. This liver condition may result from poor lifestyle choices such as excess alcohol intake and unhealthy diets.

Life February 19, 2016

Experts 3D Print Liver-Like Tissues Fit For Drug Testing And Disease Modelling

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a new liver tissue model that is capable of recreating the structure and functions of a real liver. The technology provides pharma companies with the means to reduce the time and money needed to produce new drugs.

Life February 10, 2016

Low-Sugar Diet May Help Reverse Liver Damage: 5 Ways To Reduce Sugar Intake

Eating too much sugar has several negative effects on our body such as increased risks for heart disease and breast cancer. Now, a new study in Oregon found that a low-sugar diet can help reverse liver damage.

Life January 15, 2016

Study Shows Kicking Alcohol For A Month May Prevent Serious Illness Later In Life

Researchers at the University College London have discovered that people who take a month-long break from drinking alcoholic beverages experience health improvements including better liver function and lower cholesterol levels. These individuals were also less likely to develop diabetes and liver disease.

Life October 27, 2015

Teen Who Drank Too Much Green Tea Develops Hepatitis And Turns Yellow Because Of Liver Damage

A teenage girl's health nearly took a turn for the worse when her green tea regimen caused a severe liver infection.

Life September 27, 2015

Raptor Pharma to Stop Development of Liver Drug: Here's Why

Raptor Pharma announced that it will no longer pursue the development of its experimental drug RP103 as treatment for the liver disease Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in children.

Life September 15, 2015

White House Under Pressure To Promote Better Access For Hepatitis C Drugs

Obama’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS strongly urges the White House to push for a wider access to new Hepatitis C drugs, including Gilead’s thousand-dollar Harvoni and Sovaldi pills.

Life August 26, 2015

3-Year-Old Nebraska Girl's Death Helps Two Boys From Pennsylvania Live

A girl from Nebraska, who just died due to brain cancer continues to give joy as her organs were donated to two little boys from Pennsylvania. The two boys are doing well after surgery and the parents are grateful to the mother of the late child.

Life July 5, 2015

China Rejects Patent Application Of Gilead For $1,000 A Day Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi

China rejected a patent application of Gilead Sciences for its hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. Advocacy group I-MAK said that the decision could pave way for other countries to reject the company's application as well.

Life June 21, 2015

Forget $1,000 A Dose Hepatitis C Drug: This Cheap Allergy Medicine Might Be As Effective

Laboratory research shows cheap allergy medicine can be an alternative treatment for hepatitis C patients.

Life April 9, 2015

Mexican Transplant Patient Denied Visa By U.S. Twice

Is third time a charm for Jose Chua? The Mexican is in need of a double-organ transplant but has been denied a U.S. visa for the procedure twice.

Life March 27, 2015

Gilead Sciences And Zydus Launch SoviHep Hepatitis C Drug

Zydus and Gilead Sciences bring Hepatitis C drug SoviHep to India. Between 150 million and 200 million people across the world suffer from Hepatitis C.

Life March 18, 2015

Bon Appetit! Foie Gras Ban Overturned in California

A federal judge struck down California's two-year old ban on the sale of foie gras, a delicacy produced by force-feeding birds. Chefs celebrate but animal rights group PETA plans to protest outside of restaurants that serve the controversial dish.

Society January 9, 2015

Liver transplant made possible by social media

Facebook plea brings a donor of a liver for a 3-year-old suffering from a rare metabolic disease. Mother's social media search for a donor answered by former high-school classmate of the mom.

Life November 12, 2014

Experts discover stem cells that can transform to liver cells. Hope for liver cancer treatment?

Researchers discover new stem cells that can help in better understanding liver cancer. The latest discovery will also assist scientists to understand the regeneration process of the liver.

Life October 17, 2014

Coffee, regular or decaf, is good for your liver: Study

A study reveals that both regular and decaffeinated coffee protects the liver from the formation of abnormal enzymes. Further studies are required to determine the component of coffee that provides the protection.

Life October 14, 2014

Groundbreaking study sees scientists turn skin cells into liver cells

In a breakthrough for the medical profession, scientists have revealed that attempts to grow mature human liver cells from skin cells have been successful. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and the Gladstone Institutes used stem cell techniques for the basis of their research, testing the resultant cells on mice with engineered liver failure.

Life February 25, 2014

Fully functional 3D printed liver may become real in 2014

A functioning human liver might come out of a 3D bio-printer by next year.

Life December 29, 2013

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