Liver Health News

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6/15/2018
3/29/2018
10/20/2017
Can Aspirin Stop Liver Cancer in Hepatitis B Patients?

Study from Taiwan finds link between aspirin use and reduced cancer risk

9/25/2017
Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Liver Cancer

They have more risk factors than Mexicans born and living in that country, researchers report

9/21/2017
Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Raise Cancer Risk in Kids

Researchers think chronic inflammation in gastrointestinal tract may be driving force

6/7/2017
U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study

It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

4/27/2017
Stivarga Approved for Liver Cancer

First approved treatment for this disease in years

4/5/2017
Surgery May Be Best for Advanced Melanoma

Patients who had lesions reaching the belly removed lived about 18 months longer, study says

4/5/2017
'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV

AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

3/31/2017
Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers

Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds

3/21/2017
Obesity in Youth Tied to Higher Odds for Liver Cancer in Men

Fatty deposits in the organ, along with diabetes, can raise the risk, researchers and specialists say

2/26/2017
Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health

Inmates at elevated risk of developing cancer, dying from their disease, study finds

10/14/2016
More Evidence Linking Obesity to Liver Cancer

And type 2 diabetes more than doubles the odds, researchers say

6/16/2016
Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later

Study found risk increased as weight went up

5/6/2016
Aspirin May Help Protect Against Bile Duct Cancer: Study

People who took it regularly were three times less likely to develop the disease

4/14/2016
Hepatitis C Therapy May Reduce Need for Liver Transplants

If findings are confirmed, treatment could cut number of patients on waiting lists, researchers say

4/4/2016
More People Surviving Sudden Liver Failure

Better diagnosis and care may be behind the trend, experts say

3/9/2016
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

But there's been a concerning increase in liver cancer, experts say

2/5/2016
Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds

Just over one-third of the organs are accepted for those most in need

12/23/2015
Hepatitis C May Be Tied to Greater Risk for Parkinson's Disease

People with the virus also nearly 30 percent more likely to develop the nervous system disorder, researchers say

10/15/2015
Tough Alcohol Policies Linked to Lower Death Rates From Liver Damage

Findings dovetail with prior research that has shown tighter rules associated with less binge drinking

10/5/2015
FDA Orders Studies on Contaminated Endoscopes Tied to Illness Outbreaks

Duodenoscopes used at 2 Los Angeles hospitals carried drug-resistant 'superbug'

8/27/2015
Liver Damage From Hepatitis C More Widespread Than Thought

If left undetected, it can lead to liver failure and even death, study authors note

7/13/2015
Wild Mushrooms Might Be Your Last Meal

Wrong choices can lead to liver failure, death, experts warn

6/5/2015
Potential Liver Recipients May Have New Option

Organs harvested after cardiac death appear safe, effective, study says

5/27/2015
Helpful Bacteria May Help Detect Cancers That Have Spread to Liver

Researchers used harmless strain of E. coli to find metastatic disease in mice

3/26/2015
3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

Expert panel looked at data on over 8 million people to come up with risk factors for the disease

3/19/2015
Live Liver Transplants Seem Safe, Effective for Sudden Liver Failure

And live donors do well after the procedure, study reports

2/21/2015
Hispanics May Develop Alcoholic Liver Disease Earlier

Problems start four to 10 years sooner than in whites or blacks, experts found

1/5/2015
Brain Damage Rare When Newborn Jaundice Is Treated, Study Finds

Serious complications often avoided with American Academy of Pediatrics-guided therapy

11/24/2014
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

11/14/2014
Drug Regimen Cures Hepatitis C in Most Liver Transplant Patients in Study

Researchers say treatment has fewer side effects and less risk of rejection, too

11/8/2014
Report: Fewer U.S. Hospitalizations for Hepatitis A

Viral infection comes from contaminated food, water or contact with infected person

10/13/2014
Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests

Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say

10/10/2014
Even Decaf Coffee May Help the Liver

New study echoes prior findings and suggests caffeine isn't the key ingredient in the effect

8/4/2014
Hepatitis C Could Become Rare Disease in 20 Years: Study

Newer medications, better screening would fuel the trend, researcher says

7/1/2014
Liver Cancer Drug Fails to Live Up to Early Promise

Everolimus didn't improve survival for people with advanced liver disease, study finds

5/27/2014
Task Force Recommends Hep B Screening for High-Risk People

Vaccine, antiviral treatments make it worthwhile to spot chronic condition early, researcher says

5/7/2014
Alcohol Fuels Liver Disease in Those With HIV and Hepatitis C

Large VA study shows heightened risk of advanced liver fibrosis for those co-infected

5/7/2014
Screening May Help Boost Liver Cancer Survival Rates

Simple tests for people with scarring of the liver spot tumors early, researchers report

5/5/2014
Study Finds Steroids May Not Be Helpful After Infant Liver Surgery

Evidence points to more complications with the drugs

4/9/2014
Study Links Coffee to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

Daily drinkers had reduced risk of the most common form of liver malignancy, but researchers can't say why

3/25/2014
Distance From VA Liver Transplant Center May Affect Vets' Survival

Living more than 100 miles away cuts odds of success, study finds

3/24/2014
Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread

3/3/2014
Nearly 3 Million Americans Living With Hepatitis C

Many aren't aware they carry the liver-destroying virus, experts say

1/15/2014
Most With Hepatitis C May Soon Find Hope in New Treatments

Two studies suggest pill cocktails may one day replace injections altogether

12/9/2013
Kids' Liver Transplant Success Varies by Race, Research Shows

Whites much more likely to survive than blacks, study finds

12/9/2013
New Hepatitis C Drug Approved by FDA

Taken as a pill once a day, it could make treatment for millions easier, more effective

10/24/2013
Study: Coffee Might Lower Risk of Liver Cancer

Review suggests it was associated with a 40 percent drop in risk of most common form of disease

10/9/2013
Cancer Drug Nexavar Tied to Pancreas Damage in 2 Patients

Pancreas shrank by up to one-third in case studies following long-term use