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August 5, 2017
Ascites is a symptom of liver disease, heart failure, and cancer. It involves uncomfortable abdominal swelling. The underlying causes can be fatal.
August 4, 2017
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.
August 2, 2017
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.
July 28, 2017
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.
July 24, 2017
Tiny implantable 'seeds' of tissue produce fully functional livers.Many diseases, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, can lead to liver failure.
July 20, 2017
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.
July 18, 2017
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...
July 13, 2017
A new study has revealed that bile duct cells can switch to become normal liver cells to help repair the liver after severe damage.
July 12, 2017
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.
July 4, 2017
New findings from mouse models reveal that the type of immune response that helps maintain healthy metabolism in fatty tissues, called type 2 immunity, also drives obesity-induced nonalcoholic fatty...

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