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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Fatty Liver Disease | Pennington Biomedical Research Center Announces New Partnership To Target Drug Development Aimed At Diabetes

Baton Rouge, LA /PRNewswire/ – The Pennington Biomedical Research Center announced today a venture partnership with Vital Health Interventions, LLC, which includes a five year research grant totaling $2.65 million. The grant will support promising research, led by Pennington Biomedical’s Nikhil Dhurandhar, Ph.D., with a goal of developing a drug to prevent or reverse diabetes. Vital Health    .. more …

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Liver Cancer | Prayers From Afar Help Buoy Borges

JIMMY BORGES has been diagnosed with liver cancer. But Hawaii’s top jazz-pops singer is not taking it lying down. He is determined to beat the illness. Jimmy, 76, who made several appearances on the original “Hawaii Five-0,” was found to have cancer April 21 after taking a routine X-ray. He let it be known that he was suffering from a serious illness and would like prayers but did not identify    .. more …

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Liver Diseases | Update On Dayton VA Dental Clinic

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Several bound documents offer the latest in the ongoing investigation into the Dayton VA dental clinic. This is According to Congressman Mike Turner, “Today, we give them additional documents for their initial investigation that should broaden the report for the health at risk that the VA has recognized and offered testing”.VA employees complained for years about Dwight    .. more …

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Cirrhosis | Dekho Jadoo Bhare More Nain-Geeta Dutt -Madhubala



failing as she drank herself to a point of no return. She died of cirrhosis of the liver on July 20, 1972 at the age of 41. Geetaji sung about …
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Liver Disease | Spare A Thought For Dogs

THINK BOXLast month, I lost my beloved 11-year-old Golden Retriever, Chopper, so suddenly that I could hardly accept the truth. It was beyond my expectations since he had just fully recovered from a liver disease. He had gained weight, looked healthy and had been able to exercise as usual. I had him buried in a grave under a mango tree where all my dead pet dogs rest in peace. Every day, I place    .. more …

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Cirrhosis | Family Hopes To Raise Transplant Awareness

The family currently lives in San Antonio, but will be transferring to Seattle, Wash., soon, Jamie’s mother, Pamela Olmstead said.Pamela Olmstead lives in East Liverpool and is organizing a balloon launch at Thompson Park for organ transplant and liver disease awareness.Her daughter-in-law will host a similar launch in San Antonio, and others will take place across the nation – and possibly the    .. more …

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Liver Disease | Obesity Greater Risk For Fatty Liver Than Alcohol, Study Finds

THURSDAY, June 2 ( HealthDay News ) — Obesity and insulin resistance constitute a greater risk for fatty liver disease than moderate alcohol consumption, according to a new study that found drinking modest amounts of red wine posed no greater risk for developing the condition.For their study, published online May 23 in Annals of Medicine , Swedish researchers instructed 44 people to either    .. more …

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Liver Diseases | P7 Protein Resistance Mutations Identified; Represent Drug Targets For Hepatitis C Virus

Contact: Dawn Peters healthnews@wiley.com 781-388-8408 Wiley-Blackwell P7 protein resistance mutations identified; represent drug targets for hepatitis C virus Combination therapies inhibiting p7 could prevent spread of HCV in the body British researchers have identified specific resistance mutations for two classes of p7 inhibitor, which may explain their lack of effectiveness in clinical trials    .. more …

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Fatty Liver Disease | Soluble Fiber Strikes A Blow To Belly Fat

Contact: Marguerite Beck marbeck@wakehealth.edu 336-716-2415 Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Soluble fiber strikes a blow to belly fat WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 27, 2011– All fat is not created equal. Unsightly as it is, subcutaneous fat, the fat right under the skin, is not as dangerous to overall health as visceral fat, the fat deep in the belly surrounding vital organs. According to a new    .. more …

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Liver Cancer | Will New Drugs Block Hepatitis C Virus In Its Tracks?

Contact: Paula Gould p.a.gould@leeds.ac.uk 44-113-343-8059 University of Leeds Will new drugs block hepatitis C virus in its tracks? Targeted multi-drug treatments for hepatitis C patients that could stop the virus in its tracks have come a step closer, thanks to researchers at the University of Leeds, UK.The study by Dr Stephen Griffin and colleagues, published in the journal Hepatology ,    .. more …

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