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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Cirrhosis | Gene Variant Increases Fatty Liver Risk And Fibrosis Progression

Contact: Dawn Peters healthnews@wiley.com 781-388-8408 Wiley-Blackwell Gene variant increases fatty liver risk and fibrosis progression PNPLA3 offers potential therapeutic target in chronic hepatitis C liver damage New research confirms that a variant on the patatin-like phospholipase-3 (PNPLA3) gene increases risk of steatosis and fibrosis progression in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus    .. more …

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Fatty Liver Disease | Fatty Liver Disease On The Rise Among Young People

HA NOI – The number of people suffering from fatty liver disease is increasing, especially among young people, according to Assistant Professor Pham Thi Thu Ho, vice chairwoman of the Viet Nam Digestology Association.Addressing a conference, themed “Fatty liver, liver disease and medical treatment”, in Ha Noi yesterday, Ho emphasised that the disease, usually found among the obese, was becoming    .. more …

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Liver Cancer | Dallas Firefighters, NYPD Play Ball For Child

Dallas firefighter Dameon Burcie is used to saving lives, but now the13-year veteran of the department is fighting to save his son.Burcie’s 3 year-old son Dyrk, was diagnosed with liver cancer in Marchthat has since spread to his lungs.The family has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on treatment, including chemotherapy. Dyrk will eventually need a liver transplant.When fellow firefighters    .. more …

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Cirrhosis | Chinese Dissident Released As Premier Visits Europe

ONE of China’s most prominent prisoners of conscience, Hu Jia, has been freed after serving more than three years for subversion – the latest in a series of high-profile dissident releases.The human rights campaigner returned to his home outside Beijing early yesterday morning, his wife and fellow activist Zeng Jinyan said in a brief posting on her Twitter account. ”On a sleepless night, Hu Jia    .. more …

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Liver Cancer | BioAlliance Pharma Submits A Phase III Clinical Trial Application For Livatag (doxorubicin Transdrug) To The French …

Regulatory News: BioAlliance Pharma SA (Paris:BIO) (Euronext Paris – BIO), a company dedicated to specialty and orphan oncology products, today announces the submission of a phase III clinical trial application for Livatag in the treatment of primary liver cancer to the French Drug Agency (Afssaps). This application follows the phase II survival data announced by BioAlliance Pharma in March    .. more …

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Cirrhosis | Govt Prepares For WHO’s World Hepatitis Day

The Health Ministry is preparing a series of events ahead of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first official World Hepatitis Day on July 28.World Hepatitis Day will have the theme “Time to Fight Hepatitis”, a press release from the Health Ministry said.The ministry is planning a symposium on viral hepatitis, hepatitis treatment training for doctors, educational public seminars in Jakarta,    .. more …

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Liver Diseases | Iavarone’s Gluten-Free Party

A birthday party or anniversary is a time to celebrate accomplishments but when the guest of honor or others at the party can’t eat most of the food, the party isn’t at much fun.There is increasing awareness of how gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly, oats, affects some people, particularly those with celiac disease, an inherited auto-immune disease lacking a gene which    .. more …

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Liver Disease | LV HEALTH: Olive Oil Prevents Stroke

French researchers recently found that people who were heavy users of olive oil — using it in cooking as well as a dip or a dressing — had a 41 percent lower risk of stroke than people who never    .. more …

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Cirrhosis | Chinese Activist Hu Jia Freed

International Chinese activist Hu Jia freed BEIJING: One of China’s most prominent activists, Hu Jia, was reunited with his family early on Sunday after serving three-and-a-half-years in jail on subversion charges, but he needed rest and was not ready to speak in public, his wife said.Mr. Hu, 37, was convicted in 2008 for “inciting subversion of state power”.”He is back home with his parents    .. more …

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Liver Cancer | 16. Korean Scientists Claim Discovery Of Enzyme That Causes Liver Cancer

SEOUL: South Korean scientists said Monday that they have discovered a new enzyme that can cause cancerous growth and inhibit radiation therapy in humans, Yonhap News Agency reported. The Konkuk University team led by microbial engineering professor An Sung-kwan said it detected the so-called Hades enzyme in human liver cancer patients undergoing treatment at local hospitals. A detailed    .. more …

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