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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Hepatitis | Hepatitis C Killing More Americans Than HIV: Studies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hepatitis C has surpassed HIV as a killer of U.S. adults, and screening all ” baby boomers ” could be one way to stem the problem, according to two new government studies. Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by a virus of the same name that is usually passed through contact with infected blood. An estimated 75 to 85 percent of infections become chronic, which can    .. more …

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Fatty Liver Disease | Underaged, Oversized: Fatty Liver Disease Confronts Obese Youths

Jake Watters is a typical teenager who loves listening to music,playing video games and annoying his parents. But he also faces ahealth challenge that used to only be seen in much olderpeople.Fatty liver disease, a condition historically diagnosed inadults with diabetes or alcoholism, is increasingly diagnosed inobese children and teens.About 6 million young people in the U.S. have the    .. more …

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Liver Cancer | Hope For Liver Cancer Patients

Once diagnosed with cancer, what a patient needs is morale support from friends and family to cope with their overwhelming grief, fear and confusion.“But what they need most is self morale. It’s very unfortunate that many of us died because they gave up too early,” said cancer patient Somsak (not his real name).After learning that he had advanced liver cancer, Somsak said he broke down, cried    .. more …

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Liver Disease | Chronic Liver Disease Foundation Issues Statement In Support Of Birth-Cohort Screening For Hepatitis C

CLARK, N.J., Feb. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Chronic Liver Disease Foundation ( CLDF ), a leading educational organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the effect of chronic liver disease (CLD) in the United States, issued today a position paper in support of expanding screening for hepatitis C (HCV) in the United States.The position paper, ” Endorsement of Birth-Cohort Approach to    .. more …

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Liver Diseases | Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing May Predict Post-liver Transplantation Survival

Contact: Dawn Peters healthnews@wiley.com 781-388-8408 Wiley-Blackwell Cardiopulmonary exercise testing may predict post-liver transplantation survival Large scale evaluation of CPET as predictor of survival outcome is needed Researchers from the U.K. determined that preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a specific predictor of 90-day survival following liver transplantation.    .. more …

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Hepatitis | How Can Hepatitis C Be Trasmitted?

Chronic hepatitis C is hard to cure, and it can cause life threatening complications. Most of the patients with hepatitis C can’t be cured, and their condition gets worse and worse as time passes. Chronic hepatitis C treatment can’t cure it, it can only make it progress slower and reduce the pain and damage that it does to the liver. So the best thing to do is to stay away from the hepatitis C    .. more …

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Liver Disease | Difficulties In Recognizing Hepatitis C Symptoms

Hepatitis C involves infection of the liver and the disease has an incubation period of up to six months. Some hepatitis C symptoms occur after a few months from infection, while other hepatitis C symptoms may occur after more than a year, when the disease becomes chronic. Statistics indicate that there are around 150.000 new cases of hepatitis C in the United States each year, and many people are    .. more …

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Cirrhosis | Cirrhosis Patients Losing Muscle Mass Have A Higher Death Rate

Contact: Raquel Maurier raquel.maurier@ualberta.ca 780-492-5986 University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine Dentistry Cirrhosis patients losing muscle mass have a higher death rate These patients should be bumped up on liver transplant lists Medical researchers at the University of Alberta reviewed the medical records of more than 100 patients who had a liver scarring condition and discovered    .. more …

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Cirrhosis | First Successful Shipment Of The Hepatitis Ayurvedic Product …

The way it started was quite interesting. One fine morning Khatore Pharmaceuticals received an email in the customer support email id, requesting about the product that is very good for liver disorders and viral hepatitis C. At that time Khatore Pharmaceuticals had not yet setup the logistics for shipment of the products to USA or for that matter any country outside India. The company was still    .. more …

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Liver Cancer | Get A New Lease On Life

Anyone can get a new lease on life by following five steps. Remember, no one has a bigger stake in you than you.
1. Control the stress. Begin with relaxation techniques. Learn to meditate. I have a chapter on how in my book. Call the Y to check on classes in meditation or yoga. Check with your local Parks and Recreation Department about the classes they may offer on relaxation techniques. 2.    .. more …

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