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Monthly Archives: April 2012
Hepatitis | U.S.: Do Not Mix Merck Hepatitis Pill With HIV Drugs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. drug regulators are changing the label for Merck Co Inc ‘s recently approved Victrelis treatment for hepatitis C to show it should not be taken with some widely used HIV medicines . “Co-administration (of the two drugs) … is not recommended at this time because of the possibility of reducing the effectiveness of the medicines, permitting the amount of HCV ( hepatitis    .. more …

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Fatty Liver Disease | Soy Protein Alleviates Symptoms Of Fatty Liver Disease, Study Suggests
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ScienceDaily (Apr. 22, 2012) — University of Illinois researchers have shown how soy protein could significantly reduce fat accumulation and triglycerides in the livers of obese patients by partially restoring the function of a key signaling pathway in the organ.Hong Chen, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois, presented her team’s findings    .. more …

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Hepatitis | Symptoms Of Hepatitis B And C

Most of the known viruses do not affect the liver. When doctors speak about hepatitis, they are usually referring to any of the five viruses identified that primarily attack the liver and are referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. Each of these viruses can result in the sudden onset of symptoms (acute), which varies from several days to a few weeks and can include jaundice (yellowing of the skin    .. more …

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Liver Diseases | Chronic Hepatic Diseases Generate High Costs To Europe

BARCELONA, Spain, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Separate Study Links Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure to High Short-Term MortalityTwo studies presented at the International Liver Congress 2012 show the true impact that liver disease has across Europe. One highlights the financial cost of liver disease to the community and the second highlights the high mortality rates associated with cirrhosis.To    .. more …

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Cirrhosis | Research And Markets: Cirrhosis – Pipeline Review, H1 2012

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Dublin – Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct ‘s new report ” Cirrhosis – Pipeline Review, H1 2012″ to their offering. Global Markets Direct’s, ‘Cirrhosis – Pipeline Review, H1 2012’, provides an overview of the Cirrhosis therapeutic pipeline. This report provides information on the therapeutic development for Cirrhosis, complete    .. more …

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Liver Diseases | Cord Blood Stem Cell Breakthroughs: Cure For Diabetes?

A team of South Korean researchers, headed by Prof. Kang Kyung-sun of Seoul National University, has successfully grown pancreatic beta cells from umbilical cord blood stem cells of newborn babies. The stem cells are able to secrete insulin, the hormone necessary for treatment of diabetes. The ability of cord blood stem cells to differentiate, or change into other types of cells in the body is a    .. more …

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Liver Disease | Liver Enzymes: What Are They, Why Are They Important?

These enzymes are also found in other parts of the body, including cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, kidneys, brain, pancreas and lungs and both white and red blood cells. It can be fairly common to get laboratory report of elevated liver enzymes. . To determine the underlying cause of elevated liver enzymes, your doctor may recommend additional tests. Tests might include a direct physical    .. more …

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Fatty Liver Disease | The Power Of Antioxidants Times Three

Today, antioxidants are the word on the street. They are used to boost energy (forget caffeine – this stuff rocks!) and these antioxidants fight infection, and address a whole range of health issues. Before XanGo, Tahitian Noni, Fruta Vida, (containing, respectively, mangosteen, goji, and acai) and now Amigo Juice (a marriage of all three super foods), we had Vitamin C, E, and A. For many of us,    .. more …

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Hepatitis | Pregnancy And Hepatitis B

Well the answer is no. There is no risk for a mother with hepatitis B to breast feed his child. The infant will not suffer from any negative influences when the response of the anti hepatitis B is concerned. Many tests have been made concerning mothers that have hepatitis B virus and have to breast feed their new- born.All the results have shown that there us no big difference when    .. more …

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Fatty Liver Disease | How Imbalanced Digestive Bacteria Cause Obesity & Heart Disease

This past week the national media attempted to cover the breaking news story that obesity was linked to the wrong type of bacteria in your stomach. The inability of each station’s supposed health expert to properly explain what the study meant is a testament to the poor training physicians have in actually understanding how the human body functions. As soon as a story isn’t involved with a    .. more …

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