Tag Archives: liver disease

German doctor falsified documents in “transplant corruption” scandal

Michael Cook bioedge.org It could not have happened at a worse time for organ transplant medicine in Germany. Shortly after a new law encouraging organ donation came into effect, the Süddeutsche Zeitungnewpaper in Munich revealed that one of the country’s … Continue reading

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Liver stiffness predicts liver failure, cancer and mortality in cirrhotic patients

Dawn Peters EurekAlert Researchers from Spain established that liver stiffness, measured by transient elastography (TE), is an independent predictor of liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and mortality in cirrhotic patients coinfected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune … Continue reading

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Judge ordered parents to vaccinate newborn

Christine Flately AAP/Yahoo7 A judge ordered a mother and father take their newborn baby to hospital for urgent hepatitis B injections, despite the parents’ opposition to vaccinations. Brisbane Supreme Court Justice Jean Dalton made the order last year – but … Continue reading

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Boosting cell production could help treat liver disease

Catriona Kelly EurekAlert Scientists have shed light on how the liver repairs itself with research that could help develop drugs to treat liver disease Scientists have shed light on how the liver repairs itself with research that could help develop … Continue reading

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Alcohol seen killing 200,000 Britons in next 20 years

Kate Kelland Reuters Up to 210,000 people in England and Wales will be killed prematurely by alcohol over the next 20 years, with a third of those preventable deaths due to liver disease alone, health experts warned Monday. Other alcohol-related … Continue reading

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Babyboomers Most at Risk for Hepatitis C Virus

Source: PRNewswire Experts at Montefiore Medical Center urge the general public to be tested for the Hepatitis C virus, especially baby boomers, adults born between 1946-1964, who could be most at risk for this disease. Baby boomers are more likely … Continue reading

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Herbs: Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) – Special Note

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a member of the Boraginaceae family with leaf and root parts being used for medicinal purposes (Terra, 1998). The plant has attracted some controversy due to published research that has found that long-term ingestion of comfrey root … Continue reading

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