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Genetic variation increases risk of liver cirrhosis
Date: 2010-12-17 09:10:06
Caucasian alcoholics may benefit from liver testing. A new study has found that a genetic variation common to individuals of this ethnicity puts them at an elevated risk of developing alcohol-induced cirrhosis.... Full Story

Researchers find high prevalence of liver failure caused by antimicrobial medications
Date: 2010-12-02 13:48:09
Individuals who have been on antimicrobial medications for an extended period of time may benefit from liver testing, as a new study has found that these drugs are among the leading contributors to liver injury, which may ultimately result in failure of the organ.... Full Story

Liver disease may be more common cause of death than stats reflect
Date: 2010-11-03 10:16:39
An increased number of individuals may benefit from liver testing in light of recent findings that suggest liver-related diseases may actually be one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.... Full Story

Researchers are close to improved hepatitis C treatment
Date: 2010-10-19 08:01:44
Individuals who have received a positive hepatitis C test may soon have more treatment options that could significantly improve their chances of beating the disease.... Full Story

New report calls for liver testing and treatment for those with hepatitis
Date: 2010-09-30 08:12:53
A new report from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and Trust for Americas Health (TFAH) states that more liver testing is needed to help individuals who are infected with hepatitis avoid further complications, such as cirrhosis and liver failure.... Full Story

Alcohol-related liver problems result in poor outcomes
Date: 2010-08-26 22:08:54
As cases of obesity rise in the U.S., so too have cases of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. While this illness has garnered significant attention in recent years, a new study has found that it is still not as damaging as liver disease caused by excessive alcohol consumption, which underscores the need for liver testing for heavy drinkers. ... Full Story

Genes may play a role in liver disease
Date: 2010-08-18 20:15:28
A family history of liver disease may predict the necessity of liver testing. A new study has found that variations of a particular gene that can be passed from generation to generation may be a contributor to liver conditions such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), fibrosis and cirrhosis. ... Full Story

Tattooing increases risk of hepatitis C
Date: 2010-08-09 21:21:01
Individuals who have significant parts of their body tattooed may want to consider seeking an Hepatitis C test, as a new study from Canadian researchers has found that they are much more likely to contract the disease.... Full Story

Experts recommend more Hepatitis C testing
Date: 2010-08-05 20:21:34
Despite advancements in treatment options for hepatitis C, many experts say that expanding the availability of testing for the disease will play a critical role in lowering the rates of infection in the coming years.... Full Story

Hepatitis B testing important for at-risk groups
Date: 2010-08-02 21:17:20
In an effort to lower the incidences of infection, public health organizations are recommending that all at-risk individuals seek hepatitis B testing. ... Full Story

Antiviral medication may help liver cancer patients
Date: 2010-06-28 13:56:34
Liver testing conducted by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University has confirmed that treating hepatitis B with antiviral medication also helps lower the risk that these patients will develop liver cancer. ... Full Story

High fructose corn syrup linked to liver disease
Date: 2010-06-23 21:42:55
Individuals who consume large quantities of high fructose corn syrup may benefit from a liver test, as a new study has found that, in addition to contributing to obesity, these compounds can lead to fatty build-ups in the liver than can cause scarring and other liver diseases.... Full Story

Diabetes tied to liver diseases
Date: 2010-06-22 21:34:57
Adults who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes may want to get their liver tested, as a new study has found that the metabolic illness can increase the chances of developing liver diseases, including cirrhosis and liver failure.... Full Story

Non-drinkers are vulnerable to liver cancer, study finds
Date: 2010-05-26 17:17:11
Individuals suffering from cirrhosis of the liver who don't drink may want to consider having a cancer test, as a new study has found that this group of people has an increased risk of developing liver cancer. ... Full Story

Indian spices may delay liver damage
Date: 2010-05-25 18:42:10
Individuals for whom liver tests have indicated damage may want to consider adding Indian food to their diet, as new research has shown that some of the spices used in the ethnic food may delay the liver damage that eventually leads to cirrhosis. ... Full Story

Hepatitis B treatments improve outcomes in liver transplant patients
Date: 2010-05-19 18:31:57
Improved hepatitis B treatments may increase the ability of the body to accept liver transplants and decrease the need for a second transplant, according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic. ... Full Story

Vitamin E helps ward off liver disease, study shows
Date: 2010-04-29 21:47:45
Liver disease is becoming a more common problem among non-alcoholics, but a growing number of medical professionals are saying that vitamin E may help boost liver function, heading off the disease. ... Full Story

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