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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

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