liver disease

Abstinence, exercise helps reclaim bone loss


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 16 (IANS) Alcoholism is known to cause osteoporosis, which increases risk of fractures, but it can be undone by eight weeks of abstinence and some exercise, suggests a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chinese moms to donate liver to each other’s kids


September 12th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Two babies with severe congenital liver disease may get a new lease of life after their mothers were found qualified to donate part of their livers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New approach could reverse liver failure


August 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 6 (IANS) A new approach being tried by researchers could reverse liver failure, characterised by sudden and massive death of the organ's cells, which could potentially end in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Liver transplant in India saves Yemeni boy


July 27th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Malek family from Yemen had lost all hope when nine-year-old Abdul was diagnosed with the same liver disease that had killed his two siblings.But ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mohanlal expresses wish to donate his organs


July 21st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 21 (IANS) Superstar Mohanlal Saturday expressed his desire to donate his organs, citing the case of a school-girl who recovered from a severe liver disease because her aunt ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Vitamin E lowers liver cancer risk


July 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Greater intake of Vitamin E either as part of the diet or through supplements lowers the risk of liver cancer, new research shows.Vitamin E is fat-soluble ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Alcohol more harmful for women


May 7th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Alcohol in any amount can be dangerous to anyone but it affects women more than men, with increased health risks like liver and heart diseases ... Read more...

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Britain’s problem drinkers are middle-aged professionals


March 9th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) It is the middle-aged professionals, who are Britain's problem drinkers instead of the turbulent teenagers, according to the country's Office for National Statistics.Twenty-two percent of the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Drinking will kill 210,000 in next 20 years: Experts


February 20th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Alcohol will cause 210,000 deaths during the next 20 years through illness, violence and accidents, British doctors have warned.Two of Britain's foremost alcohol specialists, Ian Gilmore ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Websites selling statins sketchy in details


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Most websites advertising statins for sale contain rather sketchy information relevant to safe use of the medicine and side-effects, reveals a study. The study led by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ram Jethmalani’s daughter passes away (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 31 (IANS) Supreme Court lawyer rani Jethmalani, daughter of former union law minister Ram Jethmalani, passed away here Saturday, family sources said. She was in her 50s.Rani ... Read more...

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Drinking at home is silent killer for Britons


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Middle-class people in Britain are drinking so much behind closed doors that they are risking a future of ill -health blighted by cancer, liver disease and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘45 percent of Kerala drinkers face liver disease threat’


August 11th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) With liquor consumption reaching an all-time high in Kerala, up to 45 percent of the regular drinkers face the risk of ending up with some liver ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Stem cells from skin, blood regenerate faltering liver


May 12th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Patients with advanced liver disease can be treated with stem cells taken from their own skin or blood in a breakthrough that could save thousands of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Without mass vaccination, India vulnerable to hepatitis


April 26th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) India is very vulnerable to hepatitis as it is yet to initiate a mass vaccination programme to check the disease, experts say, pointing out that half ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Painkiller used in hospitals, ambulances linked to hepatitis


April 18th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 18 (ANI): Doctors have indicated that a painkiller commonly used in hospitals and ambulances may be causing hepatitis, especially in patients who receive multiple doses.Three doctors Kacey O'Rourke, Stuart McMaster ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Repeated exposure to pain relief puffer may damage liver


April 17th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 17 (ANI): Experts have warned that repeated exposure to a widely-used anaesthetic may cause liver disease.The anaesthetic, methoxyflurane, is used for rapid short-term pain relief during brief, painful procedures, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bariatric surgery can ’safely’ cut health risk in severely obese


March 15th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that bariatric surgery can result in long-term weight loss and significant reductions in cardiac and other risk factors for some severely obese adults.The statement is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study sheds new light on the causes of chronic liver cirrhosis


March 14th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Scientists have offered new clues into the genetics underlying a chronic form of liver disease, called primary biliary cirrhosis, which can lead to transplant surgery for patients.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Usha pays rich tribute to Suresh Babu (Lead)


February 19th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi/Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) India's star athlete P.T.Usha paid a rich tribute to Asian Games gold medallist and Arjuna awardee Suresh Babu, who passed away in a local hospital in Ranchi due ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

New study on how liver disease develops upends previous assumptions


December 21st, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has come up with a more definitive explanation of how fibrotic cells form, multiply and eventually destroy the human liver, resulting in cirrhosis.In doing so, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression epidemic cutting potential years of life among Oz blokes: Study


December 20th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 20 (ANI): It's depression that cuts more years off the lives of Aussie men than liver disease and colon cancer, reveals a new study conducted by The Australian Institute of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boozy footbath won’t get you drunk


December 15th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): A new research has exploded the Danish urban myth that it is possible to get drunk by submerging your feet in alcohol.The authors, led by Dr Peter Lommer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bear Gall Bladder Uses Posing A Threat To The Species


November 30th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The gallbladders of bears are known to have a number of uses and it can be used for treating a number of ailments. Other natural and ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Abu Dhabi to host obesity symposium


October 11th, 2010 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 11 (IANS/WAM) Around 400 medical professionals will participate in a symposium here on obesity Oct 16-17 to share new treatment methods and other aspects to fight the disease.The symposium ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Faith in God improves survival after liver transplantation


October 1st, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Faith in God is associated with improved survival after liver transplantation, according to Italian researchers.This study also finds that religiosity-regardless of cause of death-prolongs the life span of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Childhood viral infection could also cause obesity


September 20th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): If you think being overweight is a person's own fault or his or her parents', then here's a reality check-even childhood viral infection could be one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drink, obesity behind steep rise in liver deaths


August 30th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Binge drinking and obesity are contributing to a steep rise in deaths from liver disease. The number of deaths from damaged, diseased and worn-out livers has gone up ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Patients could grow own liver from skin slivers


August 26th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Transplant patients who are very ill may be able to grow their own livers in the near future. In a novel attempt, Cambridge University researchers turned slivers of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Brit kids ‘getting fatter at twice the rate of Americans’


June 26th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that British children are getting fatter at twice the rate of those in America and spend a lot more on unhealthy snacks.Researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diabetics ‘at higher liver disease risk’


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that adults with newly diagnosed diabetes are at higher long-term risk of serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver failure.It is well-known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dull hair, brittle nails are signs that something is amiss with your health


June 13th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Brittle nails, dull hair or a crease in one of the earlobes - these are some of the many signs thrown up by your body to indicate something ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Success of hepatitis C treatment may depend on genetic variant


June 13th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that a small genetic change can help predict how people infected with hepatitis C react to treatment, paving the way to personalised therapy for this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mexico City puts fat cops on strict diet


June 7th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 7 (IANS/EFE) Some 2,000 obese Mexico City police officers are attending weekly psychological counseling sessions and following strict diets that limit daily food intake to 2,400 calories in an ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Seizure drug could help treat severe genetic liver disease


June 4th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): According to new research, a drug used in treating seizures can prove effective in treating genetic liver disease - for which many children undergo liver transplantation.The liver scarring ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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