Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Death Rate Triples In America

Americans may have a collective drinking problem, made worse by the obesity epidemic, new research suggests. The new study found that deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis have more than tripled in 20 years. In 1999, alcoholic cirrhosis – an advanced form of alcohol-related liver disease – killed just over 6,000 Americans (a rate of 3 per […]

Tumors partially destroyed with sound, don’t come back

Histotripsy is the non-invasive, non-ionizing, and non-thermal ablation technology guided by real-time imaging. Using focused ultrasound delivered from outside the body, histotripsy mechanically destroys tissue through cavitation, rendering the target into acellular debris. The University of Michigan’s non-invasive sound technique reduces liver tumors in rats, eradicates cancer cells, and activates the immune system to stop […]

Is there a new liver-disease medication on the horizon?

Imperial College London and Rutgers University researchers are collaborating to see if the hormone Kisspeptin can help persons with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatosis (NASH). A hormone traditionally associated to attractiveness may have the ability to treat liver illness, according to new research. NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) is a liver disease […]

Obesity Could Be Caused by the Chemistry of Your Body

Obesity affects more than 42 percent of U.S. adults and 19 percent of U.S. kids, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2017-18. Obesity is defined as an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that is harmful to one’s health. A Clemson University research team is making progress […]

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