News tagged with liver damage
It turns out that when we eat may be as important as what we eat. Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that regular eating times and extending the daily fasting period may override ...
Medical research May 17, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (17) | 7 |
Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated that human liver cells derived from adult cells coaxed into an embryonic state can engraft and begin regenerating liver tissue in mice with chronic liver damage.
Medical research May 11, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Publishing in the leading medical journal Nature Medicine, a team led by Newcastle University academics have identified serotonin receptors which can be targeted with drugs to enhance the natural healin ...
Medical research Nov 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
(AP) -- For the first time, health officials are proposing that all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 18, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
An antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings, published online April 21, 2011, in the journal Hepatology, may po ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
People take billions of doses of over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol every year, but many do not pay attention to the active ingredients they contain, such as acetaminophen, according to a new Northwestern Medicine ...
Medications May 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers have identified a large number of areas in the human genetic code that are involved in regulating the way in which the liver functions, in a new study of over 61,000 people, published today in the journal Nature Ge ...
Genetics Oct 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A life-threatening condition that often requires transplantation and accounts for half of all acute liver failures, autoimmune hepatitis is often precipitated by certain anesthetics and antibiotics. Researchers say these ...
Medical research Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 24, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A free source of evidence-based information for health care professionals and for researchers studying liver injury associated with prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbals, and dietary supplements is now available ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 12, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Taking too much acetaminophen, an active ingredient in many commonly used drugs for fever and pain relief, including Tylenol, can cause liver damage, experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
Medications Jan 30, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Alcohol is known to be carcinogenic to humans in the upper aerodigestive tract, liver, colorectum, and the female breast. Evidence suggests that acetaldehyde, the primary metabolite of alcohol, plays a major role in alcohol-related ...
Health Sep 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A batch of home-brewed liquor thought to have been laced with the highly toxic chemical methanol has killed 143 people in eastern India, an official told AFP on Thursday.
Health Dec 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The liver is unique among mammalian organs in its ability to regenerate after significant tissue damage or even partial surgical removal.
Medical research Mar 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Body-building and weight-loss products are the types of dietary supplements most likely to cause liver injury, according to a small new study.
Health May 22, 2012 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 1
Hepatotoxicity (from hepatic toxicity) implies chemical-driven liver damage. The liver plays a central role in transforming and clearing chemicals and is susceptible to the toxicity from these agents. Certain medicinal agents when taken in overdoses and sometimes even when introduced within therapeutic ranges may injure the organ. Other chemical agents such as those used in laboratories and industries, natural chemicals (e.g. microcystins) and herbal remedies can also induce hepatotoxicity. Chemicals that cause liver injury are called hepatotoxins.
More than 900 drugs have been implicated in causing liver injury and it is the most common reason for a drug to be withdrawn from the market. Chemicals often cause subclinical injury to liver which manifests only as abnormal liver enzyme tests. Drug induced liver injury is responsible for 5% of all hospital admissions and 50% of all acute liver failures.
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