Neuroscience

Young binge drinkers show altered brain activity

Researchers have studied the brain activity of young binge-drinking college students in Spain, and found distinctive changes in brain activity, which may indicate delayed brain development and be an early sign of brain damage.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common acid reflux medications promote chronic liver disease

Approximately 10 percent of the general population take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug to block stomach acid secretions and relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease. That ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New medication shows promise against liver fibrosis in animal studies

A new drug developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health limits the progression of liver fibrosis in mice, a hopeful advance against a condition for which there is no current treatment and that often leads ...

Genetics

Genetic link between pancreatitis and alcohol consumption

A new study published online today in Nature Genetics reveals a genetic link between chronic pancreatitis and alcohol consumption. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and more than 25 other health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Severe alcoholic hepatitis: An effective combination of two treatments

A French multi-center study has shown that a treatment combining an antioxidant with an anti-inflammatory was effective on 174 patients suffering from severe alcoholic hepatitis. The study was coordinated by the Hepato-Gastroenterology ...

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