Oncology & Cancer

Pancreatic cancer 4th most deadly, treatments few

(AP) -- Pancreatic cancer is notoriously lethal - there are almost as many deaths from it each year as there are new cases. The deaths this week of Apple founder Steve Jobs and Nobelist Ralph Steinman bring unusual attention ...

Medical research

Even damaged livers can handle life-saving medication

When you ingest a drug—whether over-the-counter Tylenol or medication prescribed by a doctor—your liver is your body's first responder. And just like other first responders, sometimes the liver gets hurt. Doctors used ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Even light drinkers should watch for fatty liver disease

People who have reduced enzyme activity to breakdown active aldehyde, i.e., those who become easily inebriated, are more likely to develop fatty liver disease even if they do not drink alcohol. This discovery was made by ...

Overweight & Obesity

Gut hormone leads to weight loss in overweight or obese patients

Giving overweight or obese patients a gut hormone that suppresses appetite leads to clinically beneficial weight loss as well as reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels, finds a study published in the British Medical ...

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