Gastroenterology

Could carbon monoxide foam help fight inflammation?

Carbon monoxide is best known as a potentially deadly gas. However, in small doses it also has beneficial qualities: It has been shown to reduce inflammation and can help stimulate tissue regeneration.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis outbreak among kids: What parents should know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating an apparent outbreak of severe viral hepatitis among young children. On May 18, the CDC reported 180 patients in the United States were being investigated ...

Genetics

New liver and kidney disease identified

Scientists have identified a new disease in a ground-breaking discovery that could help patients with unexplained liver and kidney problems.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alabama cases of acute hepatitis in kids show link to viruses: CDC

The origins of a continuing outbreak of acute, potentially lethal hepatitis striking children in countries around the world has experts mystified. But a cluster of recent cases in Alabama all show ties to common viruses, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU concerned over mystery hepatitis cases in children

The European Union's infectious diseases agency on Thursday said unexplained severe cases of hepatitis in young children were "a public health event of concern".

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Liver failure

Liver failure is the inability of the liver to perform its normal synthetic and metabolic function as part of normal physiology. Two forms are recognised:

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