Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World's first human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong man has developed the world's first ever human case of the rat version of the hepatitis E virus, according to new research from one of the city's leading universities.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alcohol use in patients with chronic liver disease

A review article published in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses the effects of alcohol use on various forms of liver disease, as well as the assessment and treatment of alcohol use in patients with chronic liver ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers discover molecule involved in the repair of liver wounds

A new study from researchers of CEDOC-NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, led by Maria Paula Macedo and Carlos Penha-Gonçalves, respectively, showed that a molecule CD26/DPP-4 ...

Medications

Opioid crisis driving decline in U.S. life expectancy: CDC

(HealthDay)—Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, a new government report shows.

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