Get Rid of Fatty Liver Disease with Vitamin E
Most Americans do not get enough Vitamin E from their diet alone. Taking a daily supplement may be the answer. Vitamin E is found in foods we eat and is used by the body as an antioxidant, a form of damage prevention for our cells.
Banning HIV Organ Donation
Researchers from Johns Hopkins believe that a law banning HIV patients from donating their organs to living HIV-positive patients is outdated. If the ban were reversed, hundreds of HIV-positive patients who need an organ could get their transplant within months instead of years.
A Better Kidney Measurement
In a new study, researchers argue that the current way for diagnosing kidney failure in patients with cirrhosis is not accurate enough. Their results show that measures used by the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) may offer more precise results.
Pine Tree Bark is as Big as its Bite
As many as 35 million adults in the U.S. may suffer with metabolic syndrome-- a group of risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity and high blood glucose levels.
Help is Here, but You Aren't Eligible
Lack of health insurance coverage may affect hepatitis C patients' access to current antiviral treatments, according to a new study.
Must Be Something in the Water
New research reveals blue-green algae may be responsible for producing an estrogen-like compound in the environment, which has the potential to disrupt reproductive hormones.
A Replacement for Hormone Replacement Therapy
Clinical trials testing a major brand of the herb black cohosh, purported to ease menopause symptoms, have indicated use of the supplement does not cause liver damage.
When Hepatitis A Turns Fatal
A study from South Korea has found a link between the Hepatitis A virus and patients with pre-existing chronic liver disease and identified the age group most at risk.
The Critical Interim
Scientists have created an antibody to remove the Hepatitis C virus from the bloodstream during liver transplant surgery in an effort to prevent re-infection of the organ, a problem that occurs in most cases.
Don't Drink, Drink, Drink!
A recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal states that binge drinking is an excessively common practice in the United States.