Health Articles tagged ‘liver’

Understanding Liver Cancer — the Causes, Risk Factors

Although primary liver cancer only affects about two percent in the U.S., in many undeveloped countries it is about 50% of all cancers. This is because hepatitis is more prevalent in other countries, and can leave the liver exposed to cancer. All over the world, cancer in the liver affects two times...
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Drinking coffee slows progression of Liver Disease in chronic Hepatitis C patients

Patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease who drink three or more cups of coffee per day have a 53% lower risk of liver disease progression than non-coffee drinkers according to a new study led by Neal Freedman, Ph.D., MPH, from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The study found...
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Expert Panel of Pediatric Liver Specialists Publishes Recommendations for Monitoring Children With Chronic Hepatitis B Infections

An expert panel of nationally recognized pediatric liver specialists convened by the Hepatitis B Foundation is calling for more consistent monitoring and referral of children chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The panels recommendations for pediatricians and other primary care practitioners...
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