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Liver or Hepar is a wedge shaped solid but soft friable gland in right upper quadrant of the abdomen which weighs 1600g in males and 1300g in females. It metabolizes carbohydrates, fats, proteins, synthesizes bile prothrombin, excretes drugs toxins, poisons, cholesterol, bile pigments, heavy metals, protects by conjugation, destruction, phagocytosis…
Liver diseases: What you should know

Liver diseases: What you should know

Your liver does a lot of things that keep you healthy. It turns nutrients into chemicals your body needs. It filters out poisons. It helps turn food into energy. So when your liver doesn’t work well, that can affect your whole body. Different things can cause serious liver conditions. You’ll want to know about the top causes. Infections…
Liver abscess

Liver abscess

Liver abscess is a pus-filled cyst in the liver. The liver is an organ in the digestive system that assists the digestive process and carries out many other essential functions. These functions include producing bile to help break down food into energy; creating essential substances, such as hormones; cleaning toxins from the blood, including those…
An overview of liver cancer

An overview of liver cancer

LISA FAYED Liver cancer is uncommon in the United States but is common worldwide due to risk factors such as chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections and aflatoxin exposure. Symptoms may include jaundice (a yellowing of the skin), pain in the upper abdomen, right shoulder blade pain, and weight loss. Doctors diagnose the condition using a combination…
Cirrhosis management

Cirrhosis management

Cirrhosis is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when inflammation and scarring damage the liver. No treatment will cure cirrhosis or repair scarring in the liver that has already occurred. However, treatment can sometimes prevent or delay further liver damage. The main components of treatment include: Treating the cause of cirrhosis,…
Brain cells long thought of as passive play key role in memory – study in mice

Brain cells long thought of as passive play key role in memory – study in mice

Microglia are resident immune cells in your brain that act as first responders, always on the lookout for trouble. Accounting for about 10% of our brain cells, they were historically thought of as passive bystanders in the brain until injury or infection kicked them into action. These cells were first observed in 1856 by the German physician Rudolf…
A low-sulfur diet could help you live longer, and eating less meat could be the key

A low-sulfur diet could help you live longer, and eating less meat could be the key

Consuming too much of a certain amino acid, found in animal protein, has been linked to a variety of age-related chronic illness, according to new research. Most Americans consume far more than the recommended amount of these protein building blocks, called sulfur amino acids, the study found. Researchers suggest a plant-based diet can help regulate…
Are coronavirus tests flawed?

Are coronavirus tests flawed?

JAMES GALLAGHER  There are deep concerns laboratory tests are incorrectly telling people they are free of the coronavirus. Stories in several countries suggest people are having up to six negative results before finally being diagnosed. Meanwhile, officials in the epicentre of the epidemic, Hubei province, China, have started counting people with…
FDA requests withdrawal of weight-loss drug

FDA requests withdrawal of weight-loss drug

Issue: FDA has requested that the manufacturer of Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) voluntarily withdraw the weight-loss drug from the U.S. market because a safety clinical trial shows an increased occurrence of cancer. The drug manufacturer, Eisai Inc,. has submitted a request to voluntarily withdraw the drug. When FDA approved lorcaserin in 2012, we…
Common drugs might help prevent death from a 'broken heart'

Common drugs might help prevent death from a 'broken heart'

When someone close to you dies, grief can literally break your heart, but two common medicines may help prevent a heart attack. "While almost everyone loses someone they love during their lifetime and grief is a natural reaction, this stressful time can be associated with an increased risk of heart attack," said Dr. Geoffrey Tofler, a professor…
FDA approves Audenz (Influenza A (H5N1) Monovalent vaccine

FDA approves Audenz (Influenza A (H5N1) Monovalent vaccine

Seqirus, a global leader in influenza prevention and pandemic response, recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Audenz™ (Influenza A (H5N1) Monovalent Vaccine, Adjuvanted) to help protect individuals six months of age and older against influenza A (H5N1). Audenz is the first-ever adjuvanted, cell-based…
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