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Hydrate Right, Your Kidneys Will Thank You

Hydrate Right, Your Kidneys Will Thank You

Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Downing the wrong type of drink when you exercise could put you at risk of kidney disease, a new study warns. Specifically, the threat is from having sugary, caffeinated soft drinks during exertion in a hot environment, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo […]

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Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients

Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients

Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s safe to use antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C in liver cancer survivors, a new study reports. The findings contradict previous research suggesting that antiviral drugs might increase these patients’ risk of liver cancer recurrence. That prior research involved a single-center study from Spanish […]

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New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives: Study

New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives: Study

Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New (and pricey) hepatitis C medicines, such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, are living up to their promise and greatly reducing patients’ odds for liver cancer and death, a new French study finds. The news came as little surprise to one U.S. liver expert. The advent […]

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Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?

Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?

Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists who used stem cells to grow functional kidneys in rats say their research could point the way to growing new kidneys for humans. A shortage of donor kidneys means many people with kidney failure never get a transplant. In the United States alone, 95,000 […]

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Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)

Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)

What should you know about jaundice in newborns and babies? Jaundice is the yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes and the whites of the eyes (sclerae) caused by elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood (hyperbilirubinemia). The term jaundice is derived from the French word jaune, which means yellow. Jaundice is not technically a […]

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Making OxyContin ‘Tamper Proof’ Helped Spread Hepatitis C

Making OxyContin ‘Tamper Proof’ Helped Spread Hepatitis C

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An effort to make the opioid painkiller OxyContin harder to abuse drove addicted patients to heroin and caused a dramatic increase in hepatitis C, a new study suggests. In a classic case of unintended consequences, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma reformulated its powerful […]

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Is There a Cure for Cirrhosis of the Liver?

Is There a Cure for Cirrhosis of the Liver?

What is cirrhosis of the liver? Liver cirrhosis results from disease or chemical-induced injuries to the liver over a sustained period. As the injuries kill liver cells, your body attempts to rebuild the damage. In the process, the existing cells are inflamed and scar tissue results, compromising the structure of the liver and hampering its […]

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Unraveling the Mystery of Hiccups

Unraveling the Mystery of Hiccups

Latest Digestion News SATURDAY, Feb. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most everyone gets them, but no one really knows why. Hiccups are a reflexive spasm of the diaphragm, and they can happen to anyone from newborns to the elderly. It’s even common for babies in the womb to be seen hiccuping on ultrasounds, according to […]

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Health Tip: Uncovering Causes of Bloating

Health Tip: Uncovering Causes of Bloating

(HealthDay News) — Bloating is often described as the feeling that there is an inflated balloon in the abdomen, the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders says. Latest Digestion News The foundation mentions these common triggers for bloating: Too much gas in the intestine. Abnormally high amounts of bacteria in the small intestine. Imbalance of microorganisms […]