News on NASH

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Seeking patients with silent liver disease that affects mill...

Date: 31 Dec 2017

Story by Reading Eagle - Associated Press.

As mentioned to this story in AP, there is a great need for patients to participate in clinical trials for the approval of NASH drugs. Another point stated in this story was that the awareness of NASH remains especially low among primary doctors who don't know to look for signs. Let's look forward to more awareness, knowledge sharing and collaborations, to fight this silent disease.

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Will AI Be Part of Your Health-care Team?

Date: 12 Dec 2017

Story by WebMD.

"I think this [artificial intelligence] is exciting, and will likely be the key element for enhancing the efficiency and quality of pathologists' diagnoses," said researcher Babak Ehteshami Bejnordi, of Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands.

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Desire to help others led donor to liver recipient

Date: 03 Dec 2017

Story by Indiana Gazette.

Peggy was battling for her life after being diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH. She was indeed lucky to have met a donor, who was the perfect match. Liver transplant is the only real option for NASH. Hence, around the world, patients are placing their hopes for effective drugs to treat this disease.

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Coffee makes for a healthy liver, says board of experts

Date: 26 Nov 2017

Story by Medical News Today.

A commentary in the Mendon Journal. Fancy a cuppa, anyone?

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Fatty liver linked to shrinking brain

Date: 24 Nov 2017

Story by Reuters Health.

Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say.

"Liver fat may have a direct association with brain ageing." - Lead author, Galit Weinstein, School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel.

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34 million euro project to develop better test for liver dis...

Date: 21 Nov 2017

Press Release by Newcastle University.

A pioneering European research project aims to lead to new diagnostic tests to assess patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and identify those most at risk of developing problems.

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Why you might get liver disease even if you're not much of a...

Date: 02 Nov 2017

Story by SELF.

“To get an idea of the extent of the issue, think of it like this: If you’re hanging out with two friends, it’s very likely one of you has a fatty liver problem,” says Wayne Eskridge, CEO of the nonprofit Fatty Liver Foundation. “It is the coming epidemic of our time because, although medicine is making progress against most other major diseases, there is no treatment for fatty liver disease.”

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Call to Action: Kids need fatty liver research, diagnostics,...

Date: 24 Oct 2017

Story by Healio.

With up to 10% of children worldwide diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and even nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, pediatric hepatologists face an unmet need for medical treatment and non-invasive diagnostics, according to a presenter at The Liver Meeting 2017.

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Experts raise red flag over fatty liver disease

Date: 24 Oct 2017

Story by MedPage Today.

Rinella noted that the number of liver transplants owing to advanced NASH has risen 68% in the past decade, while the number of available organs has only risen 11%. And the number of people with NASH on transplant waiting lists is expected to grow 55.4% by 2030, she added.

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A common herbal medicine may cause liver cancer mutations

Date: 18 Oct 2017

Story by New Scientist.

Extracts taken from plants of the genus Aristolochia, which are used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a wide range of conditions, may be responsible for many liver cancers in Asia.

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