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2020: A New Decade for Hepatitis C Drugs and Eradication

2019 was a big year in the fight against the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It introduced several new therapies as well as discontinued a handful of others. There was also no shortage of research and review pouring into the HCV space with newly improved therapies and practices being constantly explored. Out with the old and…

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Is THIS why skinny people get Type 2 Diabetes?

Scientists believe they may have discovered a new trigger for type 2 diabetes, which could help explain why apparently healthy, slim people develop the condition — and emphasises yet again the importance of losing fat around the middle. Traditionally, type 2 diabetes has been seen as a disease caused by an imbalance in levels of…

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Is Acetaminophen the Most Dangerous OTC Pain Reliever of all?

Is Acetaminophen the Most Dangerous OTC Pain Reliever of all? Written by: Tracey Watson If a natural health product or supplement was known to cause 56,000 emergency room visits, over 100,000 calls to poison control centers, 26,000 hospitalizations and more than 450 deaths each year, what are the chances that the U.S. Food and Drug…

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Diet Soda Might Be Just as Bad for your Liver as Alcohol

Most soda drinks are high in sugar and calories per serving, which is just one of many reasons they really aren’t good for you. Knowing this, many people turn to diet or “lite” sodas to reduce their sugar intake and lose weight. This may not be the best choice if you’re concerned about your long-term health.  …

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New Risks of GMO Food – Impact on NAFLD

New Risks of GMO Food, Glyphosate Uncovered: Scientist’s Ground-Breaking Research By Ken Roseboro Global Research, February 11, 2017 The Organic & Non-GMO Report 26 January 2017 Within just a few weeks, two studies were published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports that cast new doubts on the safety of genetically modified foods and glyphosate herbicide.…

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Britain's most used pesticide is linked to NAFLD

Britain’s most used pesticide is linked to a serious liver disease which can be fatal, shocking new study claims Minute quantities of glyphosate caused a fatty liver disease in a study on rats  This popular chemical is sold under the brand name Roundup by Monsanto  Experts say the shocking findings raise serious concerns for human…

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Previously Unforeseen Risk Tarnishes Hep C Wonder Drugs

The improvement in Hepatitis C treatment success marks a dramatic change in the prognosis for most Hepatitis C diagnoses. New direct-acting antiviral drugs boast viral eradication rates in the high 90th percentile, rendering hope that the Hepatitis C virus can be eradicated. Until recently, the only major obstacle surrounding these Hepatitis C medications has been…

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Exercise Could Save Your Liver

Exercise Could Save Your Liver Posted on August 23, 2016 by Ruth Kava It’s pretty widely known that chronic over-indulgence in alcoholic beverages can play havoc with one’s liver — in extreme cases ending up with cirrhosis and a non-functioning organ. But non-drinkers can also have liver problems. In particular, there is one called non-alcoholic…

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Obeticholic acid reduces ALP and bilirubin in primary biliary cholangitis

Obeticholic acid reduced alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin levels in patients with primary biliary cholangitis, according to a phase 3 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. However, patients taking the drug were more likely to experience pruritis. “The approval of obeticholic acid for primary biliary cholangitis gives us the first new drug for…

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