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Tag: Liver

Odisha man donated organ in Surat
Organ Donation: Brain-dead Odisha man in Surat gives new lease of life to six persons

Surat: A 49-year-old man from Odisha staying in Surat, who was recently declared brain-dead by the doctors at Kiran Hospital here, has given a new lease of life to six persons. Bipin Pradhan, a resident of Bhatapada village under Kabisuryanagar block of Ganjan district was reportedly working as a supervisor in a weaving unit at […]

High-fructose diet damages liver's ability to burn fat

New York: Foods containing high levels of fructose, such as processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages, may damage the liver’s ability to properly burn fat, warns a new study. “The most important takeaway of this study is that high fructose in the diet is bad,” said lead study author C. Ronald Kahn, Professor of Medicine at […]

Hypertension drug shows promise in liver disease

New York: A drug used to lower blood pressure within a system of veins and inflammation could effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition of the liver, say researchers, including one of the Indian origin. The study on mice showed that the drug sivelestat may lower portal hypertension — associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver […]

Strength training may reduce fatty liver disease

Brasilia: Besides being beneficial for heart, strength training can also reduce accumulation of fat in liver and improve blood glucose regulation, says a study on mice. The study, led by a team from the University of Campinas in Brazil, showed strength training can reduce fat stored in liver and improve blood glucose control in obese […]

'Lab-grown liver' raises hopes for acute liver failure patients

Bengaluru: Researchers in Hyderabad claim to have developed a promising technology for creating in the lab “implantable bioengineered humanized” livers for the management of acute liver failure (ALF), one of the most devastating fatal conditions. The technology, successfully demonstrated in animal experiments, “has enormous potential for clinical translation” in managing ALF patients desperately waiting for […]

Organs of brain-dead person donated to three patients

Kolkata :  Two kidneys and the liver of a 58-year-old brain-dead person from the city were donated to three patients admitted in two separate hospitals in the city on Thursday, the hospital authorities said. The patient, a resident of central Kolkata’s Chitpur, was declared brain-dead at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals here on August 22. While […]

Decoded: How gut microbiome can control tumour growth in liver

New York: Scientists have found a connection between bacteria in the gut and anti-tumour immune responses in the liver, an advance with implications for understanding the mechanisms that lead to liver cancer and pave the way to treat them. The study showed that bacteria found in the gut of mice affect the liver’s anti-tumour immune […]

Effects of third-hand smoke on liver, brain worsen over time

New York: Third-hand smoke (THS) that results when exhaled smoke and smoke emanating from the tip of burning cigarettes gets on surfaces such as clothing, hair, homes, and cars may adversely affect health and the effects worsen with time. The findings, published in the journal Clinical Science, suggest that third-hand smoke toxins could be damaging […]

Cold weather, fewer sun hours increase alcoholic cirrhosis

London: People in colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver, scientists have found. A new data from more than 190 countries presented on Saturday at the International Liver Congress 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, […]

Stress ups risk of death from liver disease

London: In a first, researchers have linked high levels of anxiety or depression with an increased risk of death from liver disease. The study from University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences provides further evidence for the important links between mind and body. “Psychological stress can have a damaging effect on physical wellbeing. While […]