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Health News - Liver Disease/Hepatitis

Macrocytic anemia: Symptoms and treatment
Macrocytic anemia is a type of anemia characterized by abnormally large red blood cells. The size of the red blood cells means there are fewer of them to help the body function. In this article, learn about the causes of macrocytic anemia, including folate and B-12 deficiencies, as well as how the condition is treated. (Medical News Today)

Could this vitamin A derivative cure liver cancer?
Researchers reveal how a compound called acyclic retinoid, which is a synthetic form of vitamin A, can target and destroy liver cancer stem cells. (Medical News Today)

What does a high MCHC mean?
MCHC levels are measured during a complete blood test to identify the amount of hemoglobin in a single blood cell. High levels of MCHC can indicate a range of conditions, such as liver disease and hemolytic anemia. It can also be a side effect of some medications. Learn about symptoms of high MCHC and how to treat it. (Medical News Today)

How a novel protein may combat cancer
A Swiss team recently discovered a new tumor-suppressing protein. It may help to diagnose liver cancer earlier and could play a role in future treatments. (Medical News Today)

Diet for jaundice: What to eat for a healthy liver
A person’s diet plays a major role in jaundice recovery and prevention. Learn about metabolism and what to eat for a healthy liver. (Medical News Today)

What causes black specks in stool?
Black specks in stool can come from diet or something more serious, such as liver problems. Read about causes, symptoms, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What does the SGOT blood test mean?
A close look at the SGOT blood test, which is one part of a liver profile. We examine what the results mean and why the test is performed. (Medical News Today)

Cutting back on carbs could help treat fatty liver disease
A new study reveals how reducing the intake of carbohydrates could help to reduce the buildup of liver fat in people who are obese. (Medical News Today)

What side effects can result from interferon?
Interferon is used to treat several health conditions, but it has a range of side effects. We look at how these vary in severity and duration here. (Medical News Today)

Diagnosing hepatitis C with the hepatitis C antibody test
Learn about the hepatitis C antibody test, which is used to detect when someone has had the hepatitis C virus. What do the results mean? (Medical News Today)

Fish oil may not be as healthful as you think, study finds
A new study finds that lifelong intake of fish or sunflower oil may damage the liver in a way that increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Medical News Today)

What is the relation between baby boomers and hepatitis C?
Learn about the relationship between baby boomers and hepatitis C, and why people born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for the disease. (Medical News Today)

Kiwi compound may prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Research suggests that a compound found in kiwi and celery may prevent fatty liver in offspring born to mothers who ate a high-fat diet in pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

HCV RNA PCR test: Qualitative and quantitative results
The HCV RNA PCR test is a blood test used to diagnose hepatitis C and measure the level of the hepatitis C virus in the bloodstream. (Medical News Today)

What to eat if you have hepatitis C
Hepatitis C can damage the liver and lead to cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. Damage to the liver may mean that a person needs to modify their diet. (Medical News Today)

What is acute hepatitis C and is it serious?
Learn about acute hepatitis C, the form of the disease that occurs within 2 weeks to 6 months of exposure to the vírus. We look at symptoms and treatments. (Medical News Today)

Two drinks per day may be too much for men
A new study shows that men who start drinking as teenagers have a higher risk of liver disease. Dosage counts and current guidelines may be too lax. (Medical News Today)

What is palmar erythema?
Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. Learn about the causes, including pregnancy and liver cirrhosis. (Medical News Today)

Biliary colic: Causes and treatment
Biliary colic can happen when a gallstone blocks a bile duct, causing intense stomach pain. It is also known as a gallstone attack or gallbladder attack. (Medical News Today)

When to get tested for hepatitis C after exposure
Learn what the window period is for hepatitis C infection, and when someone should consider testing. We look at available tests and when symptoms appear. (Medical News Today)

Do liver cleanses work? Evidence and risks
Liver cleanses promise to rid the body of toxins and impurities, but are controversial because there is little science to support their use. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

Hypervolemia: What you need to know about fluid overload
(Medical News Today)

Hepatitis C outside the body and other virus facts
In this article, we take a look at how long the hepatitis C virus can survive outside the body, and how this impacts on transmission risks. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of nopal?
Learn about the nopal cactus, commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. This article looks at its nutritional content and possible health benefits. (Medical News Today)

Can hepatitis C be transmitted through oral sex?
Hepatitis C is a viral disease and is contagious — is it possible to contract hepatitis C from oral sex? Learn how to prevent transmission. (Medical News Today)

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