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Deaths Rates of Liver Cirrhosis Exceed Those of 5 Major Cancers

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that liver cirrhosis mortality is greater than that of five major cancers, implying the development of appropriate interventions to treat or prevent liver cirrhosis must be prioritized.

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DILI, Drug Induced Liver Injury, Herbal Supplements, Dietary Supplement, Liver Damage, Hepatotoxicity, mislabeled product

The Frequency of Herbal and Dietary Supplement Mislabeling

Herbal and dietary supplement mislabeling is common and should be evaluated as a potential cause for liver damage, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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DAA, direct-acting antiviral , Hepatitis C, HCV, Liver Cancer

Direct‐Acting Antiviral Therapy Cuts Liver Cancer Risk By 71%

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found that eradication of the hepatitis C virus induced by direct‐acting antiviral medications is associated with a 71 percent reduction in the risk of liver cancer.

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Can You Inherit a Fatty Liver?

Serum metabolites associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be heritable, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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alcoholic liver disease, Cirrhosis, alcoholic cirrhosis, Alcohol Abuse

The Increasing Cost of Alcohol Abuse

Health care costs for privately insured patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are nearly twice that of non‐alcoholic cirrhosis patients in the United States, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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HCV, Opiod, Opioid Epidemic, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis C Virus

Screening for Hepatitis C Improves Opioid Abuse Treatment Outcomes

Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse significantly lowered their non‐prescribed opioid use after testing positive for hepatitis C virus.

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Cardiovascular Risk, women and cardiovascular risks, Nafld, Fatty Liver Disease

Cardiovascular Risk in Women with Fatty Liver Disease: Risk is Not Equal Opportunity

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with significantly higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in women, but not in men, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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Liver Transplant, liver donation, liver donor, split-liver, split liver transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Liver Disease, chronic liver disease

One Liver. Two Saved Lives

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found that increased utilization of split liver transplantation (sharing a donor liver between one pediatric and one adult patient) could decrease the number of children who die awaiting liver transplantation without decreasing liver transplantation access for adult patients.

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IoT, Internet of Things, Internet, Technology, Social Impact, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Social Activism, Higher Ed, Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Design, Verizon, Boston, United Nations, un sustainable development goals

Babson College Launches IoT For Good Lab: Where Technology, Entrepreneurship, Design, and Social Impact Meet

Babson College and its Lewis Institute for Social Innovation have launched a new IoT For Good Lab—to encourage the creation of social impact solutions with the use of IoT (Internet of Things).

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