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How fasting helps fight fatty liver disease
Scientists have new information on what happens at the molecular level when we go hungry. Through new study, they were able to show that upon deprivation of food a certain protein is produced that adjusts the metabolism in the liver. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Billionaire's company inks $282 million deal with Swiss firm
Opko Health signed a $282 million deal with Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (VFMCRP) to commercialize its Rayaldee drug candidate in certain international markets. The Miami-based biotech and pharmaceutical company (NYSE: OPK) led by billionaire Chairman and CEO Dr. Phillip Frost is developing Rayaldee to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease and vitamin D insufficiency. Opko granted Switzerland-based VFMCRP the rights to develop and commercialize… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Kidney-on-a-chip' could save lives in the ICU
The kidneys are vital but sensitive organs. Toxic drugs used in the ICU commonly leave them damaged. A new 'kidney-on-a-chip' might help prevent these injuries in the future. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Innovation Source Type: news

Live Liver Donation
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Last year, 359 liver transplants were made possible by live liver donation. It’s a number that has grown over the past three years, and experts say it may be evidence that more people are learning about what can be, for some, the only life-saving option. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiotherapy halves deaths from prostate cancer 15 years after diagnosis
(Umea University) A longitudinal Nordic study, comparing the results of hormone (antiandrogen) therapy with or without the addition of local radiotherapy, shows that a combination of treatments halves the risk of death from prostate cancer 15 years after diagnosis. This according to a follow-up study recently published in the journal European Urology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

MUSC Hollings awarded $8.9 million to study sphingolipid signaling
(Medical University of South Carolina) The MUSC Hollings Cancer Center received an $8.9 million grant from the NCI designed to foster collaboration across clinical and laboratory research for the study of signaling in sphingolipids, a class of lipids known to be involved in the growth of solid tumor cancers. The PPG, led by Besim Ogretmen, Ph.D., includes a Phase II trial with a new therapy (YELIVA™ (ABC294640)) for liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How fasting helps fight fatty liver disease
(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have new information on what happens at the molecular level when we go hungry. Working with the German Center for Diabetes Research and the German Cancer Research Center they were able to show that upon deprivation of food a certain protein is produced that adjusts the metabolism in the liver. The results are published in the open-access journal EMBO Molecular Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

TGen and international team find new avenues of precision medicine for treating cancer
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) An international team of scientists, including those at the Translational Genomic Research Institute, have discovered new avenues of potential treatments for a rare and deadly cancer known as adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC). In a study published today in the scientific journal Cancer Cell, researchers conducted an extensive genomic profile of ACC, a cancer of the adrenal glands, located above the kidneys. Current treatment options for ACC have not changed in decades and are not curative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Discussion Appendicitis results from a closed loop obstruction of a blind-ending tubular structure arising from the cecum. It is a common cause of abdominal pain. It is the most frequent condition leading to emergent abdominal surgery in pediatrics. The combination of obstruction, edema, bacterial overgrowth, increased inflammatory process and increased intraluminal pressure leads to abdominal pain and possibly perforation. Appendicitis occurs in all age groups but is rare in neonates. The peak age is 6-10 years old. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammatory disease of the uterus, fallopian tubes and adjacent p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 9, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Novel Testosterone Pill Is Convenient and SafeNovel Testosterone Pill Is Convenient and Safe
A new oral testosterone formulation for hypogonadism has no liver toxicity, which has been a problem with other testosterone pills. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Testosterone Pill Is Safe, Has 'Very Good Science'Testosterone Pill Is Safe, Has 'Very Good Science'
A new oral testosterone formulation for hypogonadism has no liver toxicity, which has been a problem with other testosterone pills. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Herniated Disk, Rotating Night Shift & CHD, Colorado Nephrology Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 9, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Guardian view on artificial intelligence: look out, it’s ahead of you | Editorial
There is a tendency to see intelligence where it does not exist. But it is just as wrong to fail to see where it is emergingGoogle artificial intelligence project DeepMind is building software to trawl through millions of patient records from three NHS hospitals to detect early signs of kidney disease. The project raises deep questions not only about data protection but about the ethics of artificial intelligence. But these are not the obvious questions about the ethics of autonomous, intelligent computers.Computer programs can now do some things that it once seemed only human beings could do, such as playing an excellent ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 8, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Consciousness Computing Technology Google UK news Robots Science Source Type: news

Bellingham Moms To Ride In PMC For Nate Solder’s Son Who Has Cancer
BOSTON (CBS) — A group of Bellingham moms will be riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge this year in support of New England Patriots offensive lineman Nate Solder’s young son who is battling cancer. Team “Your Pace or Mine” will be riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge on behalf of Nate Solder’s nine-month-old son, Hudson, who is undergoing chemotherapy for the cancerous tumors on both of his kidneys. Lexi and Nate Soldier’s son was among the hundreds of young cancer patients matched up with cycling teams Saturday at a Pedal Partners party at Fenway Park in Boston. The baby boy is handling everyth...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Local News NFL Patriots Seen On WBZ-TV Sports Syndicated Local Syndicated Sports Watch Listen Bellingham Ken MacLeod Nate Solder PMC Source Type: news

Statins May Protect Against Kidney StonesStatins May Protect Against Kidney Stones
A study of 100,000 patients with hyperlipidemia compared statin users with nonusers and found that statin use reduced the risk for stones. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - May 8, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

$5 Japanese Toy May Change Male Infertility Testing$5 Japanese Toy May Change Male Infertility Testing
Clipping a small magnifying glass onto a smartphone's camera makes it a powerful microscope that could be used by men with fertility issues in the privacy of their own homes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

The association between healed skeletal fractures indicative of interpersonal violence and alcoholic liver disease in a cadaver cohort from the Western Cape, South Africa - Geldenhuys EM, Burger EH, Alblas A, Greyling LM, Kotzé SH.
Interpersonal violence (IPV) and heavy alcohol consumption are major problems in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Cranio-maxillofacial fractures, particularly nasal and zygomatic bone fractures, as well as isolated radial fractures (Colles fractu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tele-Urology: Access and Quality of Care for Patients
Within the urologic community, telemedicine (tele-urology) offers practical uses such as condition diagnosis, general management of care, pre and post-operative care, second opinions and, possibly, remote surgery (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 7, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Telemedicine - eHealth Source Type: news

FDA Clears Smart Mobile-Connected Bladder Ultrasound Device FDA Clears Smart Mobile-Connected Bladder Ultrasound Device
Uscan from Signostics provides more accurate bladder volume measurement than the industry standard, the company says. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Alert Source Type: news

3 Surprising Things That Increase Your Dementia Risk
SPECIAL FROM “As many as five million Americans age 65 and older may have Alzheimer’s Disease, and that number is expected to double for every five-year interval beyond age 65.” — the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke. While Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, it is not the only form. Risk factors for all kinds of dementia include, age, alcohol use, smoking, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, and genetics. However, researchers have found some startling connections that show other surprising factors that can heighten your risk: Risk Factor #1: Anticho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Urinalysis
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Urinalysis. A urinalysis is a test of your urine. It is often done to check for a urinary tract infections, kidney problems, or diabetes... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Liver Function Tests
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Liver Function Tests. Your liver helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Liver function tests are blood tests that check to see how well your liver is working... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

AUA: Striving to Reach All in Urology
(MedPage Today) -- Controversy, science, drama, and Mother's Day at annual meeting (Source: MedPage Today Urology)
Source: MedPage Today Urology - May 6, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Diabetes Doll; More Soda Tax; Sacred Ag Cows
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from around the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - May 6, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Signostics gets FDA clearance for urologic ultrasound
Handheld-ultrasound provider Signostics said it has received U.S. Food and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Signostics adds to executive lineup Signostics receives $35M investment Signostics taps SonoSite founder Goodwin as CEO Signostics gets FDA nod for handheld US device Signostics inks handheld US deal with Konica Minolta (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Leicester woman saves her girlfriend's life by donating a kidney
Tara Simms, 34, of Leicester, suffered from IgA Nephropathy - a type of kidney disease - and desperately needed a transplant. Incredibly, her partner Sarah Thomson turned out to be a match. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AVERT Device Cuts Contrast-Agent Use at PCI, Renal Benefit UnsureAVERT Device Cuts Contrast-Agent Use at PCI, Renal Benefit Unsure
Sparing use of contrast agent is a cath-quality metric, but a 15% drop didn't mean less contrast-induced kidney injury; it may take a steeper cut to show clinical benefit, propose researchers. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study Links Climate Change to Kidney Disease
Rising temperatures, less rain seen boosting rates of disease in rural areas with hot climes Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Climate Change (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young women at greater risk for adverse outcomes following PCI
Women younger than 55 years of age who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndrome are more likely to experience one-year adverse cardiovascular events due to risk factors such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease, yet they are less likely to receive potent antiplatelet therapy than men. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mother’s Day wisdom
With Mother’s Day around the corner, Thriving gathered some words of wisdom, advice and comfort from a few of our moms for you. Wishing mothers and their families a happy and healthy Mother’s Day! Sometimes things can feel overwhelming. And sometimes things just don’t go as planned. But every moment is a chance to start over. Shake off the negative, refocus on the positive, take a deep breath and bravely take that next step. Take time out for yourself. Meditate, do yoga, dance, take a walk — do whatever feeds your soul. Because when the tough times come, you’ll need to dig deep, and the stronger you ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 6, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Boston Children's Hospital staff Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Parenting Chiari Malformation ear-tube surgery limb-lengthening surgery split-liver transplant Source Type: news

BTG puts up $110m for Galil Medical
BTG (LON:BTG) said it agreed to put a total of $110 million on the table for Galil Medical and its line of cryoablation devices for treating cancer. The deal calls for London-based BTG to pay $84.5 million (£58.3 million) in up-front cash and another $25.5 million (£17.6 million) in regulatory and commercial milestones, which are live until the end of 2018. Arden Hills, Minn.-based Galil makes cryoablation devices to treat kidney cancer; a pair of clinical trials is under way for treating metastasized cancers in the lungs and bone, BTG said. Galil, which employs about 100 people, posted sales of about $22 million last ye...
Source: Mass Device - May 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Oncology Wall Street Beat BTG Galil Medical Source Type: news

Nigeria: Leadership Report Saved 14-Yr-Old Faith From Kidney Failure
[Leadership] Knights of St. Mulumba Sacred Heart Parish, Gwagwalada, have expressed appreciation to LEADERSHIP Friday on its humane publication on the 8th and 15th of April, which attracted immediate aid to 14-year-old Faith Andrew who suffered from a chronic kidney disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mexico Needs to Improve Control of Toxic Chemicals
Two Greenpeace technicians take water samples from a river that runs by the Pajaritos Petrochemical Complez in the Mexican city of Coatzacoalcos, where an Apr. 20 explosion in the Planta Clorados III plant left 32 people dead and 136 injured. Credit: Greenpeace MexicoBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, May 6 2016 (IPS)A recent explosion at a petrochemical plant in southeast Mexico highlighted the need to strengthen monitoring of hazardous substances, step up inspections of factories and update regulations in this country.The Apr. 20 blast at the Clorados III plant in the Pajaritos Petrochemical Complex in the port city of Coatzaco...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Population Greenpeace Mexico Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants Source Type: news

Study Links Climate Change to Kidney Disease
Title: Study Links Climate Change to Kidney DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/6/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 6, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Implications of the 3SITES Study for NephrologyImplications of the 3SITES Study for Nephrology
The 3SITES study evaluated the risk of catheter-related complications associated with insertion sites. What do nephrologists need to know? Kidney International (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

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Updated Date: May 6, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - May 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

MedlinePlus: Liver Function Tests
(Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - May 6, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Quantum chemical computations provide insight into liver toxicity
(Bentham Science Publishers) By systematic computational studies on 55 hydrocarbons Balasubramanian and Basak have ranked the toxicity of halocarbons on the basis of the electron affinity and proton-extraction propensity from the lipid membrane of the liver. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Climate change may contribute to rising rates of chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease that is not associated with traditional risk factors appears to be increasing in rural hot communities as worldwide temperature progressively rises. The condition has likely increased due to global warming and an increase in extreme heat waves, and it is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations, say investigators. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New research links climate change to kidney disease
HealthDay News Climate change may boost rates of chronic kidney disease worldwide as rising temperatures and heat stress harm kidneys, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Great new chapter of WormBook in GENETICS!
There’s a great new chapter of WormBook in GENETICS by Meera V. Sundaram and Matthew Buechner: The Caenorhabditis elegans Excretory System: A Model for Tubulogenesis, Cell Fate Specification, and Plasticity. Abstract The excretory system of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is a superb model of tubular organogenesis involving a minimum of cells. The system consists of just three unicellular tubes (canal, duct, and pore), a secretory gland, and two associated neurons. Just as in more complex organs, cells of the excretory system must first adopt specific identities and then coordinate diverse processes to form tubes...
Source: WormBase - May 6, 2016 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication external website news wormbook Source Type: news

SonaCare inks marketing deal with Philips’ Invivo biz for its UroNav software
SonaCare Medical said today it inked a marketing alliance deal with Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) business Invivo to license its UroNav fusion software with its Sonablate planning system. The new deal will allow clinicians to use the UroNav device to annotate and biopsy targeted prostate tissue and localize the tissue appropriate for ablation directly with its Sonablate software, Charlotte, N.C.-based SonaCare said. “This is a major strategic partnership for SonaCare. Working together, Invivo and SonaCare are putting in place a broad product portfolio for performing advanced diagnostics, targeted ablation, and systematic ...
Source: Mass Device - May 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Invivo Royal Philips SonaCare Medical Source Type: news

Privacy Concerns Over Google's Access to NHS DataPrivacy Concerns Over Google's Access to NHS Data
Google owned artificial intelligence firm DeepMind has been given access to a reported 1.6 million NHS patient records as part of a project to help health professionals monitor patients with kidney disease. WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Perioperative Statin No Help in Cardiac Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But kidney injury suggested in STICS trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 5, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Research suggests diabetes drug acts differently from previous theories
Laboratory findings do not tell the whole story of how the diabetes drug metformin works to limit the level of glucose in the blood, say scientists. The researchers found that metformin does not limit the action of the hormone glucagon, specifically glucagon-stimulated glucose production from the liver. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lung tumors hijack metabolic processes in the liver, study finds
Scientists who study how circadian rhythms -- our own body clocks -- control liver function have discovered that cancerous lung tumors can hijack this process and profoundly alter metabolism. Their research is the first showing that lung adenocarcinoma can affect the body clock's sway over lipid metabolism and sensitivity to insulin and glucose. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news