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Treating Liver Cancer with Tiny Beads
ATLANTA. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Treating cancer that began in the liver or has spread to the liver can often involve months of chemotherapy and painful radiation treatments. But now there’s a new procedure that takes tiny beads that carry a high dose of radiation and sends them straight to the cancer. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 3 percent of men on active surveillance for prostate cancer may have metastases
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Active surveillance of prostate cancer is increasingly accepted as an option for treating patients with clinically insignificant disease to maintain their quality of life. Despite close monitoring, however, metastatic disease develops in a small number of men on active surveillance. About 3 percent of patients on surveillance had metastasis by a median of seven years after diagnosis. This risk increased to ten percent in patients with Gleason score (GS) 7, according to new research published in The Journal of Urology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Kidney stone patients hospitalized on the weekend may get delayed treatment
(Loyola University Health System) Patients with severe cases of kidney stones are 26 percent less likely to receive timely treatment when they're admitted to the hospital on the weekend, according to a study published in the Journal of Urology. The study is the first to show that a risk factor called the 'weekend effect' affects kidney stone treatment and outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

At What Age Can Children Have Their Teeth Whitened?
Discussion The appearance of the teeth and mouth is part of what determines facial attractiveness which plays an important part in social interactions. It has been found that “…an aesthetically pleasing smile…depend[s] on tooth color, size, shape, and position, upper lip position, visibility of the teeth and amount of gingival display.” The attractiveness is obviously complex, but tooth color is one of the most important factors and most people would like pearly white teeth. Dental “…”whitening” is any process that will make teeth appear whiter.” Non-bleaching products...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 11, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends Accelerated Approval of Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) for the Treatment of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
NEW YORK, April 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICPT), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat non-viral, progressive liver... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - April 11, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Loosens Restrictions on Metformin Use in Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Kidney Dysfunction (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Metformin may be safely used in all patients with mild renal impairment and in some with moderate impairment, according to new label changes from the FDA. Previously, the label … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 11, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Doctors repair severely damaged gullet, using stents and donated human skin
Patient continues to eat normally and swallow without problems, seven years after procedureRelated items from OnMedicaScientists ‘grow’ human blood vesselsScientists 'grow' working kidneyReconstructive surgery firstsStem cells repair damaged heartsParalysed man walks after stem cell breakthrough (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 11, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

This Week's Renal Cancer Video Blog
News about kidney cancer in a video blog (VLOG) hosted by Carrie Konosky and Bill Bro of the Kidney Cancer Association.12/31/2016 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - April 10, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Largest ever genomic study set to revolutionise cancer treatment
Scientists suggests that one in 10 cancer patients would be more accurately diagnosed if their tumors were defined by cellular and molecular criteria rather than by...04/10/2016 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - April 10, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Outdoorsman Lives Life to the Fullest After Liver Transplant
Being diagnosed with bile duct cancer that eventually necessitated a liver transplant wasn't enough to keep Steve Woodford down for long. A South African native living in Utah, Steve is professional skydiving instructor, backpacker and canyon guide in Zion National Park. He has always lived on the edge with his active outdoors lifestyle. Getting sick [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include statins for those at intermediate risk for heart disease, fresh fruit consumption in China, atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, and screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - April 9, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Three things hospitalists ‘do for no reason’... and should stop
SAN DIEGO – Head CTs for patients with in-hospital delirium. Ammonia tests to check for hepatic encephalopathy in chronic liver disease. Renal ultrasounds for acute kidney injury. Those are three... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - April 9, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

For RCC, VEGFR-TKIs Safe, Effective After PD-1 Inhibitors
Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (VEGFR-TKIs) are safe and effective after treatment with a programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) inhibitor in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma...04/09/2016 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - April 9, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Promising new blood test is first of its kind to detect liver scarring
Scientists and medics have developed a new type of genetic blood test that diagnoses scarring in the liver -- even before someone may feel ill. It is the first time an epigenetic signature in blood has been discovered which is diagnostic of the severity of fibrosis for people with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Inflammatory mechanisms linked to kidney disease identified
Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified the key inflammatory mechanisms linked to type 1 diabetes and obesity-related kidney dysfunction. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘We have a chance to show the truth’: into the heart of Chernobyl
Three decades after the nuclear disaster, the concrete protecting the reactor is starting to crack. Yet people still live there – and a new virtual reality project will take many more inside the ‘death zone’At first they thought it was just a fire, then the chickens started to turn black. When it comes to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, everyone has a vivid detail that is snagged in the memory; the absurdities or the obscenities. It might be the local village that, once evacuated, was claimed by a mob of pigs. Or the way milk would turn to white powder whenever the residents of Pripyat (the town built a few hundred m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Simon Parkin Tags: Chernobyl nuclear disaster Nuclear power Virtual reality Technology Ukraine Europe World news Russia Energy Cancer Health Environment Society Source Type: news

FDA OKs Metformin Drugs for Patients With Kidney Impairment
(MedPage Today) -- The change removes a restriction on metformin compounds (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 9, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA: Metformin Safe for Some Patients With Renal ProblemsFDA: Metformin Safe for Some Patients With Renal Problems
Changing its course in response to mounting evidence, the agency said the diabetes drug can be used safely in patients with mild and, in some cases, moderate kidney impairment. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA requires labeling changes to metformin-containing drugs
Metformin can be used safely in patients with mild impairment in kidney function and in some patients with moderate impairment in kidney function, according to the FDA’s recent review of several... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - April 8, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pivotal inflammatory players revealed in diabetic kidney disease
Key inflammatory mechanisms underlying type 1 diabetes and obesity-related kidney dysfunction have been identified by a team of researchers. In the study, the researchers analyzed the kidneys of experimental mice with type 1 diabetes and mice fed a high-fat diet. They found increased amounts of sphingomyelin, a type of fatty acid commonly found in cell membranes and nervous tissue, in both experimental groups. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists discover how Chinese medicinal plant makes anti-cancer compound
New research reveals how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds which may help to treat cancer and liver diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Observations From Below: Always Look On the Bright Side of Life
A friend of mine recently wanted me to write about staying optimistic. I hate plastic bags with the built in zipper closures. I detest dropping things, as I can't pick them up. I abhor when things like the T.V. remote are out of reach. I dislike that I can't get into food wrappers without scissors. Buttons are on my hit list. Round door knobs are my enemy. Curbs, stairs, chairs without arms or seatbelts, muscles that stay tight and the pain that goes with that. These are just a few of my least favorite things. It is probably clear that I, like all people, are not always happy, but that is a common misconception that follo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Progress Noted in Treatment of Several Common Liver DiseasesProgress Noted in Treatment of Several Common Liver Diseases
Dr William Balistreri provides an overview of the latest data on such disorders as alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, drug-induced liver injury, and parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Don't Resist This Starch
It has been called the skinny carb, resistant fiber, and resistant starch. Whatever you call it, research shows it can help you lose belly fat, feel full, lower your blood sugar, and increase your helpful bacteria. Why Does it Help? The more your blood sugar goes up and down, the more you gain weight and the more you are at risk for the complications of diabetes. Resistant starch helps stabilize your blood sugar more than any other known compound. In fact, it was first discovered in 1984 as an effective treatment for a fatal genetic disorder that causes unstable blood sugar, called glycogen storage disease. People with th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

When Desensitization Makes Sense and When It Doesn'tWhen Desensitization Makes Sense and When It Doesn't
Dr Berns and kidney transplant specialist Dr Deirdre Sawinski discuss how developments in allocation practices and the potential for donor swaps may reduce the need for desensitization and its risks. Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

EmboMedics raises $4.3m for embolization microbeads
EmboMedics said it raised a $4.3 million Series A1 round for the bioresorbable embolization microspheres it’s developing. Maple Grove, Minn.-based EmboMedics said it plans to use the proceeds to pursue pre-market approval for a drug-delivery device, co-founder & CEO Omid Souresrafil said in prepared remarks. The infusion is enough to carry the company through 2018, Souresrafil said. The company’s microsphere technology came out of the University of Minnesota lab run by co-founder & chief medical officer Dr. Jafar Golzarian, EmboMedics said. The company is targeting treatments for the prostate, uteri...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Oncology Urology Women's Health EmboMedics Source Type: news

Aspirin Is Associated With Lower Indices of Liver FibrosisAspirin Is Associated With Lower Indices of Liver Fibrosis
Could aspirin use help to lower the risk of liver fibrosis in patients with liver disease? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Stimulating IL-2/Anti-IL-2 Antibody Complexes in RCCStimulating IL-2/Anti-IL-2 Antibody Complexes in RCC
This study examines the possible beneficial effects. BMC Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dietary Phosphate and Risk of ESRD and Mortality in CKDDietary Phosphate and Risk of ESRD and Mortality in CKD
How closely linked are phosphate levels and the risk of end-stage renal disease, cardiovascular events, and mortality in chronic kidney disease? Kidney International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Could a plant used in CHINESE MEDICINE help treat cancer and liver diseases?
A PLANT used in traditional Chinese medicine could help treat cancer and liver diseases, a new study found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA revises warnings regarding use of the diabetes medicine metformin in certain patients with reduced kidney function
[4-8-2016] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring labeling changes regarding the recommendations for metformin-containing medicines for diabetes to expand metformin’s use in certain patients with reduced kidney function. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Kidneys' circadian clock regulates drug disposition, blood component levels
The kidneys contain a circadian clock that plays a key role in levels of certain blood components - such as lipids and amino acids - as well as drug deposition, finds a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

CEUS can aid assessment of Crohn's disease activity
Quantitative analysis of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) exams outperforms...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Bracco gets FDA nod for Lumason US contrast in liver Off-label use could broaden contrast ultrasound in U.S. PET/MR enterography offers potential in Crohn's disease PET/CT enhances detection of inflammatory bowel disease GI radiologists prepare for new era of personalized medicine (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The International Liver CongressTM 2016 is less than a week away!
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) There are only six days to go until The International Liver CongressTM 2016 and media registration is still open! If you have yet to register as a member of the press, you can do so for free by clicking here: http://ilc-congress.eu/registration-ilc2016/. The International Liver CongressTM 2016 will be held from April 13-17, at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists discover how Chinese medicinal plant makes anti-cancer compound
(John Innes Centre) New research reveals how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds which may help to treat cancer and liver diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Promising new blood test is first of its kind to detect liver scarring
(Newcastle University) Newcastle scientists and medics have developed a new type of genetic blood test that diagnoses scarring in the liver -- even before someone may feel ill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pivotal inflammatory players revealed in diabetic kidney disease
(University of California - San Diego) In a new study, published in the online edition of the journal EBioMedicine, a multi-disciplinary team led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified key inflammatory mechanisms underlying type 1 diabetes and obesity-related kidney dysfunction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

HPV vaccine may be effective in adolescents with kidney disease, but less so in those with a kidney transplant
Following vaccination against human papillomavirus, girls and young women with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis had antibody levels above the threshold that indicates protection from infection. A significant proportion of patients with kidney transplants showed evidence of an inadequate antibody response to the vaccine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kidneys have an innate clock that affects many metabolic processes in the body
Daily fluctuations caused by the kidney’s circadian clock have an important effect on the levels of various amino acids, lipids, and other components of blood in the body, say researchers. In individuals who take medications, the kidney’s circadian clock controls drug elimination from the body and therefore can influence the duration of a drug’s action and the effectiveness of the therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

World Health Day: Rapidly Rising Diabetes Closely Linked to Poverty
Diabetes test, Mauritius. Credit: Nasseem Ackbarally/IPSBy Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Apr 7 2016 (IPS)Diabetes, which now affects more than 400 million people worldwide, is closely linked to poverty in most regions of the world, World Health Organization Medical Officer Alessandro Demaio told IPS Thursday.Demaio, who specialises in non-communicable conditions and nutrition, said that poverty is a risk factor for diabetes across low, middle and high income countries, disproportionately affecting poorer populations, apart from the absolute poor who mostly live in low income countries.In light of the rapid increase in the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Global Governance Health Inequity Source Type: news

CO2 as Angiography Contrast Agent May Cut Kidney Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Contrast-induced nephropathy rates halved with CO2 (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - April 8, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Approval of Liver-Disease Drug
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended the agency approve a new drug for the treatment of a rare liver condition—the latest milestone in a rapidly growing market for liver-disease drugs. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

Is the Acai Berry a Superfood or a Super Scam?
A juice bar/health food restaurant located along my dog walking route is always crowded with diners sitting at sidewalk tables and eating large mounds of a mud colored food with the consistency of chocolate pudding. The mud, upon closer inspection, is dark purple and served with chunks of banana and sprinkles of granola. The diners are usually wearing yoga pants, running shorts or biking gear, and are so fully engaged in eating their bowl of purple stuff that they are not even looking at their cell phones. "Do you know what they are eating?" I asked my dog walking companion. "It is Acai," she responded. "It comes from a b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

FDA panel backs speedy approval of Intercept's liver drug
(Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday unanimously backed the accelerated approval of Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat a rare liver condition. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diabetes Increases Four-Fold Worldwide
GENEVA (AP) — Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million people in 2014, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday. In a new report on diabetes, the U.N. health agency called for stepped-up measures to reduce risk factors for diabetes and improve treatment and care that has ballooned in recent years alongside an increase in obesity rates. WHO said 8.5 percent of the world population had diabetes two years ago, up from 108 million, or 4.7 percent, in 1980. On Wednesday, WHO Director-Ge...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 7, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders Source Type: news

Diabetes Increases Four-Fold Worldwide
GENEVA (AP) — Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million people in 2014, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday. In a new report on diabetes, the U.N. health agency called for stepped-up measures to reduce risk factors for diabetes and improve treatment and care that has ballooned in recent years alongside an increase in obesity rates. WHO said 8.5 percent of the world population had diabetes two years ago, up from 108 million, or 4.7 percent, in 1980. On Wednesday, WHO Director-Ge...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 7, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Diabetes Increases Four-Fold Worldwide
GENEVA (AP) — Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million people in 2014, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday. In a new report on diabetes, the U.N. health agency called for stepped-up measures to reduce risk factors for diabetes and improve treatment and care that has ballooned in recent years alongside an increase in obesity rates. WHO said 8.5 percent of the world population had diabetes two years ago, up from 108 million, or 4.7 percent, in 1980. On Wednesday, WHO Director-Ge...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 7, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Liver injury warning to be removed from Letairis (ambrisentan) tablets
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is removing the warning related to liver injury from the boxed warning of the Letairis (ambrisentan) tablet label. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Edap looks to raise $11m in direct placement round
Edap (NSDQ:EDAP) said today it inked an agreement with institutional investors for the placement of 3.3 million shares at $3.50 a piece, bringing in an estimated $11.5 million for the company. Investors in the round will receive warrants to purchase up to 3.3 million shares at an exercise price of $4.50 per share, exchangeable beginning 6 months from the date issued and for a period of 2 years after, Edap said. The French company said it expects the offering to close on or around April 14. H.C. Wainwright & Co. acted as the exclusive placement agent for the round, according to an SEC filing. Yesterday, EDAP said it su...
Source: Mass Device - April 7, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology EDAP TMS SA Source Type: news