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Jul 17, 2014

Staten Island Survivors: Liver transplant brings new life and new fight to 24-year-old Matt Rosiello

It's the day the Huguenot resident received a new liver - just 17 days before his 22 birthday on July 24. It is a matching set with his Matt's Biliary Atresia Fighters - the congenital liver condition that began his life "in combat" - against liver d...

Jul 07, 2014

No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking for everyone involved. Brand-new doctors oft...

Jul 02, 2014

The Shape We're In review Jeanette Winterson on Britain getting fatter

We are living in the era of Big Food, where health is less important than profit, argues Sarah Boseley's study of junk foods and diets For the first time in the history of the world more people are suffering from fat-related diseases than are sufferi... #United Kingdom #Jeanette Winterson

Jul 19, 2014

Galectin Therapeutics Announces That Oral Treatment With Galectin-3 Inhibitor GR-MD-02 is Efficacious in Preclinical Model of Fatty Liver Disease With Fibrosis - Yahoo Finance

Galectin Therapeutics (GALT), the leading developer of therapeutics that target galectin proteins to treat fibrosis and cancer, announced today that a preclinical study in a mouse model of NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or fatty liver disease) ... #United Kingdom #Jeanette Winterson

Jul 20, 2014

Thai martial arts action choreographer, film director Panna Ritthikrai dies at 53

Best known as action director and mentor of Thai martial arts action actors Phanom 'Tony Jaa' Yeerum, Panna dies at 53 from liver disease... #United Kingdom #Jeanette Winterson

Jul 10, 2014

Girl, eight, has already had FOUR liver transplants

Habibi Bibi was diagnosed with liver disease biliary atresia as a baby and needed her first operation in 2011, aged five... #United Kingdom #Jeanette Winterson

Jul 12, 2014

Unhealthy living creating ticking cancer timebomb

Shocking new cancer figures reveal how we are paying a massive price for our unhealthy lifestyle. Too much sun and sunbeds, rising obesity rates, poor diet, smoking and heavy drinking are behind a sharp increase in a range of different cancers. Poor ... #Europe #James Reilly (politician)

Jul 17, 2014

I ate it so you don't have to: Haggis

Haggis is as much a cartoon character as it is an actual food item. ( Update : I took part in a Twitter live chat Thursday afternoon, discussing the consumption of weird things. You can catch the recap here .) Haggis is as much a cartoon character as... #Europe #James Reilly (politician)

Jul 15, 2014

Teamwork is the key to hitting herd health targets

THE cattle are enjoying a perfect summer of excellent grass growth and now is a good time to take stock of a few items on grassland parasite control. The recent Teagasc open-day at Grange on grassland beef was interesting indeed. The feedback from al... #Europe #James Reilly (politician)

Jul 10, 2014

Why doctors make culinary analogies

Snatched meals between operations and procedures may explain doctors' stomach-churning habit of comparing tumours, infections and skin outbreaks to food, an expert has claimed. Culinary terms used in the medical literature include "anchovy sauce" to ... #Europe #James Reilly (politician)