Liver Disease: 5 Things National Liver Awareness Month Taught Us
The more patients screen for hepatitis and abnormal livers, the better there chances of staving off disease and death. Even if their ... More acute types, like hepatitis A, are endemic in third world countries, while disease can stem from drug-induced ...
Medical Daily - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:29

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Fringe
The supernatural drama—about an off-the-books FBI team that investigates “fringe science” (time travel, drug-induced superpowers, alternate dimensions, etc.)—wrapped just last year but is already on track to be a cult fave. It's had such a slow ...
Wired - Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:30

Is the Diagnosis Lupus or Multiple Sclerosis?
Antibodies to histone are typically seen in people who have drug-induced lupus. Sm proteins, which ... An MRI is also capable of showing other abnormalities such as growths that could cause symptoms that make it look like a person has MS. Another ...
eMaxHealth - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:18

Drug-induced liver injury 'common,' needs more awareness
Drug-induced liver disease is one of the most frequent causes for hospitalizations for elevated liver enzymes,” Schiffman said. “Drugs cause 60% of all cases of acute liver failure and so this is a critical cause of liver test abnormalities to identify.”.
Healio - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:03

Lipoic Acid Reverses Mitochondrial Decay
In this article, the recent data on lipoic acid's multimodal power to combat a host of age-related diseases is detailed. You will learn how it may help prevent cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, and cancer. You will ...
ProHealth - Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:21

Do You Have Parkinson's Disease or a Parkinsonism?
Parkinson's disease afflicts an estimated 1 million people in the U.S., with far fewer (no more than 10,000) suffering from the spectrum of disorders that mimic Parkinson's disease. But about a quarter of people with those ... Drug-induced Parkinsonism ...
U.S. News & World Report - Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:30

Seizures trigger autism-like behaviors in mice
Mice with an extra copy of the autism-linked gene UBE3A develop abnormal social behaviors after experiencing recurrent seizures. The findings, presented ... Mice that lack UBE3A are resistant to these drug-induced changes. The researchers plan to ...
SFARI News - Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:07

A 'Silent Epidemic' for Herbal and Dietary Supplements?
Products marketed for bodybuilding were a common type of HDS causing liver abnormalities, the investigators reported (Hepatology 2014;60:1399-1408). But the most severe ... And no matter what type of supplement was used, the herbal products often ...
Pharmacy Practice News - Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:01

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