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2012-12-30 05:03:27

Swanson Ultra Xanthigen® Liver Fat Formula from Swanson Health Products promotes healthy liver function by combining brown seaweed and pomegranate oil extracts in a vegetarian formula liquid capsule to fight liver fat accumulation. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 Overindulgence during the holiday season is expected. From parties to family gatherings to the break room at the office–rich foods are in abundance and overeating happens too easily. While weight-gain is an obvious...

2012-12-26 12:57:42

Among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and advanced hepatic fibrosis (development of excess fibrous connective tissue), sustained virological response (SVR) to interferon-based treatment was associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality compared with patients without SVR, according to a study in the December 26 issue of JAMA. "Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major cause of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and end-stage liver disease. The...

2012-12-12 05:02:59

Gallbladder removal surgery can be avoided! BalancedHealthToday.com presents information on herbs and amino acids that can dissolve gallstones and rejuvenate the health of your gallbladder. Kahului, HI (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Gallbladder removal surgery, or cholecystectomy, is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the US. This surgery completely removes the gallbladder from the body. While the digestive system can function without the gallbladder, it is less effective....

2012-12-06 12:04:53

Each year, about 610,000 Americans suffer their first heart attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart attacks and other symptoms of cardiovascular disease can be caused when blockage occurs in the arteries. In a new study from the University of Missouri, a scientist has discovered a natural defense against arterial blockage: bilirubin. Bilirubin is typically something parents of newborns hear about when their children are diagnosed with jaundice. Generated...


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Lancet Liver Fluke, Dicrocoelium dendriticum
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The lancet liver fluke (Dicrocoelium dendriticum) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is thought to be native to over thirty countries including Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Iran, China, Vietnam, Japan, Ghana, and Nigeria, among many other areas. It is also found in South and North America and in Australia. It is typically found in cattle or other grazing species, so it is thought to prefer a habitat that supports these species. It is similar in...

Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Hepatitis B
2013-02-25 09:11:23

Image Caption: This electron micrograph reveals the presence of hepatitis-B virus HBV "Dane particles", or virions. Credit: CDC/Wikipedia Hepatitis B: What Is It? Hepatitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the liver. The type hepatitis that a person contracts (there are 5 common forms) affects their long-term prognosis. The most common and most severe of these different types of liver infection is Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is typically...

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Word of the Day
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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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