Liver DiseaseInfo Center
Parts Can Equal the Whole Liver
That call about your child's liver transplant can lift one of many burdens. And whether it's a whole or partial liver, the success rates are about the same.
Coffee May Curb Liver Disease
A good cup of coffee kick starts the morning for many who favor that caffeine-fueled beverage. But its benefits don’t necessarily end there.
Heavy drinking can burden anyone’s liver. But in people who are also overweight, heavy drinking may really push the liver past its limits.
With Hep C, Alcohol is a No Go
For healthy people, a drink or two can be okay. But for people with hepatitis C liver infections, a drink or two a day might be very dangerous.
Is Hep C Retreatment Worth It?
Hepatitis C is an infection that can lead to serious liver problems. As such, treatment is required to protect patients from these complications. Unfortunately, one treatment does not appear to do much good.
Who's the Drunkest of Them All?
Many Americans may enjoy drinking on New Year's Eve, but they don't top the charts. In fact, the US is not even among the 25 "drunkest" countries in world alcohol consumption rates.
Tax Breaks Don't Boost Organ Donation
Organ transplants can save lives. Sadly, there are not enough organs to match the number of patients who need organs. Some US states have started giving tax breaks to living organ donors.
Liver Defense with Aspirin
Drugs like aspirin have been shown to reduce inflammation and the risk of many cancers. However, it has been unclear whether these drugs lower the risk of serious liver problems.
Subtle Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse
Experiencing abuse as a child means more than a higher risk of mental illness. Researchers are learning that abused children are at risk for various long-term physical issues as well.
Blood Sugar May Matter for Non-Diabetics
Even without diabetes, low blood sugar levels can lead to some serious risks and health problems. Researchers recently set out to see what these risks were.