News tagged with liver diseases

Fatty liver disease medication may have no effect

A new randomized, prospective trial has shown that orlistat, a commonly prescribed inhibitor of fat absorption, does not help patients with fatty liver disease (FLD) lose weight, nor does it improve their liver enzymes or ...

dateJan 13, 2009 in Medications
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US approves second new hepatitis C drug

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Incivek to treat hepatitis C when taken along with the current two-drug regimen, marking the second such drug approval this month.

dateMay 23, 2011 in Medications
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Alcohol consumption in Portugal: The burden of disease

The World Health Organization has estimated that 3.2 percent of the "burden of disease" around the world is attributable to the consumption of alcohol. Portugal is currently ranked eighth in the world in alcohol consumption. ...

dateMay 31, 2010 in Health
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