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Hepatitis A hospitalization rate declines in US
New research reports that the rate of hospitalization due to hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection has significantly declined in the U.S. from 2002 to 2011. View News Article (2014-11-06)


Drinking decaf coffee may be good for the liver
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute report that decaffeinated coffee drinking may benefit liver health. Results of the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that higher coffee consumption, regardless of caffeine content, was linked to lower levels of abnormal liver enzymes. View News Article (2014-10-10)


Intestinal failure-associated liver disease -- new position paper in Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Children who require long-term parenteral nutrition are at risk of a potentially devastating complication called intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IAFLD). View News Article (2014-10-06)


Risk of esophageal cancer decreases with height
Taller individuals are less likely to develop esophageal cancer and it's precursor, Barrett's esophagus, according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. View News Article (2014-09-26)


Liver injury caused by herbals, dietary supplements rises in study population
New research shows that liver injury caused by herbals and dietary supplements increased from 7% to 20% in a U.S. study group over a ten-year period.  View News Article (2014-09-04)


Hepatitis C virus genotype 1 is most prevalent worldwide
In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the U.K. provide national, regional, and global genotype prevalence estimates for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). View News Article (2014-07-28)


Adults with eosinophilic esophagitis should consider a diet change
Dietary elimination is a successful method of treatment for adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.  View News Article (2014-07-21)


New statement on 'PEG' feeding tubes in children published by Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube has become an "essential" technique for children and young people with a wide range of problems with feeding and nutrition. View News Article (2014-07-16)


Experts voice concerns over arsenic in rice, reports Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Inorganic arsenic in rice and rice-based foods poses health concerns in infants and young children, and steps should be taken to minimize exposure. View News Article (2014-07-16)


Joint education standards help GI, hepatology programs meet accreditation requirements
A team of representatives from five gastroenterology and hepatology societies have created a toolbox designed to help gastroenterology training directors meet the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Internal Medicine Subspecialty Reporting Milestones requirements while training fellows to independently care for patients. View News Article (2014-06-30)

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