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Could hepatitis C treatments help prevent virus transmission?
An international team of researchers has shed light on the potential impact of new drugs for hepatitis C virus (HCV).  View News Article (2016-05-19)

New treatment algorithm can predict benefit of treatment in end-stage liver disease
A new algorithm designed to help physician decision-making in End-Stage Liver Disease (ESLD), was able to accurately predict death in 96% of patients with ESLD. View News Article (2016-04-18)

Additional benefits of type 2 diabetes treatment found for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients
A type 2 diabetes treatment has been found to also have 'off-label' benefits for glucose control in the liver and in fatty cells known as adipose. View News Article (2016-04-18)

Investigational treatment provides hope for some chronic liver disease sufferers
A new study presented today provides hope for a new treatment in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare condition characterised by inflammation and scarring in the bile ducts of the liver and for which there are currently no medicines.  View News Article (2016-04-18)

Disappointing data for diabetes drug in the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
New data presented today at The International Liver Congress™ 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, demonstrates that the drug sitagliptin - more commonly used to treat diabetes - was no more effective than placebo for reducing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  View News Article (2016-04-18)

Tests show no specific gastrointestinal abnormalities in children with autism
Children with autism have no unique pattern of abnormal results on endoscopy or other tests for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, compared to non-autistic children with GI symptoms, reports a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN), official journal of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the North American Society for... View News Article (2016-02-26)

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty: A promising new weight loss procedure
In the fight against obesity, bariatric surgery is currently the most effective treatment; however, only 1 to 2 percent of qualified patients receive this surgery due to limited access, patient choice, associated risks and the high costs. View News Article (2016-01-21)

Recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis in children has high disease burden, health care costs
The burden of recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis in children may be higher than previously thought, with high costs related to repeated hospitalizations, report a pair of studies in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. View News Article (2016-01-05)

Gene thought to suppress cancer may actually promote spread of colorectal cancer
A gene that is known to suppress the growth and spread of many types of cancer has the opposite effect in some forms of colorectal cancer, University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers have found. It is a finding that may lay the foundation for new colorectal cancer treatments. View News Article (2016-01-05)

Virtual colonoscopy an alternative to FOB test & colonoscopy for colorectal cancer?
Colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in the world, with population screening being recommended for early disease detection, however, the most optimal method to screen for the disease remains unknown. View News Article (2016-01-04)

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