MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A new way of allocating donor lungs that eliminates geographical restrictions could save more lives, new research suggests. In early 2023, the current U.S. system, which looks for compatible candidates within a fixed radius, will be replaced by the Composite Allocation Score. The
FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Patients with an incurable, genetic liver disease have new hope after an animal study showed that a single drug could reverse its effects. Alagille syndrome is caused by a mutation that prevents the formation and regeneration of bile ducts in the liver. About
THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Quitting alcohol can help reduce complications of liver cirrhosis, even in patients who have advanced disease. It can also help them live longer, new research shows. “Our results clearly show that all patients with alcohol-related liver cirrhosis who maintain sustained abstinence from alcohol
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Liver disease can affect heart health and that includes even early forms of the disease, a new study reveals. While it had previously been known that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease was associated with cardiovascular death, the relationship was poorly understood, said researcher Dr.
THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 may harm the liver, a small study suggests. The virus appears to increase liver stiffness, a sign of potential long-term injury, but it’s too early to tell if that portends serious liver disease, the researchers said. “COVID infections have been observed to
TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Once a year, giant motorcycle rallies ride into places like Daytona Beach, Fla., and Sturgis, S.D., bringing hundreds of thousands of people, an economic boost — and a wave of crash-related deaths. That means more organs available for donation and the need to
MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The difference between age 69 and age 70 is, of course, just a single year. Yet, organizations that receive organs for transplant patients are less likely to choose one from the older donor, a new study finds. American organ procurement organizations and transplant
MONDAY, Oct. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Less than a year after the first-ever transplant of a pig heart into a human patient, doctors are reporting that the heart showed unexpected changes in its electrical system before the recipient ultimately died. The changes are not believed to have contributed to