Researchers have found that global warming is causing the spread of a deadly flesh-eating bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus, along the northeastern coast of the United States. The bacteria, which is found in warm, shallow coastal waters, can infect a person through a cut or insect bite during contact with seawater.
Coffee and tea may contribute to a healthy liver — four cups of coffee or tea a day may be beneficial in preventing and protecting against the progression of NAFLD in humans – Increased caffeine intake may reduce fatty liver in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), revealed by researchers in a new study. Surprise! Your morning cup of tea or coffee may be doing more than just perking you up before work.
Anti-aging drug breakthrough — potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans – Drugs that combat ageing may be available within five years, following landmark work led by an Australian researcher. The study finally proves that a single anti-ageing enzyme in the body can be targeted, with the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans.
Vitamin E or Metformin May Not Be Effective for Treating Liver Disease in Children and Teens – In contrast to previous preliminary data, use of vitamin E or the diabetes drug metformin was not superior to placebo on a measured outcome for treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children and adolescents.
Extreme obesity affecting more children at younger ages — Electronic health records used to study 711,000 children – Extreme obesity is affecting more children at younger ages, with 12 percent of black teenage girls, 11.2 percent of Hispanic teenage boys, 7.3 percent of boys and 5.5 percent of girls now classified as extremely obese.
Low-carbohydrate diet burns more excess liver fat than low-calorie diet, UT Southwestern study finds – People on low-carbohydrate diets are more dependent on the oxidation of fat in the liver for energy than those on a low-calorie diet, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a small clinical study.