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Mistletoe could help combat liver disease

Mistletoe is not just for kissing under during Christmas. The berries from the tree could help combat obesity related liver disease, according to a new study.

America's silent epidemic: Hepatitis C

It wasn't until 1989 that a new liver disease was finally identified and given the name Hepatitis C. Today, an estimated 150-200 million people worldwide are infected with this disease, 3.2 million of them living in the United States.

Op-Ed: Is fracking dangerous to human health? Special

Four states — Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas — have confirmed that hydraulic fracturing, also called "fracking," has caused water pollution near oil and gas wells.

Teenage girls in Britain ranked second as biggest boozers

For years, drinking alcohol and getting drunk in public was something that most women and girls in the U.K. would have seen as socially unacceptable. But times have changed, and young women, wanting "to be cool" are instead getting falling down drunk.

The glowing eel can help assess blood toxins

The Japanese freshwater eel is the only vertebrate known to produce a fluorescent protein. This protein is the basis of a new test to assess dangerous blood toxins that can trigger liver disease.

Coffee consumption linked to lower risk for rare liver disease

A new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic reveals that drinking coffee has an added benefit: it lowers the risk of a rare autoimmune liver disease.

Op-Ed: Starbucks Struggles With Value - an Answer Found in Coffee Beans

Numerous stunning health benefits found in coffee consumption have little effect on sales at Starbucks as the company struggles to communicate its position in a value-oriented economy. Where do health and economics meet?
 

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