Cold weather, fewer sun hours increase alcoholic cirrhosis

London, April 23 : People in colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver, scientists have found. A new data from more than 190 countries presented on Saturday at the International Liver Congress 2017 in […]

Meat-based diet linked to fatty liver disease

London, April 23 : A diet high in animal protein is associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver, in overweight people, says a study. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a major health concern as it can lead to permanent scarring (cirrhosis) […]

Gigi Hadid’s visit to India postponed

Mumbai, April 22 : Model Gigi Hadid, who was planning to visit India to promote her collaboration with clothing label Tommy Hilfiger, has postponed her trip due to “unforeseen circumstances”. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Gigi Hadid’s visit to Mumbai on April 27 has been postponed,” read an official statement. The model was coming to the […]

Pakistani man survives on leaves for 25 years

Islamabad, April 22 : A man in Pakistan’s Punjab province has been surviving on leaves and wood for the last 25 years, a habit that he developed because of extreme poverty, a media report said on Saturday. Mehmood Butt from Gujranwala district began living on leaves because he had no work and could not afford […]

Liver carcinogen traced to sunflower seeds

New York, April 22 : Researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin which has the potential to cause live cancer. In the study published in the journal PLoS ONE, the team of scientists documented frequent occurrence of aflatoxin — a toxin produced by Aspergillus molds that commonly infect corn, peanuts, […]