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Jaundice, also known as icterus (attributive adjective: icteric), is a yellowish discoloration of the skin, the conjunctival membranes over the sclerae (whites of the eyes), and other mucous membranes caused by hyperbilirubinemia (increased levels of bilirubin in the blood).
Enzyme discovery could reduce Kaposi sarcoma tumour growth and lead to drugs suitable for treating other viral cancers

Enzyme discovery could reduce Kaposi sarcoma tumour growth and lead to drugs suitable for treating other viral cancers

Average pregnancy in the U.S. is now 39 weeks

Average pregnancy in the U.S. is now 39 weeks

Gut protein protects against infection and intestinal breakdown

Gut protein protects against infection and intestinal breakdown

Drug company warns of risk of liver problems with antidepressant

Drug company warns of risk of liver problems with antidepressant

Significant step forward in the genome era

Significant step forward in the genome era

3D gradient-echo MRI examinations useful in detecting most lethal of all major cancers

3D gradient-echo MRI examinations useful in detecting most lethal of all major cancers

Top doctors in UK fear for teens with change in alcohol laws

Top doctors in UK fear for teens with change in alcohol laws

A study analyzes the most important factors leading to death or liver transplant in drug-induced liver disease

A study analyzes the most important factors leading to death or liver transplant in drug-induced liver disease

Targeted program drastically reduced hepatitis A in U.S.

Targeted program drastically reduced hepatitis A in U.S.

Findings may help scientists improve the existing vaccine for yellow fever

Findings may help scientists improve the existing vaccine for yellow fever

Self-expanding metal tubes or stents are a safe and effective treatment for obstructive jaundice

Self-expanding metal tubes or stents are a safe and effective treatment for obstructive jaundice

Marburg virus - 275 confirmed cases

Marburg virus - 275 confirmed cases

Findings from perinatal HIV prevention study in Uganda are valid

Findings from perinatal HIV prevention study in Uganda are valid

Data which showed that nevirapine effectively prevents many infants from contracting HIV from their infected mothers, are sound and reliable

Data which showed that nevirapine effectively prevents many infants from contracting HIV from their infected mothers, are sound and reliable

CDC experts sent to Angola to help with Marburg epidemic

CDC experts sent to Angola to help with Marburg epidemic

Branding treatment in India should be banned

Branding treatment in India should be banned

Health risks increase in Guyana with leptospirosis

Health risks increase in Guyana with leptospirosis

Small delay after birth when cutting umbilical cord of a premature baby appears to lessen chances of bleeding

Small delay after birth when cutting umbilical cord of a premature baby appears to lessen chances of bleeding

Home nurse visits after childbirth reduce healthcare costs

Home nurse visits after childbirth reduce healthcare costs

Pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone may pass on toxins to their developing fetus

Pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone may pass on toxins to their developing fetus