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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).
Bile pigment may provide natural protection from heart attacks

Bile pigment may provide natural protection from heart attacks

Johns Hopkins scientists use gene-based tests to distinguish precancerous cysts from harmless cysts

Johns Hopkins scientists use gene-based tests to distinguish precancerous cysts from harmless cysts

March of Dimes scientists help fine-tune experiments to uncover unknown causes of preterm birth

March of Dimes scientists help fine-tune experiments to uncover unknown causes of preterm birth

March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card reveals racial, ethnic disparities within states

March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card reveals racial, ethnic disparities within states

Study provides novel insight into the evolution of hepatitis A virus and how it spreads to humans

Study provides novel insight into the evolution of hepatitis A virus and how it spreads to humans

SLU hepatologist receives $150,000 grant to study preventative strategies for TPN-associated disorders

SLU hepatologist receives $150,000 grant to study preventative strategies for TPN-associated disorders

Cancer diagnosis improvements in England: an interview with Lucy Elliss-Brookes

Cancer diagnosis improvements in England: an interview with Lucy Elliss-Brookes

Takeda highlights safety, efficacy of vedolizumab for UC and CD at ACG Annual Scientific Meeting

Takeda highlights safety, efficacy of vedolizumab for UC and CD at ACG Annual Scientific Meeting

Researchers suggest potential method of screening for jaundice in preterm infants

Researchers suggest potential method of screening for jaundice in preterm infants

Results from phase 3 women-only HIV study show improved safety, efficacy of Stribild drug

Results from phase 3 women-only HIV study show improved safety, efficacy of Stribild drug

Updated March of Dimes CineMama app helps women to track their weight gain during pregnancy

Updated March of Dimes CineMama app helps women to track their weight gain during pregnancy

Switching from Remicade to Inflectra benefits patients with rheumatic diseases

Switching from Remicade to Inflectra benefits patients with rheumatic diseases

ASCO 2015: Novartis presents data on Zykadia and Tafinlar studies for non-small cell lung cancer

ASCO 2015: Novartis presents data on Zykadia and Tafinlar studies for non-small cell lung cancer

Combination of Mekinist and Tafinlar drugs improves outcome in patients with metastatic melanoma

Combination of Mekinist and Tafinlar drugs improves outcome in patients with metastatic melanoma

Recommended alcoholic hepatitis treatments fail to increase patients' survival

Recommended alcoholic hepatitis treatments fail to increase patients' survival

Study findings challenge current thinking on BPA toxicology

Study findings challenge current thinking on BPA toxicology

Hospira announces availability of INFLECTRA (infliximab) in Canada

Hospira announces availability of INFLECTRA (infliximab) in Canada

FDA approves CHOLBAM (cholic acid) for treatment of bile acid synthesis disorders

FDA approves CHOLBAM (cholic acid) for treatment of bile acid synthesis disorders

HBV genotype C HBeAg seroconversion rate ‘negligible’

HBV genotype C HBeAg seroconversion rate ‘negligible’

FDA approves LILETTA (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) to prevent pregnancy

FDA approves LILETTA (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) to prevent pregnancy