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The liver is one of the largest solid organs of the body. It is located in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most of the organ lies under cover of the rib cage.
New study shows showering in manganese contaminated water could permanently affect the nervous system

New study shows showering in manganese contaminated water could permanently affect the nervous system

New UK Guidance to be issued on Hepatitis C as 'silent epidemic'

New UK Guidance to be issued on Hepatitis C as 'silent epidemic'

Researchers discover how hepatic-C virus evades immune system in acute and chronic infections

Researchers discover how hepatic-C virus evades immune system in acute and chronic infections

Scientists produce for the first time an infectious form of the hepatitis C virus in laboratory cultures of human cells

Scientists produce for the first time an infectious form of the hepatitis C virus in laboratory cultures of human cells

Genetically engineered virus has shown promise as a treatment for patients with colorectal cancer

Genetically engineered virus has shown promise as a treatment for patients with colorectal cancer

Tobacco use persists after liver transplant for alcoholic liver disease

Tobacco use persists after liver transplant for alcoholic liver disease

First study to examine liver injury in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

First study to examine liver injury in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Smoking may have a devastating effect on gastrointestinal health

Smoking may have a devastating effect on gastrointestinal health

Grapefruit have strong antioxidant properties that can have healing effects on stomach ulcers

Grapefruit have strong antioxidant properties that can have healing effects on stomach ulcers

Women are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of excessive drinking

Women are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of excessive drinking

Use of a common type of antidepressant may increase gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding

Use of a common type of antidepressant may increase gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding

Survival rates higher for children receiving living donor liver transplant

Survival rates higher for children receiving living donor liver transplant

Women more vulnerable to chronic drinking than men are

Women more vulnerable to chronic drinking than men are

Herceptin could be used safely for bladder cancer

Herceptin could be used safely for bladder cancer

BMA calls for mass child vaccinations for hepatitis B virus (HBV)

BMA calls for mass child vaccinations for hepatitis B virus (HBV)

New fat is needed to clear old fat from the system

New fat is needed to clear old fat from the system

If you eat too much fat, it can go straight to your liver and damage it

If you eat too much fat, it can go straight to your liver and damage it

Milk thistle not proven effective in lowering mortality in alcoholic or hepatitis B or C liver disease

Milk thistle not proven effective in lowering mortality in alcoholic or hepatitis B or C liver disease

Small number of genes can predict response to chronic hepatitis C therapy

Small number of genes can predict response to chronic hepatitis C therapy

Asians and Pacific Islanders have the highest levels of iron in their blood

Asians and Pacific Islanders have the highest levels of iron in their blood