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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.
Radiofrequency ablation is as effective as surgery for small liver tumors

Radiofrequency ablation is as effective as surgery for small liver tumors

Dysregulation of the Hedgehog pathway in human hepatocarcinogenesis

Dysregulation of the Hedgehog pathway in human hepatocarcinogenesis

Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells

Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells

Exposure to toxins from hazardous waste sites may be a significant risk factor for developing primary biliary cirrhosis

Exposure to toxins from hazardous waste sites may be a significant risk factor for developing primary biliary cirrhosis

New hepatitis drug much more effective

New hepatitis drug much more effective

Researchers use new approach to 'break the code' for liver cancer test

Researchers use new approach to 'break the code' for liver cancer test

Vaccine candidate for hepatitis C

Vaccine candidate for hepatitis C

New pathways linking liver disease to changes in the central nervous system

New pathways linking liver disease to changes in the central nervous system

Limitation of combination therapy of Interferon and Ribavirin for older patients with chronic hepatitis C

Limitation of combination therapy of Interferon and Ribavirin for older patients with chronic hepatitis C

Binge drinking amongst young Brit's on the rise

Binge drinking amongst young Brit's on the rise

Experts unsurprised by level of alcohol abuse

Experts unsurprised by level of alcohol abuse

Milk thistle extract treatment for liver disease found to be ineffective

Milk thistle extract treatment for liver disease found to be ineffective

Liver transplants may not be suitable for all cystic fibrosis patients

Liver transplants may not be suitable for all cystic fibrosis patients

Drinking lots of coffee and tea can reduce the risk of chronic liver disease

Drinking lots of coffee and tea can reduce the risk of chronic liver disease

Lifestyle modification should be the first line of treatment for obesity

Lifestyle modification should be the first line of treatment for obesity

Largest hepatitis-C U.S. study defines optimal therapy

Largest hepatitis-C U.S. study defines optimal therapy

HIV-positive patients have shorter survival periods while awaiting liver transplants

HIV-positive patients have shorter survival periods while awaiting liver transplants

Accumulation of fat in the liver linked to hypertension

Accumulation of fat in the liver linked to hypertension

Shaped-beam radiation therapy is a promising treatment for life-threatening metastatic liver tumors

Shaped-beam radiation therapy is a promising treatment for life-threatening metastatic liver tumors

Drug company warns of risk of liver problems with antidepressant

Drug company warns of risk of liver problems with antidepressant