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Liver Fluke Parasite May Threaten Lives of Hundreds of Vietnam War Veterans

Posted 22 Nov 2017 by

A tropical parasite may be slowly killing hundreds of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War. Early this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs commissioned a small pilot study to investigate the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer called cholangiocarcinoma, the Associated Press reported. Symptoms can take decades to appear and by the time ...

Chemo Drug, Xeloda, May Buy Time for Those With Bile Duct Cancer

Posted 19 May 2017 by

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 – The chemotherapy drug Xeloda may prolong survival in those struck by a type of digestive system cancer, a new study finds. People with bile duct cancer who received the medication lived for an average of about 17 months longer than those who didn't take it, the researchers found. Based on the findings, the study authors suggested that Xeloda should be given routinely to ...

Cholbam Approved for Rare Metabolic Disorders

Posted 23 Mar 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 – Cholbam (cholic acid) capsules have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults and children with bile acid synthesis disorders and peroxisomal disorders, the agency said in a news release. People with these rare disorders lack enzymes to process cholic acid, normally made by the liver from cholesterol. This leads to reduced bile flow, ...

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