Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is, as the name suggests, a build-up of fat in the liver. Being overweight and obese are the main causes, which means the condition should be easy to prevent through healthy diet choices and regular exercise. While the early stages of NAFLD doesn’t usually cause any harm, it can lead […]
FATTY liver disease is a condition with several types – non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the main types. This is usually caused by being very overweight. But before being diagnosed, what are the symptoms to look out for, and are you at risk?
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(credit: Microsoft) Attackers can cause potentially harmful hard drive and operating system crashes by playing sounds over low-cost speakers embedded in computers or sold in stores, a team of researchers demonstrated last week. The attacks use sonic and ultrasonic sounds to disrupt magnetic HDDs as they read or write data. The researchers showed how the […]
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California is due for a mega-flood that could force 1.5 million people to evacuate and cause $725 billion in damage — and it would hit Silicon Valley hard
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Cirrhosis can lead to liver failure, which will eventually stop the liver working and can have fatal consequences. The condition usually takes years to reach this stage, and while treatment can help slow its progression, there is currently no cure available. In the UK, most causes of cirrhosis are down to drinking too much alcohol […]
CIRRHOSIS of the liver symptoms can be confused for those of less serious health conditions. The condition is scarring caused by long-term liver damage, and scar tissue then prevents the liver working properly. So what are the signs to look out for and is there a way of presenting it happening?