Oral Drug With Hyodeoxycholic Acid That Helps Treat Diabetes and Fatty Liver Is Expected to Be Developed Within 5 Years: HKBU ResearchNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the urban syndromes. About 28 to 30 percent of adults in Hong Kong suffer from this disease, and the proportion is continuously on the rise. Some patients will even develop non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure in severe cases, and there are still no drugs to treat it. Hong Kong Baptist University’s (HKBU) latest research has found that a bile acid component, “hyodeoxycholic acid” (HDCA), produced in the human intestine, can reduce fat accumulation and inflammation in the liver and has great therapeutic potential. NAFLD is one of the major causes of chronic liver disease and is characterized by the accumulation of excessive fat in liver cells and is not caused by alcohol consumption. A 2022 meta-analysis estimated that NAFLD affects 32 percent of adults. Some patients can develop non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the liver, or may progress to cirrhosis and liver failure. There are currently no approved drugs on the market for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis....

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Global Unity Needed to Combat CCP's Economic Coercion: Biden OfficialA senior Biden administration official on Nov. 14 emphasized the need for global collaboration to combat Beijing’s campaign of economic coercion ahead of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping’s meeting with President Joe Biden. Mr. Xi is in San Francisco to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit between Nov. 14 and 17, where he and President Biden will meet for the second time. It also marks Mr. Xi’s first visit to the United States since April 2017. During a press briefing at the White House on Tuesday, a senior Biden administration official expressed the view that the CCP has employed economic coercion in various regions, causing disruption and concern among nations....

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Breast Cancer Lab at Chinese Hospital Faces Allegations of Rare Cancer Outbreak Among ResearchersA hospital in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou was forced to issue a statement in response to social media claims that researchers at its breast cancer lab were diagnosed with a rare cancer around the same time. The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital released a “situation report” on Nov. 8 in response to the online claims that began days earlier, claiming six researchers and students from the same lab had been diagnosed with cancer. The hospital’s report said that in recent years at its breast cancer center, three researchers were diagnosed with cancer but downplayed its significance by saying that the women are recovering and are in stable conditions....

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Chinese Company Buys Control of US SchoolsA top expert says another wave of COVID-19 outbreaks could hit China soon, as masses of children in China battle a major pneumonia outbreak. Some are asking if there could be another leak from a Chinese lab after multiple medical students at one Chinese lab started battles with cancer in quick succession. Victims of Beijing’s human rights abuses are protesting against the Chinese regime and its leader Xi Jinping in San Francisco. We look at their stories, and what the protests mean for the upcoming Biden-Xi meeting. A massive social media disinformation campaign is now tied to Chinese police. Its prime targets are lawmakers, businesses, and residents on American soil....

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