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Love Your Liver campaign goes to Norfolk

The numbers diagnosed with liver disease in Norfolk has risen by 400% in a generation. For the first time, the British Liver Trust’s Love Your Liver campaign is visiting the region to help raise awareness …

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New medicines accepted for use by the Scottish Medicines Consortium

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), which reviews newly licensed medicines, has today published advice accepting five new medicines for routine use by NHS Scotland. Two of these medicines, sorafenib (Nexavar) for liver cancer and tolvaptan …

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British Liver Trust welcomes the SMC approval of Sorafenib

The British Liver Trust is delighted that the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted the Trust’s evidence on behalf of patients and agreed to the use of Sorafenib, a drug for patients with a type …

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British Liver Trust response to new alcohol guidelines

The British Liver Trust welcomes today’s publication of new alcohol guidelines – particularly the new message that drinking any alcohol at all carries health risks.  However the Trust believes that some aspects of the guidance …

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Chief Medical Officer issues new alcohol guidelines

Dame Sally Davies and fellow UK Chief Medical Officers have published new guidelines for alcohol consumption today and warn that drinking any level of alcohol raises the risk of a range of cancers. Also published …

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Eastenders Phil Mitchell to be diagnosed with Cirrhosis

Eastenders character Phil Mitchell is set to face one of the toughest times of his life in the coming months when he is diagnosed with Cirrhosis of the liver. Viewers have recently seen Phil struggle …

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NICE consultations on Cirrhosis and NAFLD

NICE is currently in the process of developing two guidance documents for the assessment and management of Cirrhosis and Non-Alcohol Related Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Draft documents have been prepared which are now available for …

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Palliative care for Cirrhosis – UK survey results

Results were published today in Frontline Gastroenterology of  a survey to determine the knowledge and practice patterns of a UK cohort of relevant healthcare professionals (HCPs) about delivering palliative care in cirrhosis, and to inform …

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What alcohol does to your body after the age of 40

An article in the Telegraph today explains why the the effects of drinking are so much worse post-40. ‘The organs that metabolise alcohol such as the liver and the stomach shrink as you get older, …

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Survey reveals middle-aged women drink more than any other group

In an article in the Sun this week findings of a poll showed that middle-aged women are more likely than any other age group to drink so much that they put their health at risk. …

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