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Early Liver Tests Could Save Thousands of Lives

Chief Medical Officer warns that 20% of Brits are at risk of liver disease British Liver Trust says early liver screening could save £600m and thousands of lives Alcohol, obesity and viral hepatitis are all …

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CQC Strategy published

Following consultations the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published their strategy for engaging the public in CQC’s work. The aim is to help CQC to understand and focus on what really matters to people as …

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Liver Focus 5 magazine – latest issue from the Birmingham Centre for Liver Research

Researchers at the Birmingham Centre for Liver Research have just issued their latest bi-annual magazine with articles ranging from a clinical trial for a new therapy for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) should organ donation be …

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BT: Things you may not know about your liver

We all know alcohol can cause liver disease but in response to ‘Dry January’  an article published today by BT asks what do we all really know about this very important organ? Chief Executive of …

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Call for mandatory labelling of health & nutritional information on alcohol

As a member of the Alcohol Health Alliance the Trust is supporting a petition to the Department of Health to mandate health and nutritional labelling on alcohol. To allow us all to make better judgements about the …

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BMC Public Health: Link between alcohol sales and alcohol related deaths by region

The journal BMC Public Health has just published a research report analyzing alcohol sales data and alcohol-related deaths for regions in Great Britain. The report shows that of eleven regions analyzed, the South West, Central …

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Trust supports ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport

The Trust, in partnership with leading individuals and organisations concerned with public health has sent an open letter to the Guardian calling for an end to alcohol sponsorship in sport. The letter is as follows: …

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London hospital needs volunteers for ‘Dry January’ study

The Royal Free hospital in London is looking for volunteers to take part in a study from January to assess the health changes in individuals after one month of not drinking alcohol. The study is …

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NICE consulting on new device to measure liver fibrosis

The National Insttiute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently consulting on draft guidance for a device that aims to diagnose and monitor liver damage, without the need for surgery. The provisional recommendations support …

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Men advised not to neglect their livers during the festive season

Andrew Langford Chief Executive of the Trust, in an interview with Vegetarian Living magazine, talks about liver health and, in particular, how men can be more at risk of liver damage. Read the full article …

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