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Regional hotspots of alcohol related liver disease highlighted

New figures published today show that areas of the North West and North East of England have the highest rate of emergency hospital admissions for alcohol-related liver disease in the country. The Health and Social …

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Effects of drinking in pregnancy study published

Binge drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental health problems (particularly hyperactivity and inattention) in children aged 11 and can have a negative effect on their school examination results, according to new research …

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Patients unable to give up alcohol refused liver transplants

A press article issued today states that 160 patients over the last five years were refused a life saving liver transplant as they were unable to convince their medical teams that they could stop drinking. …

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Views sought from adults diagnosed in childhood with a liver condition

The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) are currently running a survey as part of a year of evaluation and consultation. They are looking to put together plans to strengthen what they do and how they …

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New UK study of alcohol health workers published

A new study of alcohol health workers has found that while many hospitals now employ specialist staff to deal with alcohol problems among patients, the work is often precarious and underfunded. In its 2012 Alcohol …

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Approach to risk in liver and lung transplantation

NHS Blood and Transplant are asking people to help by completing a short survey. They are looking for feedback on how NHSBT can help patients and their families reach their decisions about risks associated with …

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How user friendly is the UK’s healthcare system

The European Liver Patient’s Association (ELPA) is asking all national patient organisations to invite contributions from patients and consumers to the 2014 EURO HEALTH CONSUMER INDEX. The organisation responsible for compiling the index, Health Consumer …

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APPHG group says alcoholic drinks should contain health warnings

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse has issued a statement saying labels should warn about the harmful effects of drinking and wants political parties to commit to 10 recommendations to minimise alcohol-related problems in …

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Launch of SIRT UK Network

The SIRT UK Network (SUN) is being launched today by the University of Oxford, in association with its partners, Sirtex Medical, the British Liver Trust, Beating Bowel Cancer and the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. …

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Harmful drinkers would be affected 200 times more than low risk drinkers if a MUP introduced

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has issued the following press release regarding the call for Minimum Unit Price: A new study of liver patients by the University of Southampton shows that a Minimum Unit …

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