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Alcohol Health Alliance supports calls to protect children from alcohol marketing

Responding to calls from leading public health experts for greater controls on alcohol marketing to protect children, and the publication of articles in the journal Addiction which outline the latest evidence on the impact of …

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Dry January and post festivities detoxing

With the festivities over and people maybe thinking about using the new year as a time for resolutions, in an article published today, the Trusts Chief Executive, Andrew Langford states that faddy diets, detox teas …

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Public Health England targets middle aged people in new campaign

The latest One You campaign from Public Health England (PHE) will aim to engage with the middle aged by providing free tools to help them love a healthier lifestyle. Through the use of the ‘How …

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Phil Mitchell has life-saving liver transplant

Phil Mitchell has had a liver transplant on the Christmas Day EastEnders special.  The soap has been raising awareness of liver disease over the past year and the story reached a dramatic climax in today’s …

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Researchers announce new genetic discoveries about Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

A large-scale study has led researchers to identify four previously unknown genetic risk locations for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). Featured in Nature Genetics this is the largest genome-wide association study of PSC to date, and …

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NICE recommends that people who drink too much should be sent for a liver scan

People who drink too much should be sent for scans to detect early liver disease, says the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Almost 1.9 million harmful drinkers in England could be sent for scans …

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Public warned to protect themselves against flu this festive season

With the Christmas period fast approaching, health professionals across Wales are urging all those eligible to have their flu vaccine as soon as possible, to help them stay flu-free this winter. Recent figures show that …

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Lancet Liver Commission report recommends improvements in liver disease care

A new Lancet Commission on Liver Disease report recommends specific monitoring of a range of different liver disease areas and methods for improvements. Additionally the report, launched today (Friday 16 December), asks for a national …

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EU approves new therapy for rare liver condition PBC

The European Commission has cleared Intercept’s Ocaliva for the treatment of Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), giving patients the potential to access the first new therapy for the condition in nearly 20 years. PBC is a …

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2015 Health Survey for England

The British Liver Trust, has expressed concern at the alcohol and obesity figures released  today in the 2015 Health Survey for England. In 2015 one in six women and almost a third of men were …

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