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Liver surgery pioneer Dr Thomas Starzl dies

The British Liver Trust is deeply saddened to hear about the death of Dr Thomas Starzl who pioneered liver surgery and undertook the world’s first successful liver transplant. Andrew Langford, Chief Executive of the British …

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Liver Scanner to visit Bedfordshire residents

The British Liver Trust’s Love Your Liver campaign is set to visit Bedford and Luton on 8 and 9 March. Bedford has the highest premature death rate from liver disease in the East of England, …

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British Liver Trust submission to NICE on drug for liver cancer patients

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently reviewing its decision on whether the drug Sorafenib can be used for the treatment of HCC (advanced liver cancer). This is being considered under …

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More than ten million people in the UK drinking at dangerous levels

This is the stark warning being issued today by the British Liver Trust. According to government figures, a staggering number of adults and teenagers over the age of 16 are drinking alcohol at limits that …

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Extensive review of evidence on alcohol harm published by Public Health England

Public Health England has today (02 December) released a new report on alcohol related harm in England. The report, The Public Health Burden of Alcohol and the Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Alcohol Control Policies: …

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East London Love Your Liver event makes headline news

Our Love Your Liver campaign visited Dagenham in November, where we screened 42 visitors and caught the attention of both the BBC and ITV television news. The event took place at Dagenham Library, and Hepatology …

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Liver screening & scanning in London as capital’s Liver disease burden increases

London is in the grip of a health epidemic that threatens the lives of thousands of people, most of whom may be completely unaware that they are even ill. This is the stark warning being …

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World Obesity Day

October 11th is World Obesity Day. Vanessa Hebditch, the Trusts Communications and Policy Director has written a blog highlighting the similarities in the current Government’s approach to the regulation of alcohol and high sugar foods. …

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British Liver Trust response to Government’s plan on childhood obesity

The British Liver Trust has joined forces with 32 other leading national charities, Medical Royal Colleges, and campaign groups to respond to today’s announcement of the Government’s Plan for Action on childhood obesity. Andrew Langford, …

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First Comprehensive Review of Evidence Confirms Coffee’s Role in Good ‘Liver Health’

‘Coffee consumption and the liver – the potential health benefits’, a report launched today by the British Liver Trust, substantiates coffee’s role in good liver health. It is the first time that the entire body …

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