One in six people diagnosed late with alcohol use disorder die on their first admission to hospital.
The liver has remarkable self-healing powers. But it has limits, so don’t abuse it.
Participants followed the ‘soups and shakes’ diet to help them lose weight.
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Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis affects around 2% of adults worldwide.
Machine learning can spot patterns in patient data and help detect hepatitis B earlier, which could save lives.
An illustration of a human liver with cirrhosis.
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Vinyl chloride dilutes fairly quickly in outside air and water. One concern for lingering exposure from the derailment involves private wells.
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Nearly 10,000 people died from alcohol in 2021.
This drug could be effective regardless of the COVID variant.
This drug could essentially close the door to the virus, preventing it from getting into our cells.
Tylenol overdose is one of the leading causes of liver injury requiring liver transplantation.
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Liver transplant waitlists can range from 30 days to over five years. Developing treatments that spur liver regeneration could help reduce demand for scarce organs.
Paracetamol overdoses can cause serious liver damage.
The annual number of paracetamol poisoning cases in Australia has increased by 44% over the last decade. To tackle this problem, we need tighter regulation around the way paracetamol is sold.
A new test which capitalises on existing knowledge and technology will increase diagnoses, speed up the process and save the NHS millions of pounds.
Most baby clothes, toys, bedding and furniture are treated with flame-retardant chemicals.
Brief exposure to a family of chemicals used as flame retardants early in life can permanently alter fat levels in the blood and liver, raising the risk of liver cancer and heart disease.
Diseases low on the hierarchy of prestige are often difficult to diagnose and treat.
In the hierarchy of diseases, those suffering from ‘high prestige’ diseases benefit from strong community and clinical support, while others are left in the dark.
A new analysis shows that coffee is associated with a host of positive health effects.
Like so many Indigenous people in the NT, Dr G. Yunupingu had chronic hepatitis B since he was a child.
Hepatitis B rates in Indigenous communities are ten times higher than the rest of Australia. Eliminating the infection from Indigenous Australia can make a significant contribution to closing the gap.
Tens of thousands of Australians have been cured of Hepatitis C since March 2016.
Australia has been subsidising drugs to cure hepatitis C since March 2016. Unlike in many other countries, these are available to everyone with the disease and are much cheaper for our government.
The type of sugar in popular soft drinks varies from country to country even if the brand name is the same.
A recent study found Australian soft drinks had higher concentrations of glucose than US soft drinks, which had more fructose. Does this mean Australian drinks are worse for health than US drinks?
Scientists have discovered a type of sugar that could actually protect the liver.
Don’t add sugar.
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Researchers have found that cutting sugar out of kids’ diets can improve their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of metabolic health.
Only a small proportion of people who eat these berries will become infected.
Food distributor Patties Foods has recalled two brands of frozen mixed berries — Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet — due to reports of three people in Victoria, four in Queensland and two in New South Wales…
Not so appetising when you think about it.
Almost all companies contribute money to charity and many would argue that corporate donations make a positive difference in the world. But this hopeful take on corporate philanthropy sits uneasily with…