Tag Archives: Liver

Coinfection with HIV and HCV does not increase the risk of end-stage liver disease or liver cancer

People with HIV and hepatitis C are no longer at higher risk of end-stage liver disease than people with hepatitis C alone, and the trend is probably associated with the improved effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment, a French study has reported in the journal Hepatology. The study also found that people with HIV and HCV coinfection… Read More »

Dry January: Why a liver specialist thinks the month-long detox might not be such a good idea

Dry January may encourage people to drink more in the festive season and prevent drinkers facing up to their addiction, a liver consultant has warned. Dr. Mark Wright, a consultant at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, said the month-long detox might act as a “decoy” for permanently cutting down. About five million Britons now… Read More »

Does your child have fatty liver disease? The doctor’s guide

A staggering 34 percent of obese children now suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) new research found. We consulted Dr Daniel Fenton for more information Liver disease is not exactly something you would associate with children, right? But according to an article published this week in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease… Read More »