Tag Archives: Liver

Cannabis May Help Protect the Liver From Alcohol Damage

A new study on cannabis and alcohol suggests using both drugs together may have an unexpected health benefit—namely, that using marijuana may help protect the liver from alcohol-related damage, HealthLine reports. The study, which looked at about 320,000 people with a history of both misusing alcohol and using cannabis, was conducted at the University of… Read More »

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 »