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New EACS treatment guidelines

New guidance on the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been added, following the findings that around half of people with HIV referred for investigation after abnormal liver function tests turn out to have NAFLD. NAFLD consists of a spectrum...

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Daily aspirin therapy linked to lower liver cancer risk

People with hepatitis B virus (HBV) who took an aspirin a day – often recommended to help prevent cardiovascular disease – had a lower risk of developing liver cancer, according to a study from Taiwan presented at the 2017 AASLD Liver Meeting this week in Washington,...

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Hepatitis C cure leads to improved quality of life

People who were cured of hepatitis C with direct-acting antivirals had sustained improvements in their health-related quality of life, including both physical and mental health measures, according to study results presented at the AASLD Liver Meeting this week in...

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PrEP would save the NHS money, in numerous scenarios

According to the model, the uptake of PrEP would be gradual and only a minority of the estimated 725,000 men who have sex with men living in the UK would be PrEP users. During the first year of the PrEP programme, 4000 men would start PrEP and by the year 2030, around...

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