Tag Archive: Liver


Soaring Number Of Career Women ‘Killed By Alcohol’ And Figure Is Rising Faster Than Men

 

 

” The number of alcohol-related deaths among career women has soared over the past decade and is now rising faster than among men, figures reveal.

For women in high-flying roles such as chief executives, doctors and lawyers, the number of deaths caused by drinking has risen by 23 per cent.

Research last year showed that middle-aged professional women are drinking more alcohol than teenagers for the first time. Over-55s drink more than any other age group and are now the biggest burden on the NHS.

Professor Ian Gilmore, chair of the UK Alcohol Health Alliance, said rates of almost all serious diseases in the young and middle-aged have fallen as we live longer, but liver disease is rising ‘dramatically’.

He said: ‘These figures are just the tip of the iceberg, as they are the cases where alcohol is specifically mentioned on the death certificate.

‘When you look at diseases where alcohol is a major factor, such as oesophageal and throat cancer, or strokes, the true toll is much larger. When I became a liver consultant 30 years ago, to see a woman dying with alcohol-related liver disease was really rare.

‘Today it’s not common, but every liver specialist will have seen women in their late 20s or early 30s dying of alcoholic liver disease.’ “

Technology Lets Researchers See Cancer Tumors Die In Real Time

 

 

 

 

” If you’re a patient with cancer, the thought of chemotherapy is frightening. Will it work? Researchers at Johns Hopkins and Dutch radiologists have teamed up to develop a new technology that allows them to see liver cancer tumors die in real time.

The scientists used two successive pairs of specialized CT scans that can provide an answer to the success or failure of chemotherapy drugs within minutes.

Senior study investigator and interventional radiologist Jean-Francois Geschwind, M.D. said in a press release, “Patients should not have to endure the uncertainty of waiting weeks or more to find out if their chemoembolization was successful in fighting their liver cancer.” “