Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in women

Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in womenUK study confirms the dangerous link between drinking alcohol, being overweight and liver diseaseLiver disease is the fifth biggest killer in the UKNumber of people dying from condition has risen by 20 per cent over the past decade By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 13:22 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:16 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315236', 'title': 'Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in women', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315236/Being-overweight-drinking-alcohol-TRIPLES-risk-deadly-liver-disease-women.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Being%20overweight%20and%20drinking%20alcohol%20TRIPLES%20the%20risk%20of%20deadly%20liver%20disease%20in%20women%20http://bit.ly/13ztrtg%20via%[email protected]' }); Being overweight and drinking alcohol dramatically increases the risk of developing fatty liver disease, according to a study presented at the International Liver Congress.

The little girl who"s had her life-saving oxygen supply fitted to her toy suitcase

Free to explore, the little girl with chronic lung disease whose life-saving oxygen supply is fitted to her Trunki toy suitcase Eight-year-old Jessica needs oxygen from a tank to avoid brain damageSuffers from conditions such as cerebral palsy and chronic lung diseaseCurrent mobile oxygen supplies were too big, so her mum had to carry themHas now had her Trunki – a toy suitcase – modified to carry the cylinder By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:17 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:54 GMT, 16 April 2013 Eight-year-old Jessica, with foster mother Carolyn, has become the first person to have her life-saving oxygen supply transported in her toy luggage An eight-year-old girl has become the first person to be given a life-saving oxygen supply in her toy luggage.

Dawn Carter: Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgery

Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgeryDawn Carter had a new stomach, liver, kidney, colon, pancreas and intestine53-year-old was only the third person to have the procedureShe spent six months in hospital recovering and had to re-learn how to walk But her health deteriorated suddenly in January after a series of infections By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 10 April 2013 Dawn Carter died just over a year after complex transplant surgery A woman who was given a pioneering six-organ transplant has died 15 months after surgery.

Lose weight the CUBAN way: Economic crisis triggered an average weight loss of 11lb and slashed the risk of heart disease and diabetes

Lose weight the CUBAN way: Economic crisis triggered an average weight loss of 11lb and slashed the risk of heart disease and diabetesResearchers studied the effect of food and fuel shortages in early 1990s These sparked a reduction in eating and large increases in physical activityReport showed benefits were seen in a relatively short period of timeBut as soon as the economy started to recover, citizens re-gained weightDeaths from diabetes and heart disease also soared By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 22:54 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:30 GMT, 10 April 2013 A country where economic crisis led to food and fuel shortages saw the average citizen lose 11lb and death rates from heart disease and diabetes fall considerably.

How a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce and salad could cut your risk of having a stroke

How a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce and salad could cut your risk of having a stroke For every seven grams of fibre that a person consumes their risk of a first stroke falls by seven per centFibre reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levelsSources include whole grains, fruit and vegetables .

Women really DO get a "spare tyre" of fat after the menopause – putting them at higher risk of heart disease

Women really DO get a 'spare tyre' of fat after the menopause – putting them at higher risk of heart disease Women's bodies change shape after the menopause Before menopause, women store excess fat around their legs and hips; afterwards, around the middle But storing fat around the abdomen is riskier for health, raising the risk of heart disease and cancer By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:14 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:16 GMT, 28 March 2013 After the menopause women's shapes change to be more like those of men Women really are more likely to develop a 'spare tyre' around their waist after the menopause, say researchers.

NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug that is twice as effective as chemo and could benefit 1,000 patients a year

NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug that is twice as effective as chemo and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNew drug halts advance of non-small cell lung cancer for eight monthsCrizotinib costs 4,000 a month and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNHS watchdog deems it too expensive due to lack of evidence of benefits By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 27 March 2013 Access denied: Crizotinib could benefit 1,000 patients a year but is deemed to lack evidence of benefits says NHS A new drug that combats a specific type of lung cancer is too expensive for the NHS, says the rationing watchdog.

Woman loses all her teeth and develops rare bone disease after drinking too much TEA

Woman loses all her teeth and develops rare bone disease after drinking too much TEA The 47-year-old from Michigan drank a pitcher of tea made from 100 tea bags every day for 17 yearsShe had her teeth removed and got pain in her bonesAn X-ray showed areas of very dense bone in her backWas diagnosed with skeletal fluorosis – caused by consuming too much fluoride, found in tea and water By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 17:51 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:39 GMT, 21 March 2013 An American woman who drank 100 tea bag’s worth of tea a day has lost all her teeth and been diagnosed with a rare bone disease.

Plans for three-parent IVF babies a step closer after fertility watchdog gives the go-ahead

Plans for three-parent IVF babies a step closer after fertility watchdog gives the go-ahead Technique uses two eggs to stop transfer of genetic diseases to the childBut critics have labelled it 'Frankenscience', with unknown side effects Fertility watchdog today advised the Government on how to move forward By Fiona Macrae and Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 12:00 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:19 GMT, 21 March 2013 Britain could become the first country to sanction the creation of babies with three parents.

Stronger doses of statins may increase the risk of kidney damage by a THIRD

Stronger doses of statins may increase the risk of kidney damage by a THIRD Patients taking high potency statins had 34% higher risk of kidney damage Those in the high-risk group were taking 40 milligrams or more Most patients take between 20-40 mg of simvastatin a day By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 00:41 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 20 March 2013 Patients taking high potency statins had a 34 per cent higher risk of being hospitalised for acute kidney injury Taking statins in high doses increases the risk of emergency hospital treatment for kidney damage, warn researchers.