A Calgary MP’s private member’s bill that would make it easier for people to sign up to be organ donors will face a critical test in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Last week, we asked: Should everyone be required to be organ donors? You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Jonathan Williams The answer to this question hinges upon the profound question of whether individual freedom trumps the common good. There is little room for debate about whether organs are needed by many […]
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is, as the name suggests, a build-up of fat in the liver. Being overweight and obese are the main causes, which means the condition should be easy to prevent through healthy diet choices and regular exercise. While the early stages of NAFLD doesn’t usually cause any harm, it can lead […]
FATTY liver disease is a condition with several types – non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the main types. This is usually caused by being very overweight. But before being diagnosed, what are the symptoms to look out for, and are you at risk?
LIVER disease symptoms, caused by excessive alcohol intake, usually only show when the organ has been severely damaged. It’s important to recognise these signs as repeated damage can lead to alcoholic liver cirrhosis. There are seven symptoms to look out for.
Canada’s largest organ donor agencies are urging the federal government to take action to promote and manage organ donor registration at the national level.
Organ donor registration spiked following the Humboldt Broncos tragedy: Here’s what you need to know
Organ donor registration spiked following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, but Canada has “one of the worst” participation levels in the world. Here’s what you need to know, both about how to register, and the misconceptions that have put us so far behind other nations.
Many social media users say the donation of Humboldt Broncos defenceman Logan Boulet’s organs has inspired them to become donors themselves. Health officials in two provinces say online registrations have surged in the days following the horrific crash.
Cirrhosis can lead to liver failure, which will eventually stop the liver working and can have fatal consequences. The condition usually takes years to reach this stage, and while treatment can help slow its progression, there is currently no cure available. In the UK, most causes of cirrhosis are down to drinking too much alcohol […]
CIRRHOSIS of the liver symptoms can be confused for those of less serious health conditions. The condition is scarring caused by long-term liver damage, and scar tissue then prevents the liver working properly. So what are the signs to look out for and is there a way of presenting it happening?