Should Everyone Be Required to Be Organ Donors? We Asked, You Answered

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 […]

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Are you at risk? These four signs could lead to organ damage

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 […]

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.

Cirrhosis of the liver symptoms: Four signs of long-term damage to the vital organ

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: Four signs of long-term damage to the vital organ

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?