Tag Archives: Liver

I gave away half my liver in exchange for a new kidney for my mother

Liver recipient Connie Saragoza de Salinas, donor Aliana Deveza, surgeons Nancy Ascher and John Roberts, donor Annie Simmons and kidney recipient Erosalyn DevezaJessica Bernstein-Wax/UCSF Health By Clare Wilson “It was heart-breaking for me to see what my mom was going through – dialysis was getting to be really painful for her,” says Aliana Deveza, in… Read More »

Cannabis May Help Protect the Liver From Alcohol Damage

A new study on cannabis and alcohol suggests using both drugs together may have an unexpected health benefit—namely, that using marijuana may help protect the liver from alcohol-related damage, HealthLine reports. The study, which looked at about 320,000 people with a history of both misusing alcohol and using cannabis, was conducted at the University of… Read More »

Dry January: Why a liver specialist thinks the month-long detox might not be such a good idea

Dry January may encourage people to drink more in the festive season and prevent drinkers facing up to their addiction, a liver consultant has warned. Dr. Mark Wright, a consultant at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, said the month-long detox might act as a “decoy” for permanently cutting down. About five million Britons now… Read More »