The Week in Review: February 23 – March 2, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018 News Recap: Canada: Shifting from concern to crisis: 1 in 4 Canadians may be affected by liver disease. Recent indicators gathered by the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) show that an increased prevalence of liver diseases including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), chronic hepatitis B & C, and liver cancer are why in just ten years, the statistic that was once 1 in 10, is now 1 in 4. Ontario Expands Patient Acce...

Ireland: Six in 10 people infected with hepatitis C undiagnosed

Six in 10 people infected with the hepatitis C virus in the Republic remain undiagnosed, a major conference has heard. The conference, entitled Hidden Disease: The Future of Hepatitis C treatment in the Community and Primary Care in Ireland and hosted by Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), took place in Dublin on Saturday. There were calls by experts for the role of GPs to be enhanced to enable greater diagnosing of the virus. Speakers discus