The Week in Review: April 13 – April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 News Recap: Green tea supplements may cause liver damage, warns EU watchdog. Green tea extracts may cause liver damage, the EU food safety watchdog today announced. Taking more than 800mg of green tea catechins each day may pose health concerns, according to the body's review. Officials were unable to confirm a safe dose. Race May Affect Ability to Achieve SVR in Hepatitis C.  After being treated with direct-acting antiviral...

Saskatchewan: Liver screening event looking for undiagnosed hepatitis cases

People lined up this morning at the La Ronge Health Centre to participate in a special liver screening.  The event was led by hepatitis C treatment support nurse Lesley Gallagher, who said the program is currently being rolled out in northern Saskatchewan. Aside from detecting hepatitis C, she said the two-day clinic acts as a point of care to get quick results in regards to other infectious diseases as well, because blood testing is also offered. Gallagh