Produced by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


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Coffee is good for the liver

Considerable mainstream media attention focuses on lifestyle benefits of consuming different foods or beverages. While there is often little scientific evidence to support such reported benefits, Dr Norma McAvoy and Prof Peter Hayes review the evidence underpinning recent media coverage which was suggested that coffee consumption is good for the liver and is associated with a reduced risk of developing cirrhosis and liver cancer. Read…


Treatment of childhood cancer is a success story and the chances of five-year survival for a child developing cancer today is nearly 80%. However, such treatment and success has not been without cost – with a generation of adult survivors of childhood cancer developing a range of conditions resulting from such treatments. Dr Angela Thomas provides an overview of this area. Read…

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