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Mike Tindall's serious liver problems, the direct result of on-field events during the Six Nations Championship match between England and Wales at Twickenham rather than off-field ones after it, have prevented him playing rugby for two months now. There is, however, a chance – quite a good chance, according to his head coach – that he will be back in the Gloucester mix for this weekend's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Munster at Kingsholm. "We lose something when we play without Mike, so if we can get him involved without too much risk, we'll do it," said Dean Ryan yesterday.

Drug lowers cholesterol and fights hepatitis C

A drug that can lower cholesterol levels and prevent the liver from being attacked by the hepatitis C virus has come a step closer following a successful trial on laboratory animals.

Bruised liver likely to end Tindall's season

Just as Brian Ashton, the England head coach, was beginning his analysis of one of the more jaw-dropping system failures in recent red-rose history – in short, how his side managed to present Wales with a first Twickenham victory in two decades after laying the foundations for what should have been a 30-point stroll – he was presented with a problem every bit as big and twice as urgent.

Britain's transplant crisis: Poor lifestyle fuels big rise in waiting lists

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