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Nearly half of all deaths within five years of an ALD diagnosis were due to liver-related causes.
Study findings suggest this circuitry might be targeted in potential therapies for a variety of substance use disorders.
Alcohol-related liver disease is now the number one reason for liver transplants, surpassing hepatitis C and fatty liver disease.
Addiction is a chronic illness requiring constant vigilance, and relapses are part of the journey to recovery.
Consuming one or more alcoholic drinks per day increased one’s risk of death and provided no health benefits, according to a study.
Breakthrough findings from NIH study could lead to more effective prevention and treatment strategies.
Even those with a history of heavy alcohol use who are currently abstinent have trouble receiving treatment.
Better results were observed even in people with increased portal hypertension.
Experts predict that more than a million people could die from liver cancer worldwide in 2040.
Awareness varied between wine, beer, and liquor
In 2022, reported use of any illicit drug within the past year remained at or significantly below pre-pandemic levels for all grades.
Women and young adults saw especially large increases between 2019 and 2021.
Current guidelines recommend antiviral treatment regardless of alcohol use.
Plus: Over 10 prevention services related to hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections covered by the Affordable Care Act.
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