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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.
Plus: Study shows that cutting down on alcohol consumption can reduce cancer risk.
Liver cancer is now less likely to be caused by hepatitis B or C, but more likely to be caused by fatty liver disease or alcohol.
Researchers saw a particularly alarming increase in deaths from alcohol-related cirrhosis in people ages 24 to 35.
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