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The Northeast saw the lowest rates of liver disease–related deaths.
The pandemic also disrupted medical care and had an indirect effect on other causes of death.
Someone dies of an overdose about every 5 minutes, often as a result of fentanyl and meth. Drug use also spurs HIV and hepatitis outbreaks.
Singer Naomi Judd was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1990 and cured eight years later. She spoke out for those with liver disease.
New cases in the hepatitis A outbreak at three Famous Anthony’s locations in Virginia can be traced back to August.
Coffee drinkers appear to have a 49% lower risk of dying of chronic liver disease.
Compared with current practices, routine screening could prevent 23,000 deaths from liver disease.
One in five counties had an increase in deaths from hepatitis C, even as the nation experienced a general decline in mortality rates.
But American Indians and Alaska Natives saw the sharpest increase in deaths involving methamphetamines. Here’s a possible solution.
The death rate spiked right after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Researchers found that more than 700,000 fewer people would die if the per capita coffee consumption were four or more cups per day.
No significant links were found between liver stiffness prior to antiviral treatment and cirrhosis, liver cancer or transplants or death.
Liver complications, heart disease and non-liver cancers also account for most deaths among people with hepatitis B or C.
Increased levels of chronic hepatitis B and C appeared to propel this rise.
Exercising for a longer period of time was especially linked to a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular conditions.
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