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Among those aged 35 to 44, overdose mortality more than tripled during this period, NIH study reports.
Rates of hepatitis C virus have been on the rise among pregnant women.
Antibodies crossed the placenta, likely conferring some protection for newborns immediately after birth.
Study authors suggest obstetricians routinely screen all pregnant women for hepatitis C.
When clinics that provide abortions close, other services also shut down including cancer screening, contraception and STI and HIV services.
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Clinical characteristics linked to HCV, including substance use, has also increased over the past 20 years.
Women who had both hepatitis C and HIV were most likely to pass HCV on to their newborns.
Less than one third of infants born to mothers with the virus were screened for HCV.
Even without HBV immunoglobulin, no infants acquired hepatitis B from mothers with a high viral load.
Another study found that children with fatty liver disease are at high risk for diabetes.
People who were covered by Medicaid were less likely to be screened than those with private health insurance.
However, only 6% of this population received hepatitis C care within six months after delivery.
Universal HCV testing led to an increase in the number of pregnant women and infants diagnosed in a timely manner.
Viral hepatitis is linked to adverse outcomes in pregnant people, underscoring the need for hepatitis B and C screening.
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