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People with an opioid use disorder, in particular, had a tenfold higher risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The 2019 Liver Meeting in Boston provided an array of important findings about the treatment and prevention of chronic liver diseases.
That’s the core message of an essay by Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Oncologist wins Senate backing by a vote of 72 to 18.
Smoking cessation, a healthy diet, exercise and weight loss could dramatically reduce new liver cancer cases and liver disease deaths.
E-cigarettes seem safer than smoking. However, you may be surprised to read what researchers found about e-cigarettes and liver.
A research team has sought to address the critical lack of treatment guidelines for addressing HIV’s complex effects on aging.
A recent study found that daily cannabis use was associated with a reduced risk of the liver condition in this population.
According to a recent analysis, smoking in this population is tied to depression and high blood pressure.
Those who smoke and have liver cancer but not viral hepatitis did not have such an elevated risk.
Among people with HCV, unhealthy behaviors such as smoking contribute as much to their higher risk of death as the virus itself.
Other factors linked to a reduced risk of death include a hep C cure, less advanced liver disease, not smoking and well treated HIV.
Alcohol use, smoking and unhealthy diets contribute to mortality risk in HCV-positive patients as much as the virus itself.
Among those with hep C, factors such as smoking and unhealthy diets are responsible for perhaps half their excess mortality risk.
A look at a large cohort of Canadians with HIV and hepatitis C also examined modifiable factors associated with a reduced risk of death.
Rates have doubled in the United States since the mid-1980s amid major racial and regional disparities.
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