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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.
The risk for death from cirrhosis itself is particularly high.
Tobacco use is associated with various cancers, including liver cancer; quitting tobacco use at any age can reduce cancer risk.
Lowering blood pressure also reduces heart attack risk.
A look at some science-based facts about HIV that may surprise you as we mark the 35th anniversary of the start of the AIDS epidemic.
Here are a few tips on how to take care of your liver.
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