Oncology & Cancer

Rural, urban disparities seen for new liver cancer cases

(HealthDay)—Rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have slowed in urban areas but continue to increase in rural areas, particularly among Black and Hispanic residents, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, ...

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New coalition plans to tackle Africa's growing burden of stroke

Africa is currently experiencing a changing pattern of diseases and deaths. The continent faces a double burden of infectious diseases and rapid escalation of non-communicable diseases such as stroke and heart disease. These ...

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Rates of alcohol-induced deaths increased from 2006 to 2018

(HealthDay)—The rates of alcohol-induced deaths increased from 2006 to 2018 for adults aged ≥25 years, with a greater rate of increase in rural versus urban areas, according to an October data brief published by the U.S. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More than 60 million Indians may have caught coronavirus: study

More than 60 million people in India—10 times the official figure—could have contracted the novel coronavirus, the country's lead pandemic agency said Tuesday, citing a nationwide study measuring antibodies.

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