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Drug use doubles among U.S. baby boomers and seniors

The use of illegal drugs among Americans in general is holding steady, but it’s surging among middle-aged baby boomers, according to report released Wednesday. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicated that 9.2 percent of Americans aged 12 and over, or 23.9 million, were current consumers of illicit…

Hepatitis C killing more Americans than HIV: studies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hepatitis C has surpassed HIV as a killer of U.S. adults, and screening all “baby boomers” could be one way to stem the problem, according to two new government studies. Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by a virus of the same name that…