Today's Health News

Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults

But there may be a higher stroke risk in elderly patients with diabetes taking the drug

Elevated Blood Lead Levels Prevalent Among Refugee Children

Correlations seen for EBLL with younger age, male sex, and overseas examination country

Risk for T2DM Increased With Use of 5α-Reductase Inhibitors

Increased risk seen among men using dutasteride, finasteride for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Need for Sedation Up for Regular Cannabis Users

Regular cannabis users undergoing endoscopic procedures need higher dose than nonusers

Increased Screen Time in Preschool Tied to Worse Inattention

Odds increased for reporting clinically significant externalizing problems, inattention problems

Atrasentan Tied to Lower Risk for Kidney Events in T2DM With CKD

Reduced risk seen for primary composite renal end point event; more frequent fluid retention, anemia reported

Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns

Graduates with loan forgiveness/repayment program more likely to enter primary care fields

Statins Safe, Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

However, cardiovascular event rates are low, do not require a primary prevention strategy for all patients

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia

Overall hand hygiene compliance increased from 2009 to 2017; associated drop seen in HA-SAB incidence

Informational Film Improves Knowledge on Lung Cancer Screening

Mean objective and subjective knowledge improved; higher decisional certainty seen with film