Today's Health News

Most Cardiovascular Disease Deaths Now Occur at Home

In 2017, 27.3 percent of CVD deaths occurred in the hospital, while 30.9 percent occurred at home

Suicide Risk Up With ARB Exposure Versus ACEI Exposure

Risk for suicide increased with angiotensin receptor blockers among individuals aged 66 years and older

Use of E-Cigarettes in U.K. Tied to Quit Rates Among Smokers

Researchers estimate 50,000+ smokers in U.K. used e-cigs as part of successful quit attempt in 2017

Extended Estrogen Therapy Aids Late-Life Cognition

Benefit seen especially in older women and women initiating treatment within five years of menopause

Obesity in Early Adulthood Tied to Higher Risk for Early Mortality

Findings observed for both maintaining obesity and gaining weight early in adult life

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Linked to Choroidal Thinning in Children

Choroidal thinning associated with increased number of family smokers, quantity of secondhand smoke

CDC: Coverage 94.7 Percent for Two Doses of MMR in 2018 to 2019

2.8 percent of kindergartners were not up to date with MMR vaccination and did not have exemption

Risk of Secondary Primary Cancer Varies With Lymphoma Stage

Risk for SPMs differs over time for survivors of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma according to stage at diagnosis

Patient Cost Responsibility Up for Guideline-Discordant Care

Guideline-discordant tx linked to $1,841 higher patient costs in first year in metastatic breast cancer

Physical Therapy, Lifestyle Advice Underused in Knee OA

2007 to 2015 saw increase in use of NSAID prescriptions from orthopedists, primary care doctors