Today's Health News

Sweetened Drinks Represent Majority of Children’s Drink Sales

Unsweetened 100 percent juice drinks represent just 38 percent of children's drink sales

Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden

About 75 percent of patients in U.S. and Canada fill opioid prescriptions versus 11 percent in Sweden

Dopamine Agonists Tied to Higher Risk for Psychiatric Events

Findings seen in large study of patients with restless leg syndrome starting dopamine agonists

Maternal Lead Exposure Tied to Obesity Risk in Offspring

However, adequate maternal folate status appears to mitigate risk

Opioids May Not Be Needed for Acute Pain Control After Vasectomy

Initially prescribed opioids have higher rate of persistent use but no acute improved pain control

Boosting Testosterone Ups Women’s Athletic Performance

Authors say findings have implications for classification in international sporting competitions

High Perceived Stress Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Blacks

Association persisted after adjustment for demographic, clinical, and behavioral factors

Tesamorelin May Aid Patients With HIV, Fatty Liver Disease

Tesamorelin significantly reduced hepatic fat fraction compared with placebo

Breast Reduction Surgery Improves Well-Being for Young Patients

Complications generally minor; most patients improved in physical and psychosocial well-being

Abnormal Menstrual Cycle Linked to Elevated Mortality

Women reporting irregular menstrual cycle at 14 to 17, 18 to 22 more likely to die from any causes