Today's Health News

Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA

Partisan divisions in favorable opinion of the ACA have gotten larger rather than smaller over time

MRI Findings Predict Shoulder Stiffness in Rotator Cuff Tear

Joint capsule edema and thickness at axillary recess useful for predicting shoulder stiffness

Mistreatment, Discrimination Still Common for Medical Students

Women, racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities experience disproportionate mistreatment

Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure

About three-quarters report voluntarily telling a health care provider outside gender clinic about their identity

Several Drugs Have Similar Efficacy for Plaque Psoriasis

Findings based on meta-analysis of data for short- and long-term efficacy from 60 clinical trials

Amlodipine Better BP Drug for Lower Long-Term Risk for Gout

Compared with chlorthalidone and lisinopril, amlodipine associated with lower risk for gout

Risk for Adverse Events Up With Low-Dose Methotrexate

Risks increased for skin cancer and GI, pulmonary, infectious, hematologic adverse events

U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060

Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060

Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated

Audit comes in response to surge of telemarketing scams targeting Medicare recipients

Nonpharmaceutical Interventions Aid Low Back Pain

Movement-based mind-body interventions could be effective alternatives to drugs, surgery, injections