Today's Health News

Recommendations Developed for Appropriate Thyroidectomy

Guidelines relate to diagnosis of thyroid disease, indications for thyroidectomy, periop management

CDC: Prevalence of Obesity 42.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018

Age-adjusted prevalence of severe obesity 9.2 percent among U.S. adults, higher in women than men

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

No Compensatory Smoking Seen With Low-Nicotine Cigarettes

Two studies show no increase in smoking intensity, no increase in cigarettes smoked per day

Electronic Nose Can Detect Barrett Esophagus in Breath Test

Sensitivity 91 percent, specificity 74 percent for volatile organic compound analysis of exhaled breath

States Launch Investigation of Juul Labs

Investigation will include whether Juul made misleading claims about nicotine content in the devices

Adding Pembrolizumab May Up Response in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Pathological complete response rate higher with pembrolizumab plus neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Dementia May Lower Odds of ‘Good Death’ Among Cancer Patients

However, for patients with or without dementia, dying at home tied to greater quality of death

More Academic Success Found for Men Versus Women in Hematology

Caregiving responsibilities reduced academic productivity in men but had no impact among women

Mistreatment, Discrimination Still Common for Medical Students

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