Today's Health News

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

Rates of Head, Neck Melanoma Up in North American Youth

Risk for head, neck melanoma higher for male sex, older age, non-Hispanic white ethnicity

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop

Findings based on six common surgery types in large French study

Study Compares Anticoagulants for Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Authors find rivaroxaban not noninferior to vitamin K antagonists for secondary thromboprophylaxis

Meat Study Authors Have Financial Ties to Beef Industry

Annals of Internal Medicine study claims the health threat from red, processed meat is overstated

Nearly 5 Million Youth Are Obese in the United States

Obesity rate has held steady in recent years

Effects on Quality of Life Mixed for Tx of Multiple Myeloma

Reduced pain but worsening of neuropathy seen for IxaThalDex induction tx in relapsed/refractory MM

Ibrutinib Therapy Linked to New, Worsened Hypertension

Ibrutinib-related hypertension associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events

Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors

Portal users more likely to be younger, white, have commercial insurance, higher annual income

Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature

But effect size may be smaller than reported, especially for objective quality measures