Today's Health News

Blood Donor Screening Data IDs Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Highest estimated prevalence of FH seen in young versus older donors, and in men versus women

Adverse Liver Outcomes Up With Diagnosis of NAFLD/NASH

Baseline diagnosis of diabetes independent predictor of advanced liver disease diagnosis

Suboptimal Diet Accounted for >80,000 Cancer Cases in 2015

Low intake of whole grains, dairy products, high intake of processed meats account for highest burden

CDC: Cancer Death Rates Decreased, Heart Disease Deaths Rose

Cancer death rates decreased from 1999 to 2017; heart disease deaths dropped to 2011 and then increased

Fracture Risk Tool Useful for Women on Aromatase Inhibitors

Findings question considering aromatase inhibitors a 'secondary cause of osteoporosis'

Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations

Report finds 47.2 million doses lost due to health care worker misuse and theft in 2018

Octogenarians With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Have Poor Survival

Overall survival 1.5 months; survival improved for those receiving chemotherapy

Homemade Sunscreen Recipes Commonly Shared, Offer Low Protection

Interest in natural products includes homemade sunscreen, which offers insufficient sun protection

Four Clinical Phenotypes Identified for Sepsis

Phenotype distributions similar in derivation, validation cohorts; highest mortality for γ phenotype

Bill Would Raise U.S. Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Fourteen states have already enacted laws raising the minimum age for tobacco sales to 21