Today's Health News

About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm

Pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm was 6 percent; 12 percent was severe, led to death

Novel Test Accurately Identifies Precancerous Pancreatic Cysts

Cyst classifier test is based on clinical and imaging features, genetic and biochemical markers

Continuous Anticoagulants + Cold Snare Polypectomy Noninferior

Findings seen among patients with subcentimeter colorectal polyps receiving oral anticoagulants

Prevalence of Malignancy High in Takotsubo Syndrome Patients

Those with malignancy have higher long-term mortality but no difference in short-term outcomes

Man’s Award in Roundup Cancer Case Slashed by Judge

Judge said punitive award was too much and reduced it to $20 million

Depression at Time of Diagnosis May Worsen Survival in Blood Cancers

Risk for death higher even with depression remission versus never experiencing depression

Racial Disparity Shown in Odds of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Odds of TNBC diagnosis increased for black, Hispanic, and younger women

Most Adults Favor Cutting Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

Overall, 80.6 percent of current smokers, 84.3 percent of former smokers favor cutting nicotine

Protocolized Sepsis Care Lowers Sepsis Mortality in NY State

Compared with control states, decrease in sepsis mortality greater after implementation of regulations

Colonoscopy Rates Increased in Those Aged 45 to 54 Years

However, 2000 to 2015 saw increased colorectal cancer incidence for ages 40 to 54