Today's Health News

Diagnoses of Common Conditions Declined in March to May 2020

Common mental health diagnoses reduced 50 percent; similar drops seen in circulatory system diseases, T2DM

Measures of Central Adiposity Linked to All-Cause Mortality

Waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height ratio linked to increased all-cause mortality

Red Blood Cell Distribution Width, Mortality Tied in COVID-19

Elevated RDW and increase in RDW during hospitalization linked to increased mortality risk

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Begins Final Stage of Clinical Trials

Phase 3 trials will include 60,000 people and be the largest for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States

Study Examines Effect of Cancer Treatment on COVID-19 Mortality

Highest 30-day mortality seen with cancer treatment one to three months before COVID-19 diagnosis

Avelumab Prolongs Survival in Advanced Urothelial Cancer

Findings seen in patients with advanced, metastatic disease that did not progress with first-line chemo

Black Women Receive Less Timely Breast Cancer Treatment

Trend persists regardless of socioeconomic status

Lung Cancer Treatment Plans Changed Due to Pandemic

57 percent of patients receiving active treatment had at least one change in treatment plans

Cancer Incidence Up for Adolescents and Young Adults

2007 to 2016 saw increase in overall cancer incidence in all age groups, mainly driven by thyroid cancer

Coffee Linked to Reduced Disease Progression, Death in CRC

Reductions in risk for overall, progression-free survival seen for those consuming two to three cups/day