Today's Health News

Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains

Health benefits occur rapidly, with benefit of smoking ban in Ireland starting at one week

Social Media Use Tied to Disordered Eating in Young Teens

Association seen for both number of social media accounts and daily time spent using them

Introducing Foods Early May Cut Development of Food Allergies

Factors ID'd in nonadherence, family challenges to early introduction, consumption of allergenic foods

Preterm Birth May Increase Risk for Diabetes Into Adulthood

Risk for type 1, type 2 diabetes increased at age <18 years, 18 to 43 years

More Girls Admitted With Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Highest admission rate seen in southern part of U.S.; number of admissions highest for white children

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Twenty-three states have now reported cases, up from 19 last week; no deaths reported so far

Annual Reported Measles Incidence Dropped From 2000 to 2018

Measles vaccination averted an estimated 23.2 million deaths during 2000 to 2018

RSNA: Brain Changes Observed on MRI in Obese Teens

Pattern of damage seen in regions responsible for control of appetite, emotions, cognitive functions

Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Bidirectional association seen between depressive symptoms and medical errors

Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care

In unadjusted analyses, adults not living in MSA more likely to have financial burden linked to care