Today's Health News

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Blood Donor Restrictions Eased

FDA has changed abstinence period required for gay and bisexual blood donors from 12 months to three months

Autism Rates Inversely Tied to County’s Wealth

Wealthy California parents may have more access to private care, treatment

Gastrointestinal Symptoms Common in COVID-19 Patients

GI symptoms were more prevalent in later stages of epidemic in China

Risk Factors for Missed Appendicitis Diagnosis Identified

6 percent of adults and 4.4 percent of children misdiagnosed during initial emergency department visit

Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy May Up Fracture Risk in Children

Fracture risk remained higher after adjusting for differences in sex, race, other factors

Unemployed Workers Less Likely to Be Uninsured Post-ACA

Following implementation of ACA, insurance rates decreased more in states with Medicaid expansion

Four Trajectories of Peer Victimization ID’d Across Childhood

Paternal history of antisocial behavior tied to moderate-emerging, high-chronic versus low peer victimization

Burden of Childhood Cancer Can Be Diminished

Comprehensive scale-up of interventions could avert 6.2 million deaths in children with cancer

Patients With Mild COVID-19 May Present With Digestive Symptoms

Many with digestive symptoms present with diarrhea; 62.4 percent with digestive symptoms have fever

ENDO: Liraglutide May Benefit Adolescents With Obesity

Reduction in BMI standard-deviation score greater for liraglutide + lifestyle therapy versus placebo