Today's Health News

Patients With Diabetes Still Require More Hospitalizations for Infections

Excess risk has not improved over time and may be increasing for certain infections in young adults

More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year

20 more insurers will be participating in 2020, expanding consumer choice in many states

Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Adjuvant cyclical pressure TWO2 therapy better than sham control therapy for chronic diabetic foot ulcers

Insurance Plans Vary in Policies for Gender-Affirming Surgeries

Plans often deviate from recommended criteria for coverage; some insurers categorically deny access

Artificial Pancreas Helps T1DM Patients Meet Glycemic Targets

Patients spent more time in target glycemic range with closed-loop system versus sensor-augmented insulin pump

Sweetened Drinks Represent Majority of Children’s Drink Sales

Unsweetened 100 percent juice drinks represent just 38 percent of children's drink sales

Boosting Testosterone Ups Women’s Athletic Performance

Authors say findings have implications for classification in international sporting competitions

Tesamorelin May Aid Patients With HIV, Fatty Liver Disease

Tesamorelin significantly reduced hepatic fat fraction compared with placebo

Black Patients With Diabetes Have Higher 30-Day Readmission Rates

Risk greatest for lower-income patients hospitalized in nonprofit, academic, or large hospitals

Meat Study Authors Have Financial Ties to Beef Industry

Annals of Internal Medicine study claims the health threat from red, processed meat is overstated